Franklin Park Coalition

Franklin Park Coalition
2010 Columbus Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02119
Anita Morson-Matra

Franklin Park Coalition is no longer accepting applications for invitational entry into the 2016 Boston Marathon. Official qualified participants who are already entered in the 2016 Boston Marathon that wish to raise funds for Franklin Park Coalition may still do so using the contact information found above.
Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) is a 40 year old non-profit that serves as a voice for the preservation and activation of Franklin Park. Franklin Park was designed as a key anchor in Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace of recreational green space. The park is located in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood. These 527 acres, the largest green space in the city, connect the adjoining neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, and Mattapan. FPC programs and advocacy focus on stewardship, arts & culture, and youth & family engagement.
B.A.A. Moment 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.