Monday, April 8, 2013
Rick and Dick Hoyt joined members of John Hancock, the Boston Athletic Association and the Hopkinton Community to unveil the statue.
Anyone familiar with the Boston Marathon has without a doubt heard the story of Dick and Rick Hoyt, the father who has pushed his son in the Boston Marathon 30 times. The John Hancock company has decided to honor Team Hoyt by placing a statue of them outside the Center School, just feet from the starting line.
Jen Tedstone will be running her first Boston Marathon next week as part of the Genzyme Marathon Team.
Jen Tedstone, a 37-year-old Hopkinton resident is running her first Boston Marathon ths year and raising money for National Organization for Rare Disorders. To donate to Jen's fundraising efforts visit: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/jentedstone/bostonmarathon2013 Why are running the Boston Marathon? I’m running with the Genzyme Marathon Team and every year Genzyme runs to raise awareness and funds for the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). As a lifelong Hopkinton resident, I’ve been envious of all the Boston Marathon runners and thought that someday I would be out there with them. This year I will be out there with my team. As a member of the Genzyme Marathon Team, we are partnered up with patient partners with Rare…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Jamie and Treavor Weeden are fundraising for the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation.
Jamie and Treavor Weeden moved to Hopkinton in 2007 and have had their sights set on running the Boston Marathon ever since. They are excited this year to be able to say they are running for the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation. According to the couple's bio on the Hopkinton Public Library Foundations website, they believe that the renovation and expansion of a public library in Hopkinton would add to this community by giving the residents not only access to information and knowledge through books and technology sources, but also as a meeting place for residents to gather. From the children meeting in a room for story hour, to the teens having a meeting place for after school, to the book clubs and specialty interest groups that meet on…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Evan Girardi was a Hopkinton High graduate of 2007 and was attending Loyola University when he died in 2010.
Wednesday, April 3
Submitted by Michael Girardi Jack Nealon, Rick Odell, Mark Sanborn, Ben Carroll (all from Hopkinton) and Brian DeSena and Daniel Sweeney (both from Loyola University Maryland) will be running in the upcoming Boston Marathon on April 15th to raise money for the LiveForEvan organization. The LiveForEvan organization was established two years ago in memory of Evan Girardi who passed away on September 6th 2010. A group of Evan’s close friends formed the community-based organization in Evan’s memory and to raise money to help support the Hopkinton High School “Evan Girardi Memorial Scholarships” and local non-profit, heart-related foundations. The LiveForEvan organization is comprised of Evan’s Hopkinton and Loyola friends and families, and the…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Woelflein is raising money for the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library and enjoys running on trails and through her neighborhood.
Why are running the Boston Marathon? I am running the Boston Marathon to support the Hopkinton Public Library through the work of the "Friends of the Library". What connection do you have to the Friends of the Library? The library encourages a sense of community and knowledge that both the Friends of the Library and I value. What running experience do you have, have you ever run the Boston Marathon before? This is my second marathon and my second time running Boston. I don't see myself running a marathon anywhere else! I've been running since I was 11 when I first ran a Fun Run in my town. I haven't really stopped since then! What advice do you have for new runners? Just take it one mile at a time. Even if you have to walk, go the distance…
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Breah Mortenson is racing to raise money for a no-kill dog shelter in Florida.
Submitted by Big Dog Ranch Rescue What will the dogs at Big Dog Ranch Rescue (BDRR) in Wellington, Florida be doing on Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 15th? They will be cheering on Breah Mortenson, a Harvard Law School student, who will be running the 2013 Boston Marathon to raise money for one of the largest no-kill animal shelters in South Florida. Mortenson is running in honor of a retired U.S. Air Force veteran who was reunited with his dog, Black Jack, thanks to BDRR. You may ask, what is the connection between a Harvard Law student and a shelter in Florida? This is where the story gets interesting. Mortenson, a native of Wisconsin, does have an association with Wellington, FL as she used to compete at the Palm Beach International …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Are you running in the Boston Marathon this year? Fill out the form below to submit your profile to Holliston-Hopkinton Patch—make sure to email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org—and we'll print the profiles before the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Are you running in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15? Fill out the form above to submit your profile to Holliston-Hopkinton Patch and email a photo of yourself running to email@example.com, and we'll print the profiles before the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen met with event organizers to discuss this year's plans.
For the 89th year the Boston Marathon will begin at the Hopkinton Town Common and for the 116th time runners will be headed from the MetroWest into the heart of Boston. The 27,000 runners will be racing 26.2 miles from the starting line to Boylston Street where they will cross the finish line more than two hours later. The Boston Athletic Association, headed by Executive Director Thomas Grilk, has analyzed every aspect of the race from start times to crowd control and even the process of herding half a million spectators around the course. “After having 116 of these under your belt you would think that this would become somewhat of a routine but we can tell that you don’t take the process for granted and we can see that each year you’re …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The squad finished third in the state championship on Sunday.
The Hopkinton Hillers cheerleading team had a great turnout last week at the State Championship in Fiskedale. The girls took third place in Division II and earned a high enough score to qualify for the New England Championship. This will be the first time ever the Hillers will be compete at the New England level. "These girls are just flat out AWESOME!!" John Cardillo, father of one of the cheerleaders, said. "Please come and support this amazing group of young ladies!!" The New England Cheerleading Championship will be in Lawrence March 16, at the High School and will start at 10:30a.m.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The girls are competing in the state division 2 championships today at 10:30 in Fiskedale.