Marina was known for her exuberant enthusiasm. She was also known for going barefoot -- even in snow! -- and loving the color orange. She was happiest being outside in all kinds of weather and was particularly fond of the smell of the trees in New Hampshire, where she moved when she was 10. Marina loved running, especially outdoors, on roads and in the woods. She was passionate about everyday pleasures.  Hers was a life taken too soon. 

One of the great things about being a part of Rotary is when we start something. 


On Feb 1, 2017, then club President Frank Reinhold invited Rob Drugan to  speak about Marina's Miles 5K run on Apr 8th in Durham.  Rob invited the club to consider sponsoring the run in honor of Marina Slavin, an athlete at ORCSD and UNH, who died unexpectedly of a heart problem.  President Elect Andy Corrow encouraged the Club to pursue sponsoring the race. 


Because the Club said yes, Marina's Miles was formed.  Marina's Miles has issued a scholarship to a graduating ORHS student every year.

The Club has been a major sponsor of Marina's Miles for every year.

This week Marina's Miles made a contribution to the Rotary Foundation Donor Advised Fund. 


When a group of like minded people come together, great things happen.

       The second annual Marina's Miles 5k race was held on April 6, 2019 to raise money for a scholarship in Marina's name.  Durham Great Bay Rotary was honored to help by sponsoring and manning the water station mid race for runners (and their pets) to stop and refresh, greeting the finishers at the Finish Line and more!  For more information about the race and for registration information when it is available for 2020 you can visit the Marina's Miles web page.
 Sarah Cromier and Stephanie Douglas volunteering at the 2019 run.