Growing up in Boston, you know that Spring officially starts once Marathon Monday rolls around. Arguably the best sporting event in a city obsessed with sports, the Boston Marathon is a special race that starts out in Hopkinton, Massachusetts and weaves its way through the crowded suburban Boston streets and finishes in the heart of downtown Boston.
I have run one marathon in my life and have had the urge to run Boston for a few years now. The race is more than a race when you are from Boston and one that is difficult to describe for those that are not from the area. However, in order to get into the race (aside from running a qualifying time) you have to run for a charity. Picking the right charity to run for is difficult to do because so many great charities have marathon bibs that you can apply for.
For me, deciding which charity to run for was kind of a no-brainer; the Shamrock Foundation. The foundation benefits children in need by designing programs to help those youth and families that need it. The foundation is tied to the Boston Celtics and does tremendous work throughout the city and surrounding area so for me getting behind the foundation is easy to do.
Aside from the fact, that I have to run 26.2 miles on April 18th, I also have to raise at least $5,000 for the foundation. As part of my fundraising plan, we have decided to donate 100% of all of the profits for the online sales of The Dawson (white) sock from now until Marathon Monday (April 18th). The colors of the sock just so happen to match the Celtics colors…