After numerous attempts to find the right words about the horrible tragedy here in Boston our Coaches, Instructors, Athletes, & Staff all have been effected on such a personal level that we needed time to heal as a team first before deciding how to move forward. Veteran Training Athletics was there as Runners, Coaches, Spectators, First Responders, National Guard, & then SWAT team members. We put our regular training schedule on hold and opened our gyms to first responders and stranded marathon runners so they could shower and take a moment to rest. We did what we could to help our community... and find the cowards that tried to wound our resolve. Today, as our runners finished the final mile together, we’ve come up with a plan to continue giving back to our great city.
We will be teaming with METROLEC SWAT, in conjunction with Gillette Stadium, to host a 26-hour First Responder Workout Marathon to raise money to assist victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, including MBTA Officer Richard Donohue and the family of MIT Officer Sean Collier. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to The One Fund.
We are Boston Strong. We are Boston’s Strongest.