On October 13, 5 residents from Medford, Abigail Fried, Tyler Guertin, Derrick Henry, Sarah Kee, and David Masciulli will be running in the 13th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon® presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, as a member of the official Dana-Farber team.
Each of the more than 650 Dana-Farber team members are committed to raising at least $500 to support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber. Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund have partnered with the B.A.A. in the half marathon for eleven years. During this time, runners on the Dana-Farber team have raised more than $3.5 million to fuel lifesaving discoveries. To support a runner in the B.A.A. Half Marathon, go to www.RunDanaFarber.org/BAAHalf.
“Our Dana-Farber team is dedicated to running the B.A.A. Half Marathon each fall to embrace both the personal challenge of this race and the opportunity to join the fight against cancer by raising critical funds for the Jimmy Fund,” says Jack Fultz, Dana-Farber’s training advisor and 1976 Boston Marathon® men’s champion.
The 13.1-mile rolling course is an out-and-back loop that runs along the Emerald Necklace park system. It will begin and end in White Stadium in Boston’s Franklin Park. The event attracts a field of more than 7,000 runners, including world-class athletes.
The race is one of three annual events that are part of the longstanding partnership between the Boston Athletic Association and Dana-Farber. The Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk is the only walk sanctioned to take place along the historic Boston Marathon® route and the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC) includes a team of Dana-Farber runners who participate in the Boston Marathon® each April.
Dana-Farber’s B.A.A. Half Marathon team is one of many ways runners can support the lifesaving mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Participants can run on an official Dana-Farber team, or run in any race, of any distance, in any city, while raising funds for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund.
For more information visit RunDanaFarber.org. If you have registered to run the B.A.A. Half Marathon and would like to fundraise for Dana-Farber, please call the Dana-Farber Running Programs office at (617) 632-1970 or (800) 551-7036, or send an email to email@example.com.
- Information from Dana Farber