SSFS Freedom Run/Walk

5th edition

Join us for the 5th annual 5K Freedom Run & 1 mile Walk to raise money for Stepping Stones for Stella. 100% of the event proceeds are allocated to the production and shipment of portable buggies to families across the country.

Packet Pickup/Race Day Reg: Packet pickup will be on Saturday 6/20 at the Greater Boston Running Company from 10AM-Noon. Race day registration/packet pickup will open at 7:30AM.

Race Course: This 5K flat/fast course will start and finish at the Temple Emanu-EL in Marblehead.

Team Category: Own a business? Part of a running club? This is an easy and fun way to recruit your friends. Teams must consist of at least 4+ people. Prizes will be awarded for the largest & fastest team.

Registration Categories:
Kids Fun Run: Targeted for those 8 and under, starting at 8:50am. Kids will receive a t-shirt. This short dash will take place within the Temple-EL Manuel parking lot. Parents are welcome to run alongside their child if they wish to do so.

Team Stella: This registration category is aimed for those who are family, close friends or for anyone who would like to make an additional donation in addition to his/her registration entry. Those participating on Team Stella, must be pre-registered by 6/14 to be recognized as part of Stella’s team.

Team HOYT: Consider joining the THNE category. If you have a child or you know a child that would be interested in participating, please consider joining THNE. Team HOYT will have several chairs available if you have someone you’d like to push or are interested in pushing someone. Pre-registration is required. There will be awards given to the top 3 overall THNE finishers.

Swag: All pre-registered participants by 6/14 will receive a custom event shirt.

Top 3 Overall M/F finishers.
1st M/F in each of the following age groups: 12-Under, 13-16, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
Top M/F on Stella’s Team
Top 3 THNE
Largest Team
Fastest Team – Cumulative time for the top 5 finishers
(No double dipping)

Post Race Festivities: There will be music, a variety of kid’s games/entertainment and a slew of local and corporate vendors supporting the event.

More about Stepping Stones for Stella: Since 2016, more than $500K has been raised through a variety of fundraising events, corporate donors and small donations. In over the past 5 years, more than 500 buggies have been produced & shipped to families all over the country. As of now, our patented buggies are only eligible for children who have independent, unsupported trunk and head control. Our organization does require, an application process for families seeking a buggy due to our resources and the nature of the supply and demand of our buggies. To learn more about Stepping Stones for Stella please visit:

More about the Buggies: These sturdy, light-weight, all-terrain Buggies allow easy access to all types of outdoor environments that may require moving across sand, gravel, dirt, grass and even snow. On average, the cost of a fully adapted Buggy is nearly $550 depending on its size, add-on components and shipping requirements.

Can’t make the event? But would like to make a contribution? Checks can be made payable directly to: Stepping Stones for Stella and mailed to: High5EM, co: Ashley Steeves, 3 Pond Hill Rd, Amesbury MA 01913. In the check memo, please write: Donation to Stepping Stones for Stella.

Weather: This event will take place rain/shine.  There will be no refunds.

Event Contact: High5EM | 978-594-7050 | [email protected]

June 21, 2020


1 Mile Walk
June 21, 2020 (Sunday)
1 miles
Solo Charity/Fund raising Flat Road
Anywhere Virtual Race
5K Run
June 21, 2020 (Sunday)
5 kilometers
Solo Charity/Fund raising Flat Road
Anywhere Virtual Race


Jun 21 2020 : Clear throughout the day.
20.0°C - 30.0°C (68.0°F - 85.9°F)

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The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]