McQuaid students run in 25-hour relay to raise money for J-Mac’s medical expenses

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Some McQuaid Jesuit High School students are running a 25-hour marathon. It’s the cross country team’s annual fundraiser.

This year, the money raised will go to Jason McElwain, or J-Mac, who was involved in a bicycle accident this summer. Donations will help offset his medical costs.

The school also dedicated a plaque and the track to legendary cross country coach Robert Bradley. Here’s what his son, Rob Bradley, had to say about the honor.

“He had the discipline of a marine but he had the heart and smile of a best friend and that’s really how he went about his coaching,” Bradley said. “He cared about all his runners as people and young struggling devoloping humans first. He was the friend and mentor to all of us.”

The 25-hour marathon began at 9 a.m. on Thursday. At least one member of the team will be out on the track running one-mile increments until 10 a.m. on Friday.