Please join us for a two-week period of VIRTUAL RACES from February 25-March 12, 2023 to help Christine Alfano raise money for the Boston Marathon in support of the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation.
Vanessa was killed in 2016 while out for a run on a Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, we hear stories like this all too frequently in which women are harassed, attacked, and even killed while out on walks and runs. The Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation advocates for a world where women are safe and free and can live fearlessly.
I applied for this team because in the ten years I have spent running regularly, I have been catcalled, chased, and harassed by men while on my runs. I wanted to join a team that I cared about, and this spoke to me. Running is such a stress release and a time of freedom for me. And I don't want to have to be afraid every time I walk out that door on a run. I don't want to have to carry pepper spray, or worry if I'll attract attention if I run in my sports bra. All women should be able to enjoy being outdoors and exercising without harassment.
So by signing up for one of these races, you will be supporting an important foundation that strives to keep women safe while out doors. And you honor the memory of Vanessa, so that maybe one day we will live in a world where this type of senseless violence does not occur.
SIGN UP HERE and SHARE YOUR RESULTS!
Prizes for each race category!!! Homemade cookies, running goodies, etc. sent directly to your house after the event has ended!
1-mile Walk: First overall, last overall, and MOP (middle of the pack)
5k Run/Walk: First overall, last overall, and MOP (middle of the pack)
10k Run/Walk: First overall, last overall, and MOP (middle of the pack)