As a Bostonian, I can say with confidence that The Boston Marathon is one of the best events in the world.
Year after year, countless spectators line the 26.2 miles of sidewalk between Hopkinton and Boylston Street to cheer on thousands of runners. Whether you’re on the sidelines or running the course, any Bostonian can attest that Marathon Monday is one of the highlights of the year. Nothing compares to the jubilation and excitement felt on this special day.
Like many of you, I’m still in shock from the recent events at the Boston Marathon finish line, and we at Eventbrite send our thoughts and well wishes to the victims of the tragedy. I feel fortunate that this year I sponsored a cheer station at Mile 20 with the Heartbreak Hill Running Company and #RunRitchie team. While our hearts are heavy, I’m thankful to report that my friends running and spectating are all safe.
At Eventbrite, we’re continuously amazed by the power of events when they’re used to raise money or awareness for a cause. Over the past few months, I’ve had the honor of working with many Boston Marathon charity runners and organizations, helping them plan fundraising events to meet and exceed their goals. Day after day, I was inspired by these runners who seamlessly managed to balance full-time jobs, running, fundraising, and even first-time event planning. Seriously, you guys rock.
Because we believe in the power of bringing people together for a cause, we at Eventbrite want to make it even easier for people who want to organize a fundraiser on behalf of Boston Marathon victim relief efforts. We’ve created a custom template you can use, and through May, we’re waiving Eventbrite fees for any event raising money for the cause.
Let’s band together and show the Boston Marathon participants that we’re here for them during their recovery.