20-mile training run tomorrow!

We hope everyone is excited for the 20-mile training run tomorrow! If you have any questions or concerns make sure to contact team coach John Furey, email marathonteam@bwh.harvard.edu or call/text Ali Luthman at 774-262-0314, Alexa Ramer at 954-802-3777 or Caroline Duncan Rees at 617-763-4657.

As a member of the Stepping Strong Marathon Team you represent not only the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation but also Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As an ambassador and charity runner, we ask that you abide by what the B.A.A. has asked us to do and NOT take any bus that may still be offered through other means, to a point on the course. We also ask that you refrain from wearing Stepping Strong gear during the final few Saturday runs.

The Brigham Stepping Strong Team will still have a cheering / water stop at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Chesterfield Road (100 yards up the road from the Newton Fire Department, 1750 Commonwealth Avenue) so we can support you every step of the way back to Boston! Our team will be there to capture you running, so be sure to smile for the camera!

WE BELIEVE IN ALL OF YOU!!

Did You Know?

Did you know that over $671 billion was spent on decreased productivity, work loss, and medical costs due to traumatic injury in 2015? We encourage you to share this fact with your network, maybe after you complete your long run to inspire them and show WHY funding for trauma research and care is needed and so important.

Only three more weeks until race day!!

From start to finish,

Ali and Alexa

Download the Boston Marathon Racing App!

Last week, the B.A.A. sent all Boston Marathon participants information about the 125th Boston Marathon Racing App. This app features live participant tracking, leaderboards, results, a course map, race info, photo booth, etc. Please click here to download the app on your iOS or android device. The app will be a great resource for you leading up to race weekend, so be sure to download it!

Only 26 days until Marathon Monday, but who is counting!?

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

From start to finish,

Ali and Alexa

A moment of silence

Today, as we mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, please take a moment to remember the lives lost and honor the selfless frontline heroes that devastating day. Please join us in STEPPING STRONG for everyone who was impacted by this tragic event.

From start to finish,

Ali and Alexa

One month until race day!

We are ONE MONTH away from the 125th Boston Marathon! Congratulations to the entire Stepping Strong team for your outstanding fundraising efforts to-date! Your commitment and determination to cross the finish line on October 11 is so inspiring, and we are so grateful for this incredible team!  

Our fourth team meeting will be on September 28 at 6pm. At this meeting, we will discuss everything you need to know to prepare for the 125th Boston Marathon (in-person and virtual)! We encourage you to make every effort to attend this meeting. When you RSVP, you can submit questions that we will answer at the meeting.

RSVP NOW

Marathon Madness

Congratulations are in order for our August Marathon Madness winners! Mark Hardymon raised the most money and Ty Velde received the most donations. You have some swag heading your way!

 “Why I’m Running” Series 

Boston.com is doing a “Why I’m Running” series which is about Boston Marathon runners and their inspiration to make the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston. Boston.com would like YOU to share your #WhyImRunningBoston story and why you picked the Stepping Strong Team. If you are interested, please click here where you will find a brief intro about the series and a survey where you can include you story, fundraising link, contact information, and a related photo. Your story should be 300 words or less and a photo must be attached. You can also email community@boston.com if you have questions. 

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

From start to finish,

Ali and Alexa

Final Three Fundraising Milestones

With 32 days to go until the 125th Boston Marathon, we know many of you are planning events, outreach and more to cross your fundraising finish line! We have three great fundraising milestones coming up and wanted to remind the team.

To increase your fundraising success, don’t forget to:

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

From start to finish,

Ali and Alexa