Archive for December, 2017


Posted: December 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

Marathon Coalition Kick-Off 2017


The 2018 Boston Marathon journey begins this week with our kickoff at Tufts Medical Center on Thursday and our first training on Saturday.

I would like to welcome the following charities to the Marathon Coalition:

Be Like Brit

Best Buddies

Boston Fire Department Relief Fund

Boston Partners in Education

Boston Police Foundation

Bottom Line

Camp Shriver

City Year Boston

Dream Big!

Ethan M. Lindberg Foundation

Girls on the Run

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

MetroWest YMCA

Museum of Science

New England Center for Children

Silver Lining Mentoring

South Shore Health System Foundation

The ALLY Foundation

The Greg Hill Foundation

Tufts Medical Center

The Play Brigade

University of Massachusetts-Boston Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund

Year Up Greater Boston

Youth Advocacy Foundation

As I begin my 22nd year of coaching charity runners for the Boston Marathon, I am extremely grateful that my enthusiasm for helping others achieve a lifelong dream of crossing the finish line of the Boston Marathon is as strong as ever.

I look forward to helping the runners realize they are capable of achieving for more than they ever imagined.  Hopefully, this realization transcends completing the Boston Marathon and will be the foundation for a life filled with service to others!

You've Got What It Takes






Posted: December 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

Born To Run

National bestselling book BORN TO RUN is my favorite book across all genres.  It was fascinating to learn about the hidden Tarahumara tribe in the Copper Canyon of Mexico and their ability to run 100 mile races at fast speeds and remain injury-free.

At the recent TRE (The Running Event) conference in Austin, Texas, I had the honor of meeting Arnulfo Quimare, the ultra-running Tarahumara hero featured in the book.  I received an invitation to participate in the Caballo Blanco Copper Canyon Ultra in March of 2018.  It promises to be one of the most unique running experiences of my life.  If I am able to participate I am sure I will return with a completely new perspective on living with greater simplicity, determination and appreciation.

Arnulfo I