Boston Marathon | West Suburban YMCA

Boston Marathon

Running for the Y

Thanks to the City of Newton, we are thrilled to be an official charity of the 2019 Boston Marathon!

Meet Our 2019 Boston Marathon Runners

Lisa D'Agostino

“I’ve been a Newton resident for many years now. I am honored to run my first marathon on behalf of the West Suburban YMCA where I’ve been a member for over a decade. I’ve always had the desire to run a marathon and more specifically, Boston. After volunteering  for many years, including the year of the unfortunate bombing, I’ve been saying to myself some year I’m going to run this race through a charity to help give back. Here’s my opportunity and thank you for your support.”

To learn more about Lisa’s journey to the finish line, or to support her fundraising efforts, click here.

Phil Stern

"I’m very honored to be running the Boston Marathon on behalf of the West Suburban YMCA. I’ve run Boston each of the last five years, and this will be my 21st marathon overall; however, this will be my first time running in support of a charitable organization. My wife, Susan and I have been Newton residents for over 20 years, and Susan has been on the board of the YMCA for 12 years. Susan and I have two children, Ben (21) and Emma (26), who both attended after-school care at the Y, and Emma has been a pre-school teacher at the Y. We’re all thrilled to be able to give back to this wonderful organization that does so much for the community."

For more information about Phil's training, or to support his fundraising efforts, click here.


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