Early humans developed the ability to sprint in order to chase down sprightly prey and invented long-distance running to escape from slowly approaching glaciers. Follow in their fossilized footsteps with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for 2K/5K race registration for one person (a $35 value)
- $35 for 2K/5K race registration for one person and one dog (a $45 value)
The first-ever Doggy Fun Run & Walk will take place on Saturday, June 29, beginning at 9 a.m. The 5K course wraps around the Mystic River Bend Reservation, which separates Medford and Somerville. It starts and ends at the John J. McGlynn Elementary School.
Each participating dog will receive a promotional scarf to wear during the event, as well as a certificate with their name upon crossing the finish line. A portion of the day's proceeds will benefit the Animal Rescue League of Boston. See more info about the event and an accompanying video here.
Josh Konoff has never been one to wait around for change. When he decided that he wanted to move to Boston in 2008, he moved to Boston. And then when he discovered a flaw in Boston’s volunteer scene, he fixed it.
The flaw was that most organizations required their volunteers to make a hefty commitment, alienating a large portion of community members with full-time jobs and otherwise busy schedules. And so Josh quickly launched Boston Volunteers, a nonprofit that matches eager volunteers with organizations for short-term projects.
Today, the "s" at the end of Boston Volunteers says it all: the outfit features more than 5,400 members. It has organized and run more than 500 volunteer events, ranging from Habitat for Humanity gatherings to cooking for Boston's veterans. To this day, Boston Volunteers is a no-commitment venture, meaning that its members choose when and where they'd like to offer their time. At the core of every volunteer opportunity, too, is the chance for members to meet new friends who share similar values.