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Join us at Matty's 5K in North Kingstown, Rhode Island at Quonset Point on June 2, for the 2018 Matty's 5K for Epilepsy.  Food, drink, and fun to follow the 5K.  Post-race party at Dan's Tavern on the Green!

First place female first place male will each receive $150, an additional $100 for a course record!  Brian Doyle (2015, 14:54) Karla O'Neil (2016, 18:02)

This year, shirts will come in male and female versions.  The first 300 5K participants to register will receive a FREE t-shirt and all 5K participants will receive admission to the post-race festivities!  All Mighty Dashers will receive a FREE t-shirt and prize!

This event is professionally timed by Spitler Race Systems.


Why we Run

The Matthew Siravo Memorial Foundation, known as The Matty Fund, was created by Richard and Debra Siravo in 2003 after their five-year-old son, Matty, passed away from a prolonged epileptic seizure. Since its first act of building a handicap-accessible playground at Matty’s preschool, the organization grew to provide family resources, raise epilepsy awareness, promote patient safety, and improve the quality of life for children and families living with epilepsy.

During its lifetime, The Matty Fund built many innovative programs including the Matty Hatty school-aged epilepsy awareness program, presented an annual symposium at Rhode Island Hospital by nationally-known epilepsy experts, established research grants for undergraduates at Brown University, founded Camp Matty, a therapeutic horseback riding camp, and created a scholarship fund for high school students going on to study at institutes of higher learning.

In early 2017, The Matty Fund merged with Epilepsy Foundation New England to become The Matty Project in Rhode Island. As the united entity, EFNE/The Matty Project will continue to offer the successful programs that it developed, including Camp Matty and the Matty Hatty awareness program, while bringing those programs to the regional areas EFNE serves in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

About Epilepsy Foundation New England (EFNE)

Founded in 1983, EFNE is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide Help for Today and Hope for Tomorrow.  We aim to improve the lives of individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures, by providing:

- Access to needed services and education;

- Outreach to connect people with epilepsy to the Foundation in a manner that meets their needs;

- Advocacy with local and state governments to improve legislation and funding for governmental services;

- Support for the implementation and advancement of best practices and efficacy to have greater impact and better outcomes; and

- Funds to find a cure through funding of research and delivery of new therapies in partnership with Epilepsy Foundation of America.

Thank you for your support to make a difference in our epilepsy community!

Interested in becoming a sponsor of this event?  Please contact EFNE's Associate Director of Development, David Searles, via email at

Interested in volunteering at this event?  Please contact EFNE's Director of Community Education and Volunteer Services, Susan Welby via email at

Registration fees

5K Participant - Timed Closed

FIRST 300 5K PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT! All receive admission to the post-race festivities

    1. $30.00
      Feb 5 - Mar 23
    2. $35.00
      Mar 23 - May 31

5K Participant - Without Timed Bib Closed

FIRST 300 5K PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT! All receive admission to the post-race festivities

    1. $30.00
      Feb 5 - Mar 23
    2. $35.00
      Mar 24 - May 31

Mighty Dasher Closed


Post-Race Lunch Closed

You will be able to partake in the post-race festivities such as lunch and games along with the 5K participants. Post-race party at Dan's Tavern on the Green!

Thank You!

Thank you so much for all that you are doing to help us make the 2018 Matty 5K and Mighty Dash a success! Epilepsy Foundation New England hosts 6 walks a year across New England with over 2,000 participants.

Epilepsy affects over 2.2 million Americans, which is more than the number of individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease combined. An “electrical storm” in the brain, the causes aren’t always known or understood. 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy over the course of their lifetime—a third of people with epilepsy have uncontrollable seizures because no treatment works for them.

The many faces of epilepsy include epilepsy that begins in infancy to onset in older adulthood, and from those almost completely disabled by their seizures to those whose seizures to those whose seizures are almost fully controlled and who live typical lives. We are grateful that you are part of our caring and committed community. Thank you for helping us raise funds and awareness for people and families impacted by epilepsy.

With much appreciation,

Susan Linn

President and CEO



Frequently Asked Questions

Is the 5K timed?

Yes, the race is professionally timed by Spitler Race Systems

I signed up to run the 5K, do I also need to sign up for the post-race lunch?

No, all 5K participants will receive free admission to the post-race lunch and festivities.

When should I arrive on raceday?

Registration begins at 9:00AM, but it's always good to leave yourself some extra time to park, check in, and warm up

My child just wants to participate in the Mighty Dash, do I need to pay?

No, the Mighty Dash race is free for children.  

I'm having trouble registering, who can I contact?

You can contact EFNE's Associate Director of Development, David Searles via email at

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Delta Dental $2,000.00
2 Patrick J McKenna Roofing Inc. $1,000.00
3 Skyline at Waterplace $500.00

Top Teams


Team Jack










Team Leah





Top Fundraisers


Valentina Dos Santos





Leah Vincent





Frank Flynn

Raised: $1,000.00

Event Schedule

  • June 2 8:00 AM EDT - Race day volunteer check-in

  • June 2 9:00 AM EDT - Race day registration and check-in

  • June 2 10:30 AM EDT - Matty's Mighty Dash races begin

  • June 2 11:00 AM EDT - Start of 5K

  • June 2 12:00 PM EDT - Post Race Lunch

Contact Information

Event Location

Quonset Point, North Kingstown, RI, United States

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