The ninth annual Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 road races finish with fanfare at the 50-yard line of Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, July 3
Online registration for three race options is available at: https://www.finishatthe50.com/
A portion of the proceeds from each race entry benefits One Mission, a pediatric cancer support foundation that offers immediate relief to children with cancer and their families
The ninth annual Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 road races and fireworks show will be held at Patriot Place and Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, July 3, to benefit One Mission, a pediatric cancer support foundation.
New England’s most popular and unique road races returns to Gillette Stadium for a ninth consecutive summer to celebrate the Fourth of July in patriotic fashion on the home turf of the five-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.
Hosted by Patriot Place and sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, the annual event features a kids fun run, which gives children ages 2-12 a chance to run a lap inside Gillette Stadium before finishing at the 50-yard line. New this year, each participant will receive a Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 superhero cape to wear while they run. The other race options include a 5K race, which is run completely on the Patriot Place campus and a 10K race, which includes both Patriot Place and Foxborough roads.
Both the 5K and 10K races end with fanfare as participants emerge onto the stadium turf from underneath the Patriots inflatable helmet to the cheers of the crowd as they charge toward the finish line. Participants are shown on the stadium’s video boards and their names are called over the stadium’s PA system as they cross the 50-yard line and receive their commemorative medal.
“I cannot think of a better way to kick off your Fourth of July celebrations than by enjoying all the activities and fanfare we have planned around Patriot Place leading up to our three exciting races, which give runners the chance to run out of the tunnel at Gillette Stadium and onto the home turf of the Patriots,” said Patriot Place Vice President and General Manager Brian Earley. “The evening again will conclude with an awesome fireworks show that lasts nearly 20 minutes.”
The post-race fireworks spectacular begins at approximately 9 p.m. The fireworks can be seen with Gillette Stadium as its backdrop throughout Patriot Place’s North Marketplace and parking lots. Parking is free for the event.
As the event’s title sponsor for a ninth consecutive year, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has positively impacted race participants, its members and the public through its mission to improve the quality and value of health care in the communities it serves.
For a third consecutive year, the Finish at the 50 races will benefit One Mission, with a portion of the proceeds from each race entry being donated to the pediatric cancer foundation to assist in offering immediate relief to children with cancer and their families.
“Finish at the 50 is a great way to have fun and help kids fighting cancer at the same time,” said Ashley Haseotes, president founder of One Mission. “We are honored to once again team up with Patriot Place and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care to be the beneficiary of this wonderful event. Proceeds from this race will further help One Mission in our efforts to help put smiles of the faces of children who are in cancer treatment. One Mission programs include music therapy, catered meals, free parking passes, and the redecoration of hospital rooms to feel more like home.
To register for this year’s races, please visit https://www.finishatthe50.com. Leading up to race day, Patriot Place will host a variety of free family activities on Sunday, July 1 and Monday, July 2. For more information, visit www.patriot-place.com.
ABOUT PATRIOT PLACE
Patriot Place is a shopping, dining and entertainment destination located adjacent to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Patriot Place features large and boutique retailers, 16 casual to high-end restaurants and other nightlife venues. Among the highlights of Patriot Place are New England’s first Bass Pro Shops, a state-of-the-art, 14-screen Showcase Cinema De Lux, the award-winning Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon, the retro-style bowling alley, Splitsville Luxury Lanes featuring live entertainment by Howl at the Moon, the four-star Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel and the Hilton Garden Inn Foxborough/Patriot Place. For more information, visit www.patriot-place.com, follow Patriot Place on Twitter (twitter.com/patriotplace) or like Patriot Place on Facebook (facebook.com/patriotplace).
About Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim and its family of companies provide health benefit plans, programs and services to more than 3 million customers in New England and beyond. A leading not-for-profit health services company, we guide our members – and the communities we serve – to better health.
Founded by doctors nearly 50 years ago, we’re building on our legacy. In partnership with our expansive network of doctors and hospitals, we’re improving health outcomes and lowering costs through clinical quality and innovative care management.
Our commitment to the communities we serve is driven by the passion of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. Through its work, low- and moderate-income families are gaining greater access to fresh, affordable food — a cornerstone to better health and well-being.
To learn more about Harvard Pilgrim, visit harvardpilgrim.org.
ABOUT ONE MISSION
One Mission is a pediatric cancer charity that does whatever it takes to get kids through cancer. One Mission programs make living in the hospital less lonely and stressful, bring back joy in a time of fear and uncertainty, and give kids and their loved ones the support they need to get through the emotional and financial challenges of treatment. One Mission was inspired by the founders’ Ashley and Ari Haseotes’ own journey with pediatric cancer. For more information, please visit www.onemission.org.