HUDSON, Wis. - It may not have been the marathon Angie Hatch from Hudson was preparing to run, but her modified version may have been more memorable.
"I'm overwhelmed by the support," said Hath. "I'm blessed."
She was supposed to be running 26.2 miles in the New York City Marathon on Sunday, but first came travel issues then came the cancellation of the event altogether. None of that, however, slowed down Angie.
"I'm running the New York City marathon in Hudson today," she chuckles.
With help from dozens of friends, family, and neighbors that came out to support her, Angie ran her first marathon through a creative course that that criss-crossed the city of Hudson. Water stations and cheering sections dotted the course and several friends even ran with her.
Finishing a marathon was one of her goals, the other was to raise money and awareness for child welfare worldwide.
"As of now, we've raised $20,000," said Hatch. "I have three adopted children and it was an easy decision to help orphans around the world."
Angie ran the marathon in 3 hours and 43 minutes.
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