HipHipHerRace Thanks You!

HipHipHerRace 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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THANK YOU HipHipHerRace Supporters!

Thank you to everyone who participated in and contributed to HipHipHerRace 2016, including our runners, volunteers, sponsors, and donors! Because of you, we raised $22,000!

Congratulations to our top male and female finishers, Steven Kreuzer of Brookline, who completed the course in 20:41, and Julie Dragon of Framingham, who finished with a time of 22:27!

You can feel good about participating in HipHipHerRace, knowing that 100% of the proceeds will directly benefit the women and children of Abby’s House and help them find a place to call home. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful course and had a fun morning!

We also would like to thank the sponsors of this year’s HipHipHerRace. Thank you to:

  • AdCare Hospital
  • The Concord Group Insurance Companies
  • Hanover Ins. Co.
  • Ideal Property Maintenance Corporation
  • Insurance Recovery Group
  • JN Phillips Glass Company
  • Marathon Sports
  • Metso Automation USA, Inc.
  • O’Brien & Gibbons Insurance Center
  • Peterson Oil Services Inc.
  • Quaker Agency of Massachusetts
  • RoadId
  • Roofers Union LU33
  • Robert J. Hennigan, Jr., Esq.
  • Safety Ins. Co.
  • ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning
  • Summit Forms
  • Susan Manero & Assoc. Insurance Services
  • The Thirsty Lab
  • Travelers Ins. Co.
  • United Bank

A big thank you to the local businesses that generously donated gift cards and prizes for our raffle and awards for the race winners. Thank you to Adrienne Beaupre & Associates, Bagel Inn, Blushing Bee, Brown Rice Thai Cuisine, Conzo’s Day Spa, Dairy Queen, Darby’s Bakery, Dean Park Grill & Pizza, Ellie’s Pet Barn of Holden, Elzire’s Acre- Goat Soap, Ernie’s Touchless Car Wash, Fretzel’s, Jake’s Café, Joey’s, Maggie’s Food for Pets, Mountain Barn Restaurant, Mountainside Café, O’Connor’s Restaurant, Olli’s Italian Eatery, People’s United Bank, Price Chopper Markets, S&S Fruit & Deli, Steve’s Pizza, Sweet, The Thirsty Lab, Val’s Restaurant, West Boylston Movie Theaters, and West Boylston Seafood.

Thank you to all those who created fundraising pages to help raise funds for and awareness of Abby’s House and its mission, and to the many families, local organizations, schools and businesses that created teams, including Abby's Cupcakes, Jellen for Abby's', Barbara's Bunch, Clark University, Dashing Divas, Exponent, Gaspee, In Memory of Janice Santos, Labbies for Abby's, Metrowest Brits, Nal's Gals for Abby's House, Neely, Norrback Avenue Owls, Panda, Rhea's Runners, Sorelle, Sunny’s Pigeons, Team Evelyn, Team UU, and Texas TwoSteps.

Thank you to the West Boylston Middle/High School for use of their school property, which provided us with a great location to stage the race. Thank you to the West Boylston Police Department for their help in directing traffic and ensuring our safety throughout the morning. A special thank you to our emcee, Alex Kartheiser; Chloe Selavka, who sang the national anthem, O’Brien & Gibbons Insurance Agency, for running the water table; and Jim Donnelly, our photographer.

Thank you to RaceWire for their services, which made the registration process easy and the timing accurate. To view your results of the race and race finish photos, please visit the HipHipHerRace 2016 RaceWire page.

Last but not least, thank you to the founders of HipHipHerRace, Peggy Dix, Susan Lauring and Sue Manero, who worked tirelessly and generously donated their time and resources to make this race one of the largest and most successful annual events for Abby’s House.

Without our supporters, Abby’s House could not fulfill its mission to provide shelter, housing and advocacy and support services to homeless, abused, and low-income women and children. Thank you to everyone who supported HipHipHerRace! Stay tuned for details of next year’s event!