April 9, 2017

Ashley D MarathonAshley  is a 5th grade teacher in Holliston, MA who loves running and reading mystery novels whenever she has a chance.  She is no stranger to running – she has several half-marathons, obstacle races, and lots of 5K Races (including the NECC 5K!) under her belt, but this is her first marathon. She is most excited for the moment she crosses the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street. As a teacher, Ashley is always striving to set the best example for her students.

“I’m continually teaching my students about facing and overcoming challenges, and I always want to be a role model for my students. Being a part of this great team will allow me to model this for my students and demonstrate the importance of both perseverance and teamwork as NECC continues to show and the students of NECC continue to demonstrate.”

The training season has been tough on Ashley, and her biggest challenge so far has been staying healthy from the sickness of the winter. However, attending weekly training runs on Saturday with other members of #TeamNECC and the Marathon Coalition has been a great motivator.“When we complete our long run together, I run farther than I have ever in my life and I feel this awesome sense of accomplishment!”

Ashley has raised over $10,500 for NECC already, and we are so thankful for her support and dedication.

“ I am running for all students who work hard every day at NECC to learn communication, social skills, and academics. I want others to continue to see the progress and hard work that each student makes each day.”

Check out her fundraising page to learn more about her Boston Marathon journey – www.crowdrise.com/neccBoston2017/fundraiser/ashleyderoy