Andrew Graham Narcus was a decorated Marine and a beloved brother, son, and friend. So when he was killed in a hit-and-run accident in December 2002, on his way home for the holidays, his loved ones were understandably devastated. However, they knew Andrew would want them to make something positive out of this tragedy, and so to mark the 10th anniversary of his death, they launched the Boston River Run in his honor.
The annual run raised funds for a nonprofit that had already been launched in his name to provide scholarships for worthy students, and it continues to do so to this day. Pay homage to Andrew’s legacy and enjoy exercising alongside friends when you sign up for the 5K. True to its name, the race course weaves along the banks of the Charles River, offering beautiful views of the chilly waters and the shedding autumn trees as you run. At the finish line, the top athletes will be awarded medals while everyone will be able to grab snacks, drinks, and swag from various race sponsors. Registration starts at $40 for both the in-person and virtual 5K options.