Running Events

If you are interested in any of these events or have any questions, please email us at runtwav@mabcommunity.org

Blindfold Challenge

The Blindfold Challenge is a collaborative event MABVI holds in partnership with the Carroll Center for the BlindNational Braille Press, and Perkins. The event aims to bring awareness and resources to essential efforts to give blind or visually impaired children and adults the power to live more independently. In the Blindfold Challenge, participants run in teams of two, one wearing a blindfold and the other guiding. They run alongside sighted runners in 5K races such as the Boston Athletic Association 5K on the historic Marathon course, to experience and raise awareness the capabilities of people who are blind or visually impaired.

Participants raise funds to benefit the participating organizations and attend trainings prior to race day to heighten their awareness of the capabilities of all people when given the proper tools. Visit blindfoldchallenge.org for more information.

The Boston Marathon

Date: April 15, 2019

Peter Sagal’s “The Incomplete Book of Running” Book Discussion

Date: Saturday, November 3rd
Time: 4-6 PM
Location: First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge MA
Tickets: http://www.harvard.com/event/peter_sagal/ (you must purchase a ticket to attend)

Harvard Book Store welcomes writer, radio host, and marathon runner PETER SAGAL—host of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and columnist for Runner’s World—for a discussion of his latest book, The Incomplete Book of Running.

About The Incomplete Book of Running
At the verge of turning forty, Peter Sagal—Brainiac Harvard grad, short bald Jew with a disposition towards heft, and a sedentary star of public radio—started running seriously. And much to his own surprise, he kept going, faster and further, running fourteen marathons and logging tens of thousands of miles on roads, sidewalks, paths, and trails all over the United States and the world, including the 2013 Boston Marathon, where he crossed the finish line moments before the bombings, running alongside as a guide for a runner who is visually impaired.

In this new book, Sagal reflects on the trails, tracks, and routes he’s traveled, from the humorous absurdity of running charity races in his underwear—in St. Louis, in February—or attempting to “quiet his colon” on runs around his neighborhood—to the experience of running as a guide to visually impaired runners, and the triumphant post-bombing running of the Boston Marathon in 2014. With humor and humanity, Sagal also writes about the emotional experience of running, body image, the similarities between endurance sports and sadomasochism, the legacy of running as passed down from parent to child, and the odd but extraordinary bonds created between strangers and friends. The result is a funny, wise, and powerful meditation about running and life that will appeal to readers everywhere.

General Admission $8
General Admission with book $27.50
Please pre-order your tickets ASAP!