Bostonís Run to Remember Awarding Commemorative Medals
to All Finishers of 2016 Race
to honor fallen police and first responders, the popular
May 29 road race runs through historic downtown Boston
(March 30, 2016) Ė Every finisher of the 2016
Bostonís Run to Remember will receive a two-piece
commemorative medal this year that runners will
personalize to honor either the Police, Fire or First
Responders, race officials announced Wednesday.
The May 29 Bostonís Run
to Remember, the only half marathon race through
historic downtown Boston to honor those who lost their
lives protecting and serving others, already has 7,195
registered runners and organizers are encouraging
runners to register now at their newly revamped website bostonsruntoremember.com.
As an added bonus this
year, every finisher of the eventís half marathon and
5-miles races will receive a commemorative medal with a
special inner Challenge Coin.
ďOur 2016 finisher
medal has two parts - there is the medal itself
with a recessed area with a magnet. As a runner, you'll
have a choice of one of the three Challenge Coins to
place into the medal, honoring either police, fire
or first responders,Ē Race Director Steve Balfour
said. ďThis collectorís coin is backed with an image
of indelible Boston landmarks, which add to its historic
relevance. Itís a fitting way to honor what Bostonís
Run to Remember is all about.Ē
Last month, Bostonís
Run to Remember organizers announced the creation of
the First Responder Challenge, where teams with a
minimum of five runners from any first responder
department in the U.S. compete in the half marathon for
a chance to win bragging rights and be one of the three
fastest departments to split a cash prize of $10,000 for
the charity of their choice. The challenge in the past
had been limited to police departments only.
first responder department entering the challenge can
have a team Ė regardless of skill level Ė as long as
they have five or more runners. Departments can field
multiple teams if they choose. All runners that are a
part of the First Responder Challenge must be sworn,
active officers, firefighters or service personnel at
the time of the race. Prizes will be awarded to the top
three teams in the half marathon. For more info on the
challenge, please contact Brigit at BostonRuntoRemember@gmail.com
The eventís half
marathon and 5-mile races, set for Sunday, May 29, start
at the Seaport World Trade Center in downtown Boston.
The eventís expo on May 28 is also a popular event.
This is the 12th year for
the annual charity event, created as a tribute to
Massachusetts law enforcement officers killed in the
line of duty. Bostonís
Run to Remember is produced by a handful of police
officers, detectives and their supporters who volunteer
their time to create, organize and manage the race.
Proceeds benefit the community and childrenís programs
of the police department running club.
Race organizers are
planning for a field size of approximately 10,000. Last
year, 9,438 runners crossed the finish line in the two
Both races feature scenic
loop courses that start at the Seaport
World Trade Center and wind through historic
downtown Boston, with the half marathon crossing over
the Charles River along Memorial Drive in Cambridge
before looping back.
information, find the race on Facebook
and visit the website at www.bostonsruntoremember.com.
For those who cannot run this year but want to take
part, donations may be made to Bostonís Run to
Remember and sent to P.O. Box 760670, Melrose, MA 02176.