The Jordan's Furniture Walk/Run for Adoption

Sat, May 1st 2021 at 7:00 AM EDT · By Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange
Date & Time
Sat, May 1st 2021 at 7:00 AM EDT
Sun, May 16th 2021 at 8:00 PM EDT
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Join us for the 12th Annual Jordan’s Furniture Walk/Run for Adoption! This 5K event raises money for the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE), a nonprofit that finds adoptive homes for children in foster care. 

Following the success of last year’s virtual event, we’re excited to be hosting the 5K virtually again this year. We want all participants to feel safe while still having fun and being a part of something great. Distance can't stop us from making a difference! 

So join us from wherever you are, whenever you can, to walk and run for adoption between May 1st and May 16thYou can complete your 5K at any time during the two weeks leading up to the 16th, whether you're on a treadmill, on a trail, or in your neighborhood. With new fundraising incentives and raffle prizes, there are lots of ways for you to get creative and have fun with this year’s event! 


  • Registration for all participants is $35.
  • A discounted registration fee of $15 is available for children ages 3-12 and social workers.


Since many of our dedicated walkers and runners may not be familiar with GiveLively, we’re here to give you step-by-step instructions on how to get registered for this year’s event.

  1. Add the desired number of participants you wish to register by clicking the plus icon on the appropriate registration categories. For example, if you wish to register yourself and two children, you should select one Adult Registration and two Child Registrations.

  2. Once you’ve selected the desired number of participants for registration, click “Continue.” You will then be prompted to enter your contact and payment information. Please note that if you register more than one participant at a time, you will be asked to enter one email address, and all subsequent Walk/Run emails will be sent to that address.

  3. When you submit your payment, you'll be asked to save your account information. Simply select "Sign Up" when prompted to do so.

  4. Once registration and payment are complete, you’ll receive a confirmation email from GiveLively with all the information you’ll need going forward! If you register more than one participant at a time, be sure to forward them that email when you receive it. 

If you have questions about registration, email Danielle Conti at



Once you register for the event, start your own fundraiser to help us reach this year's goal of $110,000. You can fundraise as an individual, join a team, or even start a team of your own! Then, once you've created your fundraiser, you can start raising money by sharing it with friends and family on social media, over email, and via text. 

This year, we’ll be giving away exciting prizes as you fundraise and raise awareness for adoption from foster care. Keep this in mind as you create your fundraising goals, challenge your team, and help us reach $110,000! 

  • Early-bird registrants will receive an exclusive MARE Adoption Awareness t-shirt 
  • Individuals who raise $250 will receive a complimentary signature event t-shirt 
  • Teams who raise over $1,000 will receive complimentary signature event t-shirts (limit of 10) 

For registrants who raise the following amounts, your name will be entered into a raffle to win fun and exciting prizes, gift certificates, and goodies at each of the following levels: 

  • $100 
  • $250 
  • $500 
  • $750 
  • $1,000 

This year’s raffle prizes include a $1,000 gift certificate to our premier sponsor, Jordan’s Furniture (for those who raise over $1,000)! 

We'd also like to thank our generous corporate sponsors for supporting this year's event!

Main Event Sponsor: Jordan's Furniture
Legacy Sponsor: Ernst & Young
Impact Sponsor: KPMG
Hope Sponsors: Patriot Subaru; Florence Electric; Paul Lam, Edward Jones
Inspire Sponsor: InSource Services


Child Registration

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For children 3-12 years of age.


Social Worker Registration

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Are you a social worker for DCF or a contracted agency in the field of adoption? Please join us for the Walk/Run for Adoption at a discounted price!


Adult Registration



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