• 2015 Anchor Sponsor

    Crescent Credit Union

     Shirt Sleeve Sponsors

    J Derenzo

    Cathy Adler

    Farmer's Daughter

    McGrail Family

    Evolution Sports

    Columbia Gas

    Carol and Steve Marcus

    Lead Sponsors

    Mutual Bank

    Morse Insurance 




    Merrill Lynch

     MG Enterprises

    Boston Capital


Outrunning Homelessness


This year's race and walk will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016, beginning at 9 a.m. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event provide backpacks, school supplies, books, tutoring, mentoring, and college assistance for our kids. 

Over the past five years, our event has grown from 150 participants to 600. Register online to participate as an individual or family. View our sponsorship opportunities to see ways in which you can participate as a sponsor for our kids and share our flyer

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Outrunning Homelessness is an annual 5K race and 2.6 mile fun walk held in 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. The race was founded in 2011 by Race Director and Suffolk University undergraduate student Dennis Harkins, and the Oliver Ames School on Wheels Club.


Outrunning Homelessness

Friends and families came out in droves to help School on Wheels of Massachusetts take steps to end the cycle of homelessness during the organization’s 5th Annual Outrunning Homelessness 5K Race and Family Fun Walk on April 25.

Among the walkers and runners was a team of 20 from Harbour House Family Center in New Bedford, the site of one of SOWMA’s tutoring programs, led by program director Shelly Correia.

“The families who live at Harbour House were so excited to join the staff for the fun run,” Correia said. “The children had a great time and the parents were so grateful to see so many people participating in the event to benefit their children. One very pregnant mom who participated in the walk told me that she found the walk to be soothing and relaxing amongst all the trees, bridges and ponds.”

SOWMA’s event, which kicked off at 9 a.m. at DCR’s Borderland State Park in Easton, raised $46,000, surpassing funds raised at last year’s event by $5,400. SOWMA is grateful to anchor sponsor Crescent Credit Union, as well as all of this year’s sponsors for making this such a successful event, once again. The funds raised help support SOWMA’s mission to provide customized academic support to children impacted by homelessness.

More than 500 participants and more than 50 volunteers enjoyed a fun spring day with DJHollisto providing music, and children participated in kids’ activities and face painting sponsored by the Easton Mom’s Club at the end of the race/walk.

To see the photos from the event visit SOWMA's Gallery        


The 2014 Race

Thank you to all of our participants and supporters. This year's event was held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at DCR's Borderland State Park. 

Read the full 2014 update.

Enjoy our photos on the Outrunning Homelessness Facebook Page

The 2014 Race  - 600 participants and $41, 600 raised

Congratulations to our top finishers:
Kyle Sousa  - 17:55
Michelle Sarney  - 19:49

RacewireView All 2014 Race Results

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The 2013 Race

More than 500 runners and walkers opened their wallets and left their footprints on the trails of DCR's Borderland State Park to support School on Wheels of Massachusetts at the Outrunning Homelessness Race & Fun Walk on Saturday, April 27. The fundraiser was held at Borderland for its 2nd year in a row.   Read our 2013 Event Update.

2013 Race Results 

Race Numbers

2015 - 600 participants and $46,700 raised

2014 -
600 participants and $41, 600 raised

2013 - 540 participants and $27,000 raised

2012 - 375 participants and $21,000 raised

2011 - 175 participants and $9,500 raised

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School on Wheels - MA
100 Laurel Street
Suite 121
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02333


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