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Running for Great Kids

New Balance Falmouth Road Race Team

On Aug. 21, 2016, Goodwill's Running for Great Kids took to the Falmouth course for the first time.

Now we're recruiting more runners to run in the seven mile road race to support Goodwill's Youth Initiative, an important program that is offered without charge to young people living in the neighborhoods surrounding Goodwill's Roxbury headquarters. The program helps young people from underserved Boston communities achieve at school, give back to their communities, and develop as individuals and leaders. The participants are given the opportunity to explore college and career options and get the support they need to transition from high school to higher education or the workplace.


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About Running for Great Kids

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, and the Falmouth Road Race twice. Each year, the goal of the team is to raise money for the Peter Morrissey Youth Fund, which benefits Goodwill's Youth Initiative.

Nearly 225 runners have laced up their sneakers in support of Running for Great Kids, raising more than $1 million in the process.

The Youth Initiative serves 120 young people between the ages of 12 and 18 annually. The goal of the program is to help young people bridge successfully to adulthood and to lives of self-sufficiency. Thanks to our dedicated runners and their supporters, we are able to raise money for the Peter Morrissey Youth Fund that sustains the Youth Initiative year after year.

Follow the team's Facebook page to be up-to-date about the runners and team events.


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For more information on the Running for Great Kids team contact Hilary Thomas at or by calling 617-541-1256.

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