Patrick Rodio of Collingswood, New Jersey, is an avid marathon runner – and he recently put his running talents to good use by running 20.20 miles to raise money for graduating seniors at his local high school.

Knowing that COVID-19 was affecting the budgets of many families, Patrick created his own fundraising event to make sure each member of the 2020 graduating class was honored – and would get their own copy of the school yearbook.

Students and parents — and even other runners — showed up to cheer him on, all while maintaining social distancing, of course.

They held up signs of encouragement, rang cowbells and honked their car horns to show their support as he ran a route that took him past the high school many times.

Patrick completed the race in a little over three hours and – amazingly – raised over $5,000.

Okay, folks. $70 away from $5000. We can do it (and beyond). Maybe it's one donation for 70! Or two 35s. Or seven 10s!…

Posted by Patrick Rodio on Tuesday, May 5, 2020