A Johnston County man will be among approximately 30,000 runners in the 2019 Boston Marathon.
Gary Snow of Selma will be a fundraising runner on the Mass Mentoring Partnership Boston Marathon race team. The organization serves more than 250 mentoring and youth development programs involving more than 33,000 youth in mentoring relationships.
Gary, 44, attended Surry Central High School and graduated in 1996 from Campbell University. He currently is a computer analyst with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office. Previously, Gary worked in a juvenile delinquent program at the sheriff’s office.
That’s why the Mass Mentoring program fundraiser is so important to him. “They serve and help provide access to mentoring programs. That rung true with me because I use to do work with teenagers and know how important mentoring is in a teenagers life. Mentoring is not just important for teenagers but all of us really.”
The Boston Marathon is the oldest and best known annual marathon race in the world. It started in 1897.
Gary started running 4 years ago. He has run fourteen 5k and five 10k races but never a full marathon. He begins an 18-week training regiment in December to prepare for the April 15, 2019 race.
The Boston Marathon will accomplish two goals for Gary. “It is a goal for road runners to do it some point in their life. It is one of my goals, plus I am proud to support the mission of Mass Mentoring.”
Gary is married to his wife, Lisa. They have four children, ages 9 to 14.
To donate to the fundraiser that Gary is representing click here.