The Boston Marathon Team
Running for Great Kids is the running team for Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries. Since its inception in 2004, the team has participated in the historic Boston Marathon for 13 consecutive years. Each year, the goal of the team is to raise money for the Peter Morrissey Youth Fund, which benefits Goodwill's Youth Initiative.
For 2017, Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries is a member of the 2017 Boston Marathon Official Charity Program. Twenty-two runners participating in the marathon will each raise a minimum of $5,000 to support the fund. In 13 years, the team has raised nearly $886,000 to support the Youth Initiative.
The Youth Initiative serves 120 young people between the ages of 12 and 18 annually. The goal of the program is to help young peaople bridge successfully to adulthood and lives of self-sufficiency.
Support the Running for Great Kids team by donating to the Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries Crowdrise Page. Also, follow the team’s Facebook page to be up-to-date about the runners and team events.
New Balance Falmouth Road Race Team
On Aug. 21, 2016, Goodwill's Running for Great Kids took to the course for the New Balance Falmouth Road Race for the first time.
Five dedicated runners ran the hilly seven miles to support Goodwill's Youth Initiative, an important program that is offered without charge to young people living in the neighbhorhoods of surrrounding Goodwill's Roxbury headquarters. Common themes across all components of the program are active services learning, leadership and self-esteem development, collaboration with community organizations, youth engagement in program planning, and preparation for adult life.
Thanks to our dedicated runners and their supporters, we were able to raise funds for the Peter Morrissey Youth Fund that sustains the Youth Initiative year after year.
Goodwill will also be participating in the Falmouth Road race in 2017 - stay tuned for details!