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Mark Wahlberg surprises Spaulding Hospital’s Boston Marathon runners with fellow Patriots’ Day cast member

Just a few days before the race, Spaulding Rehab Hospital’s Boston Marathon team got a surprise from another Boston icon.

Dorchester native Mark Wahlberg stopped by and took photos with the team, alongside fellow Patriots’ Day cast member Michael Beach, who is originally from Roxbury.

Wahlberg and Beach have recently been filming their Boston Marathon movie in the area. The two actors gave the 150-person crowd words of support and explained their decision to get involved with Patriots’ Day, according to WBZ.

Wahlberg will star as a Boston police officer in the film, while Beach will portray Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

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WBZ anchor Lisa Hughes emceed the event Saturday, which took place downtown at the Revere Hotel.

As of Sunday, Spaulding’s “Run for Rehab” marathon team had raised more than $478,000 for the hospital.

Photos: Scenes from the 2016 Boston Marathon

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