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“During my deployment to Iraq, I saw firsthand the impact of trauma, both physically and mentally. I run for the Stepping Strong Center because it is a great platform to help survivors of traumatic injury.” —Tom Steinbrunner, Stepping Strong Marathon Team

The Stepping Strong Center running program has grown from a small group of Reny family and friends into a passionate global community who dedicate months each year to training and fundraising for the center—either driven by their own personal experience, a loved one who has been affected by trauma, or their desire to be part of the critical work taking place at the center.

Since the program’s inception in 2014, more than 1,700 runners have participated in the Boston Athletic Association’s 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon races, the Chilmark Road Race, the Falmouth Road Race, the Chicago Marathon, the Berlin Marathon, and the legendary Boston Marathon—regarded as the world’s oldest and most challenging race.

Thank you, Stepping Strong runners, for fueling trauma research and care!

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MILESTONES

April 2014

A small but triumphant team of Reny family members and friends run a meaningful and healing 26.2-mile journey from Hopkinton to Boston in support of trauma research. That same year, American Olympian Meb Keflezighi runs Boston, declaring he wants to win for the people of Boston. And that’s exactly what he does.

January 2016

Registration for Stepping Strong’s B.A.A. 5K team opens at 10 am and sells out within hours. Later that season, M&T Bank sponsors the Stepping Strong 5K team with a mission of transforming trauma research and care at Brigham.

April 2017

This group of Stepping Strong runners were among the 132 team members who completed the 121st Boston Marathon. The 2017 team broke previous fundraising records, raising more than $1.1M for trauma research.

April 2018

Meb Keflezighi is the keynote speaker at the Stepping Strong Marathon Team’s annual pasta dinner.

August 2018

Tammy Jerome, Brandon Korona, and Rebecca Mann participate in the Falmouth Road Race and cross the finish line together. The three are among the first patients to undergo the Ewing Amputation, allowing them to experience less chronic pain and the benefits of an advanced prosthetic device.

September 2018

Ryan Enright is among three Stepping Strong runners to complete the Berlin Marathon, illustrating the global resonance of Stepping Strong’s vision of turning tragedy into hope.

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