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Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandanna 5k

bc grad and 9/11 hero

Welles Remy Crowther and students running

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Registration takes place through
Pre-registration is now closed.  See below for race-day registration information.
Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandanna 5k Registration

You can register on race-day, Saturday, 10/25
with cash or a check. 
$20 for students (all students, not just BC) and $25 for non-students.

If you are not a runner but you are a BC student or staff who would like to lend your volunteer talents to this great event, please contact us a volunteer@bc.eduPlease put Welles5k in the subject line. This is a great opportunity for individuals or athletic teams to volunteer together.


Would you like to invite friends and family to sponsor your run? Create a fundraising page to benefit the work of the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust.

Or if you are not it in the area for the run, but would you like to sponsor a runner or make a donation visit Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandanna 5k Run fundraising page.

If you are interested in becoming a sponor for the Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandanna 5k Run, please contact: for more information about sponsorship opportunities.  Please note, there is limited space available so please be in touch as soon as possible.

   RACE DAY DETAILS                               


****DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF PRE-REGISTRATIONS BC STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO PICK UP RACE PACKAGES ON FRIDAY 10/24 BETWEEN 12PM-4PM IN MCELROY 115. (due to parking restrictions we cannot offer Friday pick-up to non-BC runners.  Thank you for understanding)


Lyons Dining Hall, Boston College (campus map and directions below)
7am-8:15am  (please note, you will not be able to register or check-in after 8:15)

We gather at 8:30 for a pre-race welcome from the Crowther family.

The race begins at 9am in front of the Gasson Hall eagle.

Parking is available in the Commonwealth Ave garage on the BC campus (see map below).  Please note there is a $5 parking fee.

Course Map

Campus Map

Getting to BC Maps (Chestnut Hill campus)


Contact race organizers at

Please note, emails received later than 12pm on 10/24 will not be returned before the race.


Welles, was a '99 BC grad and varsity lacrosse player.  On September 11, 2001, he died a hero, saving the lives of others and becoming known at "the Man in the Red Bandanna."

To learn more about Welles, you can read this article or watch this video.

The Race
The annual 5k brings together Welles' family, friends, BC alumni, students, faculty, and staff at BC as well as the local and even national community. We come together to celebrate and honor the life of this incredible individual. 

The Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust

The Crowther family established The Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust to honor Welles' memory through scholarships and support of organizations that assist young people in their pursuit of excellence.  The work of the Trust is made possible through the generosity of others; donations and participation in very special fundraising events such as the Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandanna 5k Run at Boston College.  We hope that you will help us carry on Welles' legacy.


A special thank you to all those at Boston College who help make this event so successful.  We could not make this happen without the support of BC Dining, BCPD, the department of Transportation & Parking, and the Office of Community & Govermental Affairs.

In addition, we are all extremely grateful for the annual support of the men's and women's lacrosse teams, the men's baseball team, Eagle EMS, women's field hockey, and the many students, faculty, and staff who participate as volunteers, runners, walkers, or well-wishers. 

Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.

Sponsors for Welles 5k run: Beacon Hill Athletic Company, Beacon Hill Staffing Group, Biowave Pro, Bluefoot Entertainment, BC Bookstore, BC Dining, Gabelli & Partners, Golden Tree, Marathon Sports, Ruth's Chris, Shake Shack