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Stonyfield Offers 2nd Chance to 9 Lucky Runners

Posted by Chrissy Horan  February 1, 2014 02:38 PM

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When registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon took place last September, 2,976 qualified runners were not accepted due to the large number of registrants. For runners who missed this cut off, or have qualified since then, well, let’s just say, I hope you like yogurt.

Last week, Stonyfield Organic was named the official yogurt sponsor of the Boston Marathon. As part of its sponsorship, the company will form Team Stonyfield, giving away nine entries to runners who missed the entry cutoff for the race.

Runners looking to join Team Stonyfield can enter for the chance to win a spot www.stonyfield.com/teamstonyfield. The tenth member of Team Stonyfield will be one of the company’s own employees. The only requirement to apply is that runner’s have a qualifying time from a USATF-sanctioned marathon run after September 22, 2012. The 9 selected runners will receive a bib, team uniform and travel stipend.

There are no fundraising requirements with theses bibs. I feel like this is a bit of a shame, as many good causes could benefit from a few donations raised by these runners. But I’m always pro-fundraising and by not including a fundraising component, it probably makes the applicant pool that much deeper for Stonyfield.

Applications are due by midnight on Monday February 3, 2014. The application looks fairly straightforward, some basic information and a 200 explanation of why you want to run for Team Stonyfield.

I would be shocked if even the most lactose intolerant runner turned down an opportunity like this.


As always, let me know what you think and what’s going on in your running community. Post comments here or email me at RunAlongBoston@gmail.com.

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     Chrissy Horan has been running around Boston and nearby neighborhoods since 2000. An athlete through high school and college, she has found the running community in Boston to More »

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