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Massachusetts State Representative - John Childs
After a successful running career at Bishop Fenwick High School where he was a division cross country champion and at Northeastern University where he ran sub 4:10 in the mile, competed in the Milrose games, placed in many New England Championships and had a top 100 finish at the Falmouth Road Race, John retreated from the sport to pursue his career and start a family. He continued running off and on for exercise but didn’t compete. After almost twenty five years John joined a running group and began training again in 2006. In 2007 John organized a road race to benefit the victims of an explosion in Danversport, MA and decided he enjoyed the challenge. In 2008 he founded the “End of Summer Classic” in Hingham, MA which has become quite successful in just two years. In spring 2010 he plans to organize an expo on the South Shore in conjunction with the Colonial Road Runners to showcase local running clubs and races and to promote the sport. All area clubs and races are welcome to participate. His ultimate goal is to strengthen the bond between the running clubs in Massachusetts. He feels that the best way to accomplish this is thru networking opportunities like the expo and by building relationships with fellow RRCA member organizations. John is married and has two teenagers and two dogs who keep him and his wife Kathy very busy.