Keeping the Beat for kids!

The "Keeping the Beat" race has been canceled
I have moved out of state and will not be able to organize this amazing race 
from far away! 
However you can still help these amazing kids we love so much, enjoy the very special camp the Boston Children's Hospital Electrophysiology nurses organize every year. 
You can donate at the BCH website created for this year's race 

Thank you to the amazing community that came together in support of BCH and kids living with pacemakers and implantable defibrillators in the last three years. Your contributions, participation, volunteerism and commitment made a world of difference. I am so blessed to know all of you and I will miss seeing you and organizing this race. Please continue supporting this special cause. The kids still need you, camp must go on! 
This website will exist until September 2015 after that it will "self-destruct". 
For further options to support Pacemaker Camp please contact 
Tara Tonello
Special Events Officer 
Boston Children's Hospital Trust
P: 857-218-5082 F: 617-355-6530

This fantastic 5K Run/Walk, Fun Run and Toddler Dash started in 2011 as a fundraiser for Boston
Children's Hospital Pacemaker/ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) Camp.  

On this beautiful warm sunny Sunday we raised over $18,000! As a first time Race Director, I was amazed that over 400 runners/walkers and kids registered for this unknown race. Hundreds more participated on this family fun filled day.

In 2012 we raised $15,000 which allowed 56 kids to got enjoy camp last Fall. 
As costs go up we need to increase our fundraising goal n 2013 to  $30,000 to cover all costs of camp. 

A family friendly race
In addition to the 5K race/walk, the 1K Fun Run, and the toddler dash on the beach
makes this event perfect for the whole family. Everyone can participate on the race and activities offered, as well as enjoy the live family oriented entertainment.

  • Seaside Kites offers kites making opportunities for the kids, which they can fly on the beach right away. Proceeds from kite making go to the Camp Fund. 
  • In 2012 we had several volunteer Kite Buggies drivers who took the kids on some unforgettable rides on the beach!
  • Face painting was a hit! There were "cats", butterflies and warriors showing off their really cool designs.


"On Common Ground", four amazing local musicians who started the band to perform at the 2011 Keeping the Beat, provide spectacular moments of musical fun! They now perform at local restaurants and will perform again in 2013 featuring the new vocalist. We can not wait to see the renewed band! 

Prizes and donations

A Raffle with an amazing array of generous in-kind donations, also takes place. We always need donations and invite you to contact us if you or your business is able to make a an in-kind donation. The raffle is another way to raising the funds needed to send the kids to camp. Here are the guidelines of how your corporate donation will be recognized.

Download the course map: Nantasket_Course_with_Mile_Markers.pdf
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The DCR's Nantasket Beach is the absolutely perfect venue for this family friendly race. Miles of sandy beach, calm blue water (although too cold to swim in early Spring), and just enough wind to fly those kites. With so many restaurants with delicious food, from American, Italian, Asian and the best breakfast that I know of for miles around, Hull has some of the best food served on the South Shore. 

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