2017 Team Owen New Bedford Half Marathon

Sunday, March 19, 2017


Join TEAM OWEN as they race the New Bedford Marathon for the seventh year in a row. 

This is SMA. Seven years ago this sweet boy passed away from SMA at just 23 months old. In his short life and in the seven years since his passing, Owen Simmons has inspired the entire New Bedford, Massachusetts community and well beyond. There is enormous pain and loss in SMA. But there is also resilience, incredible love, and a beautiful determination to NEVER GIVE UP. TEAM OWEN and their presence in the annual New Bedford Half Marathon has made a tangible difference for the SMA cause. Over $115,000 has been raised in Owen's memory. More research funded. More programs created. More families helped. All because of this darling little boy. 

In his memory, TEAM OWEN will once again run the New Bedford Half Marathon. In fact, TEAM OWEN will take over the race on March 19th with hundreds of runners moving their bodies so one day SMA families no longer celebrate birthdays without their precious child.

Sign up, start your training, donate and be part of the positivity. Run to honor Owen. Run to end SMA. RUN FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T. 

TEAM OWEN and the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation are official charity partners of the New Bedford Half. Rated one of the top 25 half marathons by Runner’s World magazine, the New Bedford Half will be held on Sunday, March 19th and celebrates its 40th anniversary. Register on the New Bedford Half website, email team organizer Stephen Taylor for more details, and then set up your fundraising page here!