A hundred-plus runners. Twenty six miles. One mission.
On April 17, Christine Valdivieso will wake up early, put on her running gear and approach the starting line at the Boston Marathon. Though her daughter and husband won’t be in attendance, she will not be embarking on the adventure alone.
Valdivieso, a Laguna Niguel resident, is part of the inaugural 261 Fearless team in Boston, a group of about 100 or so runners, mostly women, dedicated to raising money and awareness for a non profit created by marathoner Kathrine Switzer. The non profit aims to promote running and build a network of women around the world who are passionate about walking, jogging and running.