Brookline woman competing in Fenway Spartan Sprint

Brookline native Jeanne Dryer, who has multiple myeloma, will join her teammates from Pure Fitness, The PLH Spahtans, in the first Fenway Spartan Sprint on Saturday, Nov. 7.

They are running to raise money for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation ( to help it continue its mission of curing cancer. The MMRF has helped bring more than new FDA-approved drugs to market for multiple myeloma and other cancers.

Dryer is a VIP member of the MMRF Team for Cures for the Spartan Sprint. The MMRF is the first charity to be an official partner of Spartan Fenway Park, and will field a special 1 p.m. VIP wave of runners at the event at Fenway Park in Boston.

She and her teammates will take on this 3-mile challenge of 20 obstacles, including running stairs, scaling walls, doing pushups in the locker room and the "famous Spartan spear toss." There is no barbed wire, no mud, no fire – just a great time.

Dryer will be running in exclusive areas of the stadium, such as dugouts, below the Green Monster and even around the field.

Any obstacle that isn’t completed will be met with a "30-burbee penalty." That means anyone ranging from a casual runner to an elite athlete can take on this race.

There will be food, drinks, music and photos at a post-race celebration, and an awards ceremony in the luxury skybox overlooking the park.

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