Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Boston’s Run to Remember 2008


On Saturday May 24th and Sunday May 25th The Boston Police Department and Boston Police Runner's Club will hold the fourth running of Boston's Run to Remember.

The “Run to Remember” is held in honor of Massachusetts law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. This event is a two day run (one 5 mile road race and one half marathon) in celebration of the fallen officer’s lives as well as a show of respect for their ultimate sacrifice.

The net proceeds benefit Kids At Risk Programs throughout the City of Boston. “Kids At Risk Programs provide safe and nurturing environments encouraging inner city youths to make healthy choices and an alternative to gangs and acts leading to incarceration.” Since 1994, over $500,000 has been raised funding two primary programs for youths:

-Boys and Girls Club Memberships, YMCAs and other after school programs.
-Summer programs and camps for over 600 youths annually.

Other organizations benefiting from the Kids At Risk Program include:

-BGCB Young Leaders Program
-The Boston Youth Fund
-Dorchester YMCA Summer Camp
-Ella J Baker House Science Camp
-Frank A. Day Summer Camp
-Franklin Field Boys and Girls Club
-Kevin Kennedy All Star Baseball Camp
-The Reggie Lewis Athletic Center
-Side Kick Karate Camp
-South Boston Boys and Girls Club
-Young Graffiti Masters”

Join thousands of runners for the fourth annual Run to Remember. This 5-mile road race and half marathon runs through historic downtown Boston will be held in honor of the men and women killed in the line of duty. The event will not only will celebrate their lives, all proceeds from the run will go to benefit Kids at Risk programs in the city. All inquiries into this event can be directed to info@bostonsruntoremember.org

2 comments:

Julie said...

Yay, I am doing the 5-miler. I believe you can still register, so sign up!

casey @ OYFP said...

Oh you running people - you're so athletic!

I'm going to organize a charity floor hockey game. HA!