Running for St. Jude

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 31, 2010

Nicole Tregre, 30, of LaPlace, recently finished seventh among women in the St. Jude Marathon, held Dec. 4 through the streets of Memphis, Tenn. Tregre’s finishing time of 3 hours 16 minutes and 20 seconds was good enough for 72nd place among all 3,500 runners in the 26.2-mile race. Tregre, an avid runner for the last 15 years, said she has run in several local races and other high profile races in the past. She decided over the summer to train for the St. Jude Marathon because she wanted to be more involved and have a cause for running. She entered the race as a St. Jude Hero and became a member of Team Trevor – on behalf of a high school student out of St. Amant, who is a St. Jude patient. Tregre raised more than $1,200 with the help of local sponsors to help benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Center. Tregre said her training entailed waking up at 4:30 a.m. for long runs during the week. The race was established in 1977 and became associated with St. Jude in 2002. All proceeds benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research.