Sean Tolkin, business development director at World Travel Holdings, ran a marathon at sea onboard Norwegian Breakaway benefiting Make-A-Wish®. The “Run Like a Champion, Cruise Like a Norwegian” marathon was held during the CruiseOne® and Cruises Inc.® National Conference. As of race time, Tolkin raised nearly $50,000 for the non-profit organization, that is dedicated to helping children feel stronger, more energetic and able to deal with their life-threatening medical conditions.
“I am beyond thrilled with the outpouring of support I received from my colleagues, friends, family and passengers leading up to and onboard Norwegian Breakaway this week,” said Tolkin. “This marathon blended my love of the travel industry with my passion for running all in the name of a good cause, to benefit our signature charity Make-A-Wish.”
During the time it took Tolkin to run the 26.2 miles, or 210 laps around the track, the ship traveled 74 nautical miles. Hundreds of onlookers cheered on Sean during each lap, with several agents and World Travel Holdings employees joining Sean for each mile. As a result of the marathon, Make-A-Wish will be able to grant five wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.