This years mission will benefit a Waltham family that recently lost a loved one. In 2005 my dad, Joseph Basile passed away from a Glioblastoma brain tumor. This race has raised thousands of dollars for cancer research over the past 10 years in his name. This years proceeds will go to Officer Charles (Charlie) Gryska's family. Charlie passed away from brain cancer on December 6, 2019. Officer Gryska cherished spending time with family, especially his wife and three children. He loved “date nights” with his wife, Jackie, and he found great pride in watching his son, Jack, play soccer, his son, Bryce attend his first day of pre-school and his daughter, Abby, take her first steps. He also loved spending time with his family during the summer on Cape Cod and in Maine. I’m asking you to support the Gryska family by registering for the JB Blastoff 5K. #teamgryska
We Are Excited To Be Part of The RAW Series
Here is some general information about RAW (Race Around Waltham) Series if you are interested...(this is totally optional, you do NOT have to be a part of the series to participate in this race.
The RAW Series is the coordination of 5K road/trail races all starting and finishing in Waltham, MA. Participants who run, walk or volunteer (any combination), earn prizes.
The Goal of the Race Around Waltham Series is to support a healthy lifestyle and foster community involvement.
Our Mission is to give back to the running community by cross promoting Waltham's running events and the local business community.
To be a part of the RAW Series, click on the button below.