New England Patriots fans surely celebrated the Boston Marathon returning to its original Patriots’ Day

date for the first time in two years. As the world’s oldest and most recognized annual marathon,

it was comforting for Boston natives that the races’s tradition made a comeback after a two-year hiatus.

To the best of our knowledge, no Patriots players participated in the race.

With the offseason workout program getting started this week,

any player would have risked getting scolded by Bill Belichick upon arrival for risking injury.

But what about Patriots media members? With free agency having cooled off and the draft still over a week away,

did any beat writers, broadcaster or radio voice represent the city of Boston by running 26.2 miles through Massachusetts?

Actually, yes. Patriots radio voice Bob Socci completed the race. Even better?

He raised money for the Doug Flutie Foundation in the process.

Boston Marathon to benefit Doug Flutie