During the Thanksgiving season, there are numerous towns and organizations in the Boston area that coordinate charitable running events. All of the Thanksgiving day events listed are held on Thursday, November 28th.
Turkey5 in Wellsley
"With both 5K and 5Mile courses, the Turkey5 offers something for everyone. Starting and finishing at Linden Square, you will run through the beautiful Wellesley College
campus and the marathon’s famous 'Scream Tunnel' section before seeing the '1 mile to go!' sign. The Turkey5 Road Race is a fundraiser for several worthy charitable organizations." In 2012 Turkey5 proceeds went towards Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project, the Ellie Fund and the Greater Boston Food Bank." For more information on this event, please click here
2013 Marathon Sports Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 Miler
The 2013 Marathon Sports 4 Miler is known as one of the best races in New England. Although this event is already sold out, feel free to cheer on runners and continue to donate. The four mile race goes through the town of Somerville and ends in Davis Square. Proceeds for the event goes to Project Soup and the Somerville Track PAC. Please click here for further information on the event.
The Turkey Trot in Dorchester is a 3.1 mile route around the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse. The run "includes the most beautiful and historic views of Franklin Park." All proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the Franklin park Colaiton's Youth Conservation Crew. The Conservation Crew program "provides summer jobs for 20 neighborhood teens and their young adult leaders. This inspiring crew has restored trails, restored woodlands, and also runs Thursday Sports Nights, providing fun and games for hundreds of local children." For further information on this event, please go to www.runagainstcancer.org/turkey5.
For information on other running events in your area, please click here.
The 2nd Annual Boston Taste of the NFL and Kick Hunger Challenge will take place on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. The event will be at Davio's Boston from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Steve DiFillippo, owner of Davio's, will be hosting the event along with special celebrity guests for an unforgettable night that will benefit The Greater Boston Food Bank.
"This special evening will feature wines from E&J Gallo Wineries, food tasting of signature Davio’s dishes such as the kobe meatballs and pesto gnocchi and each guest will receive DiFillippo’s new book, 'It’s All About the Guest: Exceeding Expectations in Business & in Life, the Davio’s Way'.
Whether you’re an avid football fan, a wine connoisseur, or one of the six million who’d like to open a restaurant of your own, this is a special night not to be missed."
Tickets are $50.00 and are available for purchase online.
Sign up now for the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure! The race is on Sunday, September 29th in South Boston. Registration is now open to those who would like to participate. As many as 5,000 people are expected to gather in Joe Moakley Park to support the fight against cancer.
So far, there has been over $85,000 donated towards Sunday's Race For The Cure.
"Susan G. Komen Massachusetts is once again sponsoring the 5K race which takes runners, walkers and participants on a route where each step raises money to support the fight against breast cancer.
Race participants look for pledges from family, friends, co-workers, customers and more. Over the next 25 years, an estimated 5 million Americans will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and more than 1 million could die."
For further information about this race, donations, and how to register, please visit the komenmassrace.org.
Ready to step on the field at Fenway? On June 15th, celebrate the 18th annual Fenway Fantasy Day and support the Dana-Farber Insitutude & The Jimmy Fund.
The John Hancock Fenway Fantasty Day lets fans of all ages take a swing and take in the magic of Fenway while supporting the fight against cancer.
"On-field, participants were able to bat, field, and run the bases like their favorite Red Sox players. Off the field, attendees took part in the Ultimate Fan Experience, which included activities that allowed them to test their pitching speed, take a few swings in a batting cage, or join in a variety of contests and other activities."
For further event information, please go to the Jimmy Fund website for packages and donation options.
Join 250 young professionals for Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston's Friends Council, Fourth Annual Summer Benefit Party, 'A Night WIth Friends'. This annual event celebrates the work of the BGCB young professionals leadership group and their accomplishments within the community.
The event will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Boston Common on Thursday, June 13th, from 7pm-11pm. Enjoy the open bar, hor d'ovuvers and good company. Music will be provided by DJ Dre Soundz and there will be a special performance by the BGBS Club Members. There will also be a silent auction and raffle.
Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to fund BGCB’s summer programming including providing affordable summer camp options for children and empowering and employing teen leaders through the summer jobs program.
