Full Circle The Boston Bulldogs Full Circle Program was created for members who are interested in setting and achieving specific wellness goals and ultimately giving back to others in the Club and in the recovery community. The program is open to members who would benefit from a structured and supportive approach to training for a milestone road race event - via an individual assessment and training plan from a certified training coach as well as encouragement and support from a Bulldog wellness sponsor. Financial support is available for running gear, entry fees, ongoing coaching and wellness programs.
Upon successful completion of the program, Bulldogs are recognized by the Club. Bulldogs who successfully complete the Full Circle program and become Leaders are encouraged to mentor others in the program and are also eligible for a stipend in exchange for their community outreach and efforts on behalf of the Boston Bulldogs Running Club.
Junior Bulldogs This program provides kids who are vulnerable, many of whom have been impacted by addiction, with a positive outlet for stress, a caring community of support from both peers and adults, an introduction to wellness and physical activity as a lifestyle, and an alternative to substance use. The Junior Bulldogs program seeks to address the risks and adverse effects associated with substance use before it starts. In addition, the program combines running’s proven power to relieve anxiety and reduce stress, the feeling of support from mentoring by coaches and other participants, the empowering experience of mentoring others, and a goal-oriented culture to provide a holistic wellness experience.
The Boston Bulldogs have active programs at the Italian Home for Children and with Road to the Right Track.
Giving Back The Boston Bulldogs Giving Back program is a community engagement initiative launched in Spring 2019 and active in each of the communities that are home to the Boston Bulldogs Running Club weekly runs. The program provides clothing, shoes, outdoor gear, refreshment and compassion to individuals who have been impacted by addiction. The Boston Bulldogs make regular visits to recovery programs and shelters to raise awareness about wellness in recovery and invite people to join the Club.
Weekly Runs Weekly runs take place in Brighton, Quincy and Plymouth plus trail runs in and around Needham. For the Boston Bulldogs, being together in community, in support of our collective wellness goals - is a cornerstone of our mission, programs and a safe and welcoming community of support. Check the website for specific days/times and locations.
Wellness Center The Club's Wellness Center in Cleveland Circle is a space designed specifically for our members to engage in a variety of wellness focused events. We work collaboratively with our community partners to offer yoga, pilates, strength training, speakers, seminars by the Coach, and more. All events are free for Club members and are posted monthly to our members FB page and also the website.
partners & resources
Bournewood Health Systems Since 1884, dedicated to providing compassionate psychiatric and substance use treatment services. A member of the Brookline community and a leader in the clinical community, Bournewood has been a long-time supporter of the Boston Bulldogs. As a lead sponsor of the annual Run for Recovery as well as an advocate and resource for the Boston Bulldogs wellness programs, Bournewood Health Systems is an important part of the Boston Bulldogs community.
300 South Street | Brookline MA 02467 | 617-469-0300
InnerCity Weightlifting ICWis a nonprofit on mission to amplify the voice and agency of people who have been most impacted by systemic racism and mass incarceration. ICW is not your typical gym. It's a culture and community in which power dynamics are flipped, social capital is bridged, and new leaders emerge in the fight to combat long-standing inequities.
Mayor's Office of Recovery Services The Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services supports substance use disorder and addiction recovery strategies in the City, working to give more people access to the support they need. The office also builds key partnerships with City, State, and community partners and is the first municipal recovery office in the United States.
For individuals, friends, or family members seeking support, call 311 or 617-635-4500.
774 Albany Street | Boston, MA 02118
Namaste Yoga Our mission is to aid those in recovery by reconnecting their bodies and minds through affordable yoga, fitness, meditation and wellness-focused community events. As members of our community, participants are given access to create a new and healthy lifestyle alongside their peers.
The Phoenix The Phoenix, originally incorporated as Phoenix Multisport, began in Boulder, CO in 2006. Through experiential activities such as rock climbing, boxing, strength training and yoga, Phoenix helps participants build confidence and find the support they need to live fulfilling lives in recovery. The Boston Chapter launched in July 2015, offering five weekly events at various venues throughout the city.
Phoenix recently celebrated the Grand Opening of a new facility in Newmarket Square. Since re-launching programs in the new building in May 2018, the space has served as a hub of recovery, offering free fitness classes, space to partner with complimentary organizations and a gym open to the public that supports our workforce development program – Per Ignem Fitness.
All Phoenix events are free to anyone with at least 48 hours of continuous sobriety and are led by certified instructors who are peers in recovery.
Road Runners Club of America The Boston Bulldogs Running Club is a 501(c)3 member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). The RRCA is an association of running clubs, training programs, running events, runners and corporate supporters. Growing the sport since 1958, the RRCA is the largest distance running organization in the U.S., with over 2500 member clubs and events representing millions of runners.