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Join us for a day of golden love, smiles, and community. Make new friends and connect with familiar faces during the meet & greet, then join us for our Golden Strong walk around Boston Common. 

Sunday April 14 @ 11 AM   |   Boston, MA

Registration Required

The Golden Strong Story

In 2018, two golden retrievers Spencer and Penny started greeting runners on the Boston Marathon route to cheer them on. In a few short years, they became beloved faces known all over the world. 

In 2021, Spencer was named the Official Dog of the Boston Marathon.

In 2022, Spencer and Penny were stolen from this world with weeks of each other from cancer, a villan that has run rampant throughout the golden retriever community.

In 2023, MA Golden Meetups invited goldens all over New England to keep Spencer and Penny's memory alive with a Golden Strong meetup the day before the Boston Marathon and raised over $2000 toward the Morris Animal Foundation's research on cancer in golden retrievers.  

Now we invite you to join us again in honoring Spencer and Penny's memory and help us take a stand against canine cancer in golden retrievers. Because together, we are Golden Strong. 

Once again we will be honoring Spencer the Boston Marathon dog, his sister Penny, and all of the goldens in our community who have fought, and are fighting, canine cancer.


​Spencer and Penny's successors, Jimmy and Jade, will be there too! ​ 

Visit our gallery for photos from last year's meetup!


20% of proceeds from our Golden Strong merchandise will be donated to Spencer and Penny's fundraiser for Morris Animal Foundation's hemangiosarcoma research. Order by March 10 for delivery before Marathon Weekend.

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