Tickets are available through the Boys & Girls Club of Boston website. Please check the website for further information or call 617-994-4747.
Boston Bruins Slice The Ice!
"On Sunday, March 24, Boston Bruins players, fans, management and alumni will come together for a one-day event to benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation. During the first half of each session, fans will be able to skate on the TD Garden ice and take pictures on the Bruins bench, at the Bruins goal and in the penalty box. Guests will also enjoy a meet and greet with current Bruins players and alumni, a tour of the Boston Bruins locker room and have the chance to take a photo with the Stanley Cup banner!"
Session 1 - 1:00pm-2:30pm SOLD OUT!!!
Session 2 - 2:30pm-4:00pm
Session 3- 4:00pm-5:30pm
Purchase your tickets TODAY!
Gold Package – 30 people - $5000
Black Package – 15 people - $2500
Individual Tickets - $170
Please call 617.624.1981 or email [email protected] to reserve your tickets!
It's cold outside, and we all know how it feels to leave our gloves or scarf at home by accident. But, not having a coat at all? Can you say "buuuurrrrrrrrrrr?" There are many people in Boston who go without the warmth that many of us are graced with every day. Due to the charities, non profit organizations, and local businesses across Boston, many people are able to get that coat... the one they would have never had.
Barbour on Newberry Street is partnering with One Warm Coat and have decided to once again (4th year) to host another annual coat drive. This year's coats will support the City Mission Society of Boston.
Grab one of your gently worn coats or jackets and drop it off at Barbour (134 Newbury Street) tomorrow from 10AM to 6PM and Barbour will give you a $50 discount if you want to buy a new jacket. This is for a great cause, and even though we give and expect nothing in return, this charitable moment in your life will actually has some cash rewards.
Start the holiday season off right and head over to The Barbour Store in Back Bay tomorrow!
So today it a big day. Why? BECAUSE IT IS MY BIRTHDAY! Since I honestly have nothing exciting going on, (besides pretending like i'm still in college at a frat party in my living room) I have decided to share a very great event with you that is on Thanksgiving Day. This coming up Thursday in Brighton, Ray Ciccolo’s Boston Volvo Village is sponsoring their Annual Volvo 5k Road Race to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter. This is for a great cause, and is only $25 dollars. If you get your tickets quick, the first 750 people to sign up get a t-shirt! Most of you will share this day with your families, friends, and loved ones. Get everyone together, put on your tennis shoes, and run this 5K for a great cause - besides, you may need to burn some calories before your Thanksgiving dinner, and don't even deny it!
Hello all you animal loving people, especially dog lovers! It's that time of year again for Dogfest! This year the festival will be held in a new location - Trum Field on Broadway in Somerville. This fundraiser is great because it helps raise money for many local animal-related charities. It's also great because 1. It's free (donations encouraged) and 2. There will be many exciting dog sports demonstrations and multiple "try it" rings so the attendees can try sports and games with their dogs.
"A major partner and key element in the success of this event is the City of Somerville's active participation and support of the event," said Dr. Adam Parker of Porter Square Veterinarian and president of the foundation. "Our goal is to provide opportunities for families to enjoy healthy activities in the city with their dog and raise funds to support animals in need."
So grab the pups, dog, animal, man's best friend or whatever you call your favorite thing in the world and enjoy a day at Dogfest this Sunday!
Having trouble in the dating scene?
Well fear no longer.
Quit complaining and put your money where your mouth is at the 6th Annual Project Smile Charity Date Auction: Boston's biggest Fall singles event!
Make sure to bring a thick wallet because there will be about 500 people at this event- all fighting over super sexy fire fighters, traffic stopping police officers and other terrific single guys and ladies. And oh yeah, not to mention, ME!!! Yeah that's right fellas- i'm coming in hott and raising money for Project Smile -and I DO NOT COME CHEAP!! (but what Southern girl does?)
And don't be afraid to empty out your wallet because each "couple" receives a gift certificate to use on their date to a Boston restaurant, comedy club, show or other fun activity. Don't go too crazy though because the event also features a great silent auction with autographed sports memorabilia, gift certificates, skydiving experience and more!
See ya on the runway boys! (and please no fighting over me- restrain yourself!!)