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I almost had a heart attack when I opened up my email this morning. Reader Dan Dan sent me a link to the Boston Half Marathon registration. At first I thought he was suggesting that I register for it. That's when my heart stopped. Then I thought, "Oh wait, maybe he just wants me to post it for everyone else out there."

I'm not a runner by any stretch of the imagination. After I do my three to four miles, I'm about ready to keel over.

But for those of you that are more ambitious runners than I, the event is in about 3 months and registration opened today.

Presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund and showcasing Boston and Brookline's Emerald Necklace park system, the eighth annual B.A.A. Half Marathon will be held on October 12. Online registration is now open.

Click (here) to go to the registration page.

Ok, now my interest has piqued a little over the span of writing this entry. I wonder if a little less than three months is enough time to train from running 3-4 miles to 13. Do you think I could do it?

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4 Response to "Boston Half Marathon Registration Now Open"

  1. Dan Dan Said,

    I absolutely think you can do it! It might kinda stink to stick with a training schedule given all the traveling you do, but if you can set aside about 45 mins 5 days a week, a little longer once on a weekend, you can definitely make it happen!!!

    Posted on 7/16/08, 10:23 AM

  2. Got 2 Trot Librarian Said,

    You can definitely do it!

    Posted on 7/16/08, 10:56 AM

  3. Kayleigh Said,

    If running a half marathon is too intimidating, you could sign up for the Jimmy Fund Walk -- On Sept 21st, the Jimmy Fund Walk will take place along the same route as the Boston Marathon, with water and snacks set up along the way. You can walk the full 26 miles, 13 miles, or a shorter one -- I think 3 miles at the end. But know that even to walk 13 miles will require some training. I did it a few years ago and my legs were like jelly at the end!

    Posted on 7/16/08, 11:16 AM

  4. Andrea N Said,

    If I can run a half marathon - you can too!! It's really not that bad - I signed up for another one after I finished the Boston Run to Remember in May.

    Posted on 7/17/08, 6:07 PM


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