In only a few short weeks, runners from around the world will arrive in Hopkinton, Massachusetts to start the 26.2-mile journey to the finish line of the 2018 Boston Marathon. Known as arguably the most iconic marathon in the world, professional and charity runners alike run shoulder to shoulder along the route with the goal of finishing the race on Boylston Street in downtown Boston.
This year, we have partnered with a few local-to-Boston charity teams to develop socks for their runners to wear on race day. From now until race day, we will be highlighting the teams we are working with right here on our blog and on our Instagram page by showcasing the socks that were developed for them. First up? The incredible Team with a Vision.
For the past 25 years, members of Team with a Vision have shown the world that disability does not mean inability. The team fields an international team of runners who are visually impaired. Runners are joined by sighted guides and together they navigate the race. The team has been fostered and grown up as a part of Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The organization, the oldest social service agency in the country, delivers professional, peer, and volunteer support to more than 1,400 individuals who are blind or visually impaired in any given year. Their mission? Support those with vision loss to break barriers and create opportunities, and in doing so, to foster community and transform lives.
We are so happy to be working with such a great charity in our home town of Boston. When you're out cheering on race day (Monday, April 16th), be sure to cheer extra loud and proud for those running with Team with a Vision-- they are a true inspiration, and we can promise their socks will be on point.
If you are interested in volunteering or supporting Team with a Vision please check out MABVI.org or United Stride.