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!
The Doggy 5K is today at Castle Island in South Boston. This year’s Run & Walk benefits the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Come cheer on the runners and the walkers! It promises to be a great time! Stop by and show your support for shelter animals!