The Local 3 charity race to benefit the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC) took place at The Local Restaurant in West Newton this afternoon. The 3-mile run started at 1:00 p.m. under cool and windy conditions. Frank Santo, the owner of the Local hosted the event that annually raises thousands of dollars for innovative cancer research.
Boston.com Marathon Blog contributor and DFMC runner Rich "Shifter" Horgan organized the event, now in its ninth year.
Check out the video summary of the day.
- Matt Pepin, Boston.com sports editor
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
- Ty Velde is a 16-time Boston qualifier who's completed 12 consecutive Boston Marathons and 25 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 13th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
- Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes