As we begin a new decade, I have decided to embark on a series of challenge events that will make me stay active and also support some really great causes*.
The first of these is the iconic Boston Marathon on 20 April. This 124 year-old race is the oldest annual marathon in the world and is THE must do marathon for any runner. I am beyond delighted to be joining the 25-strong Boston Athletic Association's charity team!
I have seen, and experienced first-hand, the positive impact that sport and being active can make on lives so please support me in any way you can so I can help this incredible organisation to keep up their fantastic work. More on the B.A.A. below. As an added inecentive to dig deep - and in the hope it will make me run faster - I will shave my head if I reach my $10,000 target, so if you want to see me rocking a Kojak (google it young people) then please donate now! All travel costs have been paid by me personally so your donations will go in full to the charity.
Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association’s (B.A.A.) mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A. is committed to furthering its mission by bringing the benefits of running and healthy lifestyles to the greater community. Funds raised by the B.A.A. Charity Team will strengthen the B.A.A.’s community initiatives while also providing essential support to expand access to our sport in the cities and towns along the Boston Marathon course and beyond. Current initiatives include:
- Boston Marathon Youth Jamboree
- Boston Middle School Cross Country Championship
- Road to Wellness 5K in Roxbury
- Mayor's Cup Cross Country Youth Races
- B.A.A. Relay Challenge
- Boston Scholastic Cross Country League
- Boston Parks & Recreation Programs
*other events on my 2020 list are: RBC Ride for the Kids, Race to the Stones ultra marathon, RideLondon, RBC Race for the Kids, Royal Parks Half, presented by RBC and the New York marathon.. then a lovely lie down and a big bowl of chips!