“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 center’s inception in 2014, more than 1,200 individuals have participated in running events in-person and virtually across the globe including the Boston Athletic Associations 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and legendary Boston Marathon, Chilmark Road Race, Falmouth Road Race, Chicago Marathon and the Berlin Marathon, all to raise critical funds and awareness for the work of Stepping Strong.
Thank you, Stepping Strong runners, for fueling trauma research and care!
While the 2020 Boston Marathon season took many unexpected twists and turns due to COVID-19—from being postponed to cancelled and then made virtual—one thing was clear: the dedication of our 175 teammates, who came together to support trauma research and care.
The “interesting” weather (thunder, heat, blistering cold winds) didn’t stop our 143 Stepping Strong teammates from crossing the finish line at the 124th Boston Marathon. The 2019 team broke previous fundraising records, raising more than $1.45M for trauma research.
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.
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.
Meb Keflezighi is the keynote speaker at the Stepping Strong Marathon Team’s annual pasta dinner.
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.
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.
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.