Important Update on Boston Marathon & Impact on The Arredondo Family Foundation

It has been announced that the 2020 Boston Marathon has been postponed to Monday, September 14th, 2020. As a charity partner of the BAA, the Foundation is following the Boston Athletic Association’s protocols. So, what does this mean for us?

  • All large organized runs that we are involved with have been canceled, including the HOP21 long run on Saturday, March 28th, 2020
  • Fundraising parties are suspended.
  • March and April fundraising benchmarks are being waived, as the race is now in September.

HOWEVER, since the Arredondo Family Foundation relies on Boston Marathon fundraising in order to do work training veterans, military families, first responders and the communities around Massachusetts as well as provide scholarships to military siblings and children primarily for college, the Foundation hopes that ongoing fundraising CAN continue heavily through May so the Foundation is able to continue its work. Anyone can donate as the following link.

The Arredondo Family Foundation very much appreciates and is grateful for all of the hard work that our running team has done training and fundraising over the past months.

This is a unique moment in history. The Boston Marathon has never been canceled, and has only been postponed once before, in 1918. Again, the 2020 Marathon is only postponed/paused, not canceled. This means that as September approaches, The Arredondo Family Foundation will be pressing the play button and hitting the ground running.

Thank you to our runners and thank you to all who have supported both them and the Foundation. We would not be able to do all of the work that we do without support. Once again, thank you.

Sincerely,

Carlos and Mélida Arredondo
Co-founders of the Arredondo Family Foundation