On Monday, April 16, as you watch some 30,000 runners in the Boston Marathon, keep an eye peeled for #13090. That will be Elise Morgan, Senior Associate Director of Admission here at St. Mark's, competing in the 122nd running of the classic event. Ms. Morgan, in her eleventh year at St. Mark's, has run several half-marathons in recent years, and last September she ran her very first marathon, in Erie, PA. Her time in that race qualified her for this Monday's event, making her Boston debut her second-ever marathon.
Just two days before, on the morning of Saturday, April 14, Ms. Morgan's SM colleague, Associate Director of Admission Chris Young, will be taking off in the 2nd annual Newport Marathon in Rhode Island. Mr. Young will be running to raise funds in support of the Waltham Boys and Girls Club. "My goal is to raise $4,000 that will help pay for meals, sports, tutoring, technology classes, swim lessons, you name it, the Club provides it," declared Young. Mr. Young, in his fifth year at St. Mark's, is a veteran marathoner. He has run at Boston before. This weekend is his Newport debut.
At least two other St. Markers competing in Boston on Monday are running for charity as well. Alumnus Josh Bradstreet '95 is running in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and alumna Lauren Cross Calabrese '97 will be running for the Doug Flutie Jr Foundation for Autism.
Great causes all – Go St. Mark's!