29 Apr '15, 12am

More than 100 teens will run this weekend's Providence Marathon:

More than 100 teens will run this weekend's Providence Marathon:

On cold winter weekends, hundreds of runners flock to the Boston Marathon course each week for their long runs. But one of the most recognizable and boisterous groups among them did not run actually run Boston—they were too young. The teens are part of a program called Dreamfar High School Marathon , and approximately 110 of them, plus 80 adult mentors, will run this weekend’s Providence Marathon. The Dreamfar program gives high school students a 28-week training program, ending in a marathon. In turn, they learn that if they set their minds to it, they can do many things they never imagined possible. The program was founded in 2008 by Jamie Chaloff who, at the time, was a special education teacher at Newton South High School. Chaloff began running marathons at age 46 and recognized immediately that many of the gifts she got from martahoning could help her students as well...

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