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WHAT: The Colonel Daniel Marr Boys & Girls Training Team will kick off their six week training program to prepare a group of Boston youth for the 2006 Boston’s Run To Remember. With the assistance of the Boston Police Department, the Boston Police Runner’s Club and staff members from the Boys & Girls Club, these young aspiring runners will participate in a walk to run program that will prepare them for the 5-mile journey that takes place on March 12, 2006. Coached weekly by a group of dedicated trainers, the kids-in-training will spend the next six weeks focusing on getting in shape for Race Day! In addition, this important program is credited with helping youth to build confidence and self- esteem.WHO: 20 neighborhood youth between the ages of 13 and 18, Boston Police Runner’s Club President and Boston Police Officer Cecil Jones, Boston Police Runner’s Club Vice President and Boston Police Officer Paul Rogers, Run To Remember Race Director Tony Pallotta, staff members from the Boys & Girls Club and several trainers from the Boston Police Runner’s Club. WHEN: Thursday, February 2, 2006 3:30PM Training Begins (Stretching exercises followed by outdoor jog) WHERE: The Colonel Daniel Marr Boys & Girls Club Paul McLaughlin Bldg. 1135 Dorchester Ave., 4th floor FACTS: Boston’s Run To Remember is a non-profit fundraiser created by the Boston Police Department and the Boston Police Runner’s Club as a way to honor the over 260 Massachusetts Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty while raising money for Kids At Risk Programs throughout the City of Boston. The highlight of the event is a half marathon and 5-mile road race which in its inaugural year attracted over 7,200 participants from throughout the United States while raising $50,000 for Kids At Risk Programs throughout the City of Boston. The 2006 Boston’s Run To Remember is scheduled for March 11-12, at the World Trade Center and is forecasted to attract over 15,000 participants and spectators while raising an estimated $100,000 for Kids At Risk Programs. Boston’s Run To Remember is more than a road race and as a result, organizers are reaching out to many community organizations as a way to raise visibility to the many opportunities that exist for youth in the city of Boston. One such initiative is a partnership that has been formed between Boston’s Run To Remember, the Boston Police Runner’s Club, the Boston Police Department and the Colonel Daniel Marr Boys and Girls Club in Dorchester.