Runstreet X Clif Boston Art Run Benefits Mayor's Mural Crew

Photo by Filles Garcons Photography at the Fearless Collective mural in Cambridge, Mass. 

Photo by Filles Garcons Photography at the Fearless Collective mural in Cambridge, Mass. 

Runstreet explored Bean Town for our first ever Boston Art Run on Sept. 21, in partnership with Clif Bar. We got to see so many beautiful murals off the beaten path in Boston - from Chinatown to Cambridge - and meet inspiring runners from all over the city. All ticket sale proceeds went directly to the Mayor's Mural Crew in Boston. 

Runstreet x Clif Bar Boston Art Run video by P. Alvarez Films.

Many of the city's murals are created by the Mayor's Mural Crew, which employs students and local artists to paint all over the city. The project gives teens a chance to be a part of large-scale murals while beautifying Boston. Since Heidi Schork began the Mayor's Mural Crew in 1991, the ever-changing artistic collective has painted hundreds of walls around Boston. 

In addition to seeing amazing art in Boston, we featured Boston street artist Caleb Neelon, who designed our shirts, and his art was one of the prizes in our photo contest. Our post-run taco party with Clif Bar at Naco Taco was a blast, with the added bonus of having Caleb's endearing little creatures on the restaurant's walls.

During the Clif Boston Art Run, we ran through Graffiti Alley, the coolest street art concept I've ever seen! Graffiti Alley is a legal street art and graffiti alley in Cambridge where anyone can come and paint daily. It is a living canvas, with a constantly changing array of art ranging from graffiti writing to murals by famous artists. 

Thank you to Clif Bar for supporting an incredible Art Run in Boston and to our photographer Marques Jackson for all the amazing shots and help scouting the route, to videographer P. Alvarez Films and to Mary Arnold, Janji and MyStryde for help promoting the run. Congrats to our creative photo contest winners @gouldhomestead @platinum_runner and @narindipity.

Check out the slideshow below for more photos by our Runstreet photographer Marques Jackson/Filles Garcons Photography.