Outrunning Homelessness

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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. Parking is limited, please plan on carpooling.


The 2015 Outrunning Homelessness 5K race will be held on Saturday April, 25 from 9am-noon. Crescent Credit Union is generously supporting Outrunning Homelessness as the anchor sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. A free t-shirt will be given to those who register by April 1, 2015

Instructions for Participants  |   5K Course Map    |    Walk Course Map

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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

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

  • 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