Robert Bongi will be racing in his first Boston Marathon. A resident of Westborough MA, he has run prior marathons including Las Vegas, New Orleans, Sugarloaf, and the Marine Core in Washington DC. He credits his family for jump starting his interest in the sport. The Boston Marathon has always been a bucket list item and he looks forward to fundraising for HOPe while accomplishing it.


Andrew Fink is thrilled to be running for the House of Possibilities team. Residing in Medway, MA, the Boston Marathon has always been on his list of races, but was slightly out of reach. Andrew has completed three other marathons including two Ironman marathons and the NYC marathon, way back in 2006. He is truly looking forward to experiencing all that the Boston marathon has to offer with the ultimate satisfaction of raising money for HOPe, “an incredible cause.”


Julia McGovern was born and bred 26.2 miles west of Boston, at the start of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. It’s safe to say that this race has always been near and dear to her. She ran and fundraised on behalf of the amazing House of Possibilities team in 2015 and 2016, and this will be her third marathon. Julia is a Syracuse University graduate currently working in marketing. She lives in Charlestown with her pug, Alice and her kitten, Rory.


Todd Meigs is a lifelong runner who was only recently bitten by the marathon bug, running 26.2 four times in the last five years. A resident of Ashland, he’s fallen in love with the community and energy surrounding the Boston Marathon. He’s motivated by the opportunity to help the wonderful kids at the House of Possibilities, and getting to experience that iconic finish down Boylston Street. When he’s not running, he’s working as an Agile Coach, chasing after his three boys, immersed in a book, or noodling around on a guitar.


Chris Pintarich has grown up all over the world, but now calls Uxbridge, Massachusetts home. He lives with his wife Kaitlyn, their four incredible boys, Gavin (age 8), Graeme (age 5), Grayson (age 2) and Griffin (age 2), two cats, Shadow, and Patches, and their dog Shredder. If he is not hanging out with his family you can catch him running around town or trying to hit a golf ball. Running for Team HOPe in the 2019 Boston Marathon has a very special meaning to him because his wife’s uncle had developmental challenges, and her grandparents started an organization with a similar mission to HOPe in central MA as a result. Chris is honored to not only be running for Team HOPe but be able to give back to the community just like his family did!


Shara LaPointe is a busy mom of three girls and works full-time as a Physician Assistant. She feels so fortunate to be participating in the Boston Marathon this year and is proud to be working with Team HOPe. Please consider supporting her as she runs for this great cause.


Brittany Rehmer is a Connecticut native and BU alum (go terriers!) who attended her first Boston Marathon as a college freshman. Blown away by the determination of the runners and the wild energy of the crowds, she was determined to run that race one day. After years of early morning runs and a few half marathons, Brittany finally mustered the courage to run the Boston Marathon - her first - this year. She could not be more excited to run it on behalf of such an amazing cause.


Natalie Warren attends the Boston Marathon every year and is incredibly moved by the dedication of all of the runners. This year she decided to make the commitment and fulfill my dream of finally running herself. When the opportunity to run for team Hope presented itself it felt serendipitous. Natalie watched her grandparents tirelessly care for her disabled aunt and working with House of Possibilities is a way for her to honor them and their years of dedication. “This is a cause that means a great deal to my heart and I’m honored to have been chosen to join the team.”


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