One month until race day!

We are ONE MONTH away from the 126th Boston Marathon and have raised $943,514 towards our goal of $1.2 million! Congratulations to the entire Stepping Strong team for your outstanding fundraising efforts to-date and keep up the amazing work! Your commitment and determination to cross the finish line on April 18 is so inspiring, and we are so grateful for this incredible team!

18-22 Mile Training Run – TOMORROW 3/19

We hope everyone is excited for tomorrow’s training run! Please don’t forget that this training run will be an out and back from the new Joint Ventures location at the WHOOP building on 533 Commonwealth Avenue. The new JV only has two uni-sex bathrooms, so please plan accordingly. Our team will be there to support you tomorrow, so feel free to call/text 774-262-0314 OR 954-802-3777 OR 617-763-4657 if you have any questions or concerns. Make sure to review John Furey’s weekly email regarding tomorrow’s run, too!

Our team will be located on the carriage road, 100 yards up from the Newton Fire Department! We will be under a blue tent and snapping photos of you, so make sure to stop by, say hi and grab some fuel to finish your run!

As a friendly reminder, on January 20th we emailed the team alerting you that the B.A.A. has instructed all charity partners NOT to run on the Boston Marathon course the weekend of March 25, 26 and 27. The B.A.A. shared with charity team organizers that the marathon requires many partners – local municipalities, public safety departments, and hospitals – all of whom are over-worked and under-staffed as they continue to respond to the pandemic and that these partners have asked the B.A.A. to suspend any support of organized long runs on March 26th

Please do not run on the course the weekend of March 25 as we all must comply with this request. Any runner who does not follow these instructions will not be allowed to participate in future Boston Marathons.

Virtual Team Meeting #3 – Tuesday, March 22 (6 – 7pm EST)

Don’t forget! Our final team meeting is on Tuesday, March 22 from 6-7pm EST. At this meeting, we will discuss everything you need to know to prepare for race weekend so we highly encourage you to make every effort to attend this meeting as we will be discussing important information.

Click here to RSVP NOW and ask any questions you have in advance of the meeting!

If you are unable to make the meeting, please sign up for a call with our team on 3/25 by clicking here to review everything you need to know.

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

From start to finish,

Ali and Alexa

P.S. – Due to supply chain delays and issues, your team singlet/t-shirt and jacket have been delayed. We will keep you posted and email you once we mail them so you can be on the lookout for a bright/light pink package in your mailbox😊!