Cranston native on a mission to run every RI road, second Boston Marathon
CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — A Cranston native continues to chip away at a five-year goal to run on every road of every city and town in Rhode Island.
Tom Paolino plans to run the Boston Marathon for the second time next Monday, making it his 15th marathon overall.
He says in the last five years, he is almost halfway through running on every street in each Rhode Island municipality.
“Most people go out and run in their home neighborhood– that’s boring,” said Paolino. “I want to run across the whole state and run the whole city.”
Paolino has ran all roads in 13 of the 39 state municipalities.
He told ABC 6 Tuesday, “My in laws and my relatives say, ‘You’re insane.'”
His goal will be put on pause next Monday for the Boston Marathon.
“The people are so warm, friendly, supportive,’ said Paolino. “You don’t need music when you’re running. It’s incredible when you take that corner and approach the finish line — it blows you away.”
He is running for the Ron Burton Training Village that supports troubled youth through running.
He continues to inspire others to run across the state alongside him.