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Smile Mass Running Team

SMILE Mass has created a junior and adult Ambassador team. Our motto is “We run for all those who can’t.” SMILE Mass Ambassadors get the privilege to enable kids and adults with disabilities the chance to do it all! Our Ambassadors will support a Captain (individual with disabilities) through an entire race, allowing them their moment of glory of finishing a road race; being part of their community, doing what so many families take for granted!

This is how it works:

  • An Ambassador is anyone who is able to run or walk a 5K road race.
  •  As a SMILE Mass Ambassador, you commit to run a minimum of 3 – 5 races with SMILE Mass. You can take part in the races listed to the right or in any race of your choosing.
  • Adult Ambassadors can simply run a road race for SMILE Mass or they can choose to assist a Duo athlete to complete a road race, in which case you will become the eyes, ears or legs for the Duo athlete.
  • Junior Ambassadors run the 5K road race and receive their finish time. After finishing, if they choose, they can go back out on the race route to assist the Adult Ambassador to cross the finish line with a Duo athlete. The goal of the junior ambassador team is to promote inclusion, build self-confidence and teach our children that we can all make a difference.
  • Run for Free – All fees pertaining to any road race you wish to participate in, must be paid by the runner themselves. However, if you wish to take part in the fundraising efforts on behalf of SMILE Mass, through the various fundraising opportunities we have available, or simply by setting up a fundraising page, SMILE Mass will set aside 50% of what you raise to cover registration fees, t-shirts, and any other expenses pertaining to the road races you participate in.
  • Being an Ambassador for SMILE Mass means you can run your own road races of your choice, in your neighborhood, town or city, while wearing SMILE Mass running apparel, or simply tap into the SMILE Mass road races already arranged. If you are fundraising for SMILE Mass, all you have to do is send us your registration receipt and we will reimburse you. Furthermore, if you are running with a loved one with disabilities, let us know so that we can get you the proper equipment.
  • Duo athletes are special-needs children and young adults of any ability who will either be pushed in specialized joggers (200 lb. limit) or, if able, they can bike, walk, etc.
  • Duo runners are adults willing to assist a Duo athlete, often times pushing them in a specialized jogging stroller through a road race.
  • Duo athletes participate free of charge for any road race organized by SMILE Mass. For races organized by others, Duo athletes will need to go through the standard registration process in order to receive a race bib number (if they wish to receive a recorded time).
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Running Team Events

Aug 14, 2020

SMILE Mass 4x4x4 Run

As the world opens up again, SMILE Mass remembers that inclusion still matters.

Throughout the next few weeks, we will be hosting a socially distant run to raise funds for safe and enriching outdoor recreation for people with disabilities. Participants will run four miles a day for four days a week over the course of four weeks. SIGN UP TODAY

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Aug 29, 2020

Falmouth Road Race – August 15 – August 29, 2020

SMILE Mass has a team of runners participating in the VIRTUAL Falmouth Road Race.

The 48th running of the iconic race will be celebrated worldwide as a virtual event beginning August 15 – on the birthday of late founder Tommy Leonard – and concluding on August 29, with runners covering 7 miles in their own neighborhoods any time during that period.

The fundraising commitment is $500. SMILE Mass will provide your bib number and a running shirt.

We still have a couple of bib numbers. Deadline to register is August 1, 2020. If you would like to run for SMILE Mass, email info@smilemass.org or call 617-967-9955.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors:
“I have run the Falmouth Road Race several times but my experience helping Nicholas participate in this competition was by far the best race I can remember! I was honored to run with Nicholas and will never forget the joy we both experienced in Falmouth!”
Marisa Lutz
At SMILE Mass, we are actively working on ways we can make a positive impact on the community during the COVID-19 crisis.  There are several ways for you to join us as we all work together to make our communities stronger:
  • Volunteer
  • Ask for help
  • Play trivia
  • Join our virtual activities
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