The STRIVERS dedicated their first spring 5k road race to NEADS.org. NEADS is an organization that trains world class service dogs for many purposes. Our STRIVERS had the opportunity to meet Nala (who is a NEADS graduate) at the beginning of the season. The team raised well over $500 to help with the purchase of dog for the Framingham School District.
The October 2018 issue of the Journal of Youth Running
In a region rich in running history and with stars on the starting line for even local races, STRIVERS has earned a place at the table; an identity that makes STRIVERS stand out among youth running programs everywhere.
Read the full article here…
The STRIVERS fall season culminates in two amazing 5k road races. First, our local Doug Flutie 5k that raises funds for the the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation to support families with autism. The second race is Bill’s Pizzeria 5k held in Newton that benefits the Travis Roy Foundation. STRIVERS won largest team in both races!
We tried something new for the teams and it was a huge success! Our girls experienced a morning of photography followed by yoga with Tara Morris of The Love Offensive. In a two hour workshop, the girls worked on getting their body and mind strong, hopeful, and free so they could leave ready to uplift each other!
Our Spring season was a very wet and cold season and yet our teams were positive and hard-working at all times. We then had the honor of running in two races that are both dedicated to young females who sadly lost their lives far too young. The Elizabeth Schickel Run Like a Maverick 5k and the Susan McDonnell Run fro Lovelane 5k