2013 Torch Relay

2013 Torch Relay

Join UMass Dartmouth students, alumni, faculty, and staff—and residents throughout Massachusetts—for a 54-mile Torch Relay on June 30 to support victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy and to demonstrate the true character of UMass Dartmouth students.

The 2013 Torch Relay, organized by UMass Dartmouth student leaders, will begin in Dartmouth and end in Boston.

Proceeds will be donated to the One Fund.

"The real UMass Dartmouth is about strength, spirit and community…We are proud that we are coming together as one community to support the One Fund."

- Joseph Mello, Class of 2013

Commencement 2013

"I'm proud of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff, who have come together to support each other and help those impacted by this tragedy. The Torch Relay highlights the character, strength, and compassion of UMass Dartmouth and our friends throughout the region. Please join us as we support The One Fund Boston."

- Chancellor Divina Grossman

Event Sponsors

Torch Relay Torch Bearer

Steward Health Care System LLC

Friends of the Relay

Philip W. Johnston

Jack Hawes, UMass Dartmouth Class of '66

Lang, Xifaras & Bullard

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Maria Furman        

New England Promotions, Westport, MA

Special thanks to all of our in-kind sponsors. This is a partial listing of sponsors.

Event Details

The route will be comprised of 54 one-mile segments that will wind through rural villages, suburban neighborhoods, vibrant downtowns, urban business districts, and public parks. 

There will be 3 walking segments – one to begin the relay, one in the middle, and one to end the relay – and 51 running segments. Participation in the walking segments is unlimited while each running segment will be limited to three people.

There are several ways that you can help through donations, volunteering, and fundraising. We encourage all to register to receive updates and more information about the Torch Relay.

Press Release: UMass Dartmouth teams with One Run for Boston


Register (walk, run)


View the route

UMass Dartmouth students and alumni can be found in every community along the route including:

Town Students Alums
Berkley 30  192 
Boston 34 380 
Canton  6 38 
Dartmouth  306 1840 
Dighton  29 93 
Easton  20 180 
Freetown  41 245 
Milton  5 70 
Raynham  37 228 
Stoughton  15 111 
Taunton  151 740 

The Torch Relay: a UMass Dartmouth tradition

This will be the third Torch Relay in UMass Dartmouth history. The first was held in 1965 to rally against state legislation that would have affected what was then Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute. The second was held in 1982 and organized by then-sophomore and now State Senator Mark Montigny (D- New Bedford) to gain equal support from the state budget for what was then Southeastern Massachusetts University.