May 19, 2019
What an amazing event! Despite the cold and rain, our MM’ers got outside and showed us what they were made of! It was pretty spectacular to see so many medical professionals, who clearly value the importance of fitness on one’s health, all come together and have such a great time in the cold and mud.
Next Up, Harvest Triathlon on June 9th! Stay tuned!
June 8, 2019
Funds Raised: $375
Our second annual Harvest Triathlon with Max Performance went spectacularly! Unlike the Spartan Race earlier in the season, the sun was out in full force as our team composed of HMS students and Midnight Runners competed in either a sprint (400 yd swim, 13.5 mile bike, 5k run) or olympic (.9 mile swim, 29 mile bike, 6 mile run). The post-race lunch and Beer Garden, made for a great post-race atmosphere for us all to mingle and get to know each other better. Highlights include one of our members and one of our relay teams placing first overall, as well as one of us winning a post-race dance-off by twerking and doing the dougie (anything to win a free wetsuit, right?)!
BUZZARD’S BAY TRIATHLON
September 16, 2018
Funds Raised: $150
After the Harvard triathlon, there was so much excitement for us to host another! We again worked with Max Performance and coordinated a triathlon at Buzzard’s Bay. This event attracted different students who missed out on the first competition but were similarly first-timers. We have many personal bests and a ton of fun competing in the triathlon of the 2018 season!
August 4-5th, 2018
This was the culminating event of the 2018 season – the main fundraising drive for the five founders of the organization.
Here is a brief description of the Pan-Mass Challenge, as taken from its website (https://www.pmc.org/): “The Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Since its founding in 1980, the PMC has successfully melded support from committed cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors and individual contributors. All are essential to the PMC’s goal and model: to attain maximum fundraising efficiency while increasing its annual gift. Our hope and aspiration is to provide Dana-Farber’s doctors and researchers with the necessary resources to discover cures for all cancers.”
This past year, the bike ride raised over $54 million dollars. Logan, Katie, Chase, Mike, and Derek are so honored and proud to have been a part of this magnificent ride and look forward to participating again.
HARVARD CLUB RAFFLE
July 7, 2018
Funds Raised: $2650
We hosted a raffle event at the Harvard Club in one last major fundraising push. Many local businesses throughout Boston were quick to give items away, knowing that all funds raised would go directly to charity. Sponsors included the Top of the Hub restaurant, Harvard Athletics tickets, and Central Rock Gym Watertown passes. It was an incredible event that fueled great enthusiasm in our last large fundraiser of the year.
June 9, 2018
Funds Raised: $600
This event holds a special place in our hearts, as there were only two of 33 of us that had ever done a triathlon before, and this triathlon required our participants to do a quarter mile swim, 14 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run (or double that, as some did the longer Olympic-distance version). We were beyond impressed by our team made of Harvard and Tufts Medical students, who were able to find the time and motivation to train amidst a grueling curriculum.
June 02, 2018
Funds Raised: $900
This event was an absolute blast. It is difficult to capture the essence of this event in a blurb, but highlights include:
1) 22/25 of us completing in our first Spartan Race.
2) All 25 of us leaving with hundreds of free samples (yogurts, protein bars, energy drinks, etc).
3) How quickly the competitive juices washed away our promises to stay together, causing the event became “every (wo)man for him/herself” five minutes into a 60+ minute race.
4) Our very own Rebecca Hammond making the Spartan world championships!
5) Mike the “25 passenger-van-driver” from 25passengervan.com. Enough said.
HARVARD CLUB AUCTION
April 6, 2018
Funds Raised: $3500
The Harvard Club of Boston honored us by hosting a fundraising auction for us at one of their cocktail nights through their Harvard with a Heart Initiative. We auctioned off items generously donated by the Harvard COOP and Bob Beck’s Sports Collectibles. At the conclusion of a night of fun, we came away feeling a strong sense of community, grateful for, and humbled by, the altruism shown by our fellow Harvard Club members.