Every year  the Hartford Track Club charters a bus to the Boston Marathon for approximately 55 runners and spectators.  We drop the runners off in Hopkinton and then meet then at the Loews Boston Hotel after the race so they can shower and change before heading home.  On April 15, 2013 at 2:49 I was sitting by the window of the Hartford Track Club’s room in the hotel, about a block from the finish line of the Boston Marathon, when I heard and felt an explosion.  At first we thought that maybe a cannon had gone off at the finish line or perhaps a transformer had exploded, but then we saw people start running down Stuart Street away from the finish line.  After frantically searching Twitter, we learned that an explosion had gone off at the finish line and we had not accounted for two of our runners.  After several hours of searching, we finally located all of our runners and were able to walk through the eerily quiet streets of Boston back to our bus to head home.  The Boston Marathon bombings had a pretty huge impact on me. To raise funds for Boston One Fund, in June of 2013, I led stage 300 of the One Run for Boston, a 3000 plus mile relay from Los Angeles to Boston.  It was an AWESOME experience and I will be leading the same again in 2014.


I am trying to be creative to raise $1000 for the One Run for Boston,  I’m working on some unique fundraising ideas and here’s my first: I have more gently used training clothes than anyone I know (I buy lots of things, they don’t work for me and then I accumulate them).  Below are 9 collections of clothes (numbered 1 through 9) all of which are gently used, some of which were never worn and many of which were only worn once.  If you would like a collection, its your for free, just leave a comment as to which one you would like and e-mail me at kelly@sonicendurance.com with your address and I’ll ship it out.  Shipping is on me, and only one collection per person.

All I ask that you do in return is make a donation to my One Run for Boston page if you are able to do so (every dollar counts!) and if you are not able to donate, help spread the word about One Run for Boston through your social media accounts (social media influence is capital too!).

Here are the collections:

Collection 1 (corgi not included) (Taken)- 2 pairs of size 12 running capris and four long sleeve running shirts, 3 in unisex medium and 1 in size 10,



Collection 2 (Taken) – Sweat Pants in Women’s Large, Yoga Capris in Size 10, Hoodie in Women’s Large, Running Pull Over in Size 10, 2 short sleeve running shirts in women’s large and 1 short sleeve women’s running shirt in size 10.


Collection 3 (Taken) – Tri top and bottom in women’s large, 3 short sleeve cotton shirts in women’s large, 1 long sleeve technical shirt in unisex medium.

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Collection 4 – TAKEN 1 pair of women’s running shorts in size 10, 2 short sleeve women’s running shirts in size 10, 2 long sleeve running shirts in women’s large and 1 long sleeve running shirt in size 10.

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Collection 5 (Taken) – Women’s bib shorts in size large, two women’s cycling jerseys in size large, 2 women’s running shirts in size 10.


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Collection 6 (Taken) – Women’s tri top and bottom in size large, long sleeve run short in unisex medium, 2 women’s run shorts in size medium.

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Collection 7 (Taken) – 3 womens yoga tops in size 10, cotton shorts in size large and yoga pants in size large.

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Collection 8 (Taken)  – 1 long sleeve run top in women’s medium, 2 run tanks in size 10, running shorts in size 12 and yoga pants in size women’s large.

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Collection 9 (Taken) – 2 pairs of women’s running tights in size 10, 4 running shirts (3 womens large and 1 unisex medium)

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Collection 10 – Nike Racerback tank top / Nike Pro L/S compression top / Adidas sleeveless running top (Size M), Mizuno race shirt (Size WL)


Collection 11 – Adidas Cotton Ringer Tee (Size L), Nike DriFit running top (Size M), Under Armor Capri pants (Size M), Moving Comfort Sports Bra (36C)


Collection 12 – Nike DriFit Racerback Tank top (M), 2 women’s race tshirts (M), Adidas L/S running shirt (M), Zippered Wrist Wallet



Thanks in advance for your support!

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Kelly Burns Gallagher

mccarter english employment litigator / oiselle team runner / coeur sports triathlete / sonic endurance coach & race director / witsup.com writer / dartmouth '02 / emorylaw '05


Jill · February 7, 2014 at 4:28 pm

What a fantastic way to raise funds! I’d love Collection 5!! Donation is on the way!

Deb K · February 7, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Oh awesome! My closet is pretty sparse, right now. I’d like #6 please, or #9 depending on which you think would fit me better. I’ll leave that to your discretion!

Thank you!! Donation will be winging its way to you.

Kim S · February 7, 2014 at 5:01 pm

What a great idea! No need to ship to me, I will get it from you when the Picky Bar order comes in. Will be making a donation and sharing your fundraising efforts. Thank you! Almost forgot, collection 3 please!

Barb Cymanski · February 8, 2014 at 7:47 am

This is a great idea! I have run Boston three times and will run it again this year, so I have a special place in my heart for this cause. I would love collection 5 if it is still available. Actually all of the collections look great. I am a cyclist and triathlete so I can never get enough workout clothes. I will make a donation today!

Lori M · February 8, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Great fundraising idea!! If #6 is still available I would love it 🙂

    Kelly Burns Gallagher · February 11, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Lori — #6 is gone but I have 1, 2 and 7 still available and looking for good homes.

desi · February 10, 2014 at 3:40 pm

ah I misread – I’d like #4!

Nic · February 17, 2014 at 8:28 pm

I’d love collection 2 if it’s still available. I ran the Hopkinton to Framingham leg of the One Run last year, but my schedule didn’t worn out for this year. Good luck and have fun!

donna cannon · February 17, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Hi Kelly…great cause. My first choice is #2. Then 7. Will make a donation when I get home wed. Thanks. Donna

Tertia · February 18, 2014 at 1:48 am

Ill take 1 or 9 whichever (if any) are still available!! Donation on the way!

Ali · February 19, 2014 at 11:28 pm

Great way to raise money! I’m sad to see all of the tri stuff is gone. If you get more that you’re willing to give away (or sell), would you be willing to email me please?

Jennifer · March 2, 2014 at 10:59 am

Hi, I would love collection 12 if it’s still available. I sent you an email too. Thanks!

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