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Be More Adaptive has decided to create a virtual support event to support the athletes, volunteers, and organizers of The Boston Marathon who will not be able to participate in person this year.
COST: This will be a FREE event and ANYONE can take part.
WHAT ACTIVITIES: Run, walk, roll, row, ride, it makes no difference to us. Just Get Off The Couch!
WHO CAN TAKE PART: Anyone is welcome to join us.
WHAT DISTANCE: It is The Boston Marathon (26.2 miles) but we encourage those taking part to do so with any distance that they're able to. We also encourage relay teams or breaking the mileage apart over the days of the event.
WHAT DO YOU GET: Meet new people, enjoy a healthier version of you, and tips from our partners.
We would we love to see those who participate share with us their training during the process. Those in the adaptive community needing guides, please contact us so we can begin to make arrangements and connect you with someone in your area.
If you would like to partner up in the event, please email email@example.com
OUR MISSION IS TO BE THE LARGEST COLLECTIVE ADAPTIVE RESOURCE IN THE WORLD- Be More Adaptive 501c3 www.bemoreadaptive.org
TOGETHER WE CAN BE MORE ADAPTIVE
With the news of The Boston Marathon having to change the race this year due to COVID-19, the entire organization and the runners involved have been saddened by this news. However, they have adapted to circumstances and will be doing a virtual race.
The below statement is from The Boston Marathon website and can be found at this link: https://www.baa.org/124th-boston-marathon-be-held-virtually
"124th Boston Marathon to be Held Virtually
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced that the 124th Boston Marathon will be held as a virtual event, following Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s cancellation of the marathon as a mass participation road running event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual Boston Marathon will be complemented by a series of virtual events throughout the second week of September.
“Our top priority continues to be safeguarding the health of the community, as well as our staff, participants, volunteers, spectators, and supporters,” said Tom Grilk, C.E.O. of the B.A.A. “While we cannot bring the world to Boston in September, we plan to bring Boston to the world for an historic 124th Boston Marathon.”
All participants who were originally registered for the April 20, 2020 event will be offered a full refund of their entry fee associated with the race and will have the opportunity to participate in the virtual alternative to the 124th Boston Marathon, which can be run any time between September 7–14. The B.A.A. will also offer a series of virtual events and activities throughout September’s Marathon Week in an effort to bring the Boston Marathon experience to the constituencies that the organization serves here in Boston, across the United States, and around the world.
Virtual offerings for participants during that week will include exclusive panel discussions, champions interviews, and a downloadable Boston Marathon toolkit that includes signature race elements such as a printable finish line, winner's breaktape, and more. Further details will be sent to all entrants in the near future.
Participants in the virtual 2020 Boston Marathon will be required to complete the 26.2 mile distance within a six hour time period and provide proof of timing to the B.A.A. All athletes who complete the virtual race will receive an official Boston Marathon program, participant t-shirt, medal, and runner’s bib.
The B.A.A. 5K scheduled for September 12 has also been canceled due to coronavirus. All participants who were originally registered for the April 18, 2020 event will be offered a refund. More information will be sent to participants.
The 2020 Boston Marathon, originally scheduled for April 20, was postponed to September 14, 2020 by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The B.A.A. has been regularly communicating with city and state officials to discuss all efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus. For the 35th year, John Hancock will serve as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon."- B.A.A.
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