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Longtime New England runner Richard Houston says ‘Boston is a must each year’

"This will be my 26th [Boston Marathon] in a row and my 33rd overall BAA marathon."

Richard Houston has been running for the past few years for Team IMPACT Melanoma, which is an organization that does prevention work on Melanoma. Richard Houston

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. If you’re running the marathon, you can share your #WhyImRunningBoston story here.

Name: Richard Houston
Age: 65
From: Harwich

I am running the Boston Marathon for two reasons.

1. As a lifelong New England runner, doing Boston is a must each year. This will be my 26th in a row and my 33rd overall BAA marathon. I’m very proud of my membership in the BAA Quarter Century Club!

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2. For the last few years, I also do Boston as a fundraiser for Team IMPACT Melanoma which is an awesome organization doing prevention work on this form of cancer.

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

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