Jennine Strange, Student Success Adviser, standing beside her brother at NYC Marathon

CHHS Student Success Advisor Runs NYC Marathon

On Nov. 6, CHHS Student Success Adviser Jennine Strange ran the TCS New York City Marathon. Jennine was accompanied by her brother, Kevin Strange, and more than 50,000 other runners.

At 26.2 miles long, the course runs through the five boroughs of New York City: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Manhattan. The course starts in Staten Island and finishes in Central Park. Jennine placed impressively at 21,532.

“This marathon was an incredible experience,” she said. “The city shut down its streets for the runners, and the people of the city came out to show their support. It was a day I will always remember!”

Jennine hit her “wall,” as the idiom goes, at the 19-mile mark. Her legs were in pain, but she pressed on.

“I could not have finished the race without my brother’s support and the support of the other runners and fans,” she said. “Their cheers helped me get over the wall.”

Running has always been a part of Jennine’s identity. In high school, she ran track to stay in shape for other sports. Once she realized she had running talent, she went on to become an All-Conference runner for the track and field team at Elon University.

After graduation, she changed her running habits from competitive to recreational. Now, running is a stress-reliever and therapy session.

This was Jennine’s first full marathon.