Boston Marathon Runners: Win a VIP Meet-and-Greet with Julian Edelman

There's an event for non-runners, too.

For many runners, simply crossing the Boston Marathon finish line is a reward that makes months, and even years, of grueling training well worth it.

If you’re looking for a little extra gratification, though, Puma hears you.

The sportswear brand is organizing a special contest just for Boston Marathon runners. Twenty lucky athletes will win a VIP meet-and-greet with Patriots star Julian Edelman this Saturday, complete with one-on-one time for photos, autographs, professions of devotion to Patriots Nation, and so on.

To enter, all you have to do is email proof of your 2017 Boston Marathon registration to Winners will be notified by email prior to the event.

Not running the marathon? You can still lay eyes on Edelman (and his new JE11 Ignite Limitless running shoes) this weekend. Puma is also hosting a public meet-and-greet at its Assembly Row store, starting at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Just be prepared to brave the crowds.

VIP meet-and-greet will take place on Saturday, April 15. Separate public meet-and-greet will take place at Puma’s store at 341 Artisan Way, Somerville, beginning at 1:30 p.m. on April 15.