The Hip Hop 5K/10K was started by hip dysplasia patient Emily Cioffi in 2013 in response to the need for better treatment and awareness of hip dysplasia for patients of all ages; newborns to adults. In the past 4 years it has grown to become a prominent town event in Easton, MA drawing in participants from all over the country. We pride ourselves on an organized registration system, timely start, and an excellent volunteer staff throughout the race course. The road race committee works hard year round to aid in promoting awareness and fundraising to assist Boston Children’s Hospital Orthopaedic Hip Program, and the IHDI in their research to develop better, more efficient methods of diagnosis, as well as less invasive forms of treatment to hopefully minimize the severe physical and mental repercussions of hip dysplasia. As we continue to grow, we hope you will join us to help us reach this years goal of 40,000 and over 600 participants!
Hip Dysplasia affects thousands of people each year from newborns to adult and is the #1 cause of hip arthritis. It is a painful process where the ball slips in and out of the socket, which causes the hip to wear out much faster than normal. Think of a car’s tires and how they wear out faster when the car is out of alignment. Surgery to treat the condition is long, painful, and invasive, multiple surgeries are needed more often than not and life- long disability can result. Regardless of the length of treatment, there is a strong financial, emotional, and physical impact on families and patients. The three most common words heard in the process of treating hip dysplasia are “I don’t know.” The Hip Hop 5K/10K seeks to play a lead role in changing that. For more facts on hip dysplasia visit our fact page.
On behalf of all the doctors, patients, and families battling the struggle with hip dysplasia, I would like to thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you on race day!
The Hip Hop 5K/10K has joined forces with Boston Children’s Hospital Orthopaedic Hip Program (501 (c) 3 to promote prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hip dysplasia. The Boston Children’s Hip Program works at the forefront of clinical research and innovation to provide world- class treatment throughout a patient’s lifetime with the condition
- 7:00am: Vendor and Volunteer Check in
- 7:30am – 8:50am: Registration Check in
- 8:30am: Dance2Save Benefit performance/ stretch
- 9:00am: 10K Road Race Start
- 9:10am: 5K Road Race Start
- 9:15am: 2 Mile Walk Start
- 9:15am – 10:30 am: Live Music- Band TBA
- 10:30am: Runners and Walkers in
- 10:45am: Awards ceremony (age groups and raffles, top teams)
- 11:00 – ?: Live Music- Band TBA
The 10k course bears left on Summer. Summer declines slightly for about 1/4 miles with the next 3/4 miles flat until you take a right onto Bay Rd. Bay Rd will rise slowly for about 1.25 miles to the high elevation of about 230ft as you take a sharp right onto Randell St. The next mile on Randell appears flat and straight but has a slight decline. At about 5.75 miles, as you approach the High School, there will be a short quick hill just before taking the left onto the Access Road. From here you will see the school and finish line. The course goes all the way around the High School, wrapping onto Lothrup St before taking your final right onto the OAHS entrance crossing over the start line to reach the finish in front of the cafeteria.
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The 5k course goes straight onto Randell St. In about 1/4 mile you approach the High School Access Road. Take a right onto the Access Road. From here you will see the school and finish line. The course goes all the way around the High School, wrapping onto Lothrup St before taking your final right onto the OAHS entrance finishing in front of the cafeteria.
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The walking course is a nice flat loop route that starts and ends at the Oliver Ames High School cafeteria. From the cafeteria head take a right onto Lothrup St then a right on Sheridan. The first half of the course declines slightly as you head down Sheridan. Take a right at Baltic Ave which is about the halfway point. Follow Baltic to Shady Rest Rd where you take a right. At the end of Shady rest, take a right onto Randell St, then about 1/4 of a mile bear right on the OAHS Access Rd. Just after the stadium, take a right back towards the gym and cafeteria entrance to finish.
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