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JIM DUNLAP OF MILFORD WILL BE RUNNING THE 2021 BOSTON MARATHON
The Hopkinton Lions Club is pleased to be working with Jim Dunlap, of Milford, who will be running the 2021 Boston Marathon. Jim is currently working to generate $5000 in contributions to help the Hopkinton Lions Club with our upcoming charitable activities. WeHopkinton Lions are a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, Fed ID: 51-0151025.
JIM's COMMENTS ON RUNNING IN THE MARATHON
Hello, my name is Jim. I am so excited to be able to have the opportunity to run the 2021 Boston Marathon on behalf of the Hopkinton Lions Club.
I was born in Minnesota and lived north of the Twin City's for most of my childhood before relocating to Roswell, New Mexico. My daughter was born there in 2000. I continued living in NM, before leaving to serve in the U.S. Navy from 2002 to 2011. My career as an Air Traffic Controller (ATC) included 2 deployments on the USS George Washington (CVN-73). From there I was stationed at Naval Air station Kingsville, Texas. Upon leaving the U.S. Navy I moved to MA to live and work at Martha's Vineyard Airport. After a great experience at MVY I continued on to the FAA. as an ATC, where I now work in Nashua, NH.
My wife and I married in 2012, and have adventurous three year old boy. As a family we enjoy outdoor activities and traveling together. Having been active my whole life playing sports, I now enjoy CrossFit at Resilience Fitness, in my spare dad time.
During my time in the U.S. Navy I ran three half marathons. I envisioned I would run a full marathon at some point in my life. Fast Forward eight years and I had began running more often again with my wife. She had set a goal to run thirty 5Ks before her 30th birthday that year. I got the chance to run about half of the races with her. From there I signed up and completed my own half marathon again in 2018. The following year I joined my friend in running the Marine Corps Marathon. This special Boston Marathon has me extra excited at an amazing opportunity to run again!