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Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will be holding its annual, statewide Against the Tide Swim, Kayak, Walk, Run and/or Aquathon events again in 2017. The morning events consist of several components: competitive and recreational swims, recreational kayak, fitness walk, and USA Track & Field certified 5K/10K runs. 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 5K or 10K run (chosen by the participant). Participants may register as an individual or as part of a team. Registration is $40 per adult per event activity and $25 per student per event activity. Participants are encouraged to fundraise beyond these suggested minimums, as all proceeds support Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s unique goal towards breast cancer prevention. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest athletes and top fundraisers.

The statewide Metro-Boston Against the Tide will be held for the 25th commemorative year at DCR's Hopkinton State Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The statewide Cape Cod Against the Tide will be held for the 18th year at DCR's Nickerson State Park on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Both events start at 7:00 am and end at 12:00 noon. Please visit www.mbcc.org/swim or call 617-376-6222 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 DCR’s 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 slightly right onto Cordaville Road / RT 85. Continue to follow Route 85. DCR’s Hopkinton State Park entrance is on the left.

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