|Some runners took time away from training (and their every day lives) to volunteer for an Aquarium|
ocean outreach event at the Boston Public Library hub at Copley.
But there are always miles to run. Just last weekend, the team ran their longest run of the training regimen: 21 miles along the course starting in Hopkinton.
|A great turn-out and a lot of enthusiasm at the start of their long run on March 29|
In early March, 10 teammates headed south to experience the thrill of competition during the Ocean's Run half marathon in Kingston, Rhode Island. For this bunch, it was just a training run.
|Some of the teammates at the start of the Ocean's Run Half Marathon in Rhode Island—just a training run for this crew!|
Note the blue New England Aquarium marathon team shirts from last year on Lee (center) and Chris (right).
It was an especially appropriate race for our team as the course hugged the coast for several miles—and beautiful coastline it was!
|Beach in Kingston, Rhode Island|
|Action shot Keegan rounding the corner for the finish line|
|The team cheers as Sara-Anne and then Alex cross the finish line of their first half marathon.|
The team also hosted a fundraising event at the Aquarium on March 22, and from the sound of it a good time was had by all. Each runner encouraged their family and friends (and friends of friends and roommates and cousins and...) to buy tickets to this special evening. Besides snacks, cocktails and dancing, guests got to mingle with the very animals we're teaching kids about. Word is that it was a really fun party, but folks couldn't take their eyes off the animals and exhibits!
Click here to meet the members of the New England Aquarium Marathon Team and support ocean education for local school children.