We are always wowed by the 5K when it finally arrives each fall. It is an unparalled day of remembrance, joy, sorrow, love and re-commitment to the power of a community in preventing suicide. This year's 5K once again broke records, and that does not happen without the hard work and dedication of hundreds of volunteers, team captains, runners, walkers, and staff. Thank you for being a part of our community and making so much possible:
Our biggest event ever! There were over 3,000 runners, walkers, volunteers, special guests and other members of our community. It was inspiring to see the community come together for the single largest gathering of people for a suicide prevention event in Greater Boston or MetroWest!
151 teams! Most of our teams are organized in memory of someone lost to suicide. Please view our 2013 5K Memorial List, and consider reading about our teams - there is a wonderful list on the 5K webpage, and a way to view every single personal webpage at our 5K fundraising hub. You can read their touching stories on their individual webpages, and still make a donation to support their efforts.
Most financially successful 5K in Samaritans history! Without any fundraising minimum requirements for individuals or teams, we are on track to exceed our goal of $350,000 for the event.
With your help we could raise 15% more during these difficult times when the demand for our services is at an all time high. A gift in honor of an individual, team, or any of the 263 loved ones memorialized makes a huge difference.
Fundraising winners! Our 5K website crashed the night before the event meaning that we did not make awards on the day of the event - but that doesn't mean that we don't appreciate all of our amazing individual and team fundraisers, with a special callout to our winners:
Top Fundraising Teams:
Katherine's Pride - $21,865
Kathy's Team - $14,690
Team Bon Bon - $12,976
Christian's Team - 95 members
Kara Hines (on a team): $18,000
Nancy Delaney (not on a team): $1,345
Please enjoy the photo gallery of the day (with about 500 more photos added since Saturday) - celebrating the many teams who joined us on this glorious, and incredibly beautiful Saturday morning.
Save Saturday, October 4, 2014 as the likely date for next year's event (pending approval). If you would like to be a sponsor or want to make sure you are on our 5K mailing list, contact 5K Event Director, Garrett Owen.