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Jimmy Fund Walk to Pass Through Newton this Sunday

The only road closure/detour on Sunday will be at the intersection of College Road and Old Colony Road, where one of the medical tents will be.

In just a couple of days, roughly 9,000 people will be making their way down Washington Street and Commonwealth Avenue in Newton for the 24th annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.

The walk will take place this Sunday, Sept. 9 and three of the four walking routes will pass through Newton. 

The longest route, from Hopkinton Center School to Copley Square, will follow the same 26.2-mile path of the annual Boston Marathon. Once walkers get to Washington Street in Wellesley (Route 16), they will continue into Newton up to Commonwealth Avenue and into Brighton. From there, the walkers will move on to Beacon Street through Brookline and into Boston.

Check-in and rolling start in Hopkinton will be between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Parking will be available at Hopkinton Middle and High School on Hayden Rowe Street.

Walkers on the 13.1-mile route from Babson College (Wellesley) to Boston will also pass through Washington Street and Commonwealth Avenue in Newton. Check-in and rolling start at Babson will be between 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and participants taking this route must park at the Riverside MBTA Station on Grove Street in Newton.

A third, five-mile route will kick off at  in Chestnut Hill and head up Beacon Street through Brookline and into Boston. Check-in and rolling start at BC will be between 10 a.m. - noon and parking for this route will be available at the Boston College Beacon Street garage. 

There will be a fourth, three-mile route that starts at Dana Farber in Boston. This route does not pass through Newton.

Shuttle buses will be available to drop off and pick up walkers from the different start locations, parking lots and finish line.

There will also be several "refueling stations" set up in Newton for the walkers, including one at Commonwealth Avenue and Fuller Street and another at Commonwealth Avenue and Old Colony Road. 

According to Newton Police, the only road closure/detour on Sunday will be at the intersection of College Road and Old Colony Road, where one of the medical tents will be. 

The event is expected to wrap up at the Copley Square finish line by 7 p.m. 

One of the local participating teams in this weekend's walk will be "Team Angela", a group of volunteers based out of the . The team is raising money on behalf of the Angela & Patrick Palmer Research Fund for Brain Cancer.

The fund, which held a benefit golf tournament last month, was started earlier this year after Newton resident Angela Palmer . 

Overall, , which is the largest single-day participatory event benefiting the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber, according to event officials. Since it was launched in 1989, the walk has raised nearly $80 million for cancer treatment and research.

Information provided by the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk website

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