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Abby’s House Virtual 5K Run/Walk

October 1 @ 9:00 am - October 17 @ 12:00 pm
Virtual Event

This year’s Abby’s House 5K Run/Walk, presented by Concentric Energy Advisors, will be virtual. Register today and run, walk or do any physical activity for 3.1 miles in support of homeless and low-income women and children who come to Abby’s House looking for a safe place to call home. This year’s race can be completed any time between October 1 – October 17th in ANY location of your choosing. Wherever you are, we will still be united in our mission towards providing homeless, battered, and low-income women, with or without children, a safe place to call home. Click here for important participant information.

We are 16 people away from reaching our 400 participant goal! Walk or run #FiveToHelpHerThrive and help raise $45,000 to support the shelter, housing, and advocacy programs for women and children who are at greatest risk of homelessness. 

How your support can make an impact:

$48 provides one night of safe shelter, 1:1 case management, and access our referral network of 123+ health and social service agencies to a woman or child.

$100 supports the increased demand for food and personal items for our residents and shelter guests.

$336 provides one week of safe shelter, 1:1 case management, and access our referral network of 123+ health and social service agencies to a woman or child.

$500 helps offset increased expenses for updated technology to keep both residents and shelter guests connected with medical providers and mental health councilors, as well as to file for unemployment and benefits remotely.

$1,440 provides one month of safe shelter, 1:1 case management, and access our referral network of 123+ health and social service agencies to a woman or child.

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Win an iPad Air Series 3!

Create a fundraising page at abbyshouse.racewire.com and raise $1,440, the cost to safely house a woman or child for one month, by 10/1/2020 to be entered for a chance to win an Apple iPad Air Series 3**!
***1 winner will be chosen at random on 10/2/2020 and will be notified by an Abby’s House staff member to arrange pickup.

Ways To Get Involved

Register now at abbyshouse.racewire.com. Pre-registration is open until September 21st. The pre-registration fees are $25.00 for individuals (15+), $20.00 for children (ages 5-14) and $5 for a pet. After September 21st, post-registration fees are $30.00 for individuals, $25.00 for children and $10 for a pet. You may continue to register online through October 17th at 12 p.m. EST. Not much of a runner? No problem! The Abby’s House 5K can be completed by running, walking, or hiking – complete 3.1 miles of any activity you like wherever you are between October 1- 17th.

Beginning Thursday, October 1st through Saturday, October 17th at 12 p.m. EST. get out and complete your 3.1 miles! You can split it up over a couple of days or complete your miles all in one day. For important participant information including how to submit your time and milage, click here.

Bidding on an auction item is an easy (and fun!) way to support the women and children who rely on the services that Abby’s House provides. Check out our auction items by visiting 32auctions.com/abbyshouse and take note of the items you want to bid on. Then from October 1-17th place your bids and hopefully win! The auction will close on Saturday, October 17th at 8 p.m. Winners will be notified via email.

Help us reach our goal of having 400 participants join us for this year’s virtual race by spreading the word! After you register yourself or create a team, ask your friends and family to join you by sharing the link to our registration page so they can easily sign up for the race too! Share with your community why you choose to support Abby’s House – it may just inspire someone to join you as well! For more ideas on how to get started, view our Peer-to-Peer Toolkit for sample language and ideas on how you can share your involvement in this year’s race. If you’d like to participate in our Abby’s House communications around why you’re participating, reach out to Communications Specialist, Colleen McGoldrick at to share ideas on how your story can be shared with the Abby’s House community!

Stay connected with us on social media! Tag us (@abbyshouse1976) in your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram posts and/or stories about this year’s virtual race, tell us why you’re participating, send pictures or video – including those sweaty selfies! We’ll then share it with our community to help inspire others to join the #AbbysHouse5K #FiveToHelpHerThrive

By fundraising for or making a donation towards the Abby’s House 5K you’ll make an impact in the lives of the woman and children who come through our doors each day. Get your family and friends involved by creating a personal fundraising page here and then share the link with your network. Not tech savvy? That’s ok! You can use our pledge form to collect donations for Abby’s House. Check out our blog post on ways to help you start fundraising on behalf of the women and children who rely on Abby’s House for support. You can also make a donation on this page using the donation form above. Each and every gift goes a long way in aiding a woman to reclaim and rebuild her life. All gifts directly benefit the shelter, housing, and advocacy programs that are available to women and children at risk of being homeless in our community.

By becoming a sponsor of this year’s Abby’s House 5K Run/Walk you’ll make a lasting impact in the lives of women and children experiencing homelessness. Due to the current health crisis, this year’s event will take place virtually. Each year this race raises critical funds that provide homeless, battered, and low-income women and their children with a safe, welcoming place to call home – something that is even more crucial today. To learn more about sponsorship levels and to become a sponsor, click here. For questions, contact Director of Development, Kelly Whalen at 508-756-5486 x214 | .

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

*Sponsors will be announced on a rolling basis.

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsors


The Dell logo is a trademark of Dell Inc.

Law Office of Robert J. Hennigan, Jr.

The Founders: Peggy Dix, Susan Lauring, & Sue Manero

Silver Sponsor

Peterson Oil Service, Inc.

REALTOR® Association of Central MA

Friends of Abby’s House

AKUITY Technologies

Joe & Denise Nadler

Jolin Paving & Excavating, Inc.

Sterling Bridge Insurance Agency, Inc.

To Get A Feel For Our Race, Check Out This Video From Last Year’s Event!