FRAMINGHAM – Team Framingham Boston Marathon runners had been training and raising money for local charities for months and they are almost ready to toe the line in Hopkinton for the 26.2 mile into Boston when the coronavirus pandemic caused the postponement to September, and then cancellation of the 2020 Boston Marathon.
Instead of a live race, the 2020 Boston Marathon will be run as a virtual event in September.
Ten of Team Framingham 2020’s team members have registered to run the virtual race, completing 26.2-mile run within their own neighborhoods, between September 5 and September 14.
Although spectators can’t line the course and cheer on their favorite runners live this year, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) will celebrate this event with programming and more than a week’s worth of content that can be accessed digitally worldwide.
Runners will even be able to setup online tracking for their fans, just like on a normal race day.
The BAA’s program – Boston Marathon Live – will air September 7-13 on CBSBoston.com.
Learn more about this month’s Boston Marathon coverage https://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon.
Here are the 10 Team Framingham 2020 runners registered to complete the virtual race, and their marathon charity fundraising links. Please cheer them on!
Donations are welcomed and encouraged as the charities continue doing important work in our community.
To learn more about Team Framingham Boston Marathon, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Anatoly Prekrasnyy – Friends of the Framingham Library
- Jeff Beling – Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest
- Carleigh-Ann Harvey – Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest
- Leslie White Harvey – Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest
- Lisa Reesor – Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest
- Jennifer Artick – United Way Call2Talk
- Lisa Burgess – United Way Call2Talk
- Cassandra Kobelski – United Way Call2Talk
- Brendan Manzella – United Way Call2Talk
- Paul Grossman – Spaulding Rehab