They gathered at Sugarhouse Park with a dual purpose, to train for the marathon, but also to raise money for research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
One of the teams is named Marie, after a woman who ran with them for 9 years, but died from breast cancer last year. Jen Murano says “Because of her, she raised thousands of dollars herself and they actually spawned a team in her honor and raised over $190,000 for cancer research.”
These dedicated runners train all year. They start in October and run straight through the spring so they’re ready for the big marathon.