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Team John Hancock 2015

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Michael Bower

THE STORY:

I am so excited to be part of Team John Hancock 2015.

I am looking forward to joining 30,000 other runners in traversing the 26.2 miles between Hopkinton and Boston on Monday April 20, 2015.

This will be my 10th Boston Marathon and 18th marathon overall.

My plan is to run 450 miles in the 15 weeks leading up to the big day.  My 2015 training program started on Monday January 5th.

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My 2015 Boston Marathon Training Program:

Total Mileage since December 1st (20 weeks before marathon):  539.7

Total Mileage since January 5th (15 weeks before marathon):  426.4

          <<<  15 weeks --  60 runs -- 450 miles  >>>

15 weeks to go (1/5 - 1/11) --  5 runs -- 44.3 miles

14 weeks to go (1/12 - 1/18) --  4 runs -- 30.3 miles -- 74.6 total

13 weeks to go (1/19 - 1/25) --  1 run -- 5.7 miles -- 80.3 total  < ankle injury >

12 weeks to go (1/26 - 2/1) -- 0 runs -- 0.0 miles -- 80.3 total  < away on business >

11 weeks to go (2/2 - 2/8) -- 1 run -- 5.5 miles -- 85.8 total  < chest cold / flu >

10 weeks to go (2/9 - 2/15) -- 4 runs -- 36.5 miles -- 122.3 total

9 weeks to go (2/16 - 2/22) -- 4 runs - 34.6 miles -- 156.9 total

8 weeks to go (2/23 - 3/1) -- 5 runs - 56.0 miles -- 212.9 total

7 weeks to go (3/2 - 3/8) --  3 runs - 24.4 miles -- 237.3 total

6 weeks to go (3/9 - 3/15) -- 5 runs - 32.9 miles - 270.2 total

5 weeks to go (3/16 - 3/22) -- 5 runs - 53.4 miles - 323.6 total

4 weeks to go (3/23 - 3/29) -- 4 runs - 41.9 miles - 365.5 total

3 weeks to go (3/30 - 4/5) -- 2 runs - 7.8 miles - 373.3 total  

2 weeks to go (4/6 - 4/12) -- 6 runs - 33.0 miles - 406.3 total

1 week to go (4/13 - 4/19) -- 3 runs - 20.1 miles - 426.4 total

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Long Runs:

1/11/2015 - 18.3 miles - Boston marathon course (Wellesley to BC and back)

3/1/2015 - 22 miles - Boston marathon course (Boston to Wellesley and back)

3/21/2015 - 21 miles - Boston marathon course (Boston to Wellesley and back)

3/28/2015 - 21.2 miles - Boston marathon course (Framingham to Boston)

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Please join me in supporting two great charities!!

The Boys and Girls Club of Boston and the Ron Burton Training Village.....

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston wrote -

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) and Ron Burton Training Village (RBTV) are thrilled to partner with our inspired 2015 Boston Marathon team of John Hancock employees to raise funds to provide hope and opportunity for youth in the greater Boston area. To streamline our donation process this year, all gifts will be directed to Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) and then divided equally between BGCB and RBTV.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB)

The mission of BGCB is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. BGCB serves 15,000 youth, ages 6-18, annually. Half of our members come from households earning less than $27,000 per year. Programming in our Clubs is offered at a cost of $25 per school year for youth ages 6-12 and only $5 for teens, yet, BGCB invests an average of $2,500 per member. Support from our partners raises critical funds for our life-enhancing programming in the areas of Education, Arts, Life Skills, Leadership, Technology, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.

To learn more visit www.bgcb.org

Ron Burton Training Village (RBTV)

The mission of the Ron Burton Training Village is to build within youth from low income communities, racial harmony, leadership, self-determination, respect and love for others through a program of spiritual, educational and physical fitness training in a wholesome, caring environment. Over the past twenty -four years, the Ron Burton Training Village has served more than 3,000 young men and women in their spiritual, physical and educational growth. Twelve months a year, over a six-year period, campers are guided, supported and mentored in some of life’s most essential areas including: education, social skills, morals, values, leadership and fitness.

Though campers come from very diverse backgrounds, the majority of the youth who attend the training village are kids from economically disadvantaged and often troubled and at-risk situations. The Ron Burton Training Village curriculum directs the focus of these individuals toward a positive and productive target whose bull’s-eye is; a love for God and ones fellow human beings, physical adeptness and academic excellence. We are able to accomplish this through the medium of sport.

To learn more visit http://www.ronburtontrainingvillage.com/

You can help support John Hancock's dedicated marathon runners by clicking the DONATE button above. All donations are tax-deductible.

