A message from the Reny Family

Hi Stepping Strong Runners,

It is hard to believe that Marathon Monday is over! We had an incredible week and weekend celebrating you and your accomplishments, meeting your family and friends, cheering for you in Newton, and seeing you last night. This team brings us great joy and we are beyond thankful for each and every one of you.

We wanted to share with you the 2021-22 Stepping Strong Annual Report. This is a recap of all that we have accomplished over the past year at The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation, and there is so much to be proud of. The depth of our gratitude is beyond words, and, as you will see, we are making great strides to change the lives of trauma patients because of you, your supporters, and everyone who has become part of the Stepping Strong family.

Thank you for Stepping Strong on Monday. You are a part of this family for life, and we hope to see you soon!

xo Audrey, Steven, Danielle, Kyle, and Gillian

We Did It Wednesday โ€“ TONIGHT!

We Did It Wednesday!

Join us TONIGHT from 6:00pm-6:30pm EST to celebrate your 26.2 finish with the Brigham Stepping Strong Marathon Team! Be sure to wear your medal and jacket ๐Ÿ˜Š There is going to be a chance drawing for a special prize for everyone who attends, so you don’t want to miss out!

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

From start to finish,

Ali and Alexa

CONGRATULATIONS and We Did It Wednesday!

YOU DID IT! Congratulations and THANK YOU to our amazing Stepping Strong Marathon Team for completing the 126th Boston Marathon! We are so proud of each and every one of you. To date, we have raised over $1.3 million and counting for The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation! On behalf of the entire Reny family and our team, we want to send our deepest gratitude to the entire Stepping Strong Marathon Team!

We Did It Wednesday!

Join us tomorrow from 6:00pm-6:30pm EST to celebrate your 26.2 finish with the Brigham Stepping Strong Marathon Team! Be sure to wear your medal and jacket ๐Ÿ˜Š There is going to be a chance drawing for a special prize for everyone who attends, so you don’t want to miss out!

The Final Countdown Winners!

Congratulations are in order for our Final Countdown winners:

  1. Anna O.
  2. Matthew W.
  3. Myrhia B.
  4. Noah S.
  5. Thomas H.

You all have some Stepping Strong swag heading your way!

Thank you for your commitment and we hope you will run with us again in the future!

From start to finish,

Ali, Alexa, and Caroline

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 canโ€™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 didnโ€™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 โ€“ 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 โ€“ TODAY!

We are SO excited to see everyone at the team pep rally today! Donโ€™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.