2016 Boston Marathon


jh_sig_blkThanks to the generous donation from John Hancock of two bib numbers, Victory Programs was an official charity partner for the 2016 Boston Marathon!


Congratulations to our #TeamVictory runners, Herb Ouellette and Robyn Shepard, for completing the 2016 Boston Marathon!

We are so proud of you, Herb and Robyn! Thank you for choosing to #RunBoston and pledging to raise $7,500 each to #SupportVictory!

You can show your support for Herb and Robyn as they work to reach the last milestone on their marathon journey by donating to their marathon efforts here. Thank you!

Herb Ouellette Photograph Veteran Team Victory runner, Herb Ouellette, joined us from his home in Poland, New York, for the 2nd year in a row. Herb has been a charity runner in four marathons, including the 2016 Boston Marathon! Herb has participated in the AIDS/Life Cycle, a 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, six times to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Last year, Herb wanted to run the Boston Marathon for an east coast charity serving individuals living with HIV/AIDS and a friend recommended Victory Programs. We were thrilled to welcome Herb back to Team Victory for a second year! His support helps us in the fight to end the stigma, isolation and fear associated with HIV/AIDS.
Robyn Shepard Photograph cropped First time Team Victory runner, Robyn Shepard, resides in Melrose, Massachusetts. The 2016 Boston Marathon was her first marathon! In Robyn’s words, “running Boston has been a personal goal of mine since I was a child; I traveled into the city to cheer my father on for many years, and he cheered on his father before that. I am happy to be able to help raise money for an organization I believe in at the same time.” Robyn is a monthly volunteer at Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center. She recently volunteered at our annual Celebration of Life Thanksgiving Dinner which provided a traditional Thanksgiving meal to over 600 guests – members of the HIV/AIDS community and their loved ones – many of whom would not otherwise be able to celebrate this important holiday. We are excited and grateful to welcome Robyn to Team Victory 2016!

Victory Programs offers great benefits to our runners including but not limited to:

  • Access to your own personalized online fundraising page on our Team Victory 2016 Marathon Page!
  • Full Marathon Kit full of helpful information including fundraising and running tips
  • Dinner meetings at Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center
  • Team Victory marathon singlet for race day
  • Gift incentives for both runners and their supporters
  • Access to practice runs on the marathon course
  • Promotion via Victory Programs’ website, social media pages and e-newsletters
  • Public recognition at Victory Programs’ Dinnerfest Party + Auction on Sunday, April 24