UNICOI COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A Tri-Cities area teacher is preparing to run the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday.
Jennifer Green is a teacher at Unicoi County High School.
On Friday – her colleagues wished her well by throwing her a surprise sendoff.
This is Jennifer’s first Boston Marathon.
It’s a marathon she’s dreamed of running, and she’s grateful for all of the community support.
“You kind of do it on your own, and for me it’s kind of always been very individual. To have everyone’s support and so many people cheering me on, it’s been so great,” Green said.
She went on to say that she has some goals, but ultimately she wants to be able to finish the race.
The first wave of the marathon starts at 9:02 a.m. in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
Best of luck to Jennifer!