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First MassChallenge Monday – Success!

Posted by on July 19, 2011

A big “THANK YOU” to everyone that joined us for last night’s first MassChallenge Mondays Fun Run & social event! The weather forecast looked terrifying throughout the day on Monday…

50+ people braved a harrowing forecast, only to find sunny skies at 7PM!

Jay Zagami of Solid Body Fitness (who is also the race director of the brand new Legacy 5k on September 25) led us in stretching in the grass area outside, and then we were off!

The start of our first run!

We took a tour of the Harborwalk, past the Aquarium, and down to Starbucks on Atlantic Ave before heading back to home base.

The weather ended up being perfect for a summer evening run!

After the run, we came up to the 14th floor at MassChallenge to share some Boloco burritos, mix1 protein shakes, vitaminwater, and Magners – thanks to all of our sponsors for taking part in our first fun run!

Pardees from MassChallenge (both she and Julia from the MC team ran with us!) welcomed everyone & gave a great intro about the Accelerator Program. Next, we invited a couple finalists to share the awesome projects they are working on:

Dave at OsmoPureKrishna at UberSenseJason at Bindo

Mark at JumpOffCampus, &  Jake at Driveway.

Who knows –maybe some future MassChallenge finalists from the class of 2012 were running with us!

Based on some feedback, we’re going to form a run/walk pace team in order to encourage EVERYONE to take part in these Monday night activities on a new 1.5 mile course.

Jess Fallon, the winner of the referral contest!

We want to congratulate Jess Fallon (waving above) for referring the most people to last night’s event. For her efforts, Jess won a gift card to Boloco, a RaceMenu hat & bag, and free entry into the Legacy 5K – congrats and thanks for spreading the word, Jess! Huh…getting rewarded for encouraging your friends to an event so you have more fun.

What a novel idea!

Additionally, we’ve teamed up with the Legacy 5K to offer a sponsorship package worth $2000 to one lucky MassChallenge team. So how does a team win?

Easy! All you have to do is what Jess did – spread the word to your friends to come out and have a good time with you! 

The team that encourages the most runners to sign up for the race on September 25th (and note which finalist they are supporting) gets the package!

MassChallenge finalists: to register yourself and get your team moving towards FREE sponsorship – email me or see additional info on the MC Accelerator LinkedIn Group.

We know a number of finalists and other friends couldn’t make it last night, but not to worry – we’re meeting outside each week at 6:30PM to head for a run, and we’re going to continue the social nights two more times this year – August 22 and September 19. Hope you’ll join us soon!

Plenty more pictures to come tomorrow!