Boston Marathon

Why I’m Running: Nicholas Funk is running Boston for the Museum of Science

"For me, access to science/math curriculum and amazing educators, provided me not only with the knowledge of how this world works, but also put me on a professional path in the fields of hydrology and water resources engineering."

Nicholas Funk.

In our “Why I’m Running” series, Boston Marathon runners share what’s inspiring them to make the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston on April 16, 2018. Are you running Boston? Here’s how to share your story on Boston.com.

Name: Nicholas Funk
Age: 28
From: Newton Centre
Bib #: 29964

I am proud to have the opportunity to run the 2018 Boston Marathon representing the Museum of Science.

By running in support of the Museum of Science’s Traveling Programs, my fundraising efforts will continue to foster the Traveling Programs’ mission to develop and teach exciting programs that spark curiosity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (S.T.E.M.).

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For me, access to science/math curriculum and amazing educators, provided me not only with the knowledge of how this world works, but also put me on a professional path in the fields of hydrology and water resources engineering.

Personally, running the 2018 Boston Marathon is the next great chapter in my adventure story. I am an avid mountain climber and outdoorsmen, and I intend to approach the race with the same intensity that I apply to my current goal of reaching the highest point in each state.

This race represents my city, my home, my life. I am, Boston.

Check out our entire “Why I’m Running” series.

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