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13th Annual Abby’s House Hybrid 5K Run/Walk

October 15 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for the 13th Annual Abby’s House Hybrid 5K Run/Walk to make an impact on the lives of women and children experiencing homelessness!

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Abby’s House has received a matching gift challenge! 5K Founders, Sue Manero and Susan Lauring will match up to $3,000 in donations to the Abby’s House Hybrid 5K Run/Walk in memory of dear friend and fellow 5K Founder, Peggy Dix.

You can help meet the needs of women and children experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, and trauma by making a gift and inviting others to join you!

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Raise $500+ & Receive an Abby’s House T-Shirt

Race registrants who raise $500 or more by October 1st will qualify to receive a special Abby’s House athletic t-shirt as a thank you gift after the race! Sign up to participate in the 5K and you can create your own fundraising page. Share this page with your networks and ask for support for women & children experiencing homelessness. Your support brings women and children the safety, healing, and supportive services they deserve to reclaim and rebuild their lives.

*Note: Those who qualify will receive an email requesting the size and address to mail the t-shirt. Please note that t-shirts are being designed and will be mailed as a thank you after the race.

This year’s event is again both virtual and in-person, allowing you to participate in whatever way feels best for you! The in-person course has gentle rolling hills and scenic views around the Wachusett Reservoir. The event will take place virtually from Saturday October 8th – Saturday October 15th, with the in-person race starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 15th at West Boylston Middle/High School!

Register Now at abbyshouse.racewire.com as a virtual participant OR an in-person runner/walker. Virtual participants can complete their own 3.1 mile course from 10/8 – 10/15 and submit your time using a Google Doc (more details to follow!). For all in-person participants, we’ll gather together on Saturday, October 15th at West Boylston Middle/High School beginning at 8:00 a.m. with the race to start promptly at 9:00 a.m.
All proceeds raised benefit the women and children of Abby’s House.

REGISTRATION FEES
Pre-Registration fees (Before 10/1/22):
Adult: $30
Student: $25
Post-Registration fees (After 10/1/22)
Adult: $35.00
Student: $30.00
In-Person Registration will close online on 10/11.
Virtual participants may continue to register until Saturday 10/15.

ONLINE AUCTION
The online auction will open at 9:00 a.m. on 10/8 and close at 8:00 p.m. on 10/15! Link coming soon. Have fun bidding and thank you for your support!

How can I support the women and children of Abby’s House for this year’s 5K?

Register to join the 5K either virtually from 10/8 – 10/15 or in-person on 10/15! Your participation supports Abby’s House, and gives you a chance to join the entire Abby’s House community in coming together for women and children in need of shelter, housing, and support services

Visit our event on Racewire to create and sign up your team! This is a wonderful opportunity to bring your friends and family together both virtually and in-person!

Find all the important links to share, some sample social posts, and more in our Peer-to-Peer Toolkit here

When you register as a participant on Racewire, you can create a fundraising goal!  Promote your fundraiser with your personal and professional networks to raise awareness for the women and children who rely on Abby’s House, now through October 15th!

Make your bids on unique gift baskets, running apparel, gift certificates to local businesses, and more! Check back soon for the link. The online auction helps raise critical funds to meet the needs of women and children experiencing homelessness throughout Worcester and Central Massachusetts. The auction opens at 9:00 a.m. on 10/8 and ends on 8:00 p.m. on 10/15.

 

How can my business support the women and children of Abby’s House?

View sponsorship opportunities online, or download the form here. This is the best way your business can make an impact in the lives of women and children.

Visit our event on Racewire to create and sign up your team! This is a wonderful opportunity for team building and bringing your remote workforces together both virtually and in-person!

Start early! Create a team and a fundraising goal when you sign up for the 5K on Racewire, and promote your fundraiser with your personal and professional networks to raise awareness for the women and children who rely on Abby’s House, now through October 15th!

Volunteers are needed on race day, Saturday, October 15th to help set up, put up race signs, manage the water stations, cheer on participants, and more! Contact Kelly Whalen to coordinate a team to volunteer with us!

Contact Kelly Whalen to arrange the drop off/pick up of items before September 15, 2022! The online auction helps raise critical funds to meet the needs of women and children experiencing homelessness throughout Worcester and Central Massachusetts.

 

Interested in volunteering at this year’s 5K?

Abby’s House would love your help! This year’s event will be both virtual and in-person, with the in-person race on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Volunteers can help plan the event logistics, solicit auction donations from local businesses, help guide participants on the day of the race, and cheer on runners and walkers throughout the 5K course. Interested? Email Director of Development, Kelly Whalen, at 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

Law Office of Robert J. Hennigan, Jr.

Sue Manero & Susan Lauring, In Honor of Peggy Dix

 

Silver Sponsors

Anthony & Kathleen Abu

Home Wise LLC

Friends of Abby’s House

Catalyst Insurance Agency
Connections Physical Therapy
Ideal Residences of New England
Salon Rae Cal
SterlingBridge Insurance Agency, Inc.

Details

Date:
October 15
Time:
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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https://racewire.com/register.php?id=12832

Venue

West Boylston Middle/High School
125 Crescent Street
West Boylston, Massachusetts 01583
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Organizer

Abby’s House
Email:
info@abbyshouse.org
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