The New Balance Reach the Beach Relay is brought to you, in part, through the dedication and support of the many community organizations along the route. We reach out to them as partners and ask you to do the same as you participate in one of the finest adventure relay events in the US. So please accept our invitation to make our community, your community.
We are proud to work with the following organizations and welcome them into the RTB family.
Massachusetts State Parks
The New Balance Reach the Beach Relay adventure begins in Wachusett Mountain Ski Area which is contained within Wachusett Mountain State Reservation. As the race gradually progresses over the 190+ mile course, it passes through six other MA State Parks before concluding on the Atlantic Ocean at Horseneck Beach State Reservation. Your journey will expose you to some of the Commonwealth’s greatest treasures at the height of the spring season.
We’re excited to launch a new partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation of Massachusetts in much the same way we did with our neighbors to the north in New Hampshire and have identified them as one of the event’s primary beneficiaries.
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Run for the Memory program is 10-years strong, raising over $1,400,000 collectively from athletes across the country. Since 2009, the Run for the Memory program has been a charitable partner of the New Hampshire Reach the Beach Relay, raising over $140,000 in total. We are proud to partner with Reach the Beach Relay again in 2011 as a charitable partner of both the Massachusetts and New Hampshire relays.
Visit us online at www.runforthememory.org for more information.
Run for the Memory team benefits include:
- Free entry! Teams who commit to raising a minimum of $3,500 for the Alzheimer’s Association receive free entry into the Massachusetts Reach the Beach Relay ($1,160 value!) This is less than $300/runner and registration fees are waived!
- Training support. Weekly Saturday training runs in the Boston area and access to coaching.
- Fundraising support. Includes team/individual online fundraising pages and account management tools.
To register your team today:
- Visit http://alz.kintera.org/springrtb2011.
- Click “Registration” and agree to the waiver. Please note the waiver requires teams to commit to raising $3,500 for the Alzheimer’s Association by June 15, 2011.
- The team captain must be the first to register, and will select “Start a Team.” He/she must provide a credit card and $10 registration fee upon registration.
- All other team members may register by “Joining an existing team” and selecting the team name created by the team captain. Not fee is required.
- Teams setup their personal and/or team fundraising web-pages and begin fundraising!
- Teams must then register on the Reach the Beach Relay website: https://ma.rtbrelay.com/reg_team.php. Team captains, as team entry fees will be waived, select the “payment by check” option. We’ll take it from there!
Teams who have already registered through Reach the Beach Relay may participate in this charity program – and receive a refund on your registration! For more information, please contact Michelle Gonzalez at the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter:
Michelle Gonzalez, Development Officer
Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter
311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
To make a general donation in support of this program, visit http://alz.kintera.org/springrtb2011.
Founded in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association is the largest voluntary health agency dedicated to eradicating Alzheimer’s disease and helping those afflicted with Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter serves all of Massachusetts and New Hampshire with its main office in Watertown, and regional offices in Lowell, Raynham, Springfield, Worcester, and Bedford, NH.
Over 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, 140,000 of them in Massachusetts and New Hampshire alone.