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Neighborhood and Virtual Participation

Join us at one of our volunteer-hosted events or participate virtually for the 15th Annual Jordan’s Furniture Walk/Run for Adoption. 

Easy as 1-2-3 

Get Registered

Register for one of the Neighborhood walks in Worcester, Springfield, and Hooksett, NH or register as a virtual participant. You’ll be eligible to receive a free T-shirt (details below) and you’ll automatically have a fundraising page created for you.  




Choose How You Want to Walk/Run 
Make a Difference 

Just by signing up, you are making a difference for children and teens in foster care. Whether you choose to participate on your own or with a Neighborhood group, you’ll be raising awareness in your community about the hundreds of kids who need adoptive homes. Until race day, we invite you to multiply your impact by utilizing your personal fundraising page. If you need help, be sure to check out our fundraising guide for more info! 



Virtual Race Date and Times 

Our 5K virtual Walk/Run can be completed anywhere, anytime between May 11th and May 19th. You can complete your virtual Walk/Run on your own or you can choose to join others participating virtually at a local Neighborhood Walk/Run (see below). 


All virtual participants are eligible to receive a free Walk/Run T-shirt! You will receive an email in early May with instructions on how to claim your free T-shirt via a promo code in the MARE store. To ensure you will be able to receive your T-shirt by race day, please allow for at least 8 business days for fulfillment. We advise all virtual participants to register and place their T-shirt orders by May 5th. 

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Neighborhood Walk/Runs 

Each local Neighborhood Walk/Run will be self-organized by a community volunteer. These are low-key get togethers whose main purpose is to promote community among local advocates for adoption from foster care. Each organizer will bring their own flavor, but in general you should expect to meet up with other virtual participants (wearing your Walk/Run shirts of course!) to complete the 5k in a local neighborhood, park, or public area. Contact the local Neighborhood leader in the listing below for more details. 

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If you would like to be included in the official results, you can record your Walk/Run by joining the MARE Club on Strava.

Awards & Prizes 

Everyone wins their own virtual race!  As such, there will be no recognition of race times. 

neighborhood walk/runs

Location Address Date Time

Central MA


Boys & Girls Club of Worcester

65 Boys & Girls Club Way

May 11th

9:30 am - Registration 

10:00 am - Walk/Run  

Western MA


Forest Park

May 11th

9:30 am – Registration 

10:00 am – Walk  

Hooksett, NH
6 Goonan Road
May 11th
to register
  • Go to  
  • Register for one of the Neighborhood walk/run options.  
  • You can choose to join a team, start your own team, or register as an individual. 
Registration Fees:  

$35 per adult / $15 per child 

Please be sure to register by May 1st to ensure that we'll have a Walk/Run shirt for you on the day of the event! 

Want to host a virtual walk/run in your area?

Select the "I would like to organize my own Neighborhood Walk in my area. Please contact me." option upon registration and we'll help you get started.