Partner Ashley Ott Completes the 2017 Providence Marathon, 05/07/17

Providence Marathon 2017

Advisor Ashley Ott completed the Providence Marathon on May 7, 2017! She ran alongside two high school students from the DreamFar High School Marathon Program, where Ashley volunteers as a mentor.

DreamFar High School Marathon (DHSM) is New England’s first high school marathon training program. Ashley trained alongside the students starting in November and followed a vigorous five-month training program, with early Saturday morning training runs. 

When asked to describe her mentees, Ashley said, "The DreamFar students inspire me every day, I could never imagine completing a marathon before completing high school, and my students did it! The commitment and drive need to follow a marathon training schedule is no easy task. These high school kids show grit!" 

Ashley became of mentor for DreamFar because it teaches the students realistic goal-setting and the value of commitment and teamwork —skills that ensure success in the classroom, on the road, and beyond.