Meet Falmouth Highway Race Runner Tanya Sullivan

By Peyton Heller
Particular Olympics Massachusetts Growth Intern

Tanya Sullivan’s involvement with Particular Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) began about 5 years in the past when her son, William, was requested to participate within the 5 City College Day Video games the place he and lots of different college aged athletes have been in a position to compete in a selected sport-themed occasion. With the day stuffed with pleasure, dedication and even a shock particular visitor, Tanya says it was a day she is going to always remember. “Final yr, Rob Gronkowski (sure, Gronk!) stunned everybody by exhibiting up in Ashland to run soccer performs with each athlete on the video games. We’ll always remember that day and can at all times respect his time and dedication to youngsters with particular wants. Every year WIlliam has grown extra assured, succesful, and enthusiastic to take part.” 

Tanya could be very excited to be operating for SOMA as a part of the Xtra Mile group, particularly due to her son’s current involvement. She is extraordinarily grateful for all the pieces that SOMA has accomplished for her household. “William takes delight within the medals he has gained and within the athletic efforts he has made to earn them. We’re so grateful for the Particular Olympics of Massachusetts for giving our household the reward of this expertise. Working Falmouth for the Particular Olympics of MA is my method of giving again to such a particular group that can at all times maintain a spot in my coronary heart.”

William has now been concerned with the Milford Particular Olympics Swim Workforce for 2 years now, and his dedication to his group has really impressed his household. Throughout this years’ video games, William was awarded the silver medal within the 50 meter backstroke and a bronze medal within the 50 meter freestyle. Tanya was extraordinarily happy with not solely William for his accomplishments, but in addition her husband and different son, Aidan, for dedicating their time to be official SOMA volunteers on the swimming occasions.

Spending most of her summers in Falmouth, Tanya has had a number of apply operating this street race. “Falmouth Highway Race was the primary “official” street race I ran after having my third son (I used to be most likely 30). I wasn’t actually a “runner” till after I had youngsters. I needed to discover environment friendly train the place I may take them with me in a stroller (or double stroller more often than not).”

Regardless that Tanya’s favourite time of day to run is within the early morning, she continues to be extraordinarily excited to be operating within the noon warmth for Particular Olympics. We thanks for all of your assist and we can not wait to see you cross that end line in August!

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