Community in Action: Local Residents Malinda Dublin and Crissy Straub Coach Our 2019 Boston Marathon Team

Marathon Coaches Crissy Straub (left) and Malinda Dublin (right) on a race weekend in Bermuda For the fourth year in a row, The Children's Room is pleased to share that Lexington resident Crissy Straub and Arlington resident Malinda Dublin have generously volunteered their time to coach The Children’s Room’s 2019 "Miles and Memories" Boston Marathon team, as they fundraise and promote awareness for The Children's Room. Crissy and Malinda are lifelong friends and running partners who have run a combined total of 59 marathons to date. In 2015, they decided to form their unique blend of friendship and running experience into a business, MC Coaching, which specifically coaches marathon runners who are running to benefit a charity. Malinda and Crissy share, “This year, as every year since the Boston Marathon bombings, runners, spectators, volunteers, and supporters of the marathon will come together on Patriots’ Day in unity of a day that celebrates motivation, determination and perseverance of the human spirit. Our motivation to coach the team stems from knowing that the marathon fundraising dollars will allow TCR to continue the amazing work they do, and because we believe a supported runner is a happier, healthier and more successful runner and fundraiser. As coaches we strive to empower runners by providing them with tools they need to be successful from day one of training up through race day.” Crissy mentions, "Being able to coach the Children's Room "Miles and Memories" Boston Marathon team is a truly meaningful, fulfilling way for me to support an organization that does such important and necessary work. To be able to help other people while doing an activity which I love is a win-win situation. Running for the greater good is what every [...]