Day of Event  



Sunday, October 1, 2023

Carson Beach

125 William J Day Blvd
Boston, MA 02125

For COVID updates, please refer to the COVID Updates page.


7:30 AM Registration opens for early arrivals Come down to Carson Beach early and beat the rush! On-site registration for folks who didn't sign up prior to the Strides for Action walk. Donation drop-off and Prize Pick-Up will be available as well.
8:00 AM Stage announcements begin Grab some coffee and bagels.
8:30 AM Hear from our Sponsors!  
8:45 AM Performance by Kori King
Kori King
9:05 AM Speaking Program begins  
9:15 AM Award Ceremony Be sure to stop by the stage to help us honor this year’s award winner for their dedication to Advocacy and Activism for our community
10:00 AM Performance from Oompa

At 10am turn your attention to the stage for Boston’s own Oompa!!

10:30 AM Run Warm Up Runners, be at the start line by 10:30 to get warmed up by MOTA before you head out!
10:35 AM Runners Start  
10:45 AM Walker Warm Up Walkers! Get to the stage for a pre-walk warm up by MOTA!
11:00 AM Walk Start  
12:00 PM Performance by Linda Maripossa
Linda Maripossa
1:00 PM Event conclusion Thank you!

  • Connect with over 20 community organizations & learn about their impactful missions and work
  • Throughout the day, Stonewall Sports, VOLO Sports, and MOTA Fitness, Wellness, and Spaces will be leading games and other activities for folks to join! All levels are welcome to participate!
  • Check out performances by drag queens Linda Maripossa and Kori King, and headlining artist, Oompa!
  • Stop by the food trucks and grab a bite to eat.

Sponsors and Vendors
Please visit our sponsor booths, various samplings and community partners who will be on site until 12PM.


The closest station is JFK/UMass (Red Line and multiple bus lines), which is a short walk from the site. There will be directional signage from the station directing attendees to the event site.  

By Car (Map) 
From the West: Mass Pike east to I-93 (I-95) South. Exit 15 off the Expressway. 

From the North: Exit 15 off I-93 (I-95) North, left at end. 

From the South: Exit 14 off the Expressway, follow Morrissey Boulevard, either go up to the rotary or crossover Mt. Vernon Street up to Day Boulevard or Exit 15 off the Expressway right at end. 

If you are using rideshare to access the event, please use the address 165 Day Boulevard for your drop-off location.    


Free parking will be available at the Boston Teachers Union (180 Mt Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125) and Corcoran Jennison Management (150 Mt Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125) lots.   

Gather with your team and community before the walk for opening ceremonies and be sure to stick around after your walk. Strides for Action ends in a day of celebration featuring performances, food, and fun for the whole family. Bond with your community, honor the lives of those we have lost, and look forward to a healthier future for all.