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Bridge’s team will run the 2019 New Balance Falmouth Road Race

We are thrilled to have five bib entries through the Numbers for Nonprofits Program.

All our runners will be helping raise critical funds that will go towards our wrap-around services for the 2,000 youth Bridge serves each year as Boston’s foremost agency serving homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth.

+ Meet our team of five runners

On Sunday, August 18, 2019 nearly 12,000 runners will run the scenic seven mile route in Falmouth, MA for the New Balance Falmouth Road Race. We are thrilled to have five bib entries through the Numbers for Nonprofits Program and are proud to feature this year's runners below.

All our runners will be helping raise critical funds that will go towards our wrap-around services for the 2,000 youth Bridge serves each year as Boston’s foremost agency serving homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth.

+ Meet 2019 Runners Neil and Jasmine Crook

Neil and his daughter, Jasmine, hare a bit about why they’ve chosen to run 7 miles and raise $3,000!

"The race is 7 miles. This is a pretty big commitment for us given that Jasmine has never run this far, and Neil hasn't run this kind of distance for at least 15 years.

Why are we running this in the middle of the summer heat you might ask? Well, we are hoping to raise money for Bridge Over Troubled Waters - a great non-profit based right in the middle of Boston. Bridge provides services to all youth (ages 14-24) to help guide them to a self-sufficient and stable adulthood.

We are really excited to do this run and to raise support for Bridge Over Troubled Waters. We would love you to support us, and Bridge Over Troubled Waters, by sponsoring our run!"

- Neil and Jasmine.

Inspired by Neil and Jasmine’s story? Visit Neil and Jasmine's Crowdrise page to help them reach their fundraising goal of $2,000 to benefit Bridge Over Troubled Waters!

+ Meet 2019 Runner Ben Daly

Ben shares a bit about why he’s chosen to run 7 miles and raise $1,000!

“As someone who grew up going to the cape every summer, I have always wanted to run in the Falmouth Road Race. It is the crown jewel of road races, many say. When I found out that Bridge had bibs available through the Facebook page, I was immediately interested.

I wanted to run for Bridge because I believe in the agency and its mission. Bridge is vital to the health and wellness of homeless youth in Boston. We are the only agency that does what we do. I work as an outreach worker at Bridge, where I spend my days on the streets of Boston and the medical van, spreading information about all the resources Bridge offers. I have seen firsthand how big of an impact this place can have, and I wanted to raise money to be a part of that.

I have never really run anything before. In fact, as of right now (July 18), I can only run about 1.5 miles. Which means in the next month, I need to do a lot of training. But I welcome the challenge! I like pushing myself and my body.”

-Ben

Inspired by Ben’s story?

Help Ben reach their fundraising goal of $1,000 to benefit Bridge Over Troubled Waters!

+ Meet 2019 Runner Matt Veale

"I heard about this opportunity through my mom, who volunteers on the Bridge van as a physician. Having volunteered on the Bridge van with her, I was able to see first-hand the impact Bridge is able to make in the community.

I wanted to do a bit more to make a difference in the lives of the young people Bridge serves. Not only am I hoping to raise money but also to raise awareness about the amazing services that Bridge Over Troubled Waters provides to homeless adolescents and young adults in the Boston area.

I have run in the Falmouth Road Race for the past 10 years with my extended family and friends, but this year I am excited to run in support of Bridge Over Troubled Waters."

-Matt Veale

Inspired by Matt’s story? Visit Matt's Crowdrise page to help Matt reach his fundraising goal of $1,000 to benefit Bridge Over Troubled Waters!