Adrienne is an enthusiast and advocate for the sport of distance running and has worked, through a variety of initiatives and organizations to bring more seniors and people of color into the sport. Adrienne has always believed that physical activity is a pillar of good health however, did not begin her run journey until 2014 when one of her siblings completed a 5k. Adrienne stated, “At the time, I couldn’t run a mile!” Since 2014 she has completed a number of 5k, 10k and Half Marathons and most notably has completed eight (8) marathons which includes five (5) of the Abbott Majors. NYC (2017, 2021), Boston (2018, 2021), Chicago (2019), Berlin (2021), London (2022).
Adrienne is business owner, philanthropist, a member of the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) Board of Governors, the Boston Running Collaborative (BRC) Steering Committee, a member of Black Girls Run – Boston and the National Black Marathoners Association.
“One of my goals is to become a better equipped ambassador for the sport of distance running and to support the B.A.A. in its goals to close racial disparities in the sport & in life across our nation.” Adrienne R Benton