My name is Lily Gillis and I am running the 2018 Boston Marathon for the Town of Ashland with my father Andrew. We are both very happy to be representing the Town of Ashland for the 2018 Boston Marathon while fundraising for several key projects for the town. The 2018 Boston Marathon is very important to me, as it is the first marathon that I will run, and it will be with my father. We have planned for at least the last 10 years to run the Boston Marathon together when I turned 18 years old. I am currently in my senior year of High School, where I have been a three season cross-country and track varsity runner. In addition, I just finished serving as the Cross Country Team Captain this past fall. I am also planning on running both cross-country and track in College in the fall of 2018. Running, and especially long distance running, has always been my passion. I played a number of sports when I was young, but by the time I was in seventh grade, I decided to focus on only cross-country and track. While I have not yet completed a marathon, I do feel confident in my abilities because I have run many 13+ mile training runs with my cross-country teams. In addition, I am training with my father who has completed a total of eight (8) Boston Marathons. We are both well underway with our training, hoping to complete the 2018 Boston Marathon in a time of 3:45 while also meeting or exceeding our fundraising goals. Please help us to achieve this goal by supporting my fundraising page/link.