Joanne McCabe Morris: 43-Year Runner

In 1977 I saw my brother out running and said to myself ‘I can do that’ and just started running. I just ran to get out and be active. I then heard about the Bonne Bell Mini Marathon and it [...]

Bobbi Gibb to be Official Starter

Women’s running pioneer and legend to start October’s race. In the 1960s, there was a belief—by some—that women where not physiologically able to run long distances. Roberta Gibb disagreed. She [...]

Meet the 2019 Elite Athlete Field!

Some of the world’s fastest ladies are heading to Boston Common. The field is headlined by four-time champion Molly Huddle, fresh off her ninth-place finish at the IAAF Championships in Doha, [...]

Francine Vidockler: 43-Year Runner

I decided to run the first Bonne Belle Mini Marathon, as it was known then, because I had just started running and I dearly appreciated the idea that it was for women. Women have long been [...]

Lyn Licciardello: 43-Year Runner

In November of 1976, I had my second child. My husband, Tom, had started distance running during my pregnancy, and ran the Maryland Marathon in December, qualifying for the Boston Marathon. He [...]

Janet Spriggs: 43-Year Runner

Reebok Boston 10K for Women was the first race for women only in New England. The year it began, a group of women from my running club decided to run in it. The main reason we did it was because [...]

Kathy Sastavickas: 43-Year Runner

I was a heavy smoker until the spring of 1977. I decided to quit smoking and thought that running might help me minimize any weight gain. I would run at night when it was dark because I was [...]

Shirley Jacobson: 43-Year Runner

I have always been an individual participant in the 43 year Bonne Belle, Tufts, and now Reebok Boston 10K for Women. I had just begun running with a few friends in my hometown of Wayland after [...]

Dewey, our Finish Line Dog

New for this year is the addition of some four-legged charm at our finish line. Say hello to Dewey, a nine-year-old, one-eyed wonder dog, who—through the loving ownership of his mom Lisa [...]

Janice Johnson-Plumer: Race Ambassador

Running has always been a challenge for me, but when I hit the pavement, all the fear and anxiety is gone. I went from a novice runner who didn’t train for my first 5K to running half marathons [...]

Carol Chaoui: Race Ambassador

I am a mother of four from Wellesley, MA and I started running at the age of 13. I was diagnosed with Stage III invasive breast cancer in 2009 and ran the race that year. Running made me feel [...]

Dani Bialas: Race Ambassador

Running consistently since 2009, I did my first marathon at the age of 49 (this fall my 7th) and have completed over 30 half marathons. Trying to grow stronger with every run, if not physically, [...]

Amanda Watters: Race Ambassador

I fell in love with running at an early age from watching the Boston Marathon. Influenced by the Marathon, I joined a running team at the first opportunity I had—my high school cross country [...]

Carrie Wu: Race Ambassador

I’m a Boston-based fashion and lifestyle content creator and the mastermind behind the blog I consider myself a #FitnessFanatic and work out practically every day of the week. My [...]

Kristen Liberty: Race Ambassador

I'm Kristen from Thompson, CT and everyone refers to me as "Peanut." I spend a good amount of time running both competitively and socially as both of those reasons keep me balanced. My favorite [...]

Jenn Lutz: Race Ambassador

Running has taken many different forms in my life over the years, but one thing is constant: my love for this sport. In high school and college, my passion for running was about pure competition [...]

Sarah Grill: Race Ambassador

My name is Sarah Grill and lacing up my shoes and running is my ultimate celebration of health and wellness. The city of Boston opened my eyes to the rich community of runners who soon became my [...]

Nancy Breen: 43-Year Runner

I had a bunch of kids by the time I was 25; I was continually running around with them, and the housework that went along with it. With all of that, I didn’t feel so hot. I figured I had to do [...]

Ashley Jensen: Race Ambassador

Hi! My name is Ashley Jensen and what can I say, I love running! It started as a child running after my family pony, continued in to Hershey Track in elementary school, high school cross country [...]

Tiffany Spearman: Race Ambassador

I fell in love with this crazy sport at 13 and had no clue as to what it took to be a distance runner. I quickly found out how gritty one has to be within themselves in order to be successful in [...]

Paula Metivier: 43-Year Runner

In 1977 I ran my first race ever and it was the Bonne Bell Mini Marathon. A friend of mine asked me to run it with her and, with hardly any training, we both finished. I remember having to run up [...]

Trenni Kusnierek: Race Ambassador

I’m a slightly clumsy, uncoordinated sports reporter by trade who loves to run. Running makes me feel like an athlete; despite the fact I’m missing key hand-eye coordination. What is your [...]

Katie Bennett: Race Ambassador

I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t running. Boston is a special place in my running life, as I ran at BC, and now I run from the summer heat down in Atlanta. You better believe I will never [...]

Cassie Shortsleeve: Race Ambassador

I’m a freelance health writer based in Boston. I write for many of the major health magazines such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Shape, Women’s Running, Furthermore for Equinox, Mens Journal, [...]

Cara Gilman: Race Ambassador

I would not be where I am today without my running practice; it has given me confidence, strength, and courage to tackle my passions. First, leaving my corporate job to start my own business as a [...]

Mary Tyler: 43-Year Runner

I was never a fast runner, but by 1977 I had run in several races, sometimes as the only woman, or with only one or two others. Women had finally been allowed to run the Boston Marathon, but many [...]

A burst of speed – 2018 race highlights

It’s nearly impossible to put all that electric race day energy into words, but we thought it was time we captured at least a bit of that magic in a video. To the women running and the women we [...]

Say hello to our 2018 Elites!

Someone once said, behind every successful woman is a tribe of successful women—and looking at our elite field that saying certainly rings true! There’s no doubt that all of these women are [...]

Linda Epstein, a force of nature

Like a lot of us, Emily Margolis started running because she was watched someone she admired go running. In Margolis’ case, her aunt Linda Epstein ran A LOT. “From the time I was born – she was [...]

Four tips for peak milage season

Well ladies, it’s September, and the Reebok Boston 10K for Women is now less than two weeks. We are now in peak-mileage-mode as you gear up for the 6.2-mile race on October 8, and we know that of [...]

Getting the right fit

Running is one of the most accessible sports on the planet. If you can walk, you can run. With the right clothing, and the right footwear, you can be off to the races. Running gear and footwear [...]

Finding your pace

As you gear up for the Reebok Boston 10K for Women, you might already have a goal in mind—whether it’s a particular time, a new personal record (PR), or running your longest race yet. You might [...]