Stepping Strong 5K Team

More than 55 runners participated in the 2014 5K race in support of the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Fund.

More than 55 runners participated in the 2014 5K race in support of the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Fund.

Stepping Strong 5K Team

The 2015 Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) 5K will be held on Saturday, April 18 2015. Be part of the excitement of marathon weekend and support trauma research and care at the same time by running with the Stepping Strong 5K team.

Registration Details 

  • Registration opens on February 4 at 10am and may fill up that same day—so don’t delay!
  • Sign up on the B.A.A. website
  • Forward your B.A.A. confirmation email to Caroline Duncan at ceduncan@partners.org to secure your place on the Stepping Strong 5K team

Fundraising Perks

RAISE $100 and receive a Stepping Strong t-shirt and one entry to the post-race social
RAISE $250–$499 and get entered into a chance drawing for fun prizes including:

  • Two tickets to a Boston Red Sox game
  • Two tickets to a Boston Celtics game
  • $100 gift certificate to the Beat Hotel
  • $100 gift certificate to Beehive Restaurant

RAISE $500 and receive a Stepping Strong jacket
RAISE $1,000 and get your name listed on the Stepping Strong Honor Roll
BE THE TOP FUNDRAISER and receive two courtside tickets to a Boston Celtics game

In Their Own Words

For more than 55 runners—Gillian's classmates and fellow dancers, as well as other friends and family—the 2014 5K was an expression of their continued love and support for Gillian and the Stepping Strong Fund that honors her. Here are some thoughts from last year's 5K team.

"I'm running this 5K in support of my best friend. After seeing the incredible care that Gillian received at the Brigham, I jumped at the opportunity to help raise money for the Stepping Strong Fund." —Lillian Pierce


"I'll never be able to adequately express my immense gratitude to the BWH staff for their bravery, grace, and dedication to getting Gillian back on her feet." —Caroline Weber


"I'm running to help raise money and awareness for crucial research and programs at BWH. The 5K will rally us toward a vital goal, while allowing us to honor all those injured last year." —Hank Winton


"I have always looked up to Gillian, and was so inspired by her strength and resilience. It’s been an honor to work with classmates to build a team of runners from Gillian’s high school." —Ellie Gozigian

For information on making a leadership gift to the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Fund, please contact Terry McGowan at tmcgowan@partners.org or 617-424-4316.