SPECIAL: 100 FREE copies of “Runner in Red” and A FREE Barb’s Beer for all runners (Ages 21+) barbsbeer.org
March is Women’s History Month. On race day we’ll give out 100 FREE copies of Tom Murphy’s Boston Marathon mystery novel as a contribution to the cause from a sponsor. We ask that you be an adult and an eager reader for a book.
When you register “check the box” on the application to tell us if you'd like a free signed copy. You can pick up your book at the Runner in Red 5K booth at the finish line on March 16.ALSO, all runners (21 and over) will get a FREE Barb’s Beer. The beer, along with the race andthe “Runner in Red” novel, raise funds to support a cure for lung cancer.See RunnerinRed.com for full details.
The Runner in Red 5K draws its name from the “Runner in Red,” a novel by Tom Murphy based on a real-life Boston Marathon legend. In 1951, a group of Canadian runners insisted they saw a woman slip into the Boston Marathon before women were allowed to run. She “wore red,” according to the Canadians, but their contention was never proven and thus the controversy moved into legend.
Tom Murphy’s novel, also a love story and Irish family drama, offers a search for the mysterious runner “in red.” The book combines with “Barb’s Beer,” named for Barb Murphy, the author’s wife and runner who passed away from non-smoker’s lung cancer in 2013. The book and the beer raise funds to cure lung cancer which takes the lives of more women than any other cancer.
See full details on the novel, Barb’s Beer and the cause!
Can’t run, but want to contribute to our 501c3 charity CAUSE - Click Here!
BUY THE NOVEL as a gift for a runner - SUPPORT LUNG CANCER CURE"People are going to love this book."-Bill Rodgers, four-time winner of Boston and NY Marathons
For full information visit RunnerinRed.com
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Your name on your bib three weeks before race day.Includes t-shirt & personalized bib.T-Shirt NOT guaranteed after 3/11.Price increases to $35 on race day.
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Pick up your copy at the finish line on race day only.
Teams of 4 or more to be in the running of Top Largest Team Trophy!
Form a Team with friends or family!
Runner in Red/Barb’s Beer Foundation, a 501c3 charity, raises funds to cure lung cancer in memory of Barb Murphy. A marathon runner and late wife of Tom Murphy, author of the novel, Runner in Red, Barb passed away from non-smoker’s lung cancer in 2013. Learn more about Barb’s story as a marathon runner and advocate for curing lung cancer – at barbsbeer.org. Contributions go to curing lung cancer, which takes the lives of more women than any other cancer.
Registration fees are used toward race expenses and cannot be returned once you sign up.
The Runner in Red 5K draws its name from the Boston Marathon mystery novel “Runner in Red,” by Tom Murphy. The novel is based on a real-life Boston Marathon legend that a woman “wearing red” snuck into the Boston Marathon in 1951, fifteen years before history knew of the first woman runner. The novel is a mystery, love story and family drama that explores the history of women’s running – and raises funds to cure lung cancer.
BUY THE NOVEL - SUPPORT LUNG CANCER CURE
Tom Murphy, author of the Boston Marathon mystery novel, Runner in Red, is contributing profits to help cure lung cancer. Support the cause, purchase the novel on Amazon, or click here.
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