History & Mission
Team End ALZ (previously RUN TRI RIDE to End Alzheimer’s and originally named Run For the Memory) is the official athletics program of the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter. The program was created for athletes of all abilities and help them successfully achieve their goal of completing an endurance event while raising funds for Alzheimer’s disease.
Our inaugural event was in April 2001 when 10 participants ran the Boston Marathon. Collectively they raised $28,000. In 2006, the Alzheimer’s Association was selected as an official charity of the Boston Marathon and is now a proud partner of the John Hancock Non-Profit Program. Today, Team End ALZ is also an official charity partner for a variety of road races, including the New Balance Falmouth Road Race, Boston’s Run to Remember, Cape Cod Marathon & Half Marathon and the Max Perfomance Triathlon Series. Additionally, we offer support to individuals who wish to run any event of their choice and fundraise for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Since the program began, over $5.1M has been raised by athletes towards the Alzheimer’s Association mission. We invite individuals of all ages and abilities to join Team End ALZ as a participant or volunteer at one of our races, or by making a donation to our program. Our athletes join together to meet the same goal: to #endALZ.
“On August 27, 2009 at 4:06 in the morning I lost my Mom. She had Alzheimer’s a disease that stole her from us one memory at a time. So what better way to remember her and help make a difference. I ran in memory of Mom for the Alzheimer’s Association.”
– Maureen Lamie,
Run to End Alzheimer’s team participant, 2010