Greetings Boston Bulldogs, Friends and Supporters,

WOW! So many exciting things going on in the Boston Bulldogs family to tell you about.

The Dog House

We were excited to welcome Bulldogs members and supporters to our new office space in Cleveland Circle, featuring a spectacular mural by Bulldog Charlotte on a spring-like Sunday in March.

Marathon Team

The 2022 Boston Bulldogs Marathon Team are training and fundraising in anticipation of the 126th running of the Boston Marathon. This year's event will be LIVE on April 18 and we will be so excited to cheer them on.

See more about the Marathon Team below.

Run for Recovery 5K and Tribute

Speaking of LIVE, we will be back at Franklin Park for the 7th Run for Recovery 5K &Tribute on May 15. The event will be a hybrid this year (live and virtual options) to allow participation from as many Boston Bulldogs supporters as possible. REGISTER NOW and consider setting up a team of friends, family and colleagues to join you in looking back to honor the memory of those we have lost and looking forward in wellness and recovery.

Shout out to the Sponsors for both the 2022 Marathon Team and the Run for Recovery 5K & Tribute including:
Bournewood Health Systems
Cabot Corporation
Chaisson Family Foundation
Newton Wellesley Hospital
Village Bank
Dedham Savings
Rockland Recovery

Contact rfr@bostonbulldogsrunning.org for more information on sponsorship opportunities and this year's Festival of Community Resources and Businesses.

Programs and Outreach
As most of you know, Meaghan O' Sullivan has joined the Bulldogs team as Director of Programs and Outreach. Meaghan has been part of the Boston Bulldogs history and growth from its earliest days and her leadership and passion for the mission are a most welcome addition. Her impact is already being felt.

See the programs updates below.

So grateful for this amazing community and for your steadfast support and solidarity. Stay well and stay connected,

The Boston Bulldogs Team
It's not too late to celebrate this year's Boston Bulldogs Marathon Team with a donation to their fundraising. For the 6th consecutive year, the Boston Bulldogs have assembled an inspiring team to run the Boston Marathon and raise money to support crucial Boston Bulldogs Running Club programs! 

Check out the team page and support our runners and their wellness!
Program Updates
Junior Bulldogs

Boston Bulldogs brought a group of 12 kids from the Italian Home for Children to The Phoenix Gym during February school vacation for a little rock wall adventure, and some pizza. The kids went home with Boston Bulldogs sweatshirts and a healthy dose of self-confidence. Thanks to staff from the Italian Home for Children who accompanied the kids, to the Phoenix staff who hosted us and to Bulldogs Ambassador Steve Whalen and City Realty Management for making this FUN day of wellness possible.

Giving Back

The Boston Bulldogs Giving Back program is a community engagement initiative that was launched in spring 2019 and has since expanded to other locations that are home to a weekly run. The program provides clothing, shoes, outdoor gear, refreshment and compassion to individuals who have been impacted by addiction. The Boston Bulldogs make regular visits to recovery programs and shelters to raise awareness about wellness in recovery and invite people to join the Club.

In February we visited Christ Church in Plymouth, a temporary emergency shelter location for Father Bill's guests in need to serve meals and bring a few personal items. Other locations will be scheduled in the coming months.

Weekly Runs

Our weekly runs are the highlight of our week! Members love to come together each week in community to share connection, wellness tips, and of course a few miles. Each chapter has had a steady showing through the colder winter months and we feel so fortunate to have such a committed group. Runners and walkers, of all levels, continue to "just show up" and we hope you will too! Please check out our weekly run schedule on the website and take note that our Plymouth chapter returns to Nelson Park on 4/1. Bring on the Spring!
For Boston Bulldogs Members
Full Circle Update
Commitment, goals, and growth! The Boston Bulldogs Full Circle program continues to thrive, providing members with an opportunity to set and attain specific wellness goals as they work one on one with a wellness sponsor and running coach.

We have made some exciting improvements to the program which now offers group meetings with Coach, Meaghan, and all participants regularly, to discuss the 3 principles, provide peer to peer support, and to ensure our members are getting the help they need outside our weekly runs. Recently the first 5 participants successfully completed this new addition to the program and we are eager to engage more members this way!

For more info on the Full Circle program or if you are interested in joining the next Full Circle group, email meaghan@bostonbulldogsrunning.org.

Weekly Meditation with the Coach continues virtually on Tuesday mornings at 6:30am. Check it out - new members with or without mediation experience welcomed. Contact coach@bostonbulldogsrunning.org.
Thank you for your support of all these important programs. 
Calling all Bulldogs!
How to join the Boston Bulldogs?

We hope you will consider joining the Club or renewing your current annual membership. Current annual membership fees are $35 for individuals and $60 for families. We expect to announce increased membership fees effective later in 2022, so take advantage of the current fees by signing up or renewing now.

As always sponsored memberships are available to those for whom the fee is a barrier. Please also consider a $35 donation to sponsor a member in recovery, which includes race fees, running gear and support to Club members who need it.

The membership benefits and application form are on our website - you can pay online or by check. Checks payable to Boston Bulldogs Running Club can be mailed to:

Boston Bulldogs | 3 Village Green North #311 | Plymouth MA 02360

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