The 2016 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention will be held on Saturday, October 1st!  Register Here!

Artesani Park
1225 Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA 02135

Race Day Schedule:
First Shuttle from Alewife Station: 7:45am
Registration: 8:00am
Run/Walk: 10:00am
Runner and Fundraising Awards: 11:30am
Family Fun Festival: 8:00 – 11:30am

Registration Fee:
Walkers $35
Runners $40

Event type: USA Track and Field sanctioned 5 kilometer (3.1 miles) run/walk along the Charles River, based at DCR’s Artesani Park, Soldier’s Field Road, for runners, joggers and walkers of all ages. Families and teams welcome. Teams and individuals participating in memory of loved ones lost to suicide are highlighted during the event.

Festivities: Refreshments, Family fun festival & children’s activities, Giveaways, Remembering loved ones, Prizes for running and fundraising achievements for individuals and teams.

Auction: The 5K auction is online this year! You can preview the items that you would like to bid on at the event, or go ahead and place your bid now. Visit to check out the exciting auction prizes.

Purpose: Mobilize more than 2,000 event participants to raise $400,000 for Samaritans, a nonprofit agency dedicated to reducing the risk of suicide, the second leading cause of death for Massachusetts youth and the nation’s tenth leading cause of death for all ages.  All proceeds help fund Samaritans’ life saving services, including our 24/7 Helplines, Community Education and Outreach, and Grief Support Services for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. These vital services are available locally to families, friends and neighbors, free of charge. Samaritans answers calls from Greater Boston, MetroWest, the State Wide toll free number, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Sponsorship: Sponsoring the 5K will not only create goodwill, its also a smart business move. Click here to learn more about sponsorship benefits.

If you have any questions about joining us at the 5K, making a donation, sponsoring the event, or anything else 5K related, contact us via email or call Samaritans’ Development Department at 617-536-2460 x 5.

5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention Volunteer Opportunity

Samaritans will be hosting their 18th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention on Saturday, October 1st 2016 at Artesani Park in Brighton, MA. This event brings together people to honor and remember the lives lost to suicide, as well as raise funds and awareness for Samaritans’ lifesaving services. We are looking for volunteers to assist with the following positions from 7:00am-12:00pm:

  • Registration
  • Course Management
  • Parking
  • Raffle/Silent Auction
  • Food/Water Distribution
  • Family Fun Festival

If you are interested in volunteering for this event and would like more information, please visit or send an email to

2015 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention was a big success!

Samaritans’ 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention took place on Saturday, September 26th in Artesani Park. More than 2,000 people joined us at Artesani Park to walk, run, or volunteer to prevent suicide. When you looked out at the crowds of teams, families and friends, you knew you were not alone. We ran for those we remember. We walked for those we loved. We came together to make a difference.

View the race results here.

Join the Samaritans 5K Online Community

Would you like to read stories from this year’s 5K? Then follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! If you are posting about the race yourself, be sure to use the hashtag #Samaritans5K and tag us @SamaritansHope when tweeting or posting on Instagram, and tag us in your 5K Facebook posts using @samaritansinc. Thank you!