FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you have to be a lawyer or a law firm to participate?
No!

Anyone can participate in Lawyers Have Heart 5k Road Race.
The American Heart Association saw a need for education and awareness in the legal field specifically, and Boston was a city that quickly jumped at the opportunity to do so. As the American Heart Association grows and advances, we know that it is our mission to be a relentless force in making sure that all people are living longer and healthier lives. Therefore, 13 years after Boston began celebrating Lawyers Have Heart, we encourage anyone and everyone to participate in celebrating heart health awareness, because we know that everyone is affected by heart diseases and stroke and we want everyone up and moving!

Do I have to run to be able to participate?
Participants can register as a RUNNER or WALKER for our road race.
Additionally, if you would like to support our mission or your firm’s participating team, individuals can purchase a ticket for $40.00 to only attend the Summer Celebration portion of the event, including two drinks, food, live entertainment, games, an award ceremony and networking!

What does the registration include?

$65.00
Road Race Registration
race bib to run or walk the 5k road race
two drinks
food
live entertainment
activities
award ceremony
networking and mingling
$40.00
Summer Celebration
two drinks
food
live entertainment
activities
award ceremony
networking and mingling

Is fundraising mandatory?
Fundraising is not mandatory, so please do not let that discourage you from getting active and strengthening your own heart health by running or walking in the road race!
We do, however, encourage individuals to make a donation of any amount comfortable, fundraise or ask that their firm to make a donation on behalf of the team. Funds raised help our organization continue the unbelievable work of our researchers, educational programs, free resources (and so much more) continue to be more impactful and more accessible with each donation.
Raising funds to benefit the mission of the American Heart Association is our main goal along with raising awareness and educating individuals.

Can I sign up without a team?
Yes!
Individuals can register as a solo runner/walker

Where does the money raised go?
In Boston, 0.78 of each dollar that is donated to the American Heart Association is going directly towards benefitting our mission.
Additionally, beyond the $4million dollars raised in Boston, which includes Lawyers Have Heart 5k’s funds, the city of Boston receives an additional $30milion dollars from the American Heart Association to fund research, community impact grants, educational programs and so much more for our Boston community!
What we raise in Lawyers Have Heart truly benefits our own community.

How do I get to the event?
Walk
Bike
Drive (parking garage located at 12 Drydock Avenue but will close at 6:00pm)
Take public transportation (Silver Line 2 to Drydock Ave @ Design Center Place)
Use a ride service app (uber, lyft, etc.)