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It's not about crossing the finish line. It's about the journey leading up to it.
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What the journey means to the runners

Michael Chen, 21
Why Am I Running Boston?
“This past semester was my most difficult one at Harvard thus far, in large part as I grieved one of my oldest friends from back home, Ryan. He suffered TBI (traumatic brain injury) from a car accident, and right in the middle of his recovery, I had to go back to school. My time in the hospital was eye-opening to say the least… the physical injuries while many paled in comparison to the mental trauma he had so clearly suffered. Random bouts of aggression and forgotten names of close family and friends were almost too much to bear. I want to run for him, and everything that he was and might never be able to become again - an able athlete, dear friend, and big dreamer.”

Alexandria Williams, 38
Why Am I Running Boston?
“I am excited to run the 126th Boston Marathon on behalf of the 2022 B.A.A. Charity team. I am running this year to represent what it takes to overcome many barriers to achieve crossing the finish line, increase diversity in the running community, and spread the message of being a Black Unicorn Marathoner.”

Rocio Herrera, 40
Why Am I Running Boston?
“I'm running the Boston Marathon in pursuit of my dream of running one of the greatest marathons in the world and of completing the World Marathon Majors. With all the challenges endured during the past couple of years, it is definitely a privilege to be part of this type of event. To run it as part of the Boston Athletic Association Charity Team makes it even more special. Beyond these reasons, my "why" is also about challenging myself, creating exciting memories in my life, and trying to be a good example for the younger generation in my family. I hope they get to experience the joys of running, the excitement of crossing finish lines and the beautiful friendships created in the process.”

Jeff Carlton, 50
Why Am I Running Boston?
“Last February (2021), I was in a horrific car accident that should have claimed my life and left me unable to walk. By the grace of God, I was given a second chance. It was only then that my purpose in life became abundantly clear – to serve and share my time, talent and resources with others less fortunate. I only began running 6 years ago but it has significantly changed my life. It has allowed me to gain mental clarity, confidence through personal achievements, create a healthy lifestyle, meet new people and see places I would never have been able to. Boston to me signifies history, triumph, resilience and love for the sport of running. I’m thrilled I was provided an opportunity to “Pay it Forward” through the B.A.A. charity team to support health & wellness programs for those living in and around the city of Boston. “Self-confidence is a superpower. Once you start to believe in yourself, magic starts happening.”

Jacqueline Wilson
Why Am I Running Boston?
I'm running the Boston Marathon to secure my 5th star and getting one race closer to finishing the World Major Marathons. I’m looking forward to the challenge of the Boston course and I’m grateful for the opportunity to raise money for the Boston Athletic Association. I started running as an adult, so helping youth find the confidence from running is a gift I am honored to give.

Jason Fleischauer
Why Am I Running Boston?
20 years ago as an AmeriCorps VISTA working in the Boston Public Schools, I had so many positive and impactful experiences working with young people in the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, & East Boston. I saw firsthand how in-school and community programming helped bring families together and improve lives. I'm running Boston with the 2022 B.A.A. Charity Team this year to assist in providing opportunities for the current generation of young people living in Boston and honor those who inspired me to become a classroom teacher.

Amanda DeSimone, 23
Why Am I Running Boston?
“This is an absolute bucket list item for me and it is incredible to be able to participate in this race! I am definitely inspired by my dad who ran it back in 1985! And I am so happy to be a part of one of the truly inspiring charities that this marathon supports the Boston Athletic Association!”

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