Boston Marathon – A member of the J Henry Higgins Middle School Cross Country team in Peabody, Mass., Logan has run...

Logan Tracia may be new to the running scene, but be sure to keep an eye out for this young aspiring harrier. Only 11 years old, Logan already has a dozen 5K's, one 10K, and a 5-miler under his belt. This week's "Future Boston Marathon Qualifier" is already looking forward to the day he can race from Hopkinton to Boston and earn a signature unicorn medal.

Logan's first race came in 2014 at the Firefighter Rice Memorial 5K, held in honor of his friend's father - a Peabody (Mass.) firefighter - who passed away two days before Christmas in 2011. After finishing 56th of 300 runners in a time of 25:48, the then-10 year old was hooked!

"I was so excited to run my first race," Logan told us. "And afterward, I couldn't wait to run another one!"

A member of the J Henry Higgins Middle School Cross Country team in Peabody, Mass., Logan has run races ranging from 1.8-miles in cross country to a recent 5 mile turkey trot in nearby Salem. He's competed at the state championship and Junior Olympic level, and has hopes of making his local high school team. Even at his young age, Logan's drive to compete is inspiring.

"I like to challenge myself to get better and improve my time with each race," he said. "I am really in competition with myself."

Logan completed the B.A.A. 5K this past April in 26:22, and has hopes of running next year's B.A.A. 10K once he turns 12. After that, he's eager to try the B.A.A. Half Marathon when he turns 14. But of course, Logan's ultimate goal is to someday toe the line with 30,000 others at the Boston Marathon.

"I WILL run the Boston Marathon as soon as I am old enough. You better watch out for me!" he said.

Indeed we will, Logan! Thank you to Logan's mother, Katie (Kathleen Faith), for introducing us to this week's "Future Boston Marathon Qualifier," and best of luck to Logan during the upcoming track season. Do you have a Future Boston Marathon Qualifier in your family? Share your story by e-mailing stories@baa.org!
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