2016 Freedom Run Was a Success!

It was a grey and cloudy early Saturday morning, but the rain didn’t stop them- on Saturday, August 6th, Victor Rosario and his team ran all the way from Brighton to Lowell, a remarkable 25.13 miles. Congratulations to Victor and the team!!

At 7am, Victor, joined by Lisa Kavanaugh, one of the creators of Running for Innocence, and a small team of dedicated runners, set off from Brighton. They passed through Cambridge, Arlington, Lexington, Bedford, Billerica, and Chelmsford, before ending in Lowell. Many other supporters joined at various points along the route to run alongside them, or cheer them on from the sidelines. They finished at the Lowell North commons around noon, where they were met by an enthusiastic crowd ready to celebrate their accomplishment and Victor’s birthday!

Victor Rosario was wrongfully convicted in 1982 and spent 32 years incarcerated for a crime he did not commit. This Freedom Run was a celebration of his freedom and birthday, and has so far raised $1,341! NEIP thanks all of those who supported this run- these donations form an essential part of our funding the expenses associated with post-conviction litigation. We are so grateful for this incredible support. It’s not too late contribute!: https://www.crowdrise.com/running-for-innocence-the-2016-freedom-run

Congratulations to Victor and everyone who participated, donated, and cheered them on! The Freedom Run was a remarkable expression of the very best qualities of the innocence movement: determination, positivity, and team spirit in overcoming adversity. We hope to see you at future events- check out the Running for Innocence website to learn more! https://runningforinnocence.com/

 Victor Rosario, photo by Denise McWilliams

Victor Rosario, photo by Denise McWilliams