We’re so excited to have been selected once again to participate in the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program! This year, we will welcome four extraordinary runners to Team Casa Myrna. Want to be one of them? Apply today! Applications will be reviewed on a first-come first-serve basis, and the final team will be selected and notified by November 20. This year, Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018.
If you already have a bib and would like to join Team Casa Myrna as a fund-raiser, please email us at email@example.com.
Make the once in a lifetime experience of completing the Marathon even more special: become a member of Team Casa Myrna. With every step you take, you’ll be raising awareness about an issue that affects 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men.
Casa Myrna began its Boston Marathon Team in 2007. Over the years, our runners have been essential in helping us raise funds and awareness to support our comprehensive services for survivors of domestic and dating violence. In 2017, Team Casa Myrna runners made the commitment to raise a minimum of $10,000 each ($1,000 each for those who have secured bibs through a different source). We provide ongoing fundraising support, ideas and encouragement.
We believe that being a part of Team Casa Myrna is an exciting, moving, and educational experience. We organize several events for our runners, including a Domestic Violence 101 training session, team dinners and other gatherings, a visit to one of our shelters, and a team send off/photo opportunity on the morning of the race.
As part of Team Casa Myrna, runners will receive a gift bag and uniform, and have access to the Furey Marathon Training Program free of charge. The 17-week program, overseen by John Furey, includes coaching and weekly run coordination of hill work and long runs (complete with hydration and nutrition), as well as massage, physical therapy, and complimentary injury screening services through Joint Ventures, a physical therapy provider in Boston.
In 2017, the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program once again selected Casa Myrna as a partner for the Boston Marathon. We were delighted to find an extraordinary team of runners to wear our striking purple, blue, and lime green singlets. Danielle, Ellie, and Megan all exceeded their fundraising goals of $10,000 each to raise a total of $42,021 to support essential services for survivors and efforts to end domestic violence–a new record!