They have been around the block. On Monday, they took a stroll through their city.
Joey McIntyre and Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block ran the 2014 Boston Marathon. Both finished in less than 4 hours. McIntyre clocked in at 3 hours and 48 minutes. Wood crossed the finish line in 3 hours and 50 minutes.
The jaunt was McIntyre’s sophomore effort. He ran his first Boston Marathon last year and completed the 26.2 mile race in the sub-4 hour mark that time as well. McIntyre runs to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer’s Disease, which his mother suffers from.
Meanwhile McIntyre’s band mate participated in his first ever Boston Marathon this year. Wood, perhaps always the most physically fit of NKOTB, averaged an 8 minute and 47 second mile. His fundraising benefited Remember Betty, a non-profit that helps Breast Cancer patients.
“I did it!” Wood tweeted after the race. “So proud of Joe Mac, he crushed it! And thanks to all the BH’s cheering along the way!”
Those Blockheads used the hashtags #RunDannyRun and #RunJoeyRun to cheer on each singer and help them raise money for their respective charities.
“I’m gonna celebrate this one!!! 3:48:11 – thank u guys!!!” McIntyre wrote in the caption of an Instagram photo he posted after the race, a selfie that included his newly-earned medal.
Other celebrities that ran this year’s Marathon included Olympian Summer Sanders, former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, “Today” host Natalie Morales, and Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie. Mark and Donnie Wahlberg’s brother James also partook in the race.