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Running for Great Kids

About Running for Great Kids

For the second year in a row, Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries has been selected as a member of the Boston Marathon Official Charity Program by the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.).

Goodwill's Boston Marathon team is Running for Great Kids, which has participated in the Boston Marathon since 2004. 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. In 2017, Running for Great Kids raised more than $115,000 for the Youth Initiative.

The Youth Initiative serves more than 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.

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B.A.A. Boston Marathon 2018 Official Charity

2018 Boston Marathon Running for Great Kids Team on Crowdrise

For more information on the Running for Great Kids team contact Nicole Caouette at or by calling 617-541-1255.

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