Boston Marathon for charity fundraising

Posted on January 8, 2013

The Travis Roy Foundation is proud to announce that it will be teaming up with John Hancock to participate in the 116th annual BAA Boston Marathon for charity fundraising. The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon and part of the World Marathon Majors.

oston Marathon for charity fundraising

The Travis Roy Foundation (TEAM TRF) has formed a 2013 Boston Marathon Team of Charity Runners. Our team has received 3 charity race entries from John Hancock that are exempt from the strict time qualifying requirements of the Boston Marathon. In exchange for one of these entries, our Charity Runners commit to raising money for the Travis Roy Foundation, which provides grants for adaptive equipment to those with spinal cord injuries; as well as towards research.

We are proud to be selected as part of this prestigious event.

Team TRF Leadership:

Allyson McConnell – Team Captain
Alli is a dedicated and longstanding supporter of the Travis Roy Foundation, previously producing the 24 Bowl Tournament for TRF. Alli is an experienced distance runner and is running the Miami Half Marathon in January. She is currently leading the running program for Team TRF.

Marge Oppold – Team Manager
Marge is executive director of the Travis Roy Foundation and oversees fundraising and communications for Team TRF. Contact:

Susan Hurley – Coach
Susan, owner of CharityTeam, is a personal trainer and coach and will be inspiring our team along the way.

Meet the 2012 Team!

  • Allyson McConnell
  • Jeffrey Hamilton – I got to know Travis and his Foundation on a personal level when I attended my first TRF VT Wiffle Ball tournament in 2005. That amazing event has brought me closer to Travis and the Foundation and I’ve attended the tournament every August for the last eight years. Year after year I recognize the great people that come from far and wide to give their time and energy toward advancing this cause. I always leave Vermont feeling more connected and inspired to do my small part to help get Travis and others out of their wheel chairs.
    When I found out that the Foundation had bibs available for the Boston Marathon it felt like the stars had aligned. Having always wanted to run Boston, I knew this was my chance to achieve a lifetime goal and also generate some awareness for the Foundation. I’m honored, delighted and nervous to run the 26 miles wearing the TRF “flag.” To those who have shown their emotional and financial support during the TRF marathon campaign, I offer my deepest thanks and look forward to seeing you on the course on April 15.

  • Jon Katz – I’m excited to go the extra mile (literally and figuratively) for the Travis Roy Foundation by participating on Team TRF on Marathon Monday. Few have impacted my life as much as Travis has as demonstrated through his optimism, courage, and determination in tackling adversity daily. It’s been an honor and a privilege helping out with the annual wiffle ball tournament and spring fling and it was a no brainer to extend my volunteer contributions to Team TRF. As a long-life Boston sports fan, it’s always been on my bucket list to run the Boston Marathon and to be able to do with for such a noteworthy cause is truly a win-win situation.

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