Lindsey Hadlock: On the run

Lindsey Hadlock completed the Boston Marathon, April 17.

By profession, Office of Media Relations coordinator Lindsey Hadlock can be found any place on campus, connecting local, regional and student media with Cornell’s faculty, students and administrators. She says she really likes the relationship-building that comes with her job, making connections and “sharing fun and interesting Cornell research.”

Outside of work, Hadlock completed the Boston Marathon, April 17.

The 26.2-mile run took Hadlock 5 hours, 12 minutes and 3 seconds to finish. She was cheered on by her father and his fiancé, her mom and stepfather, and her brother and sister, who all stood at different mileposts to lend their encouragement.

“There are so many people – it’s just crazy,” she said, noting that about 30,000 runners from around the world competed and hundreds of thousands of spectators lined the entire route. “They cheer you on by name; it really helps,” she said. She was in the last wave of runners and ran to raise funds for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute team.

“All the money I raised will go to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Cancer Research,” Hadlock said, who is only $800 short of her goal of $5,000, with a mid-May deadline for last-minute contributions.

Hadlock has been familiar with the Boston Marathon since she was a child. Her father lived in Boston and his office overlooked the finish line. Her uncle ran the marathon several times.

At Ithaca College, Hadlock was involved in athletics, participating on the women’s crew team. After graduating in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in communication management and design, she worked as the event director for the Ithaca Children’s Garden Tough Turtle Obstacle Course race in Ithaca; helped with Judy’s Day at the Cornell Botanic Gardens and the inauguration of President Elizabeth Garrett at Cornell; and organized Cornell’s 2015 New Student check-in.

In 2015 Hadlock ran her first full marathon race, the Empire State Marathon, and ran multiple half-marathon races to prepare for the Boston Marathon. When some friends recently moved from Ithaca to Boston, she applied for the Boston Marathon and trained for it after work and on weekends.

Will she race the Boston Marathon again? Maybe, she said. But one thing, she admits, is for sure: whether at work or around town, Hadlock is on the run.