Apollo 2014: Boston - United to Remember (Charleston)

Event Date

Sat, Jul 5, 2014


Charleston, WV

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Join Moon Joggers on our  second virtual race of the year!  The Apollo 2014: BOSTON is in honor of our running friends and family who were affected by the bombings during the Boston Marathon one year ago. We dedicate our April virtual race in honor of them. You can also register directly on our website!

What: Complete either a 5K or 10K, 1/2 marathon or full marathon (you can choose to complete more than one distance)! Set a goal for what your finishing time will be and we encourage you to dedicate this run to someone in your life that you have lost or that is going through a difficult time right now.  We also invite you to run in honor of those affected by the explosions at the Boston Marathon last year.

When: Complete your race any time during 2014.

Where:  You choose the course and you time yourself (you’ll report your finishing time to us).

Why:  Because we want to UNITE TO REMEMBER what happened in Boston last year and to run for those who can’t. As runners (and walkers) we are part of a worldwide community that was affected  during that tragic explosion last year.  To honor those affected, we plan to donate the majority of the proceeds from this race to ACHILLES INTERNATIONAL, an organization which encourages people with disabilities to participate in long distance running. During the past decade over 100 Achilles members have competed in the Boston Marathon. Among the 28 participating in 2013′s Boston Marathon, 13 were recently wounded members of Achilles, typically leg amputees who used hand-crank wheelchairs to compete.  For the 2014 Boston Marathon, Achilles International has formed a special TEAM ACHILLES-BOSTON STRONG team to compete in the marathon, made up of people that were wounded in last year’s explosion.  We’re excited to show our support. A $3500 donation purchases one handcrank wheelchair for an Achilles athlete to use in a mainstream marathon and our hope is to do at least that. Let’s do it folks!

You can participate for FREE or you can register to get an AWESOME Apollo 2014: BOSTON finisher’s medal (medal is 4 inches long!) and decal!  The majority of registration fees will go to Team Achilles-Boston Strong! Whether you register for FREE or do a paid registration, you can also make a donation, all of which will go to Team Achilles.
SIGN UP NOW and start planning out your run to REMEMBER.

**To sign up for FREE you must register on our WEBSITE

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SIGN UP NOW and start planning out your run to REMEMBER.

**To sign up for FREE you must register on our WEBSITE

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