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Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandanna 5k

Volunteer and Service Learning Center

Welles Remy Crowther and students running
Welles Remy Crowther: BC Graduate and 9/11 Hero

Saturday, October 26, 2019

How do I ..?


Registration will begin in early June 2019.


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 at (please include Welles5k in the subject line). This is a great opportunity for individuals or athletic teams to volunteer together.


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



Check-in on race day, and race day registration, takes place from 7:15AM to 8:15 AM at Lyons Dining Hall on Boston College's Main Campus. Please note, you will not be able to register or check-in after 8:15 AM.

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

The race begins at 9 AM 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



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, visit the Crowther Trust page, or watch this ESPN video about the Man in the Red Bandanna.

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.

With Gratitude 

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!

Sponsors for Welles 5k run