Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where does Pam’s Run take place?
A: After 2 years of going virtual, we are back in 2022 for an in-person event at Claypit Hill School, 40 Adams Lane, Wayland, Massachusetts.

Q: Who is Pam?
A: Pam Manikas Washek is the founder of Neighbor Brigade. After suffering her first bout with cancer in 2002, Pam decided to turn her pain into purpose by helping others experiencing similar crises. Pam lost her battle with cancer in 2012, but her legacy lives on in Neighbor Brigade.

Q: How do I get involved?
A: Run, walk, become a sponsor, support a runner or team, volunteer, or donate. All types of groups are encouraged to form a team: friends, families, churches, businesses, or social clubs – it’s not only fun, it’s economical. Teams of 8 or more get a discount on registration fees.

Q: What Covid measures are being taken for Pam’s Run?
A: We are following local, CDC and WHO guidelines. Masks are optional for all participants with the exception of medical personnel and those seeking medical services. We will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic and adjust our plans accordingly. Pam’s Run Covid Control Plan.

Q: Can runners sign up the day of the event?
A: Yes. Race day registration opens at 8:15AM, cash, check or credit card. (Cash, check preferred).

Q: What time does check-in for Pam’s Run open?
A: 8:15AM.

Q: What time are the 5k and 10k races?
A: Gun time for both the 5k and 10k is 10:00AM. Runners will line up with experienced runners (under 8 pace) at the head of the pack.

Q: What time is the Kid’s Fun Run?
A: The Kid’s Run will be at 11:00AM. All participants are required to register and receive a bib in order to participate in the Fun Run.

Q: Can I pick up my bib in advance?
A: Absolutely! Pre-race bib pickup will be available on Wednesday and Thursday of race week. Details are on the Race Info page.

Q: Can I bring a stroller?
A: You are welcome to bring a stroller, but please note participants with strollers will be asked to line up at the back of the pack for safety reasons.

Q: Will there be water available along the routes?
A: Yes. Hydration is critically important. There will be water stops along both routes. There will also be water available at Claypit Hill School for you to hydrate before and after the event.

Q: Will there be portable toilets?
A: Yes, portable toilets will be available at Claypit Hill School for your use before and after the run.

Q: Will there be food at the event?
A: Yes! Plus a live band and kids’ activities!

Q: Is this a rain or shine event?
A: Yes. The event will only be cancelled in the event of severe weather. Please watch this website, along with our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates.

Q: Is parking available at the event site?
A: Race participants can park at Claypit Hill School and along the residential streets nearby. Our parking coordinators will assist you when you arrive.

Q: Will there be awards?
A: Yes, there are cash awards for top finishers and medals for top finishers in each age group. The other winners are the residents of communities supported by Neighbor Brigade chapters.

If you still have questions, please contact us at Thank you for supporting Pam’s Run and Neighbor Brigade!