Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s Against The Tide Events


June 16, 2018
07:00 AM until 12:00 PM


Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will be holding its annual, statewide Against the Tide multi-sport events again in 2018. Set against the backdrop of two beautiful state parks, Against the Tide offers something for all outdoor enthusiasts. Participants can enjoy pristine beaches and water locales for the half-mile paddleboard, competitive and recreational 1-mile swims, and 2-mile kayak events, as well a tree-lined rolling paved courses for both the USATF certified 5K and 10K runs, and the 3-mile fitness walk. All ages and abilities are welcome to choose from 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 swim, run, and Aquathon athletes and top fundraisers.

The statewide Metro-Boston Against the Tide will be held for the 26th year at DCR's Hopkinton State Park on Saturday, June 16, 2018. The statewide Cape Cod Against the Tide will be held for the 19th year at DCR's Nickerson State Park on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Both events start at 7:00 am and end at 12:00 noon. Please visit 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.


$25 - $40


View map DCR’s Hopkinton State Park
268 Cedar Street
Hopkinton, MA

Additional Information


Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC)


508-246- 3047

Contact name

Cheryl Osimo, Executive Director

Contact email

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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