The 27th Mile post on May 4th began as an idea of Boston-area runner and writer Ray Charbonneau. Ray’s motivation was to create an anthology to raise funds to support the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. In that short span of time, The 27th Mile has become reality. In the publishing world, the speed at which the anthology hit the market would be like running a sub-two hour marathon.
The 27th Mile is a collection of essays, stories, and poems that captures the spirit of what compels runners to run. Contributors to the anthology include Boston Marathon champions, former Olympians, writers and editors from Runners’ World, authors of running books, coaches, novelists and poets. The common bond among all the writers is running.
The collection is bookend by “An Open Letter from Past Boston Champions” by Amby Burfoot who won the marathon in 1968, and a passionate essay by author Ray Charbonneau about “Why I’ll Run the Marathon in 2014.” The 27th Mile is a must read for runners and athletes of all sports, as well as anyone who’d like to support the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
All proceeds from sales of The 27th Mile will go to The One Fund Boston, established to support the victims most affected by the bombing. The book is available in paperback for $12.99 and ebook for $4.99 on the The 27th Mile website, Amazon and other major ecommerce sites.
Spread the word about The 27th Mile to family, friends, associates and acquaintances who would enjoy reading inspirational stories for a worthy cause.