Boston Bound Bob: Making a Commitment

January 30th, 2015 | In Local Running News, Running Meets Life, Training

At the Atlanta Track Club Annual Social earlier this January, Bob Wells committed to train for and run the 2015 Boston Marathon while raising $7000 for Kilometer Kids youth running program. Now, you can follow “Boston Bound Bob” on his journey. Leading up to the Boston Marathon on  Monday, April 20th, Bob will be blogging about his training, fundraising, and racing. For the first post: Meet Bob.

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Boston Bound Bob with Deena Kastor at the 2015 Annual Social

Hi! I’m Bob. Better known as Boston Bound Bob during the months leading up to the 2015 Boston Marathon. I’m the crazy guy who accepted the challenge to raise $7,000 for Kilometer Kids and run this year’s Boston Marathon at the Atlanta Track Club’s Annual Social back on January 8th.

I’ve been a member of the Atlanta Track Club for about 10 years now. Like many, I joined to reserve my spot in Atlanta’s annual tradition, the AJC Peachtree Road Race. (The planet’s largest 10K, I might add.) Since then, Atlanta Track Club has become so much more to me.

In addition to helping me achieve my personal health and fitness goals, the organization provides a way for me to give back to the sport I love by volunteering and coaching. I’ve been a volunteer for Kilometer Kids for many years, and I started coaching Kilometer Kids in the Spring of 2013. In fact, the dots that connected to make this Kilometer Kids fundraising opportunity and Boston Marathon challenge a reality are pretty amazing. I’ll share that story with you in an upcoming blog post, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, I am asking for your help. “How?” you ask? In two ways. The first is by making a tax deductible donation to Kilometer Kids. It’s really easy. Go to http://www.atlantatrackclub.org/donate. You know, if every Atlanta Track Club member donated $1.00, we would exceed our goal three times over. Pretty cool, huh? And if every member donated, say, just $5.00, we would collectively blow the roof off this effort by raising more than $100,000! All for Kilometer Kids. I know some of you are saying, “Boston Bound Bob, that’s crazy talk!” I don’t think so. We can do this if we work together.

The second way you can help is to spread the word. And I mean spread it everywhere. High, low, near, far, north, south, east, west, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Ello, your Uber driver, teachers, coaches, doctors, neighbors, family, friends, strangers. OK, maybe not strangers, but you get the idea.

For the health and fitness of Georgia’s youth, please donate.

All about the kids.
Boston Bound Bob

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