Here’s what you missed at the Fenway Park marathon

In this image taken with a slow shutter speed, runners compete in the Fenway Marathon at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. The race will take 50 runners around the outfield of Boston's storied baseball stadium 116 times to cover the classic 26.2-mile distance. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
In this image taken with a slow shutter speed, runners compete in the Fenway Marathon at Fenway Park. –AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

Longtime Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray’s wish finally came true on Friday night. Fenway Park hosted a marathon.

Billed as the first race of its kind to take place inside a ballpark, the 26.2-miler consisted of 116 laps along the perimeter of the field. The competition was limited to just 50 runners, all of whom were required to raise $5,000 for the Red Sox Foundation. Proceeds will go towards improving health and promoting recreation for New England children.

Watch McGillivray and other runners make their way past the dugouts, the Green Monster, and home plate:

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American runner Michael Wardian was the first to cross the finish line with an official time of 2:53.52. In January, the 43-year-old completed seven marathons in seven days across seven continents.

Check out more photos from the event below.

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