Run for Camp Shriver in 2013 Boston Marathon
September 25, 2012
Office of Communications
Love running? Love Camp Shriver? Would you hit the pavement to help low-income kids in Boston attend our summer sports camp?
In April, you can conquer Heartbreak Hill and cross the most famous finish line in the world – with Camp Shriver on your team.
Camp Shriver, the annual inclusive summer youth program at UMass Boston, has been named as a Boston Marathon Charity Partner for 2013.
Marathoners can run next year’s race on behalf of Camp Shriver, so long as they raise $4,000 or more in donations to the camp. This is the first year Camp Shriver has been selected as a Marathon Charity Partner. Participating charities are chosen by the Boston Athletic Association, which organizes the race. Groups can earn $60,000 to $80,000 through this partnership.
“It is a great opportunity for runners to ensure that all children — with and without disabilities— have an opportunity to learn, grow and have fun as equals, while gaining entry to a world-class marathon,” said Barbara Gildea, assistant director of community programs in the Center for Social Development and Education, which oversees Camp Shriver.
“We are looking forward to recruiting a great team of runners and spreading the word about the work we do.”
Camp Shriver will take applications from interested runners through October 31. Team members will have access to:
– A comprehensive marathon training program with the support of a professional running coach, in partnership with several other Boston Marathon charities
– Fundraising support, including an event hosted by Camp Shriver for runners to use to meet fundraising goals
– Weekly posts on the Chasing Unicorns blog from running experts and fundraising professionals for advice and encouragement
– Camp Shriver running gear
– Additional team meetings and events to be announced
For more information, contact Barbara Gildea, Assistant Director of Community Programs in the Center for Social Development and Education, via email at Barbara.Gildea@umb.edu or by calling 617.287.7247.