When Amanda Hughes and Joel Tse realized they booked their wedding on the day of the 2017 Brooklyn Half Marathon, they did what any runner in their situation would do: they signed up for it anyway.
“We saw each other a lot and really got to know each other,” Hughes told Runner’s World by phone. “When you’re training, you see your running buddies almost more than you see your other friends.”
“We were on a run that August when we discovered the seriousness of our relationship,” Tse said.
After the couple crossed the finish line in 2:13:00, they made a mad dash back to their house to eat, shower, and get ready for the ceremony and reception.
“I can’t think of a better way to spend our wedding day. We had so much more time to spend with our guests than at a typical wedding where you make your rounds and only see each person for two minutes,” Hughes said. “I feel really lucky that so many people wanted to run it with us.”