Categorized under: brew festivals, event, Harpoon Brewery

Volunteers needed for the Harpoon 5 Miler

Volunteers Needed for the Harpoon 5-Miler to help Fight ALS!

Harpoon 5 Miler

9th Annual Harpoon 5-Miler registration opened on Friday April 2nd and sold out quickly. If you missed the opportunity to run in the race, you can still help out by volunteering.  (I’m running it for the second year in a row..)

We need volunteers (a.k.a. Harpoon Helpers) to help us with the 9th Annual Harpoon 5-Miler to benefit the Angel Fund and ALS research. The race will take place on Saturday, June 5th at our brewery in Boston. Volunteer duties will include helping with registration, handing out water at water stops, and various other jobs along the course.

VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE All Harpoon Helps Volunteers will receive a Harpoon Helps Volunteer T-shirt and an invitation to the post-race party. There will be food, Harpoon beers and VitaminWater & SmartWater at the post-party for you as well!

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS Volunteers must be 21 years or older. We’ll need you at the brewery at 8:00 am race morning (Saturday, June 5).

HOW TO VOLUNTEER If you would like to volunteer or need further info, please email Liz and Merrill at

Race Details:

  • When: Saturday, June 5th at 10:00am.
  • Where:  The race starts at the Harpoon Brewery in the Seaport District, runs down into South Boston and around DCR’s Castle Island Park and DCR’s Day Boulevard and finishes back at the brewery

Race Categories:

  • 1st Place Male/Female
  • Fastest Friend of Harpoon (Male/Female)
  • 1st Place Wheelchair

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female winners will be awarded in the following age categories:

  • Summer Beer Category: (21-30)
  • UFO Category: (31-39)
  • IPA Category: (40-49)
  • UFO White Category (50+)

All proceeds will benefit the Angel Fund for ALS Research. To date, we have raised over $210,000 to aid the incredible work at the Day Laboratory at UMASS Medical. Help us increase our donation in 2010.

You can also still make a donation or fundraise for the Angel Fund at

For more information, visit our website at

Good luck!
Your Friends at Harpoon

ABOUT ALS ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal neuro-degenerative disease characterized by muscle weakness and a progressive wasting and paralysis of the muscles. This cause holds special significance for the brewery as Harpoon lost Gordon Heald, a founding investor, to ALS in 1997. Last year, our race raised over $66,000 for the Angel Fund.

Other related articles:
Harpoon 5-Miler – I’m Running it!!
Harpoon Summer Festival – Approaching Fast
7th Annual Harpoon 5-Miler to Benefit the Angel Fund

RSSSubscribe to our feed.