Runner In Red Essay Competition

Promoting the Resiliency of Women Runners
•Win a Chance to Run the Boston Marathon!

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The Boston College women’s track team led our essay competition pilot program in Spring, 2018.

Now we’re expanding nationally to let all women share the joy of running!

The Legend

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This essay contest was inspired by a real-life Boston Marathon legend.

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Enter Your Essay

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Women runners: share your story! Tell how running contributes to your life.

Win a chance to run the
2019 Boston Marathon!

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Our Cause

Barb’s Beer Foundation

Lung cancer takes the lives of more women than any other cancer.

The Barb’s Beer Foundation raises funds to find a cure.

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We’re partnering with the Armory Foundation, Gleason’s Gym and others.

Share the joy of running, and help cure lung cancer.

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Read winning essays from the Pilot
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