$4,470

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mike Bower

    $200

  • Mark & Wendy Akeson

     

  • Jen & Chris Fields

     

  • Kendra Howard

     

  • Ed Finnegan

    $50

  • Harsha Ramireddy

    $50

  • Madhumita Naskar

    $40

  • Matt Libby

    $25

  • BH

    $100

  • Frank Rispoli

    $50

  • Kathleen Peters

    $25

  • Matthew & Janna Rigatti

    $100

  • Michael Bower - JH Match 12/14/14

    $200

  • Brian Heapps - JH Match 1/5/15

    $100

  • Matthew Libby - JH Match 1/5/15

    $25

  • Frank Rispoli - JH Match 1/7/15

    $50

  • Norma Shulman

    $26

  • Matt Torti

    $25

  • Melanie Goddard

    $25

  • Noreen Begley

    $50

  • Chris Petrini

    $250

  • Lynne Rizzi

    $20

  • Ed Rich

    $50

  • Stacey and James Yavorski

    $75

  • Michael Bower

    $100

  • Jen Shi

    $25

  • Laurene Ingham

    $26

  • Mickey Conti

    $25

  • Keith and Deb Tully

     

  • Mary Bower

    $150

  • Ina Fenster

    $25

  • Lori Tatelman

    $25

  • Warren Perez-Leijssius

    $10

  • Paul Stickney

    $25

  • Tim Malenfant

    $25

  • Rosina Butera

     

  • Good luck, Mike! The Count /\_O_/\

     

  • Kitty Lovers United

    $25

  • David and Cathy Miles

    $35

  • Alice R. Bower - 2/23/15

    $50

  • Dave Pereira

    $25

  • Kathleen Peters - JH Match 1/14/15

    $25

  • Matthew Rigatti - JH Match 1/15/15

    $100

  • Edward Rich - JH Match 2/18/15

    $50

  • James Yavorski - JH Match 2/21/15

    $75

  • Michael Bower - JH Match 3/1/15

    $100

  • Sharon James

     

  • Pat MacEachern

    $25

  • Randy Salmanowich

     

  • Rosina Butera - JH Match 3/16/15

    $50

  • Ina Fenster - 3/16/15

    $25

  • David Pereira - JH Match 3/19/15

    $25

  • Gary Toth - JH Match 3/16/15

    $40

  • Susan Taccini - JH Match 3/17/15

    $25

  • Barb Pickard

    $100

  • Phil and Valerie Ottaviani

    $100

  • Barbara Pickard - JH Match 3/26/15

    $100

  • Jay Addo

    $50

  • Linda Broderick

    $25

  • Sell Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rob and Terrie Pirozzi

    $100

  • Your friends from the Greater Framingham Running Club

    $345

  • David Weisman

     

  • Stephen Addo - JH Match 4/2/15

    $52

  • Teri Banerjee 4/7/15

    $100

  • Michael Kohn

     

  • Matthew Vogel

    $25

  • Amy Meadows

    $25

  • Liz Neales

    $15

  • David Talamo 4/10/15

    $50

  • Michael Kohn - JH Match 4/13/15

    $26

  • David Weisman - JH Match 4/10/15

    $25

  • Your Friends at the Elliott Health Rehab Center in Natick

    $37

  • Stephen Addo - JH Match 4/2/15

    $52

  • MacDonald Conti - JH Match 3/13/15

    $25

  • Rosina Butera - JH Match 3/16/15

    $50

  • David Weisman - JH Match 4/10/15

    $25

  • Susan Taccini - JH Match 3/17/15

    $25

  • Gary Toth - JH Match 3/16/15

    $40

  • Amy Meadows - JH Match 4/22/15

    $25

  • David Pereira - JH Match 3/19/15

    $25

  • Ina Fenster - JH Match 3/16/15

    $25

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112% Raised of $4,000 Goal

The Team: $235,877 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

John Durnan

Amount Raised

$10,052

 

201% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Don Tucker

Amount Raised

$5,927

 

119% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caitlin Davis

Amount Raised

$5,485

Fundraiser Title

Michael Bower

Amount Raised

$4,470

 

112% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Basso

Amount Raised

$4,276

 

214% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bill Chau

Amount Raised

$3,885

 

259% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Randall

Amount Raised

$3,577

 

238% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Rickards

Amount Raised

$3,550

 

237% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Ina Fenster - JH Match 3/16/15

Ina Fenster - JH Match 3/16/15

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

David Pereira - JH Match 3/19/15

David Pereira - JH Match 3/19/15

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Gary Toth - JH Match 3/16/15

Gary Toth - JH Match 3/16/15

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Amy Meadows - JH Match 4/22/15

Amy Meadows - JH Match 4/22/15

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Susan Taccini - JH Match 3/17/15

Susan Taccini - JH Match 3/17/15

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

David Weisman - JH Match 4/10/15

David Weisman - JH Match 4/10/15

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Rosina Butera - JH Match 3/16/15

Rosina Butera - JH Match 3/16/15

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

MacDonald Conti - JH Match 3/13/15

MacDonald Conti - JH Match 3/13/15

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Stephen Addo - JH Match 4/2/15

Stephen Addo - JH Match 4/2/15

DONATION: $52

4 years ago

Your Friends at the Elliott Health Rehab Center in Natick

Your Friends at the Elliott Health Rehab Center in Natick

DONATION: $37

4 years ago