Fall 2020
Greetings Bulldogs,

With the leaves changing to reds and yellows, it is a gentle reminder that life has seasons. In this season and in this most challenging year, the Boston Bulldogs have remained connected and strong. Weekly runs have resumed in four locations with COVID-19 health guidelines in place, and we continue our virtual connections to club members through monthly #TogetherWeDo meetings, twice weekly Meditations, and with the new Coach's Corner.We have enjoyed staying connected virtually and will likely continue to do so even when we can return to live events and face-to-face.

There are good things on the horizon as we close out 2020 and head into the new year. We have been busy during this time developing a strategic plan with our Board of Directors and creating contingency plans for our programs in 2021. We're planning for a 2021 Run for Recovery and a 2021 Boston Marathon team (virtually for now), hope to resume our Giving Back Program, and to reengage Junior Bulldogs (all aligned with our commitment to wellness and public health guidelines.) This year we will also be kicking off our 5 year celebration by participating in #GivingTuesday. As we approach the holiday season we are ever thankful for the collaborative spirit and support we have enjoyed since the Club's first walk/run at the Rez in October 2015. We'll keep you posted via social media and our website.

For me as the Club's Executive Director, it's been a busy and exciting first several weeks in my new role and I can see that the Boston Bulldogs are so much more than a running club – the Bulldogs community is represented by so many kind-hearted warriors supporting each other fiercely in so many ways.

Wishing you peace and good health in this season. Stay safe and well,

Lindsey and The Boston Bulldogs Team
Happy Birthday to the Bulldogs!
October 2015 - October 2020

The Boston Bulldogs are officially 5 years old! Our first run/ walk took place at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir in October 2015. The Bulldogs community has grown a lot in the last 5 years. We are looking forward to celebrating this milestone, virtually for now and in person, we hope, over the course of the next year.

Stay tuned for more details!
2020 Marathon Team: Together We Did!
On September 12th, 11 Boston Bulldogs completed the 2020 virtual Boston Marathon as a team. Like so many things this year it was a lot of postponement, disappointment and uncertainty ...but in the end it was a test of #TogetherWeDo... and this marathon team of resilient and kind-hearted warriors stuck together through many months of training and proved once again that Together We Do...and we did!

Funds raised by the team are a significant part of our annual fundraising and support the Boston Bulldogs programs throughout the year. Please take a few minutes to read their remarkable stories and consider supporting them and the Club. Special thanks to Team Leader Meaghan for her leadership and encouragement and to Bulldogs Ambassador Jack Fultz for his coaching and support.
Weekly Runs

Weekly runs are open to runners (and walkers) at all levels. Join us for a weekly run to meet the Boston Bulldogs and get a feeling for the community. If you are thinking about becoming a member of the Club, these runs are a great way to check out the Boston Bulldogs.

What's the latest? 
Boston Bulldogs weekly runs continue with COVID-19 public health guidelines* and careful monitoring in place. Massachusetts Governor Baker issued a Revised Order effective November 6th.

What does the Revised Order say? 
  • You must wear a mask even if you are 6' apart
  • Depending on group size, we may divide into smaller groups
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well

Where are we running?
  • Monday nights at 6:30pm in Quincy from the public library
  • Tuesday nights at 6:30pm in Plymouth from Nelson Park and in Natick at the Natick High School track on West Street
  • Thursday nights at 6:30pm and Saturday mornings at 9am in Cleveland Circle/ Chestnut Hill Reservoir 
  • Scituate and Chicago runs continue to be suspended until further notice.
The Boston Bulldogs Giving Back Program
Our Giving Back Program is a community engagement initiative launched in the Spring of 2019. The program has since expanded to include the local communities that are home to our weekly runs.

While many in-person opportunities have been paused due to the pandemic, we still finding ways to help others and give back through our Emergency Relief Fund. Through this Fund we have supported Club members and families in our communities, including helping with school supplies for a family in need. We hope to resume our in-person Giving Back Program soon – stay tuned for information!
"Just when you think you can't, you realize how much support you've got and you find out you can!"
- Coleman Mark, Boston Bulldog and Board Member
upon completing Full Circle 3 Half Marathon (and crushing his time goal)!
For Boston Bulldogs Members
Coach's Corner
Coach's Corner is a monthly seminar hosted by "Coach" Michael Ferullo to welcome both new and old Bulldogs members to learn about our programs and principles, key areas of wellness development, as well as what it means to be a kind-hearted warrior. During the seminar, members have the opportunity to share and ask questions.

Save the Date!!! Join us for the next Coach's Corner on Dec 2nd via Zoom. Meeting ID on the Member's Page and in the Member's Google Calendar.

Email us if you have any questions!
Full Circle & Leadership Programs
Full Circle Program
20+ Boston Bulldogss completed the Full Circle Program this year! Full Circle encourages Bulldogs to set and achieve specific wellness goals. This program is the heartbeat of the Boston Bulldogs and continues to grow. Hats off to these kind-hearted warriors who reached their goals and improved their overall wellness!

Leadership Program
Our Leadership Program has also grown this year. Leaders have completed Full Circle 1 & 2 and are actively engaged with Club members as weekly run coordinators, as well as welcoming new members, coordinating Club events and programs and providing Club leadership. Four Leaders completed RRCA coaching certification this year, sponsored by the Boston Bulldogs, three of them are already certified.

For more information about Full Circle or the Leadership Program, email us at info@bostonbulldogsrunning.org.
Bulldogs Google Calendar
NEW! Members can keep track of all events and activities on the Bulldogs Google Calendar! Please reach out to Lindsey for access to the calendar. For those on Facebook, the calendar is also linked on our Facebook Members Page.

These meetings are for members:
  • Coach's Corner - 1st Wednesdays of the month at 6:00p
  • #TogetherWeDo - 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:00p (previously twice per month)
  • Mediation - Mondays/ Thursdays at 8:00a
  • Next Coaching Seminar - January 13th

NOTE: if you are not a member but want to join us for a Bulldogs experience – check out the Events page on our website for upcoming public events including weekly runs!
Calling all Bulldogs!
How to join the Boston Bulldogs?

We hope you will consider joining the Club or renewing your current annual membership. Annual membership fees are $35 for individuals and $60 for families.

Please also consider a $35 donation to sponsor a member in recovery, which includes race fees, running gear and other support to members who need it.

The membership benefits and application form are on our website - you can pay online or by mail. Checks payable to Boston Bulldogs Running Club.
PO Box 470558 | Brookline, MA 02447-0558.

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