Why I’m Running: Brian Trinque is running Boston for his local libraries

"This will be my first ever marathon."

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. Editor’s note: Due to the number of submissions already received, we are no longer accepting entries for this year’s race.

Name: Brian Trinque
Age: 41
From: Brookline
Bib #: 29124

I’m running the 2018 Boston Marathon in support of the Brookline Library Foundation. The Brookline Library system is one of our town’s greatest resources, and this is my chance to give back. The Brookline Library Foundation was incorporated in 1999 and raises funds for all three Brookline libraries. The funds have supported programming, the purchase of books and materials, improvements in technology, and other library enhancements.


This will be my first ever marathon. I’ve run three half-marathons, the first of which was in October of 2016.  I was mentally and physically exhausted at the end; my first thought when crossing the finish line was that running a full marathon was not something I could ever accomplish. About two years later, I offered to run for our library with a fair amount of trepidation. Now that I’m through the most difficult part of the training – I’ve done two 20-mile training runs – I’m proud of overcoming my fears, and proud that I’m running the race for a great cause.

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


Editor’s note: Entries may have been lightly edited for clarity or grammar.