CRI Marathon Team

Community Rowing, Inc. Marathon Team


OFFICIAL CHARITY 2021 HORIZ K

 

 General Information for In-Field and Virtual Runners

We are currently accepting applications for both in-field and virtual marathons from those who wish to fundraise for the 2021 Boston Marathon in support of our Para Rowing programs, giving youth and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities an opportunity to experience the profound physical and mental benefits of rowing. Our marathon runners will be providing direct support to CRI’s innovation and advocacy for Para athletes and for the continuing development of our inclusion programs. Please see details below.

Community Rowing, Inc. (CRI) was founded in Boston in 1985 by a group of Olympic and National Team rowers who wanted to expand access and increase diversity within the sport of rowing.  We are now the largest public access rowing organization in the world with more than 12,000 active participants from the Greater Boston area.

Our mission is “Rowing for All” and we make the sport accessible without regard to individual ability, background, experience, or income. We aim to change lives, from the eighth-grader living with food insecurity who finds new stability and connections at CRI, to adults rediscovering what it means to be on a team, to the student with disabilities who develops confidence and a lifelong love of rowing. CRI is the USRowing Para Training Center, the first national training center for rowers with disabilities in the United States, and we are committed to advancing Para Rowing at all levels. Our programs are transformative, inspiring teamwork and cooperation, self-advocacy and drive, and a deep appreciation for our city. 

  

2021 In-Field Marathon 

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Application Timeline:

  • April 20, 2021

 Fundraising Commitment:

  • Each runner must commit to raising a minimum of $10,000 in order to join Team CRI.  Applicants pledging $10,000+ will be considered on a rolling basis. Applicants pledging $12,500+ will be strongly considered
  • Your fundraising amount will be reduced by your In-Field Marathon registration fee paid to the BAA

 CRI In-Field Benefits:

  • Training support from Dan Fitzgerald, co-founder of Heartbreak Hill Running Company and founder and coach of the Heartbreakers running club. Dan will provide both local and remote training options
  • Fundraising support including an online fundraising page, goal planning, communication templates, space to hold fundraising events if needed, and more 
  • Team events leading up to the marathon and on the weekend of the race
  • Marathon Team Gear: Two Wicking T-shirts (One short sleeve & one long sleeve), Shorts, and more!

  

2021 Virtual Marathon

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This year, we are welcoming virtual marathon participants to our tean to expand fundraising efforts for CRI while welcoming a larger and more diverse field of participants; to provide access and opportunity for virtual runners to gain similar experiences to that of their Boston Marathon counterparts; and to provide connection, assistance, support, and a home for you to run your virtual marathon. 

Fundraising goal: $2,000 Minimum 
Virtual Team size: 50 
Race date: Saturday, October 9, 2021 

CRI Virtual Benefits: 

  • CRI will host a marathon course that utilizes the Charles River loop and ends at CRI
  • Training support from Dan Fitzgerald, co-founder of Heartbreak Hill Running Company and founder and coach of the Heartbreakers running club. Dan will provide both local and remote training options
  • CRI Marathon Team Gear
  • Access to fundraising tools and support 
  • Your fundraising amount will be reduced by your Virtual Marathon registration fee paid to the BAA