This is the time of year that prospective Boston Marathon charities are notified by the Boston Athletic Association and John Hancock whether they will receive charity bibs for the 2016 Boston Marathon.
I begin recieving inquiries from these charities once they begin researching coaching options. I feel blessed the Marathon Coalition has such a positive reputation within the Boston Marathon community and these charities entrust us with providing the coaching support and inspiration to prepare their runners for the journey from Hopkinton to Boston.
This entire journey of empowerment would not have been possible without the decades of support I have received from the Boston Athletic Association and John Hancock. I never take their trust and confidence in me and the Marathon Coalition to embrace the values of their charity program for granted.
I have always felt that nothing significant is ever accomplished alone so I would like to thank all the runners that I have had the honor and privilege of coaching the past 20 years. You have inspired me to pursue my dreams and shown me that NOTHING is stronger than the human spirit, particularly when it is tested.
I would also like to thank the charities that have been with the Marathon Coalition from it’s inception and their extremely dedicated staff:
- Adoption and Foster Care Mentoring
- Best Buddies
- Boston Debate League
- Boston Museum of Science
- Boston Partners in Education
- Bottom Line
- Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester
- Boys & Girls Club of Newton
- Camp Shriver
- City Year Boston
- College Bound Dorchester
- Dream Big!
- Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
- Mass Mentoring Partnership
- New England Center For Children
- Summer Search
- Team Access
- The ALLY Foundation
- The Esplanade Association
- The Greg Hill Foundation
- Tufts Medical Center
I have also been blessed with the passion and commitment that the Marathon Coalition coaching staff has provided our runners:
- Coach Greg Guarriello
- Coach Paul Crockett
- Coach Cara Gilman
- Dr. Grayson Kimball
The Marathon Coalition truly empowers others through running!