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Against the Tide


The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will be holding its annual, statewide Against the Tide swim, kayak, walk, and/or run fundraising events again in 2015. The morning events consist of several components: competitive and recreational swim, recreational kayak, recreational walk, and competitive and recreational run. Participants of all ages and abilities can choose 1, 2, or 3 of these exciting activities. The event also offers an Aquathon “Splash and Dash” component, where participants “splash” in the competitive 1-mile swim and immediately “dash” in the competitive 5K or 10K run (chosen by the participant).  Participants are encouraged to fundraise $175; all proceeds support the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition.

The Statewide Metro-Boston Against the Tide will be held for the 23rd year at DCR's Hopkinton State Park on Saturday, June 20th. The Cape Cod Against the Tide will be held for the 16th year at DCR's Nickerson State Park on Saturday, August 15th. Both statewide events start at 7:00am and end at 12:00 noon. Please visit www.mbcc.org/swim or call 800-649-MBCC for more information and to register.

DIRECTIONS: DCR's HOPKINTON STATE PARK (268 Cedar Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748)

Rte. I-495 (north or south) to exit 21A, Main Street Hopkinton. Travel on Main Street until the third traffic light located at the heart of downtown Hopkinton. Turn left, traveling North on Route 85. Proceed approximately 2 miles to the Hopkinton State Park entrance on the right (do not enter the Field Office on the left).


Mass Pike to Rte 9E Turnpike Road via Exit 23A toward Framingham. Take the RT-85S ramp toward Hopkinton / Milford. Turn slight right onto Cordaville Road / RT 85. Continue to follow Route 85. Hopkinton State Park entrance is on the left.

DIRECTIONS:  DCR's NICKERSON STATE PARK (3488 Main Street, Brewster 02631)

From Boston:

- Take Rte. 3 south to the Sagamore Bridge

- Take Rte. 6 to exit 12 in Orleans

- Turn left off the ramp onto Rte. 6A West towards Brewster.

- Continue for about 2 miles. Park Entrance is on left.


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