Ambassadors are supporters of the Boston Bulldogs Running Club mission who agree to represent and promote the Boston Bulldogs in their communities, provide advice and guidance to the Club's leadership, and support the Club’s strategic objectives.
Brian Fitzgerald After 18 years of service in athletic training at UMass Boston, Brian began serving as medical coordinator for some of the most prestigious athletic events in the area – including the US Figure Skating Championships, the American East Indoor Track and Field Championships, The New Balance Indoor Games, The BAA 10K and 5K Race, Cirque de Soleil, and The Boston Marathon.
Brian currently works for Children's Hospital Boston where he serves as the athletic trainer/coordinator for a multitude of Boston Public Schools, is program coordinator of the Childrens Hospital Marino Lecture, the Female Athlete Symposium and the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo. He has served on the Massachusetts Board of Allied Health, Children's Sports Medicine Foundation and the Massachusetts Governor's Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports.
Jack Fultz Jack Fultz won the 1976 Boston Marathon with a time of 2:20:19. The temperature was nearly 100 degrees at the noon start time. Fultz qualified for three consecutive United States Olympic Trials marathons in 1972, 1976, and 1980 and set his personal best marathon of 2:11:17 at the 1978 Boston Marathon. Jack recently retired after 27 years as adjunct instructor of Sport Psychology at Tufts University.
Presently he is a fitness consultant, personal coach, and is Training Advisor and consultant to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Marathon and Running Programs.
Becca Pizzi is an American marathon runner from Belmont, Massachusetts. She is the first American woman to complete the World Marathon Challenge, a series of seven marathons on seven continents in seven consecutive days, for which she holds the current record. She finished each race well ahead of all the other four women runners, and ahead of nine of the eleven men competitors.
Becca started running at age six with her father, ran her first race that year and her first Boston Marathon at age seventeen. She had run it fifteen times by 2015, as well as 45 marathons in 27 states. After college, she started the Belmont Track Club.
John Ratey, MD iAssociate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an internationally recognized expert in Neuropsychiatry, Dr. Ratey has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles, and 11 books published in 17 languages, including the groundbreaking ADHD “Driven to Distraction” series with Ned Hallowell, MD. With the publication of "Spark:The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain", Dr. Ratey has established himself as one of the world's foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection. His most recent book, “Go Wild”, explores how we can achieve optimal physical and mental health by getting in touch with our caveman roots, and how we can “re-wild” our lives. His non-profit, Sparking Life, promotes exercise in the treatment of mental health problems.
J. Rodman Steele, Jr. Current Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sparking LIfe, Rod is a partner in the national firm of Duane Morris LLP. where he represents clients in all phases of patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright law. Rod is recognized by Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers, Florida Legal Elite, The Best Lawyers in America, and SuperLawyers. He has served on, and chaired, many nonprofit boards and has been legal counsel to others.
A former Captain in the U.S. Army, Mr. Steele was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam and the Army Commendation Medal from the Department of the Army/Pentagon. A former college basketball player, he is an active triathlete and has represented the U.S. at four overseas international championship events. He is a passionate believer that his exercise routine has stimulated some of his best legal and nonprofit efforts.
Steve Whalen Managing Partner and Founder of City Realty, an innovative, community-focused real estate services company serving greater Boston since 2004. City Realty is committed to being a thoughtful partner in the community, preserving the strengths of a neighborhood while investing in its future. City Group's outreach efforts include a comprehensive children’s enrichment program called “City Kids.” The program gives hundreds of laptop computers and backpacks to local schools and their students each year, sponsors skateboarding and arts events, playground cleanings and restorations, a summer jobs program, and field trips to expose local teens to experiences they may not otherwise have.