Team Girl Scouts – Katie Todd


2017 Team Girl Scouts runners Angela Scott and Katie Todd at their first Marathon Coalition meeting with former Team Girl Scouts runners (L-R: Alana Bresnahan, Angela Scott, Katie Todd, and Stephanie Cave)

Meet Team Girl Scouts Boston Marathon runner, Katie Todd!

Katie ToddGrowing up, I always played sports. In high school I became a member of the track team, which inspired my decision to quit the soccer team in order to pursue cross country running. From the beginning, I loved seeing my continuous improvement from putting in the proper training. But I honestly never knew if I’d be able to complete the training required to run a full marathon, especially one as challenging as Boston.

Once in college, I continued to run to stay in shape and clear my head. However, it wasn’t until I had a full time job that I decided to really step things up. Admittedly, it was after a bad break-up that I realized I was ready to take on a new challenge. In 2014, I signed up for my first half-marathon. Thirteen miles seemed daunting then, but I was determined. On race day, I was ready and loved the sense of accomplishment from completing the race. To continue the “runner’s high,” I completed two more half-marathons in the following years. However, by the time I signed up for my third race, I knew I needed to go further.

In 2016 I decided to dedicate myself to a full marathon. It took a lot of time and commitment, but in the end it was all completely worth it when I crossed the Baystate Marathon finish line. All of this has led to where I am today—ready and determined for the most challenging race of my life—the Boston Marathon!

As a young girl, I was a Girl Scout for six years (from Daisies through Juniors). I love what Girl Scouts represents—inspiring confidence and courage to explore new things and reach your dreams. This aligns with everything I believe in. Running on behalf of Girl Scouts is a meaningful way to give back to the organization that gave me so much. I think it’s fantastic that Girl Scouts promotes the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to young girls. I am honored for the opportunity to fundraise on behalf of Girl Scouts, and I can’t wait to #RunLikeAGirlScout!

We are so proud of Katie and Team Girl Scouts! If you would like to support Katie’s fundraising efforts for healthy Girl Scout programming, visit her fundraising page.

One comment

  1. Alana Bresnahan, Marathon Coalition Volunteer Coordinator and Former GSEM Team Member · · Reply

    Go Katie! Its been awesome to watch you train each Saturday! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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