Rett Syndrome Angels is proud to be an official Partner
of John Hancock in the Marathon Non-Profit Program.
Introducing our 2021 Team Rett Runners!
Welcome to the home of Team Rett!
What is Rett Syndrome?
Rett Syndrome is a unique developmental disorder caused by mutations on the X chromosome on a gene called MECP2, which occurs in about one in 10,000 children. It is even rarer in boys. The course of Rett syndrome, including the age of onset and severity, varies from child to child. As the syndrome progresses, most children lose purposeful use of their hands and the ability to speak. Other symptoms may include loss of motor skills, the onset of breathing and cardiac irregularities, seizures, digestive problems, scoliosis, and tremors.
Team Rett Race Overview:
We have three types of runners: In-Person (5 bibs), Limited Virtual and BAA Qualified Runners
- Entry Fee is $395 (including Covid-19 fee)
- Runners are reimbursed by RS Angels when fundraising goal is reached
- Invitational (In-Person) – limited to 20,000 participants
- Virtual Boston Marathon – limited to 70,000 participants
- BAA Qualified Runner
- Fund Raising Minimums: $10,000 In-Person, $1,000 Virtual Runner and $750 BAA Qualified Runner
All runners receive:
- Reimbursement up to $395.00 – if goal is met
- Boston Marathon Official Unicorn Medal
- Rett Syndrome Community Connection
- Adoring Angels Support
ADDED BONUS for ALL Team Rett runners: Complimentary Coaching by seasoned runner and Ultra Marathoner, Lori Mitchener. Her coaching program includes:
- Assessment (determining runner’s experience, level, and personal goal)
- A full-on training plan (for every week until the race)
- Weekly check-ins
If you’re looking for our Team Rett application form (for all runners), please click here.
See http://www.baa.org/2021-updates for more 125th Boston Marathon race information.
Contact Laura Tempesta with questions.