April 25, 2012
On April 15, 2012 the Boston College volleyball team lent its skills to a different type of service. The girls spent the sunny, Sunday morning volunteering at Newton's 20th Annual Heartbreak Hill Road Race, encouraging and directing runners and handing out water to thirsty participants.
The Heartbreak Hill Road Race is traditionally held the Sunday before Marathon Monday, giving participants, ranging from age 8 to age 90, the opportunity to run a mile-long course on the Boston Marathon's infamous Heartbreak Hill. While it was quite literally an uphill battle for the runners, all participants did a wonderful job, making the day a huge success.
The Race is organized by Newton Community Pride, a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to enriching the lives of the people of Newton by promoting the arts, culture, volunteerism and beautification in Newton. This year, Newton Community Pride was thrilled to have its largest turnout to date with over 500 registered runners.
Along with the Eagles, Newton Mayor Setti Warren was there to support the cause. Newton's 20th Annual Heartbreak Hill Road Race proved to be a meaningful morning of volunteering. The team truly enjoyed its opportunity to put Boston College's Mission of Service of "women for others" into action.
Written by Courtney Seitz