From London to Boston, Team Herren Project is Making History…TOGETHER
Over a span of just 8 days, from London to Boston (and a few spots in between), 33 remarkable teammates raised more than $360,000, directly helping people, families, and communities through the work of Herren Project. Even better, countless people were inspired, supported, and empowered through each one of them and their families and donors.
Team Herren Project’s first-ever London Marathon team ran 26.2 miles from Blackheath to Buckingham palace, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. Three London teammates couldn’t make the trip, but due to their dedication and generous spirits, they chose another marathon stateside to run that same day.
On Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, our largest-ever 8th annual Boston Marathon team ran the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston, each victoriously completing the 125th running of the world’s longest-running marathon.
Just a few of our teammates’ words shared below, as well as the photos here, help to tell the story of the good we are growing, the relationships we are building, and the goals we are crushing…TOGETHER.
From Buckingham Palace to Lake Michigan, this has been an incredible week. I can remember sitting in detox being told 1 in 36 opiate addicts will enter long-term recovery. I’ve also heard like 1% of the world’s population will complete a marathon. This journey I’m on is to show that not only is recovery possible but that people in recovery can accomplish extraordinary things and to show my kids that they can do anything they set their minds to. – Glen Harrington, London Teammate who also ran Chicago the next weekend
When we first discovered we were unable to join our team in London, we were so disappointed. But knowing that we had multiple representations of our team running in solidarity on the same day, in different parts of the globe, we realized what a bigger impact our team could have. Focusing on the “why” as opposed to the “where” helped us embrace and soak in the beauty of the Black Hills in South Dakota while representing with our London teammates. – Kate Rewwer, (and husband, John) London teammates who ran their marathons that day in South Dakota
So many teammates texted me before, during, and after the race it was incredible. One text from Rebekah stayed with me as I ran the first 16 miles in the rain. Very early she said “Smile. You GET TO do this,” and when I told her I needed to hear that as I headed to the start line in the pouring rain she replied, “it’s just a bunch of sloppy kisses from the universe.” Because of that one text I truly felt smothered in kisses from my mom and brother and as the rain dripped off the bill of my hat all I could do was smile. – Jennifer Fox, a London teammate who ran her marathon that day in Milwaukee
Couldn’t have asked for a better experience all around this weekend. From when I got on the bus and the only seat was next to a teammate, to finishing with the same teammate, it was perfect. There are so many great people in this world and it felt like they were all there yesterday cheering us on. Thanks again to all who helped by donating and with supporting messages! Thanks to Holly and the family for letting me train and getting us all to the race. Finally, thanks to the Herren Project for the opportunity to run for you. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner. – John Defley, Boston Marathon teammate and first-time marathoner!
I’m in awe of all the support I’ve been given. Each donation, sentiment, and well wishes have carried me through. Thank you also for entrusting me to carry the names of your loved ones. With each step, I carry them in my heart. – Suzanne Hole, Boston Marathon teammate and Herren Project Ambassador
Team Herren Project at the 2021 London Marathon:
Team Herren Project at the 2021 Boston Marathon:
We’d love for YOU to join Team Herren Project on their next adventure as we grow good, help others, and conquer our own adventures…TOGETHER.
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