From Wednesday, November 11 to Sunday, November 15, runners will be able to virtually take on the 19th Annual Boston Marine Corps Honor Run.
As we continue to battle through the COVID-19 pandemic and adhere to the guidance provided by our public safety and public health officials, we’ve converted our 2020 event into a virtual run.
Beginning on Veteran’s Day, November 11, and continuing through the scheduled race day of Sunday, November 15, you can take on the 3.1-mile distance at a time and location that is best for you. While we will miss the energy of all runners and walkers gathered together, we encourage you to keep your streak alive, and put your patriotic spirit on display for your run.
This run is for everyone, and will again help drive awareness and funds for two charities: The Last Call Foundation, and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. Participants are encouraged to donate to either or both groups at the point of registration.
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, with particular attention given to those whose parent has been killed or wounded in combat, or who have demonstrated financial need.
Since its inception in 1962, the Scholarship Foundation has awarded over 40,000 scholarships valued at nearly $125,000,000. There were 2,300 scholarships awarded this past year.
The Last Call Foundation was created in 2012 in honor of Boston Firefighter Michael Kennedy. The organization provides funding, education, and research to advance the safety needs of the firefighting community. The group is committed to enhancing the ability of our dedicated firefighting professionals to effectively and safely fight fires and protect the public.