We are thrilled to announce that Bill Rodgers is coming to Columbus!
Within a span of two hours and nine minutes, Bill Rodgers went from obscurity to legend, from Bill Rodgers to "Boston Billy." In doing so, he instantly became the people’s champ and the poster boy for the soulful 1970s distance runner. Having won the Boston Marathon and New York Marathon four times each, he remains the only marathoner to have appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated twice. Winning the Holy Grail of marathons in an unthinkable record time changed Bill’s life forever.
But his dramatic breakthrough in Boston also changed the lives of countless others, instilling in other American runners the belief that they could follow in his footsteps, and inspiring thousands of regular people to lace up their shoes and chase down their own dreams. In the year before Rodger’s victory at the 1975 Boston Marathon, 20,000 people had completed a marathon in the United States. By 2009, participants reached nearly half a million.
Thirty-seven years later Bill Rodgers still possesses the same warm, endearing, and whimsical spirit that turned him into one of America's most beloved athletes.
On March 22nd and 23rd Boston Billy will be here to see YOU!
On Friday, March 22nd, join us in the Thomas Worthington High School Auditorium at 6:30pm! Bill is holding a presentation that is sure to motivate and inspire you on during the heart of your spring training season! Click here to RSVP! THIS IS A FREE EVENT!
A few lucky folks will get the opportunity to join Bill for dinner! Share your favorite running and walking moments for your chance to win dinner with Bill! Check out our Facebook page for details!
On Saturday, March 23rd, join us again at Thomas Worthington High School at 8am for a fun run with Bill! THIS IS A FREE EVENT!
After the run Bill will be heading to Fleet Feet for a meet an greet and photo opportunity. Come chat with Bill, pick up a copy of one of his books, have him sign one of his posters and soak in the inspiration! THIS IS A FREE EVENT!