2018 Reach the Beach Relay

Will you be a part of our fundraising campaign that raises our 100,000th dollar for breast cancer research? That’s exactly what will happen if you contribute $5, $25 or more to our 2018 Relay in Memory of Megan.

We’re running the 201 mile Ragnar Reach the Beach Relay on September 14th and 15th and raising more funds to donate to frontline cancer research initiatives. This year feels especially important after losing Megan’s father, James (and Jay and Jim and Dad – he was many names to many people) Lally at the end of 2017.

Jim was a big supporter of our efforts by volunteering, fundraising, donating, cheering and more at all of our 5K events. In 2016 when we first crossed the finish line of the Reach the Beach relay, Jim was there with beers.

It’s been a hot and grueling summer for running. We’ve put some rough miles training for this year’s race on our bodies. It’s been a bit miserable at times. But as long as people like Megan and Jim have to battle, so do we.

Will you join us and be a part of our fundraising campaign that raises our 100,000th dollar for breast cancer research?


Overseeing a soggy Run Like an Antelope 5K. Photo Credit - Bill Paul

Overseeing a soggy Run Like an Antelope 5K.
Photo Credit – Bill Paul


Golf Tournament – 8/14/2018



Please join us on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Fall River Country Club in Fall River, MA for a full day of 18 holes of golf starting at 11:30am.

  • Lunch and Dinner will be provided.
  • $600 for foursome (singles welcome $150 each).
  • Hole sponsorships available ($50 minimum donation).
  • There will be 50/50 raffle, silent auction and much more.

Additional details here.

Fundraising Update

Our 2017 Fundraising efforts resulted in a donation to the UMass Cancer Center of Excellence in the amount of $15,000. This brings our total money raised and donated to benefit cancer research and related causes to over $90,000!

We’re gearing up for another Ragnar Relay and fundraising efforts in 2018 that we’ll be sharing soon. Thanks so much for your support!

Still going!


I thought I’d write some more updates along the way but unfortunately we seem to be largely out in no-cell phone coverage land.  How do people in New Hampshire check their Facebook?

We’re still going strong, though, but very much looking forward to some post-race beer.  We’re currently in Sandown, NH – 40 or so miles from Hampton Beach – close enough to almost taste the beer!


Why I’m running the Reach the Beach Relay

In one month, myself, other founders of the Megan Lally Memorial Fund and some friends are running the Ragnar Reach the Beach relay race. Together, we will run 203 miles in relay fashion from Bretton Woods Ski area to Hampton Beach and we’re using this as an opportunity to raise money for breast cancer research in honor of Megan Lally, my first wife.

It’s been nearly five years since Megan passed away of this horrible disease. While it was definitely not always easy, I’ve managed to climb, crawl and stumble back to a good place from some dark days – where the hole left in me by her passing was all-consuming. There was real work involved to get here, but I’m happy again, happily in-love and remarried, and living a wonderful life with my amazing and smart and beautiful wife, Cat. I went from merely surviving life to thriving in it!

But there’s still much work to be done and that’s why I’m taking part in this relay. I want to work for a time when special people in our lives no longer have to battle against this awful disease. I want to work for a time when friends and family and other loved ones no longer lose those special people from their lives. There will be times in the training and running of this race where I may want to give up or stop working – but Megan and so many others were always fighting until the end, and we need to continue fighting, too.

I’m running for Cat and my family and Cat’s family and Megan’s family and all of you and your families and our futures – so that one day we can see a world without this senseless loss. Would you contribute $10? $20? $100? and help us work towards that future?

All money raised is joining the over $60,000 we’ve already raised and donated for breast cancer research at UMass Memorial Cancer Centre of Excellence and Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Thank you for your support!