Second Annual Vecna Cares Robot Race and Human 5k






Thank you to everyone who came out for the 2016 Robot Race. Results are posted on here.


The Human 5K is a family-friendly 5K race for individuals, families and teams. Dress up as a robot or bring your unique gadgets and enhancements for special prizes.

OR register a robot for the Robot Race.

This year’s Robot Race will feature three heats of robots: tele-operated, autonomous, and minis. Please review the attachments below for each for more details.

Robot Race Rules:

Autonomous rules: robot-race-autonomous

Tele-operated rules:robot-race-teleoperated

Mini rules: robot-race-mini

Donate: Robot Race 2016

Registration and details for both the Human 5K and Robot Race at

Highlights from last year’s event!!


Date: Sunday, 10 April 2016


7:00 am – Onsite Registration
9:45 am – Kids’ Run
10:00 am – Human 5K Start
11:00 am – Robot Race
11:45am – Awards Ceremony

Where: Alewife Station, 36 Cambridge Park Dr


Donate: Robot Race 2016

Fees: (Robot fee schedule is the same as humans.)

Individual 5K or Robot

  • $25 before 2/28/16
  • $30 before 4/7/16
  • $35 on Race Day

Team 5K or Robot (per person/robot)

  • $20 before 2/28/16
  • $25 before 4/7/16
  • $30 on Race Day

School Team 5K or Robot (per person/robot)

  • $15 before 2/28/16
  • $20 before 4/7/16
  • $25 on Race Day

Kid’s Race

  • FREE

Post-Race Party: Immediately following the 5K, celebrate Vecna Cares’ cause with food and beverages from our sponsors. We will also host an awards ceremony, a bumper raffle and more!

Volunteers: It takes the help of countless volunteers to make a successful race, please contact us at if you’d like to volunteer.

Sponsors: If you are interested in sponsoring the Vecna Cares Robot Race 5K event, please email us at



Vecna Cares would like to thank the 2016 Robot Race Sponsors!




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