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Darlene Shimamoto
San Jose, California

Darlene is a general dentist and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Art Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. This will be her first Boston Marathon®.

There is no greater adventure to me than to be able to run various distances (road and trail) in familiar and new locations. What I love and remember most about my runs (from 5k races to ultras and relays) are the unknown paths that led up to the events, the newly formed friendships, and the lasting mental lessons that tremendously help and parallel daily life.

Living on the West Coast has fortunately exposed and given my two daughters and me a great appreciation and love for sea life. Whether being raised along the city coast, vacationing in the many seaside towns, or frequently visiting the local aquariums, we wholeheartedly support marine-related projects and programs.

It’s an honor and gift not only to run but to do so with an important purpose. I am very excited to be a part of the New England Aquarium charity team as I fully support their outreach programs to educate every individual, regardless of their socioeconomic backgrounds, of the importance of ocean exploration and marine conservation.

Please join me in support of this amazing charity!

Sponsor Darlene

The New England Aquarium is an official charity of the 118th Boston Marathon. Funds raised by our runners will support hands-on, interactive outreach programs that reach 45,000 children in diverse communities every year. Through your generosity, Aquarium educators will inspire young children to learn about and protect the world’s oceans.

Learn more about the New England Aquarium Marathon Team

Sponsor Me Boston Marathon - Darlene Shimamoto  
Progress: 63%
Progress: 63%
Raised: $ 3754     Goal: $ 6000