American Liver Foundation

American Liver Foundation, N. E. Chapter
Run for Research
88 Winchester Street
Newton, MA 02461
Daria Zavarelli
Campaign Manager
running@liverfoundation.org
617.527.5600  ext. 2034
 

Since 1989, the Run For Research marathon program has made a dramatic impact on the American Liver Foundation's mission -- to prevent, treat and cure the over 100 types of liver disease through research, education and advocacy. Last year's team raised over $1.2 million and had team members from across the United States, Canada, London, and Japan. Team members receive a comprehensive training program presented by fitness professionals for runners of all levels, informative team meetings and fun social events, weekly group runs, two long runs on the marathon course, team clothing, luxury buses to the start line, and complimentary massages and snacks post-race. To help runners excel in raising funds, the American Liver Foundation also provides fundraising tips, resources and supplies. Run for Research isn’t about your race time or past race experience – our team is made of up of outstanding people who are looking to run for a reason!

B.A.A. Moment 6

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.