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Running for Great Kids


The Boston Marathon Team

Running for Great Kids Team Member

Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries is a member of the 2017 Boston Marathon Official Charity Program. As an official charity, Goodwill receives waivers with which to recruit runners to run in the historic Boston Marathon and raise money for the Peter Morrissey Youth Fund, which funds Goodwill's Youth Initiative. Members of the Running for Great Kids team are asked to raise a minimum of $5,000. Since the team's inception 13 years ago, it has raised nearly $886,000 to support Goodwill's Youth Initiative.

Each year, the Youth Initiative serves 120 young people between the ages of 12 and 18. The goal of the program is to help young people bridge successfully to adulthood and lives of self-sufficiency.


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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!

For more information on the Running for Great Kids team contact Erin Flaherty Barfield, Event Manager, at or by calling (617) 541-1255.

B.A.A. Boston Marathon 2017 Official Charity

Running for the Future

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