With three runners and a dedicated team of supporters, we are committed to raising the critical funds necessary for all children to experience the wonder and joy of Boston Children's Museum. Cheer on our runners as they bring the Power of Play to children throughout the Commonwealth and beyond!
Boston Children's Museum’s exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on engagement and learning through experience, employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children. Through nontraditional learning methods and activities for kids of all ages, we connect families to transformational opportunities that allow them to engage in science and technology, health and wellness, arts and humanities, and global culture
It’s been a lifelong goal of mine to run the Boston Marathon.
My roots in Massachusetts have always made this goal location-specific: it’s not just about running a marathon, but it’s about doing it in Boston, where it means something more to me. Marathon Monday on Patriot’s Day is always one of my favorite days of the year.
My dad raised me right, and running will help me honor him in several ways.
I’ve tried to exemplify his positive fatherly spirit while raising my own children. This became even more important to me after he passed a year ago.
But his passing also forced me to realize that I won’t be around forever.
And if I don’t make a few changes, I might not be around for my kids as long as my dad was for me.
I have three kids now.
We found out my wife was pregnant with Boden just before my dad passed, and my third son was born on March 27.
I’ve been pushing myself professionally for many years, to build a better future for my family. Don’t we all?
It hasn’t always been easy. There have been times when I’ve chosen to stay up too late, to reach for easy calories instead of good food.
These choices don’t seem like much when they only happen once in a while.
Over time they can add up.
We’ve all felt burnout, but we often ignore how important our physical health is for supporting our mental health, and vice versa.
That’s why I’m running in Boston, in the Boston Marathon.
I want to do this to honor my father’s memory, by passing something of his goodness on to the next generation.
That’s why I’m running to raise funds for the Boston Children’s Museum.
I remember visiting the Museum with my dad as a kid, and I’ve loved taking my two (now three) boys to enjoy it, too.
Lifelong learning begins in childhood. The Boston Children’s Museum’s fun-first, hands-on approach to education have helped three generations of Nelsons appreciate the importance of lifelong learning.
I’d love to give future generations of Northeasterners opportunities to continue visiting the Museum and building lifelong passions for learning.
I hope to visit it with my grandchildren someday, too.
That’s the other reason I’m running. I’ve never run a marathon before, and those 26.4 miles could truly change my life for the better.
Want to help me help the Boston Children’s Museum?
Want to hold my feet to the fire and make sure I go the distance?
Want to get some nice tax benefits?
Consider making a donation to my run. I’m running to raise $10,000 for the Museum, and I need your help.
Are you in?
Thanks for your support,