We Run Together

Team Gifford (Image from John Hancock)

Taking Back Boston: Team Gifford And Project Hope

Two days after the bombings last April, my 19-year old son Matthew called me at work and asked if I would help him train for the 2014 Boston Marathon.


Boston Marathon volunteers Gloria and Skylar Webster. (Image: John Hancock)

VIDEO: Volunteering At The Boston Marathon Is A ‘Family Tradition’

For Skylar and Gloria Webster, volunteering at the Boston Marathon has become a family tradition.


Alosha (Big A) O’Brien. (Image from John Hancock)

From Best Buddies To Marathon Buddies

Craig Welton and Alosha (Big A) O’Brien are taking the concept of “training buddy” to a whole new level as they embark on their journey along the historic route from Hopkinton to Boston on Marathon Monday.


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VIDEO: Share Your Love For Boston: #WeRunTogether

We cheer together. We inspire together. We honor together. And now, #WeRunTogether in the 2014 Boston Marathon.


John Hancock employee Brenna McCarthy will run the 118th Boston Marathon.

VIDEO: Brenna McCarthy Is Running Boston

“We’re all in this together. And we’re going to cross Boylston Street, and we’re going to celebrate – all of us.”


Desiree (nee´Davila) Linden trained in Kenya for this year's Boston Marathon. (Image credit: John Hancock)

Desiree Linden: Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone

Desiree Linden returns to Boston ready to race and seek the title. In 2011 she narrowly missed winning by two seconds.


Greg Meyer, coach of the John Hancock Employee Runner Team,  was the last American to win the Boston Marathon in 1983, crossing the finish line in one of the fastest American times ever run on the course (2:09:00). During his prolific career he also won the 1982 Chicago Marathon, the 1980 Detroit Marathon, and set ten American road racing records and two world records in the 15K and Ten Mile. Greg’s range of talent across all distances set him apart from many road racers of his day as he also excelled at cross-country and track, winning several national titles and setting an indoor American record in the 5,000 meters.  (Image credit: John Hancock)

Motivation Monday

What’s important to you? Is it to prove to yourself you can push beyond what you previously thought you could do?


(Image credit: John Hancock)

Who Was With You On Your Run Today?

Did you log your miles with your usual running buddies? Maybe your four-legged best friend trotted faithfully alongside you?


Meet Michele Jordan, a member of Team John Hancock. Michele has worked for John Hancock for 19 years. When she first committed to running the Boston Marathon in 2001, her goal was simply to finish the race. Since then, she has finished 7 more Boston Marathons, and she plans on continuing to run Boston in hopes of  improving her finish time, with no "final" race in site. (Image credit: John Hancock)

In All Conditions – We Run Together

Did someone say it was too cold to run outside? Those are words that should never be spoken when you live in New England and you are a runner.


The Children's Room (Image: John Hancock)

‘Just Keep Running. Just Keep Running’

During the long hours of training I chant this mantra every time my physical exhaustion threatens to overtake my mental determination.