ONE WEEK UNTIL MARATHON MONDAY!

We are ONE WEEK away from the 126th Boston Marathon! Together, our team has raised $1,186,116 to-date and we are so proud! We are less than $14K from reaching our goal of $1.2 million – WE GOT THIS!! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for your remarkable fundraising efforts and commitment to The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation.

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 us!

Race Weekend Reminders:

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

  1. Expo: April 15-17; Mandatory for all runners. You must bring your photo ID to pick up your bib.
  2. Pep Rally: Saturday, April 16 at the Revere Hotel from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Up to three (3) family members/friends are welcome to attend!
  3. Bag Check: Drop off your B.A.A. gear check bag during the team pep rally at the Revere Hotel & we will have it for you when you finish your run at the Revere Hotel!
  4. Transportation to Start: Take the B.A.A. buses and board at the time based on your bib number. You will board the bus between the Public Gardens and Boston Commons.
  5. Hopkinton: Wear your wristband to access the indoor space at Hopkinton High School (you can pick up the wristband during the team pep rally OR race morning at the team meeting spot at Starbucks)
  6. Post-Race Meeting Spot: Head over to the Revere Hotel to meet your family, grab your gear bag, change, and get a goodie bag!

B.A.A. Resources

Don’t forget, as we get closer to race day, the B.A.A. has shared additional resources to make your experience amazing!

Download the B.A.A. App

The app features include live participant tracking, leaderboards, results, a course map, race info, and much more.

Social Media

Don’t forget to post photos on social media and tag the following accounts:

  • Stepping Strong
  • Boston Athletic Association
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

And use the following hashtags:

  • #SteppingStrong
  • #Boston126
  • #BostonMarathon

The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown starts on Wednesday, April 13 and runs through Sunday, April 17. Make sure to check your email and the runner portal every day for fun and inspiring messages that will be sure to help you cross the finish line on April 18.

Fundraising Challenge: During the Final Countdown, all runners who receive a gift of ANY amount will be entered into a chance drawing to win custom Stepping Strong swag! We will be picking five winners and winners will be announced on 4/19!

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

From start to finish,

Ali and Alexa