On Sunday, nearly 40 Odyssey House clients, graduates, staff members and volunteers participated in one of the country’s most grueling athletic competitions – the New York City Marathon. Everyone on the Odyssey House team completed the marathon, finishing between 3:27 – 6:35 hours. Running for Odyssey House for the first time were Karen and Kevin Fittinghoff, who raised more than $4,000 for our running program. The Odyssey House team received extra encouragement at the Mile 19 aid station, where staff and supporters have gathered for the last several years to hand out water and cheer on our team.
Karen and Kevin Fittinghoff and their daughter joined the Odyssey House marathon team for a pasta lunch the day before the marathon. From left, recreational coordinator Andre Matthews, Dylan Tavolacci, chief operating officer John Tavolacci, and the Fittinghoff family.