The Runner in Red 5K draws its name from a real-life Boston Marathon legend. The story goes that the first woman to run a marathon in America snuck into the Boston Marathon in 1951. She “wore red,” according to the legend, in an era when women were not allowed to compete.
Tom Murphy’s novel offers a search for the mystery runner “in red,” while exploring the history of women’s running. Proceeds from the book support the cause.
We invite men and women runners to WEAR RED in our March 15th 5k race. All participants will get a Runner in Red t-shirt if you choose to wear that. Our goal is to help create awareness for our Runner in Red charity campaign to find a cure for lung cancer which takes the lives of more women than any other cancer.
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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.
Runner in Red 5K major sponsors include NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island, Hilton Capital Management and Katten Law Firm, among others.
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Thank you for your patience working with us through these extenuating circumstances.Most of all thank you for joining us on OCT 2 - and supporting our Cure Lung Cancer Campaign.
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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.
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Runner in Red, by Tom Murphy, 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. Tom is contributing all profits from the novel to the Barb’s Beer cure lung cancer campaign. Purchase the novel to support the cause.
The Men’s Winner will receive the Jimmy Flynn trophyThe Women’s Winner will receive the Barb Murphy trophy2nd & 3rd M/F Overall MedalsTop 3 M/F Age Group Medals to 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+LARGEST TEAM AWARD
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FAQWhat is a Virtual Run? A Virtual Run is an event that doesn’t require you to be at the actual event. So you don’t have to physically attend our event in order to make a difference!
When can I run? Any time! Don't forget you can only post your time between 10/2 - 10/10.
TRACKING YOUR DISTANCE4 Laps to one Mile on a TrackTreadmillMapMyRun.comFind a Certified USATF CourseSome run/walk events display course maps at elitefeats.comMany parks have measured 'fitness' trails open to the public Download free app Strava & hit 'Record'
HOW TO POST TIMES1. Run/walk whenever & wherever.2. On Start Date visit elitefeats.com/Results - search this event.3. Search your name - click Update.4. Enter your time.5. Optional upload up to 5 photos.
WHEN TO POSTEARLY REGISTRANTS (before start day) can start posting times ON start day!LATE REGISTRANTS (after start day) allow up to 24 hours to post times.BIB MAILING begins Monday prior to the start day. Allow 3-5 business days to receive. You don't need the bib to run/walk, it's a keepsake!
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