On Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 10:00AM starting in the Nathan Bill's Parking Lot we invite you to participate in Jessy's Fight, a 5k run or 2 mile walk, to raise funds for Baystate Health Foundation/D'Amour Center for Cancer Care at Baystate Medical Center.
We invite runners and walkers to also participate in the second part of Jessy's Fight following the race! There will be live music, raffles, and fun. You have the option to purchase a ticket for the after party with your race registration! All runners and walkers registered by Friday, May 17th will receive a special Jessy's Run t-shirt.
One last request! Jessy's favorite color is PURPLE! Please deck yourselves out in purple! Shoes, pants, body paint, leggings, tutus, socks, hats, ANYTHING :)
Registration starts at 8:30AM with early pickup available at Fleet Feet Longmeadow on June 1st from 12-6. Cost is $25 for the run/walk until June 1st and $30 the day of the race. Bracelets to access the Jessy's Fight fundraiser after the run are $20 and can be purchased with your race registration or on race day.
Please click here to register or donate:https://runsignup.com/Race/MA/Springfield/JessysRun5k
Westfield Races, 6/22/19
Race organizer, Mike Shelton, has offered Team Griffin's Friends members a discount for the events which are scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Westfield Boys and Girls Club in Westfield. There will be a half marathon, 10K and 5K road races. Race time is 9:00 a.m.
Mike set up online $5.00 discount for Griffin Friend's members. Mike instructed "Just put the following in Registration Cart Coupon Code 'GFdiscount19' If mailing in paper registration just write 'GFdiscount19' somewhere on the form. "
To register or for more information, check https://www.bgcwestfield.org/westfieldhalf
Thank you Mike.
Sunday’s run is the official kick off to the 2019 Griffin’s Friends season! Join us at the Holyoke Elks Reservior !! All are welcome to run or walk any distance as we commemorate the start of our 25th year. Meet in the parking lot for a 9am run. Hope to see you!
We are planning our 10th annual Boston Marathon Route Training Run for Saturday, March 23rd. This is a great opportunity to do a long run on part of the Boston Marathon route. We start at Boston College and run the route in reverse to Wellesley and then turn around to return to BC but you can run whatever distance suits you because we all end up back at the same place. The big charity teams will also be training that day which means there will be hundreds of other runners and frequent water stops set up by the other charities who are very happy to support Griffins runners too. (feel free to wear your Griffin’s Friends attire) The energy so close to Marathon Monday is infectious and it is a great chance to see the Newton hills and other famous landmarks on the route. The plan is as follows:
· Meet in the McDonalds parking lot (420 Center Street, Ludlow, next to the Ludlow exit on the Pike) at 7:30am and we will car pool from there. If you live nearer Boston, or want to drive there directly, you can meet us at 9am at the parking lot noted below.
· Parking is on the BC campus in the lot on the corner of Campanella Way and Fr. Herilihy Drive directly behind St. Ignatius Church (GPS: 28 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467). Take Fr. Herilihy Drive off Commonwealth Avenue just after the church and opposite the BC T-Station. Campanella Way is the first right and the parking lot is right there. If this lot is full there is a large lot further down Campanella on the right. There is a student center building a few yards away so we can use their facilities before and after we run.
· We’ll start running at 9 AM and finish at around noon which is just in time for lunch and a beer at Cityside. Cityside is located at 1960 Beacon Street, Brighton and is just 1.4 miles from BC.