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Boston’s Run to Remember Offers Enhanced App

News Release: Launch of New Mobile App Aimed at Enhancing Event, Adding Convenience for Runners and Spectators‰Û¢

News Release: Launch of New Mobile App Aimed at Enhancing Event, Adding Convenience for Runners and Spectators

Hello
‰ÛÓ if you can mention or feature Boston’s Run to Remember’s new mobile app in
your coverage this week or next, that would be great. Feel free to contact race
director Steve Balfour for additional information. Also, if wanted to share a
link to this news release (including course tour video): http://www.wolfenews.com/releases/Bostons-Run-to-Remember-Introduces-Mobile-App-to-Enhance-Event-Add-Convenience-for-Runners-and-Spectators/03673/.
Thanks so much!

 

For
Immediate Release
:
April 6, 2015

Media
Contacts:

Beryl Wolfe, Wolfe PR, beryl@wolfenews.com 520-207-9551;
Steve Balfour, Race Director sbalfour@me.com
617-543-5648

 

News
Release

 

Boston’s Run to Remember
Introduces Mobile App to Enhance Event, Add Convenience for Runners and
Spectators

 

Registration filling
fast for May 24 road race through historic downtown Boston to honor fallen law
enforcement officers

 

BOSTON (April 6, 2015) ‰ÛÓ
Boston’s Run to Remember has launched a customized, feature-rich mobile app
that enables runners and spectators to access a wide range of key race
information and activities from the palm of their hands.

 

The
intuitive mobile app includes a host of features that provide important
information related to the May 24 half marathon and 5-mile races through
historic downtown Boston:

·        
Event
Schedule

·        
Maps

·        
Event
Info

·        
Runner
Tracking

·        
Boston
Activities

·        
Results

·        
Social
Sharing

·        
Volunteer
Registration

 

The
Boston’s Run to Remember app is built for Android and iOS and can be accessed
from any tablet or mobile device. Runners, volunteers and spectators can
download the mobile application for free from the App Store on iTunes or on
Google Play.

“It’s
official, Boston’s Run to Remember has entered the digital age,” Race Director
Steve Balfour said. “We are confident our runners and supporters are going to
enjoy this mobile app and find it quite useful.”

 

The
race app was developed by CrowdTorch, which has created similar app platforms
for the Houston Marathon and other major road races, he said.

 

Balfour
encouraged runners to download the app, but said if they haven’t yet registered
to run they need to get that done first as Boston’s Run to Remember is filling
faster than in past years. More than 8,900
runners
have signed up so far.
Runners can register on the race website at bostonsruntoremember.org.

 

Boston’s Run
to Remember was created as a tribute to Massachusetts law enforcement officers
killed in the line of duty. Both the half marathon and 5-mile races begin at
the Seaport World Trade Center in downtown Boston and take runners past famous
landmarks and historic sites. This is the 11th year for the charity event that
continues to grow in popularity.

 

Assisted
by
DMSE
Sports
, race organizers this year announced changes to the start line
process, utilizing a “Pulse” starting method to avoid the bottleneck at Seaport
Boulevard and Atlantic. “This has worked very well for the Feaster Five and
other DMSE races,” said Balfour. “And we’re looking forward to it easing the
issues we have had near the runners start in this area of Boston.”

 

In
other race news, Boston’s Run to Remember has teamed up with
www.mobilelockers.com to provide runners with
lockable lockers for this year’s race. Runners can register for a locker
through the company’s website.

 

Volunteer positions
are still available along the course on race day as well as at the Expo and
packet pick up over race weekend.  Volunteers can review and select a
desired position at
http://www.bostonsruntoremember.com/boston/volunteer.html.

 

Race
Expo booths also are still available to businesses and non-profits who want to
have a presence at the race, Balfour said. Those interested can visit the race
website link to the
EXPO.

 

Both races
feature loop courses that start at the
Seaport World Trade Center and wind through historic downtown
Boston, with the half marathon crossing over the scenic Charles River along
Memorial Drive in Cambridge before looping back. Last year, 9,504 runners
crossed the finish line in the two races.

 

For
additional information, find the race on
Facebook or visit the website at www.bostonsruntoremember.com.

 

Boston’s Run to Remember is produced by a handful of police
officers, detectives and supporters who volunteer their time to create,
organize and manage the race. Proceeds benefit the community and children’s
programs of the Boston Police Runner’s Club. For those who cannot run this year
but want to take part, donations may be made to Boston’s Run to Remember and
sent to P.O. Box 760670, Melrose, MA 02176. 

 

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