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Smile Mass Running Team

SMILE Mass has created a junior and adult Ambassador team. Our motto is “We run for all those who can’t.” SMILE Mass Ambassadors get the privilege to enable kids and adults with disabilities the chance to do it all! Our Ambassadors will support a Captain (individual with disabilities) through an entire race, allowing them their moment of glory of finishing a road race; being part of their community, doing what so many families take for granted!

This is how it works:

  • An Ambassador is anyone who is able to run or walk a 5K road race.
  •  As a SMILE Mass Ambassador, you commit to run a minimum of 3 – 5 races with SMILE Mass. You can take part in the races listed to the right or in any race of your choosing.
  • Adult Ambassadors can simply run a road race for SMILE Mass or they can choose to assist a Duo athlete to complete a road race, in which case you will become the eyes, ears or legs for the Duo athlete.
  • Junior Ambassadors run the 5K road race and receive their finish time. After finishing, if they choose, they can go back out on the race route to assist the Adult Ambassador to cross the finish line with a Duo athlete. The goal of the junior ambassador team is to promote inclusion, build self-confidence and teach our children that we can all make a difference.
  • Run for Free – All fees pertaining to any road race you wish to participate in, must be paid by the runner themselves. However, if you wish to take part in the fundraising efforts on behalf of SMILE Mass, through the various fundraising opportunities we have available, or simply by setting up a fundraising page, SMILE Mass will set aside 50% of what you raise to cover registration fees, t-shirts, and any other expenses pertaining to the road races you participate in.
  • Being an Ambassador for SMILE Mass means you can run your own road races of your choice, in your neighborhood, town or city, while wearing SMILE Mass running apparel, or simply tap into the SMILE Mass road races already arranged. If you are fundraising for SMILE Mass, all you have to do is send us your registration receipt and we will reimburse you. Furthermore, if you are running with a loved one with disabilities, let us know so that we can get you the proper equipment.
  • Duo athletes are special-needs children and young adults of any ability who will either be pushed in specialized joggers (200 lb. limit) or, if able, they can bike, walk, etc.
  • Duo runners are adults willing to assist a Duo athlete, often times pushing them in a specialized jogging stroller through a road race.
  • Duo athletes participate free of charge for any road race organized by SMILE Mass. For races organized by others, Duo athletes will need to go through the standard registration process in order to receive a race bib number (if they wish to receive a recorded time).
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Running Team Events

Jul 03, 2018

Finish at the 50 – Foxboro, MA

Start your holiday weekend early and celebrate your Independence at the Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 5K and 10K at Patriot Place. The excitement begins Sunday, July 1st and Monday, July 2nd with a Health and Wellness Expo and free family activities at Patriot Place. This fun filled event continues on Tuesday, July 3rd with all day exhibits, free family activities and a Kid’s Fun Run inside Gillette Stadium at 3pm. The premier event finale is an exciting 5K at 6:00pm and 10K at 7:00pm followed by a spectacular fireworks display at approximately 9pm!

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors:
“This organization is doing so much for so many families. I used their beach chair loaner program to get down to the beach with my family for the first time in over a decade. I didn’t really realize how much I missed spending time "strolling" at low tide and swimming in the ocean.  There aren’t enough words of gratitude to express how this organization has changed my life.”
Deb Fowler via Facebook