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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. Click here for a list of races SMILE Mass plans to attend. You can join us at these races, or take part in any other 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

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May 11, 2018

Sponsor Our 2018 Ragnar Relay Teams!

Again this year, SMILE Mass is privileged to have 4 teams representing us in the 200-mile Ragnar Relay Cape Cod Race.  Our teams of 12 will run from Hull, MA to Provincetown, MA.  Help Our Team Members In Reaching Their Target Goals and Donate For a Great Cause!

Jun 13, 2018

Run into Summer

Join us for a fun, evening road race – Run into Summer for SMILE Mass on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.  Races begin at 7:00pm. All races take place at Curtis Middle School, 22 Pratts Mill Road in Sudbury Mass.

This wonderful event offers a kids fun run, a 5k event, and a 10k event, and special categories Forward 4 Tobi and Play Sudbury.

Click here for more info or to register for Run into Summer

 

 

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:
“What a wonderful cause and I would be proud to donate! I had a cousin who was two weeks older than I who died of MS in 2002, and we always were inseparable at the beach at Ocean Park when growing up. When she got so bad and was confined to a wheelchair, her family would bring her to a rental in Kinney Shores but there was no way to get her near the beach or ocean. To think of so many children who are missing out on the beach experience is heartbreaking. We’ll donate online and wish you the best!”
Love, Ellen & Steve