Marathon Monday is TOMORROW!!

Get excited because TOMORROW is the 126th Boston Marathon!! GOOD LUCK to our amazing Stepping Strong teammates! We are so proud of each and every one of you and can’t wait to cheer you on as you cross the finish line on Boylston St! Please text or call Ali (774-262-0314) and/or Alexa (954-802-3777) if you or your supporters need ANYTHING on race day!

Special message from Gillian Reny

Important Race Day Reminders

  1. DO NOT FORGET your bib and wristband (if you picked it up at the Pep Rally)!
  2. Head over to the Stepping Strong meeting spot at Starbucks BEFORE boarding your bus to see us, take a photo and grab your wristband for Hopkinton if you didn’t get it at the Pep Rally!
  3. Board bus on Charles Street between the Public Gardens & Boston Common to head to Hopkinton
  4. Our team photographer, Steve, will be in Hopkinton at Pan Thai Restaurant. Make sure you hug the right-hand side of the road as you head to the starting line, so you see him and smile big!

BWH Stepping Strong Cheering Zone

Make sure to tell your family and friends to stop by the Stepping Strong cheering location tomorrow. Our team photographer will be ready to snap your photo, so smile big for the camera as you run by!

Friendly reminder to hug the left side of the road after you pass the Newton Fire Station so we can grab your photo and cheer you on as you pass by the Stepping Strong tent!

  • Date: Monday, April 18
  • Time: 12pm – 4pm
  • Location:
    • Corner of Temple Street and Comm. Ave. on the carriage road
    • Put 247 Temple Street into your GPS and look for the BWH Stepping Strong tent
  • Supplies: Please bring your own food, water, chair, battery packs/ portable chargers and anything else you will need for a fun day of cheering!
  • Bathroom: Public porta johns
  • Parking/Transportation:
    • There is limited/no parking on Temple Street, as it is open to the public
    • If you are comfortable walking, Peirce Elementary School and Temple Shalom are a short walk away
    • If you take the T, Woodland is the closet stop. You will have to cross the street to get to the cheering spot and cross when there is a break in runners
    • If you are traveling by commuter rail, West Newton is the closest stop and is about a 15-minute walk
    • Comm. Ave will be closed for the Marathon

Stepping Strong Team Bag Pickup

Come to the Revere Hotel after you complete your 26.2 miles to grab your gear, change, and get a goodie bag!

If you have any questions, please contact marathonteam@bwh.harvard.edu.

From start to finish,

Ali and Alexa

P.S. Please review the final team meeting PowerPoint to help you prepare for race weekend.

TWO days until Marathon Monday & Pep Rally TODAY!

We are just TWO days away from the 126th Boston Marathon!! GET EXCITED!!  

Dave Cummings is excited to share a few inspiring words with the team today!

Marathon Team Pep Rally – TODAY!

We are SO excited to see everyone at the team pep rally today! Don’t forget to bring your singlet/t-shirt to decorate AND your B.A.A. gear check bag if you plan to leave it with our team.

  • Where: Revere Hotel (200 Stuart Street, Grand Ballroom)
    • Parking is available onsite at the Revere Hotel on a first come, first serve basis. Cost is outlined below and is the responsibility of the runner:
      • 2-5 hours: $32
      • 5-10 hours: $36
      • 10-24 hours: $42
  • When: 1:30pm-3:30pm (speaking program and our team photo will be at 2:45pm)
  • Who: Stepping Strong teammates & up to three (3) family members/friends are welcome to attend

We CANNOT wait to see you all and are here to support you every step of the way. Please email marathonteam@bwh.harvard.edu or call/text 774-262-0314 and/or 954-802-3777 if you need anything!

From start to finish,

Ali and Alexa

P.S. Please review the final team meeting PowerPoint to help you prepare for race weekend.

Three days until Marathon Monday & Pep Rally Tomorrow!

The Final Countdown

We are THREE days away from Marathon Monday! Here are three reasons why we are so inspired by this incredible team:

  1. Your commitment and training to run 26.2 miles is remarkable
  2. You have gone above and beyond in your fundraising for the Stepping Strong Center
  3. Your smiles and enthusiasm through the season make us smile 😊

Marathon Team Pep Rally – TOMORROW!

We hope everyone is excited for the team pep rally tomorrow! Don’t forget to bring your singlet/t-shirt to decorate AND your B.A.A. gear check bag if you plan to leave it with our team.

  • Where: Revere Hotel (200 Stuart Street, Grand Ballroom)
    • Parking is available onsite at the Revere Hotel on a first come, first serve basis. Cost is outlined below and is the responsibility of the runner:
      • 2-5 hours: $32
      • 5-10 hours: $36
      • 10-24 hours: $42
  • When: 1:30pm-3:30pm (speaking program and our team photo will be at 2:45pm)
  • Who: Stepping Strong teammates & up to three (3) family members/friends are welcome to attend

Special message from Audrey and Steven Reny

Audrey and Steven are excited to share a few inspiring words with the team today!

Boston Marathon Expo Opens Today!

Don’t forget that the expo is mandatory for ALL runners to obtain your bib for race day. You must go and cannot send a friend or family member in your place.

  • What: Pick up your bib, race packet, and t-shirt. Don’t forget to bring your photo ID!
  • Where: Hynes Convention Center (900 Boylston St.)
  • When:
    • Friday, April 15: 11am – 6pm
    • Saturday, April 16: 9am – 6pm
    • Sunday, April 17: 9am – 6pm

We CANNOT wait to see you all and are here to support you every step of the way. Please email marathonteam@bwh.harvard.edu or call/text 774-262-0314 and/or 954-802-3777 if you need anything!

From start to finish,

Ali and Alexa

P.S. Please review the final team meeting PowerPoint to help you prepare for race weekend.

We can’t wait to see everyone tonight at 6pm EST!

We are THIS excited to virtually meet all of you tonight at 6pm for our Team Kick-Off Meeting! Also, a HUGE congratulations to the team for already raising over $226,500!!!

Date: Thursday, January 6

Time: 6pm – 7pm

Location: Zoom

RSVP NOW if you haven’t already!

If you have any questions, please contact marathonteam@bwh.harvard.edu.

From start to finish,

Ali and Alexa