Tyngsboro Woman To Run Boston Marathon Pushing Her Mother

Photo: Courtesy of Beth Craig

TYNGSBORO, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio)— A Tyngsboro woman will run the Boston Marathon pushing her mother thanks to a generous donation.

Beth Craig wanted to run the Boston Marathon with her mother Barbara Singleton, who has Multiple Sclerosis. The Hoyt Foundation donated a racing chair, the ones used by Dick and Rick Hoyt when they would run the marathon, to allow Craig to run while pushing her mom.

Craig told WBZ's Karyn Regal (@karynregal) Hoyt said if she finishes the race she'll be the first daughter to push their mother to the finish line. She said she being able to run with her mother is very humbling.

"I don't even get to see a lot of her joy until I see the pictures after," Craig said. "People would just be saying to me, 'you should see the smile on your mom's face."

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Craig is also running the Boston Marathon to raise money for the Hoyt Foundation. She's since raised nearly $6,000 under the name Team Babsie, a nickname for her mother.

"We are blessed to be a part of the Team Hoyt family and we will be filled with so many emotions on race day as we honor and remember Dick Hoyt, a man that changed the direction of our lives," Craig wrote on her fundraising page.

She said she is sad that Hoyt won't be there to see her finish. Dick Hoyt died this past March.

The Boston Marathon is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 11.

WBZ's Karyn Regal (@karynregal) has the story.

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