PIONEERS Run Crew: 26.2 TRUE – a Boston Marathon Alternative

The Boston Marathon really isn’t in Boston is it?

According to GBH, that’s what PIONEERS Run Crew  – a Dorchester based running club – believe. So they’re shaking up the narrative by hosting 26.TRUE – a marathon that starts and ends at Malcom X Park in Roxbury.  The Boston Marathon starts in Hopkinton, then winds through suburbs like Wellesley and Newton before finally getting to Boston for the finish line at Copley.

In addition to 26.TRUE, the PIONEERS are hosting multiple events to commemorate the 125th Boston Marathon and they’ll be included in the BAA’s opening ceremonies. According to GBH, the BAA is working with PIONEERS and other running groups to start the Boston Running Collaborative, to help increase access to the sport of running.

So if you see a large group of people running in the neighborhood on Saturday, most likely it’s part of 26.TRUE. So make sure to cheer them on!

You can get the details of the race here including the route here. 

You can read more details about The PIONEERS Run Crew here!

Image via PIONEER Run Club on Instagram! 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.