PLEASE NOTE THAT COMMUNITY ROWING IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THEIR 126TH BOSTON MARATHON TEAM.
Team CRI is racing the 126th Boston Marathon in support of its Para Rowing and Let’s Row Boston Programs for the continuing development of our inclusion programs.
CRI Boston Marathon teammates share a memorable experience with:
- Training support from Dan Fitzgerald, co-founder of Heartbreak Hill Running Company and founder and coach of the Heartbreakers running club. Dan will provide both local and remote training options
- Fundraising support including an online fundraising page, goal planning, communication templates, and more
- Team events leading up to the marathon and on the weekend of the race
- Guaranteed room reservation at The Colonnade Hotel
- Transportation from the Colonnade Hotel to Hopkinton for race day
- Marathon Team Gear: Zip-up, two wicking t-shirts (one short sleeve & one long sleeve), singlet, and more!
Community Rowing, Inc. (CRI) was founded in Boston in 1985 by a group of Olympic and National Team rowers who wanted to expand access and increase diversity within the sport of rowing. Today, CRI is among the largest public access rowing organizations in the world with more than 10,000 active participants. At CRI, we invite individuals of all backgrounds, abilities and experience to grow through rowing.
This year, our charity runners will support two programs that achieve this objective:
- Let’s Row Boston brings rowing into 40 middle and high schools in Boston as part of their physical education curriculum. Adolescence is a critical time for teens and is particularly challenging for students in under-resourced communities. Let’s Row participants come from Boston Public Schools across the city where 71% of students are economically disadvantaged. The program serves about 5,000 youth from ages 12 to 19, and includes academic tutoring and guidance on the college application process.
- Para & Adaptive Rowing opens rowing to approximately 150 people with physical and cognitive disabilities annually, who row both indoors and on the water and enjoy an enhanced feeling of well-being, independence and health. Over the past six years, CRI has emerged as the leader in innovation and advocacy for para rowing. Our staff develop custom equipment, crafted onsite, that improves the athletes experience and enables para athletes to row on more of an equal playing field with people of all abilities. CRI is a three-time recipient of USRowing Club of the Year award and has hosted the US Paralympic 4+ since 2013, who recently won a silver medal in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.
Community Rowing is thrilled to have athletes fundraising for the Boston Marathon in support of these programs. We look forward to meeting our next group of runners.
Officially qualified participants who are already entered in the 126th Boston Marathon that wish to raise funds for Community Rowing may still do so using the learn more button below.