In 1999 Maria decided to join her high school cross country team. Her coach brought the team to Memorial Park on many occasions, and Maria fell in love with running. A couple years later she met her husband and introduced him to the sport. He also became hooked! As soon as their son was born Maria bought a running stroller and they added another person to their running family. Today her son has outgrown the stroller, but all 3 of them can be found at the Park running together and thankful to have something that unites them all.