The Boston Marathon is two weeks away and our runners could not be more prepared!
After months of training through extreme winter weather conditions, the runners are relieved to finally enter into the taper portion of their training. This means that they run less and rest more for the last 3 weeks before race day, giving their bodies time to recover from the intense training that they have been doing.
They’ve been working hard and deserve some love! Please show your support for the ARL’s Boston Marathon Team, by donating to them on their Crowdrise page and cheering for them on Marathon Monday. For information on how to track the progress of our runners using the AT&T Athlete Alert visit: http://bit.ly/1e9LjEZ
To receive alerts for our runners, you’ll need their bib numbers which are listed below:
The ARL is happy to be celebrating our fourth year as a John Hancock Boston Marathon Charity Team in the 2014 Boston Marathon.
The goal for our runners is to raise over $30,000 which will support our Animal Care and Adoption Centers, Shelter Medicine, Rescue Services, humane Law Enforcement and affordable spay/neuter activities throughout Massachusetts.
We are incredibly excited to announce the members of this year’s team.
“I’m so proud to be running for the Animal Rescue League of Boston simply because I continue to raise awareness for animal welfare in my every day routine as the Assistant Shelter Manager, and this opportunity allows me to do that on a greater scale.” – Carolyn Curran
“As an avid runner and animal lover, Karen is proud to represent the Animal Rescue League of Boston in this year’s Boston Marathon: for the memory of those lost last year, both furry and not; for a race that makes this city great; and for an organization that does amazing things for the animals of Massachusetts.”
“Turner Smith is thrilled to join the ARL Boston Marathon Team for the 2014 Boston Marathon to give back to her local South End community in an especially meaningful way — by helping to provide crucial veterinary and adoption services to needy animals in the Boston area. “
Are you an animal lover who has been dreaming of running in the Boston Marathon? Here is your chance to support the Animal Rescue League of Boston while running in one of the world’s most prestigious road races.
John Hancock has once again graciously given us charity bibs to use for the 2014 Boston Marathon on April 21.
Anyone who is interested in running with our team will need to fill out the application and submit a non-refundable $25 application fee. The deadline to apply is November 6, 2013. All applicants can expect to hear from us by November 15.
Runners who are selected to be on the our team will be required to raise a minimum of $7,500. This money will go towards the ARL’s efforts of helping animals who are suffering from cruelty, abandonment and neglect. To apply click the button below or follow this link: http://arlboston.kintera.org/2014bostonmarathon
We hope you’ll consider being on our team, together we are Boston Strong!
Falmouth uses a wave-start system. The first two waves start at 10AM. At 10:04 the third wave starts at 10:10 the fourth wave starts. At 10:15 the fifth wave starts. Then at 10:20 the sixth wave starts. Wheelchair division race start is at 9:40AM.
The race is seven miles long and begins in front of the Woods Hole Community Center, near the drawbridge on Water Street. The first three miles are narrow, hilly, winding tree-shaded roads, while the last four miles are open on the flat right next to Martha’s Vineyard Sound. A small steep hill lets you know that you are beginning the last half-mile of the race. Once you crest the hill it is “all downhill” to the finish.
We hope to see some friendly faces cheering on our runners today!
Cheer On Our Boston Marathon Team: Look For The Red T-shirts!
Marathon Monday is just around the corner and we want to remind you to cheer on our dedicated runners! They will be wearing red shirts like the one Breck, our gorgeous model and League alum, is sporting. Our logo is on the front and the back of the t-shirt, so you can’t miss it. So far our team has raised over $35,000! If you’re in the crowd, show your support for their hard work! Our four runners and their numbers are listed below:
Thank you to everyone who attended Friday’s Boston Marathon Fundraiser at the Granary Tavern in Boston. The event was a huge success and over 200 people stopped by to show their support. Our Boston Marathon team has collectively raised over $30,000 and runners are still collecting donations. Remember that the money that the team raises goes towards helping shelter animals.
To support this year’s four runners and view their progress, please visit their fundraising page. You can donate online to the entire team or a specific runner.
Does all of this snow have you feeling a little stir crazy? If so, then come out and join the League’s Boston Marathon team on Friday, March 1 from 6:30-8:30p.m. at the Granary Tavern for an evening filled with great people, fabulous raffle prizes, and a silent auction! Items include, one week on Martha’s Vineyard, one night stay at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, a golf outing for four at Sterling Golf Club, Red Sox tickets, a personally autographed hockey puck from Andrew Ference, a gift basket from Polka Dog Bakery, a gift basket from Harpoon Brewery, a case of wine from Atlantic distribution, as well as gift cards to restaurants and many other excellent items. The best part of the night – the proceeds of the event will help the League’s marathon team raise money for the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
The Doggy 5K this past Saturday raised over $3,000 for the Animal Rescue League of Boston. The event started at 10am at South Boston’s scenic Castle Island and was attended by over 300 participants, many of whom brought their dogs. The beauty of the course around Pleasure Bay and Castle Island’s Fort Independence was amplified by the gorgeous warm weather this past weekend. A wonderful time was had by all and even a few League employees ran and walked in the Doggy 5K!
After the race, participants and their canine companions were able to enjoy a variety of dog oriented activities in the park.
A big thank you to Racemenu and Doggy 5K for selecting the League to be their featured charity and to all the volunteers and attendees who made the event a success! Congrats to everyone who ran/walked!