Bay area alums run to support the DP

Inspired by several predecessors from the 125th board, former Senior Sports Editors Cal Silcox '12 and Megan Soisson '13 (who served together on the 127th Board) ran the Giant Race half marathon in San Francisco this September, raising more than $2,800 for the DP in the process. The funds will support the paper's Donald Neiman Fund, which pays DP student journalists for summer journalism internships that would otherwise be unpaid.

After running San Francisco's classic Bay to Breakers race together in 2013, the duo looked for a bigger challenge this year in the half-marathon. And after seeing DP alums Emily Babay '10, Alyssa Schwenk '10 and Anne Dobson '08 raise $2,000 for the DP last year running the Philadelphia Half, Soisson and Silcox set their sights higher.

Despite some injuries in training, the duo powered through the 13.1 miles along the scenic San Francisco Bay, finishing in just over two hours at AT&T Park, the home of the Giants. (Silcox notes that he came in first, while Soisson adds she chugged her post-race beer faster.) And the two crushed their fundraising goal.

Silcox and Soisson both hope to crack the two-hour mark in their next race -- and might even crack $3,000 for the paper.

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