April 18


10:15 am - 04:00 pm

Event Website

Artesani Park -Soldiers Field Rd.

1255 Soldiers Field Rd

Boston, MA, United States, 02135

Visit to register, donate, and learn more!

Join us for the 4th annual Ryan Shaw Memorial 5K Run along the Charles River in Boston in remembrance of our brother and friend Ryan Scott Shaw. Ryan passed away at the age of 18 on May 9th, 2016 shortly after being diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Ryan attended St. John’s Preparatory High School in Danvers, MA where he excelled academically, becoming an award-winning painter and successful entrepreneur. Ryan was admitted to Northeastern University, spending his freshman fall semester abroad in Dublin, Ireland and his spring semester at Northeastern’s Boston campus. Ryan possessed the ability to get the most out of his friends and peers through his unique combination of charisma, positivity, sense of humor, and drive for success.

Over the past three years, the Ryan Shaw Memorial 5K has received tremendous support from its sponsors, participants, donors, and vendors. Through their generous contributions, the event has resulted in over $290,000 raised to date, supporting organizations Ryan was actively involved in during his life. All proceeds from the Ryan Shaw Memorial 5K Run will benefit Mustard Seed Communities (MSC), The Haven Project, and The Ryan Shaw ‘15 Entrepreneurial Program.

Please visit for more information regarding the event, including registration for participants, our sponsorship guide for prospective event sponsors, and an event-specific donation page for The Ryan Shaw Foundation. Should you have any additional questions regarding the event, please contact We hope to see you on April 18th!