26.2 Miles

26.2 miles. On a (incredibly and unexpectedly) warm Monday in April, I ran 26.2 miles. To put that in perspective – I crossed through eight Massachusetts’ cities, ran for just over five hours, took approximately 33,000 steps, and burned about 2,600 calories. Why did I do this to myself (other than the guilt-free beer and fries I ate afterwards)? The answer is pretty simple…I did it for the Boston Children’s Museum.

AE Events had the privilege of partnering with the Boston Children’s Museum on the planning of their 2016 Wonder Ball Gala held at the Museum in November.

This evening of delicious food and drinks, lively entertainment and an engaging program raised over $550,000.00 to help the Museum ensure their ability to welcome all children regardless of any physical, developments, or economic challenges.

On the tables, we colored blocked bright primary colors that fit the youthful feeling of the Museum and used creative branding to be sure the Museum’s messaging was front and center.


Check out the paint cans we customized with labels to highlight art and creativity!


It was such a fun event to not only organize, but to watch come to life. The planning for the 2017 Wonder Ball is well underway and we hope, just as we do for every one of the amazing non-profit organizations that we support, that they raise more awareness and funds to continue to help the children of our communities.

26.2 miles. I would be lying if I said it wasn’t hard, but most meaningful things are. And to be honest, I would do it again in a heartbeat (check back in around November – I’ll be running in the New York City Marathon on the 5th!). It’s incredible organizations like the Boston Children’s Museum that make our city the strong, resilient, and great place that it is, and I was honored to cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon wearing their name.




We wanted to add some information for other fellow runners out there training for Marathons!  Here is a great article written by Sports Fitness Advisor.  We love that they are encouraging everyone and anyone to get out there and run!

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