Congratulations to the Winners!!!
April 12, 2017
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
Welcome to the Team Remy-Sullivan donation page!
I first joined Team With a Vision as a runner in the Visually Impaired division for the 2015 edition of the Boston Marathon. I started running back in 2012 (March 21st if you want to get exact) as a way to get in shape to play soccer with some friends from work, and that’s where my love of running started. I originally had the ambition to just run one marathon to cross it off my bucket list (famous last words of many a marathon junkie) and my love for distance running has grown from there.
The thing I love about running with Team With a Vision is that I get inspired by seeing what other fellow Blind/VI athletes can accomplish and it pushes me to keep going. The support, love and assistance that Team With a Vision provides is amazing, and is one of the things that makes such an amazing weekend that much more special. Getting together with this amazing group of athletes and volunteers is one of the things I look forward to most each time I sign up for the Boston Marathon.
Have I mentioned the amazing guides I get the honour of running with every year? Jeff was my first Boston guide in 2015 (also guided me in my first Marathon ever as well) and he's led me home to not one but TWO Marathon PRs (first ever Marathon counts as a PR too, right?) Then I was lucky enough to have not one but TWO lovely ladies as my escort in Boston for 2016 with Leslie and Jill. It was a hot, sunny run in, and while the heat did get the best of us, we all still finished.
2017 looks to continue the amazing guide tradiditon set by those that have guided before him, and I have the honour of having world-renowned author, humourist and pie-enthusiast Mark Remy as my guide for the 2017 edition of the Boston Marathon. While I don't know if Mark knows just what he has gotten himself in for yet, I'm looking forward to breaking him in for his first marathon guide experience. Mark brings a wealth of marathoning experience, including Boston, and will be called upon to bring some much needed humour and levity to the last miles of the marathon (as well as possible Heartbreak Hill piggy-back)
Please check out Mark's website at dumbrunner.com to read more about him!
Keep an eye out for the Sully Fun Run coming soon to help raise some much needed funds for TWAV and MABVI. Registration fee will be a minimum of a $20 donation to my fundraising page here (no maximum donation!). There will be a lot of fun prizes for those entering the fun run, and for every $20 donated you will get one entry to the drawing for the prizes. I will also have one grand prize for the most generous donation (not from a family member) as well!
Sully Fun Run Draw Prizes:
Mark Remy and DumbRunner.com prizes including:
A treasure trove of Remy-authored books including The Runner's Rule Book, Runners of North America and C is for Chafing
A further trove of DumbRunner.com merch, including a DumbRunner.com tee and a DumbRunner.com pint glass
$15 Gift Card to RoadID.com
$10 Gift Card from rungum.com
Draw Prizes: (will draw one person for each of the following prizes)
DumbRunner.com post run recovery prize pack: This includes a DumbRunner.com tee and pint glass (for your recovery beverage of choice!)
The Runner's Rule Book by Mark Remy
Runners of North America by Mark Remy
Run Fast. Eat Slow. Excellent cook book by Boston Marathon and elite runner Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky
Five separate $15 RoadID gift cards to RoadID.com - five separate people will get a chance to get their hands on some sweet gift cards to purchase their own RoadID!
One $25 gift card to rungum.com - caffeine and elecrolyte infused energy gum designed to maximize your athletic performance!
More to come, stay tuned!!!
For the last 24 years members of Team With A Vision have toed the starting line on Marathon Monday and shown the world that with the right support anything is possible.
Our international team of blind and sighted runners race to support individuals throughout Massachusetts living with vision loss. Their efforts allow the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to deliver professional, peer and volunteer support to over 1,100 individuals each year, giving them the support they need to live with dignity and independence.
All funds raised support MABVI's statewide network of vision rehabilitation services, which include 14 low vision clinics, 34 low vision support groups, and 300 volunteers matched 1:1 with blind individuals.
We are honored to be a part of the 2017 Boston Athletic Association Boston Marathon Official Charity Program!