This winter I’ll be dressing in layers on layers of spandex and fleece, lacing up running shoes instead of boots, leaping over puddles of slush, tip toeing over sheets of black ice, stuffing handwarmers in my mittens and pockets, and blowing my nose more times than I can count, all so I can join my fellow fearless Tufts Marathon teammates on the road. We’ll be racking up miles in preparation to run even more miles on a hopefully balmy day in late April at the iconic Boston Marathon. Training together through a New England winter so each of us can work towards our personal goals. I will run my first marathon as a mom. As a team we are raising money to fund research and programs at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (see more information below). Thank you for any support you can provide!
The Tufts Marathon Team (TMT), in collaboration with John Hancock, offers the opportunity to run the Boston Marathon while raising critical funds to benefit childhood obesity, cancer, hunger/famine, and healthy aging to name a few. Since first taking part in the Marathon in 2003, TMT has raised more than $6.7 million to support these crucial issues in food and nutrition.
Fundraising is a requirement for TMT runners. Minimums are $1,500 for students and $7,500 for staff, alumni, parents, and friends. The Friedman School is honored to have 50 runners fundraising for some of the most pressing issues in the world today. All runners focus their fundraising on one or more of the following crucial issues in food and nutrition, helping to make a real difference in the United States and the world.
TMT is the largest known collegiate marathon program in the United States, attracting runners from around the country. A lottery system is used to determine the students, staff, alumni, parents, and friends representing the TMT on Patriots Day. To receive more information regarding joining the Tufts Marathon Team please contact Coach Don Megerle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your gift will benefit the Tufts nutrition community and will help to ensure the future of this campaign at the Friedman School while demonstrating your support and encouragement of the runners.