2024 Run for Recovery Edition

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A Message from the Executive Director

In just a few days, 18 members of our 2024 Boston Marathon Team will be heading to Hopkinton to participate in the 128th running of the Boston Marathon. Race day will be the last step in an enormous undertaking that began months ago. The team has been training hard and raising funds for the Boston Bulldogs—so that we can continue to build community support and touch lives affected by drug and alcohol addiction.

It’s not too late to learn more about the team and support their efforts.

Also, on Sunday May 19, 2024, we will host our 9th annual Run for Recovery 5K & Tribute at Franklin Park in Boston. Hundreds of runners, walkers, volunteers, members of the recovery community, sponsors and supporters will converge to support this worthwhile event. Registration is open, a few sponsorship options are still available – details are on our website.

Our Marathon Team and Run for Recovery 5K & Tribute are supported by annual sponsors and event fundraisers. Donations directly support Club programs including our Weekly Runs, Junior Bulldogs, Full Circle, Leadership programs, Meditation and More, and Member Support. Also, our Giving Back and Outreach programs take place at area recovery centers, sober houses, prisons and health and wellness organizations. 

Your participation and support speak volumes to those in the Boston Bulldogs community -- to those in recovery and their family members who feel isolated, alone, and stigmatized as well as to friends, family, caregivers, healthcare professionals and the community at large. Thank you for recognizing the value of an integrative approach to wellness and recovery and for sharing it with others! Lives depend upon it! 

Be well,


Run for Recovery 5k & Tribute

Register now: Live, Virtual, Volunteer options available.

Register by the T-shirt deadline on April 28 to be sure you get yours!

Saluting the 2024 Marathon Team

This year's team of 18 kindhearted warriors have trained together, heightened awareness and raised much needed funds to support the Boston Bulldogs.

Join us as we cheer them along the way on April 15th --Marathon Monday -- at the 22+ mile mark across from our office at 358 Chestnut Hill Avenue! If you don't see us, just follow the loud cheering!

Learn more about our Team and follow their journey on our website and social media. Each has a story as inspiring as the next, including several Club members in recovery.

2024 Sponsorships

There is still time to explore opportunities for 2024 Boston Bulldogs annual sponsorships to support our Marathon Team and the Run for Recovery 5K and Tribute! Such support allows us to continue to provide and expand Club programs.

Donations to our Marathon Team and Run for Recovery 5K &Tribute support the various wellness, outreach and support programs of the Boston Bulldogs including Giving Back to various recovery centers, hospitals, sober living homes, shelters, jails and soup kitchens. We also organize five Weekly Runs a week in four different locations, a Leadership Program, Full Circle Program, Meditation and More and several Junior Bulldogs wellness programs for at-risk youth.

Contact us if you have questions or would like more information about these important sponsorship opportunities.

Program Updates


We bring a Boston Bulldogs sense of community and an integrative approach to wellness to those not able to access our weekly runs. This includes outreach to all levels of care, locked facilities, and beyond. We are a Club that believes in second chances. Everyone deserves them! 

Junior Bulldogs

We are currently visiting the kids at the Italian Home for Children in Jamaica Plain as well as kids at Algonquin Heights in Plymouth to help them work on their wellness, running, and confidence in themselves. We are also preparing some of them to participate in our Run for Recovery 5K & Tribute.

Leadership Team

We would not be where we are without the help of our Club leaders! Their efforts inform the day-to-day experience of our members -- at weekly runs, Full Circle, Junior Bulldog programs, and Giving Back programs.

We recently welcomed two new Leaders. We are deeply appreciative for the example, compassion, and energy they offer so freely.

Full Circle

Our Full Circle Program has welcomed 10 new participants since the start of the year. Currently we have members participating in all 3 levels of the program which is a testament to their commitment to wellness and the value of the program. We look forward to working with each member on their specific goals.

Meditation and More!!!

On March 20th, "Coach" Mike Ferullo unveiled a new Boston Bulldogs program called Meditation and More which will provide on-line meditation sessions several times a week and its own podcast. Meditation and More will be an important part of our “integrative approach,” another tool in the wellness and recovery toolbox!

This free program, open to the public, invites into the Club people who might not have found their way to us before -- underscoring that we are far more than just a running club.

Weekly Runs!

The Boston Bulldogs Running Club welcomes all those adversely affected by addiction -- people in recovery, their friends, family members, healthcare providers, supporters and advocates. Weekly runs for runners and walkers in Chestnut Hill, Quincy, Plymouth and Needham are at the core of our mission.

Join us! Make wellness and community part of your life.

For information, click here!

Calling all Bulldogs!


Join the Boston Bulldogs Running Club or renew your current annual membership! Annual membership fees are $50 for individuals and $75 for households of 2 or more.

As always, if the annual fee is a hardship, please contact us or select the "sponsored membership" option on the application form.

Also consider a donation to sponsor a member in recovery. Donations are used to pay for race fees, running gear, transportation and other support for members who need it.

A membership application form and description of benefits are on our website. Checks made payable to Boston Bulldogs Running Club can be mailed to:

Boston Bulldogs | 3 Village Green North #311 | PMB703 | Plymouth MA 02360

Thank you for your support of the Boston Bulldogs

and all these important programs

Your continued support of the Boston Bulldogs mission and programs have enabled us to build a safe and welcoming community for ALL those affected by addiction. Your donations directly support outreach efforts and such vital programs as weekly runs, Full Circle, Leadership, Giving Back, membership sponsorship and the Junior Bulldogs.


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