Support Tenacity by running the 2014 Boston Marathon®
The charity team application process has officially opened - September 9 - and closes in February 2014. Applications are currently being accepted. Application review process will begin September 30 and continue through the fall.
We are lucky to have so many runners interested in supporting Tenacity through the BAA Official Charity program. A $50 application fee is being charged this year to cover the expenses Tenacity incurs due to the high volume of applicants for the 14 available entries to the Tenacity Marathon Team.
Thank you for your interest in supporting Tenacity.
The Tenacity Runner Application - click here.
2013 Tenacity Marathon Team Collectively raised $112,726 for Tenacity. Congratulations!
This year was our first as an Official Charity Team of the Boston Athletic Association. Tenacity was accepted into the BAA program in August 2012 and for three years will be given 15 official entries into the Boston Marathon®.
We recruit the runners, offer training and support, and in return the runners raise money and awareness for Tenacity.
Our organization was a relative unknown to most of our 2013 runners last fall, yet the more they learned about our mission and the kids they were supporting, the more strength they garnered toward achieving their goals and our dreams. Each of them exceeded the minimum fundraising requirement of $4,000, while cultivating a new, wildly expansive base of donors for Tenacity. We received contributions from over 725 new donors. Better yet, the team collectively raised $112,000 in the 2013 Boston Marathon.
What happened at the finish line on April 15th was horrifying and devastating. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims, their families and those still recovering from injuries sustained that afternoon. Thankfully all of our runners, their families and friends, and our tenacity students and staff who came out in support of our team were not harmed.
What we have learned from the events that day is profound: that our Boston community is strong; that our marathoners are, indeed, resilient, and despite some understandable trepidation, that we will run again in 2014.
I want to give a special thank you to our volunteer coach, George Doherty, a 14-time marathoner, including 10 Boston Marathons. King brought his experience to the team in ways we couldn’t have imagined would be so successful! He created a training regimen for each runner; he coordinated Thursday night runs of Heartbreak Hill finishing at Crossroads Pub where, for those of us who braved the winter evenings, we bonded as a team over beer and pizza while listening to his tales of road racing; and on Sunday evenings, we grew accustomed to receiving his enthusiastic and informative newsletters, keeping everyone motivated with his training tips for the coming week.
King fielded questions on everything marathon related and fostered camaraderie among our teammates that saw many of them through the uncertainty and panic that ensued on Patriot’s Day afternoon.
Thanks in large part to him, every Tencity runner who started in Hopkinton is now a marathoner and has proudly earned a BAA medal! And luckily for Tenacity, George has agreed to stay on as our coach for the 2014 Boston Marathon.
See you once the training begins.
Caroline Lane, Team Manager (not running) George Doherty, Coach
Jacqueline Gannon Jason Pina
Gretchen TenBrook Owen Kasser
Whitney Gannon Tyler Moulton
Meaghan Murray Joe Finelli
Liz Kuenstner Ryal Tayloe
Jane Raabis Scott London