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Running for Great Kids

About Running for Great Kids

Goodwill’s Boston Marathon team raises funds for the Peter Morrissey Youth Fund, which supports Goodwill’s Youth Programs, and is named in honor of Goodwill’s longstanding Board member, advocate, and friend, Peter A. Morrissey.

Goodwill’s history in the community includes a long tradition of supporting local young people. From the original summer camp program, to afterschool programming and mentoring, to innovative programs helping youth with disabilities transition from school to work, Goodwill is experienced in providing jobs and educational opportunities to youth and helping them understand career pathways.

Peter Morrissey was one of Goodwill’s greatest champions of the youth served. Goodwill will long remember and honor Peter as a fervent champion for Goodwill and Boston’s youth.

Nearly 300 runners have laced up their sneakers in support of Running for Great Kids, raising more than $1 million in the process. Follow the team's Facebook page to stay up-to-date with our runners and team events.

The team is full for 2020, however, if you’re interested in applying for the 2021 Goodwill’s Running for Great Kids team, the application is below. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

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2019 Boston Marathon Running for Great Kids Team on Crowdrise

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