Valerie Bertinelli To Run Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is getting a bit of star power — sitcom vet Valerie Bertinelli will run in the 26.2 mile race to raise money for cancer research.

The actress shed more than 40 pounds with the help of Jenny Craig two years ago. The 5-foot-2-in. star currently weighs in at under 130 lbs. Valerie hopes running the famed Boston race will give her a chance to test her endurance.

Joined by her personal trainer Valerie — who starred on the ’70s series One Day at a Time — is expected to join more than 500 runners who hope to raise nearly $4.5 million for research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

“I’m really going to do it,” Bertinelli revealed to The TODAY Show’s Meredith Vieira on Monday. “I’m training right now, and come April 19, four days before my 50th birthday, I’ll be running 26.2 miles.”

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