January 27, 2010--Boston, Mass. – The Boston Debate League, Boston Partners in Education, Bottom Line, The Esplanade Association and The Museum of Science unite under one coach as they prepare to run the 2010 Boston Marathon to raise money for their respective causes. Coach Rick Muhr offers his expert training and inspiration to these five (of 24) nonprofits who are part of the Boston Athletic Association Official Charity Program.
Coach Muhr first ran the Boston Marathon in 1979 and has trained over 15,000 runners for marathons throughout the world. He was head coach for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America’s Team in Training program for 12 years beginning in 1996. He continues to run the Boston Marathon every year and is one of the top, most-respected running coaches. He offers his services to smaller charities who will benefit the most from an inspirational group atmosphere combined with professional training.
The five organizations come together to provide runners with a supportive team atmosphere, comprehensive coaching and a chance to give back. Runners who may not meet the qualifications to run the Boston Marathon on their own can accomplish this goal by running for an official charity and in the process raise funds and awareness for a good cause. This year, the teams hope to raise a minimum of $245,000 combined, in support of the work they do within the Boston community. Running for an official Boston Marathon charity is a great way to experience the race and get closer to qualifying for the following year.
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The Boston Debate League extends the social and academic benefits of debate to as many Boston Public Schools students as possible.
Boston Partners in Education provides Boston Public Schools’ K-12 students with focused, individualized, in-school academic mentoring in math, reading and writing.
Bottom Line helps disadvantaged students get into college, graduate and go far in life by providing consistent one-on-one guidance and support.
The Esplanade Association restores and enhances Boston’s historical Charles River Esplanade, one of the country’s most iconic urban parks.
The Museum of Science stimulates interest in and further understanding of science and technology and their importance for individuals and society.