Team GDMF Takes On The Boston Marathon For 2nd Year!


We are very thankful to be a John Hancock charity partner for our 2nd year. We maintain 2 bibs through this program as we did in 2013. We have added 3 more marathoners to the team, 2 running Boston and 1 running Providence. We welcome you to donate to any member of Team GDMF. Be sure to click on the links below and learn more about their personal ties to the foundation and their reasons for running.

Sean Lake - GDMF board member, Sean Lake welcomes the challenge to tackle his 1st marathon ever at one of the toughest courses out there.
Heather Ford Heather is Sean's multi-marathoner bride to be. She has completed 9 marathons to date with the goal of completing 1 in every state. This is Heather's 1st Boston.    Follow Heather's Journey on Fox 5 San Diego HERE!

Kristin Donahue Our Team GDMF organizer is thrilled to be back in 2014. She will be missing her running partner and husband, Tom, who gave his knee to the cause after finishing in 2013.
Paul Donahue Paul is an avid runner and was instrumental in the execution of the 1st Annual Glen Doherty Memorial Road Race in Winchester last fall. This is Paul's 3rd showing in Boston.
Brooke Gaigner – Brooke is a Coast Guard spouse with many ½ marathons under her belt. She is honored to represent Team GDMF in her first marathon at Boston.

**Please note, that our 3 John Hancock bibs with Sean, Heather & Brooke have a $5,000 minimum commitment. The rest of us have goals that are personal in nature and do not require a minimum.**

If you have a number for Boston, or may know qualified runners with a bib, please consider joining us!

We are very thankful to be a John Hancock partner for our 2nd year.  We maintain 2 bibs as we did in 2013.  GDMF board member, Sean Lake and his multi-marathoner bride to be, Heather Ford will be representing Team GMDF on April 21st. If you have a number for Boston, or may know qualified runners with a bib, please consider joining our team!  We will set you up on our fundraising platform, require a lower minimum and provide a GDMF T-shirt.  Whether you raise $500 or $5,000 we would love to strengthen our numbers and show John Hancock that we are team for Boston this year and in many years to come.  We would love to have you as part of Boston Team GDMF!


An alternative to running Boston, would be to join Team GDMF for the Cox Providence, RI marathon OR half marathon.  Providence will run Sunday, May 4th just two weeks after Boston. Providence is a flatter course and a good option if you want to try and quality for Boston 2015.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our 2014 teams and events.  Thank you for your support of the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation.  With your help we continue to raise funds for special operations soldiers and their families through the active pursuits that Glen loved.  

Glen Doherty was one of the four Americans killed in a terror attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 12, 2012.  The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation is our way to honor Glen’s life and his beliefs. 


Glen believed in education, improving oneself and building skills.  He believed life should be earned by hard work and hard play.  Celebrate this beautiful world that we live in, recreate as much as humanly possible.  Help others, and surround yourself with people that you respect who challenge you and make you a better person.  Through this Foundation our goal is to pay it forward, to spread Glen’s love and passion for life to as many individuals as possible.  

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AN AMERICAN HERO - Gone But Surely Not Forgotten...

Glen Anthony Doherty

July 10, 1970 – September 12, 2012


Glen Doherty was one of four Americans killed in a terror attack in Benghazi, Libya.  Glen died in the attack against the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 12th, 2012.  Although the attack began on September 11th, Glen fought hard throughout the night and saved many before succumbing to a mortar attack in the early hours of September 12th.  Glen died serving with men he respected, protecting the freedoms we enjoy as Americans and doing something he loved.  He is an American Hero to those who did not know him;  but for those who did he is a best friend who leaves behind a giant hole in our hearts. 

Words from friend and former Navy SEAL:

“My friend Glen: He would never pound his chest or tell you how great he was. Glen was a great listener and always had experienced advice.  He was the jack-of-all-trades AND master of all. A rare person that was great at everything he did. A warrior spirit balanced by the kindest of hearts.


Glen this is me pounding your chest for you. Glen died protecting the Ambassador 11SEPT2012. I know, wherever you are, the surf is sic, the powder is perfect, and your smile is beaming. You are missed and never forgotten.”


- Clinton Emerson, friend and former Navy SEAL

Sister of Former SEAL Glen Doherty Says He Always ‘Loved Adventure’

by Abigail Pesta Sep 19, 2012 9:50 PM EDT

Glen Doherty, the former Navy SEAL who was killed in Libya last week, was a horseback rider, skier, and loyal friend who believed that ‘a party shouldn’t stop on the day it starts.’ His sister Kate Quigley remembers her brother. As told to Abigail Pesta.

Click here for the full article. 


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