SOURCE: Vecna Technologies

Vecna Technologies

April 06, 2015 14:37 ET

Vecna Technologies Invites the Community for a Fun 1/2 Day Robotics Event & Adult/Kids 5K Race

Comedian Jimmy Tingle to MC This Entertaining, Cool Family Event

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - Apr 6, 2015) - Vecna Cares Charitable Trust will use proceeds and donations to bring healthcare technology and innovation to underserved communities in the US and abroad.

WHAT:
Vecna Technologies invites you for a fun 1/2 day Robotics Race as well as iHUMANS: 5K Race and Kids' Run (12 and under) 

HUMAN 5K RACE:
The Human 5K is a family-friendly 5K race for individuals, families and teams. Dress up as a robot or bring your unique gadgets and enhancements for special prizes.

ROBOT SPRINT CHALLENGE: 
Register a robot for the Robot Race. Robot must have a driver (out of line-of-sight for part of the challenge) and a chaperone for the course. Drivers will be seated at the control center. Autonomous or tele-operated robots will complete an L-shaped course as quickly as possible. Robots will be required to receive a "Dixie" cup of confetti at the corner water stop. Robot categories and waves may be established based on the qualities of the entrants.

WHO:
Enthusiastic runners, walkers, volunteers and sponsors make this a fun and successful event! Come out, promote innovation through technology, and make a difference. 

WHEN:  
Sunday, 12 April 2015

TIMES:

  • 7:00 am - Onsite Registration
  • 9:00 am - Kids' Race
  • 9:15 am - 5K Start
  • 10:00 am - Robot Sprint Challenge
  • 10:30 am - Awards Ceremony

WHERE:
Alewife Station, 36 Cambridge Park Drive, North Cambridge, MA

REGISTER:
Find details for both the Human 5K and Robot Race on Active.com

WHY:
To support Vecna Cares Charitable Trust bringing healthcare technology and innovation to underserved communities in the US and abroad.

For more information, contact us at:
info@vecnacares.org

FEES:
(Robot fee schedule is the same as humans.)

Individual 5K or Robot

  • $25 or $30 early bird
  • $35 on Race Day

Team 5K or Robot (per person/robot)

  • $20 or $25 early bird
  • $30 on Race Day

School Team 5K or Robot (per person/robot)

  • $15 or $20 early bird
  • $25 on Race Day

Kids Race: FREE

POST RACE PARTY:
Immediately following the 5K, celebrate Vecna Cares' cause with food and beverages from our sponsors. We will also host an awards ceremony, a bumper raffle and more!

NUMBER PICK UP:
Number pick-up will be available Friday, April 10, Saturday, April 11, and on race day. Time and location are TBD.

VOLUNTEERS:
It takes the help of countless volunteers to make a successful race, please contact us at robotrace5K@vecna.com if you'd like to volunteer.

SPONSORS:
Aetna, RB Citizens Bank, Davis & Towle Insurance Group, Taos, Aulestia Wealth Management, Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, XS Brokers, Advanced Assembly, The Greenway, Ameriprise, and Alewife Business Associations

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Valerie Harding
    Ripple Effect Communications
    Tel: 617-536-8887
    Email: Email Contact