Run to Remember Awarding Commemorative Medals to All Finishers of 2016
Created to honor
fallen police and first responders, the popular May 29 road race runs through
historic downtown Boston
BOSTON (March 30, 2016) ÛÓ Every
finisher of the 2016 Boston’s Run to Remember will receive a two-piece
commemorative medal this year that runners will personalize to honor either the
Police, Fire or First Responders, race officials announced Wednesday.
The May 29 Boston’s Run to Remember,
the only half marathon race through historic downtown Boston to honor those who
lost their lives protecting and serving others, already has 7,195 registered
runners and organizers are encouraging runners to register now at their newly
revamped website bostonsruntoremember.com.
As an added
bonus this year, every finisher of the event’s half marathon and 5-miles races
will receive a commemorative medal with a special inner Challenge Coin.
finisher medal has two parts – there is the medal itself with a
recessed area with a magnet. As a runner, you’ll have a choice of one of the
three Challenge Coins to place into the medal, honoring either police,
fire or first responders,” Race Director Steve Balfour said. “This collector’s
coin is backed with an image of indelible Boston landmarks, which add to its
historic relevance. It’s a fitting way to honor what Boston’s Run to Remember
is all about.”
Last month, Boston’s
Run to Remember
organizers announced the creation of the First Responder Challenge, where teams
with a minimum of five runners from any first responder department in the U.S.
compete in the half marathon for a chance to win bragging rights and be one of
the three fastest departments to split a cash prize of $10,000 for the charity
of their choice. The challenge in the past had been limited to police
first responder department entering the challenge can have a team ÛÓ regardless
of skill level ÛÓ as long as they have five or more runners. Departments can
field multiple teams if they choose. All runners that are a part of the First
Responder Challenge must be sworn, active officers, firefighters or service
personnel at the time of the race. Prizes will be awarded to the top three
teams in the half marathon. For more info on the challenge, please contact
Brigit at BostonRuntoRemember@gmail.com
half marathon and 5-mile races, set for Sunday, May 29, start at the Seaport
World Trade Center in downtown Boston. The event’s expo on May 28 is also a
This is the
12th year for the annual charity event, created as a tribute to Massachusetts
law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Boston’s
Run to Remember is
produced by a handful of police officers, detectives and their supporters who
volunteer their time to create, organize and manage the race. Proceeds benefit
the community and children’s programs of the police department running club.
organizers are planning for a field size of approximately 10,000. Last year,
9,438 runners crossed the finish line in the two races.
feature scenic loop courses that start at the Seaport World Trade Center and wind through historic downtown
Boston, with the half marathon crossing over the Charles River along Memorial
Drive in Cambridge before looping back.
additional information, find the race on Facebook or Twitter and visit the website at www.bostonsruntoremember.com. 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.