Originally written on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14
This year’s Boston Marathon is fast approaching (4.21.2014) and will undoubtedly be one of the most important race days in the long, prestigious history of the event. The good folks who organize the Boston Marathon every year have come up with a ridiculously solid concept which will let anyone compete in the Boston Marathon virtually, and at the same time donate to the One Fund Boston. The app essentially creates a virtual experience in which all runners, regardless of ability or geography, can participate in the athletic spirit of the event.  You can download the app HERE or check out BOSTONMARATHONWORLDRUN.ORG If you are like me, the idea of running a full marathon (or anywhere near it) is intimidating. But, thankfully, the app allows you to pledge to run, walk or crawl any distance you want and – regardless of whatever that distance may be – you can send it to your family and friends so they can track your progress. In addition, you can check out anyone else across the world who has downloaded the app. Boston Marathon World Run, available for all desktop and mobile platforms, integrates with social media networks to create a virtual running community. The objective is for participants to achieve their self-determined running goals by the evening of the 2014 Boston Marathon, April 21, 2014. Users, who can participate individually or in teams, receive digital training and finisher badges as part of the program, as well as a bib number and finisher certificate. Participants are also encouraged to upload their distance pledged, photo Here are the simple steps to fully enjoying the experience. • Pledge to run, walk, or wheel any distance, and complete that distance at one time or over several weeks leading up to April 21, 2014 • Along the way, follow the progress you and your friends’ strive towards your goals • Share their World Run through photos, videos, and messages • Receive a free race bib, finisher’s certificate and finisher’s medal • Keep pace with the latest news and updates from the Boston Marathon, its partners and fans around the globe • Make a donation towards One Fund Boston, of an amount of your choice • Global ambassadors will encourage participation from every corner of the globe to be a part of the Boston Marathon World Run Community Here is a look at the app and you can download it HERE where it is available to Apple and Android users.  Congrats and thanks to everyone who is involved in this project, including the governing body of the event, Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), and Lagardère Unlimited, the long time partner of the B.A.A./developer of the strategy and execution of the platform. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

76ers fans can get free tickets with a box of Mac & Cheese

Grizzlies players battling team-wide stomach virus

Cut day: Three finalists named for Rays' manager job

ESPN suspends analyst from Twitter for defending evolution

Randy Moss thought call about trade to Patriots was prank

Why would the Nationals want to trade Jordan Zimmermann?


Kobe won't take paycut, hints at retiring after contract ends

Pete Carroll: Marshawn Lynch is 'our guy'

Eric Bledsoe: Kentucky could beat the 76ers

Kendall Wright lobs hilarious shot at Dez Bryant

Jonas Gray shows up late to practice, sent home by Patriots

Paul Pierce: Rivalry with Lebron like 'fighting for the same girl'

Video: Deron Williams destroys Jeremy Lamb with crossover

Jets-Bills game in Detroit will be free admission

New Yorker unveils powerful Redskins Thanksgiving cover

Biggest disappointments of the 2014 NFL Draft class

FSU will wear special #FSUnited ribbon decal on helmets

Food Lion disastrously insults teams in Super Bowl promos

Can Melvin Gordon break Barry Sanders' single-season record?

Game of the week: New England Patriots vs. Detroit Lions

WATCH: Duke graduate asst. loses mind to pump up players

Golic recreates Kim Kardashian butt pic after losing bet

Five bold predictions for Week 12 in the NFL

Brian Cashman spends night sleeping on street for charity

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Bills-Jets game will be free admission

Pete Carroll: Lynch is 'our guy'

Which NFL team will get the #1 pick?

Game of the week: Patriots vs. Lions

Report: Padres join hunt for Sandoval

Golic recreates Kardashian butt pic

Adrian Peterson speaks out

NFLPA appeals Peterson suspension

10 best college running backs ever

DeSean Jackson mum on cryptic post

Revis on Johnson: 'A man among boys'

LeBron on challenge of leading Cavaliers

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.