The following was submitted by Donald Cranley, of Melrose. Cranley owns Ward’s Gifts in Medford Square.
Name: Donald Cranley
Goal: This is my first marathon ever, but I am aiming to finish in under 4 hours.
Reason for running: The events of last year’s really inspired me to run for those that could not. I am running for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, whom helped so many victims from last year’s tragedy.
Fundraising link: www.crowdrise.com/spaulding2014bostonmarathon/fundraiser/donaldcranley
More: Running is fairly new to me. I started running a couple years ago, short distances through Melrose Boot Camp. The owner/trainer Joy Fay really encouraged me to run more, so it is amazing that I have gone from not running to running the marathon in such a short time.The 129 Medford Residents Running the 2014 Boston Marathon >>