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It is a huge accomplishment to run and complete a race, and Jacquelyn (Jackie) Shainis ’17 is hoping to be among those that achieve this for the second time.
On top of her duties as a biology major at Emmanuel College, Shainis has been training for her participation in “Boston’s Run to Remember.” The race allows numerous charity organizations to raise money by taking part in the run. Shainis will be running the half marathon on May 29 of this year. It will begin at 7am at Seaport Boulevard.
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Shainis is no stranger to running. She has run a half marathon before, and has considered herself a runner for the last couple of years.
But this will be Shainis’ first time running as a part of Boston Children’s Hospital “Miles for Miracles” team, which she describes as “a huge honor.” Through this program, Shainis has raised $1300 for the hospital and expects to raise even more before the race day.
When asked why she chose to participate in the race as a member of this team, Shainis explained, “I like to challenge myself and I think that the hospital is such an wonderful place filled with wonderful people who go above and beyond to help their patients.”
The “Miles for Miracles” program provides coaches for its runners. Shainis has been able to prepare for the race with a training schedule provided by the coaches. This consists of specific distances and speeds that should adequately prepare her to run a half marathon.
Shainis is looking forward to crossing the finish line. She believes finishing this race will be especially special for her as she has been given the opportunity to support an “amazing hospital treat patients and their families.”
As for her future running goals, Shainis hopes to one day run the Boston Marathon for Boston Children’s Hospital.
Haley Biermann is a Staff Writer for The Hub. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.