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.

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

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.

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.

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

Sunday, 12 April 2015


  • 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

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

Find details for both the Human 5K and Robot Race on

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:

(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

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 will be available Friday, April 10, Saturday, April 11, and on race day. Time and location are TBD.

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

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
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