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Chico runner headed to the Boston Marathon

Alys DiMercurio says she has a new lease on life, and is ready for one of the greatest challenges she's faced yet.

Posted: Apr 9, 2019 3:34 PM

Chico, Calif.-- Chico local runner Alys DiMercurio is headed to the Boston Marathon.

She’s a medical assistant who has dedicated her life to helping and healing others.

DiMercurio works at Oroville Hospital and volunteers at Shalom Free Clinic.

An addiction survivor, DiMercurio was inspired to pursue a career as a Healer by her own experiences receiving care and support.

DiMercurio says running is a way to heal and a way to connect to her own vitality; she’s completed four marathons and 17 half marathons.

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