WBN Outrunning Homelessness in 2015

On April 25, 2015, members of the Women’s Business Network of Southeastern Massachusetts, along with some of their friends and family, will be joined by over 500 other runners and walkers participating in the 5th Annual Outrunning Homelessness Event. Outrunning Homelessness is an annual 5K race and 2.6 mile fun walk held each April at DCR’s Borderland State Park.

This event, sponsored by Crescent Credit Union, is a fundraiser for School on Wheels of Massachusetts, empowering children impacted by homelessness to reach their full potential through educational support and one-one-one mentoring.


Join the WBN Outrunning Homelessness Team:

  • Choose “Women’s Business Network” from the dropdown menu on the registration page.
  • Indicate whether you will participate in the 5K Fun Run or the 2.6 mile Walk
  • Complete the Registration Form
For more information on registering for this year’s WBN Outrunning Homelessness team, Conatct Susan Finn with  susan@susanfinnonline.com.

A free t-shirt will be given to those who register by April 1, 2015.

This year, Outrunning Homelessness is already on track to have the most successful event in its history.  The race was originally founded in 2011 by a group of Oliver Ames High School student volunteers, and 2014 it attracted over 640 individuals, more than 20 corporate sponsors, and raised over $41,000, exceeding its target goal by $4,600!

Money raised by this event helped SOWMA to continue serving students who have no place to call home.  The event aims to raise over $50,000 this year.  

While the financial goal for SOWMA’s Outrunning Homelessness 5K/2.6Mile Race & Fun Walk may change from year to year, the purpose remains constant--to bring the community together to support SOWMA’s mission of providing academic support and one-on-one tutoring/mentoring to children impacted by homelessness.
With an estimated 44,000 homeless children enrolled in Massachusetts public schools and an estimated dropout rate of more than 75% among homeless teens, SOWMA has seen dramatic growth in the need for its life-changing services.  Learn more about SOWMA programs and services.
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