Arguably the most prestigious road race in the world, the 2019 Boston Marathon will bring together 30,000 runners and more than a million fans who will line the course from Hopkinton to Boylston Street on April 15. While elite runners will compete for nearly $900,000 in prizes, many more runners will be doing the opposite—running the race to give money to causes they care about.

We spoke to two Jewish young adults, Larry Tobin, a two-time marathoner, and Haley Friedler, running in her first Boston Marathon, about their passion for philanthropy that will propel them through the grueling 26.2-mile course.

Feeling inspired? You can help fund Larry’s cause—PAIR Projecthere, and Haley’s cause—The Brookline Center for Community Mental Healthhere.

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Larry Tobin (Courtesy photo)
Haley Friedler
Haley Friedler (Courtesy photo)

Edited by Jesse Ulrich, with music by Ryan J. Sullivan.