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2014-07-01 12:26:13

$38.4 Million Raised BOSTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Participants running on behalf of non-profit organizations raised $38.4 million for charity this year in the 118(th) running of the Boston Marathon. The 2014 figure is a record amount and nearly doubles the $20 million raised in 2013. In this year's race on April 21(st), with an expanded field size of 36,000 registered runners, more than 300 organizations received donations in support of their missions. The majority of...

2014-04-28 23:13:03

The Boston Police Department recently utilized the ISS 24/7 Text Communication solution for the 118th Boston Marathon. The implementation of the Text Communication software afforded runners and patrons the ability to report suspicious activity during the race. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 The Boston Police Department recently utilized the ISS 24/7 Text Communication solution for the 118th Boston Marathon. This was the first running of the race since the bombing last year that...

2014-04-25 23:02:14

Sport Earphone Company’s Interactive Booth, Sponsored Athletes Team and Donation to Assist Runners in Need Made for a Memorable Weekend of Events St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 yurbuds®, a company deeply rooted in the running community, celebrated racers returning to the 2014 Boston starting line with a team of sponsored athletes and an interactive booth for all race attendees. With live video testimonials, t-shirt giveaways and exclusive Boston product benefitting charity,...

2014-04-18 12:21:47

BOSTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Both local and national REALTORS® joined together earlier this month to fundraise for REALTORS® running in the Boston Marathon. Representatives from the National, Massachusetts, and Greater Boston Associations of REALTORS® organized "REALTORS® Running for a Cause" on April 6 at Harpoon Brewery in Boston. The event was intended to help REALTORS® meet their fundraising goals in order to participate in the Boston Marathon on this...

2014-04-17 23:03:09

Gentle Giant to arrange and provide transportation of 25+ truckloads of goods and athletic equipment for the 118th annual race. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Gentle Giant Moving Company, an award winning local and long distance mover based in Massachusetts with offices across the country, is proud to announce today that they will be the Official Moving & Storage Partner of the Boston Marathon for the 18th consecutive year. While the actual race is on April 21, the Marathon’s...

2014-04-17 12:25:57

Athletes Discuss Kenyan Culture and Training with Elmwood Elementary Students HOPKINTON, Mass., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock today brought the Boston Marathon defending women's champion Rita Jeptoo, two past champions, and other elite Kenyan athletes, to a pre-marathon rally with nearly 600 students from Hopkinton's Elmwood Elementary School. The rally, part of John Hancock's 'Scholars and Stars' program, gives students an opportunity to meet Kenyan athletes and...

2014-04-16 16:25:55

9 Schools Compete in Second Annual Friendship Sprint Medley Relay BOSTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Marathon principal sponsor John Hancock, in partnership with the Boston Scholar Athletes (BSA) program and the Boston Public Schools, today hosted Scholars & Stars in Boston at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. More than 300 students from Boston Public High School track teams participated in the event. After dynamic stretching and core strengthening...

2014-04-15 23:11:05

#WEWILLRUN video deters the negative things that surround last year’s marathon and encourages people to rally around this one memorable event and bring this city together again. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 With only a week to the 118th Boston Marathon, the entire city, country and world's focus continues to grow to watch this great event which brings so many people together globally. Local Boston photographer and director JJ Miller produced a video #WEWILLRUN sharing a story...

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2014-04-15 10:06:33

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill After experiencing a tragic and truncated end to the 2013 Boston Marathon, race organizers were faced not only with grief but with hundreds of administrative decisions, including plans for the 2014 race – an event beloved by Bostonians and people around the world. One of the issues they faced was what to do about the nearly 6,000 runners who were unable to complete the 2013 race. The Boston Athletic Association, the event’s organizers,...

2014-04-09 12:27:47

Corner of Boylston and Dartmouth to be closed to traffic for the Production Scheduled FOR SATURDAY, April 12, 7:00 a.m. NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sports Illustrated @SINow invites Bostonians to be part of an historic cover photo shoot featuring Boston Strong. The production is scheduled for Saturday, April 12(th), 7:00am, at the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth ... the finish line of the 2014 Boston Marathon. Sports Illustrated will make this shoot the cover of its next...


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