I needed to run for a Boston Marathon’s charity program since it was nearly impossible to continue to qualify. Since Homes for our Troops could provide me with a number if I raised enough for them because they were an official beneficiary.

The idea of a fun run and pancake breakfast seemed like a good way to raise money.

The events were very successful in raising the required amount.

So after discussing the event with several people about the idea of continuing of raising money and awareness for Homes for our Troops, Run for the Troops 5K was created.

Since many members my family are l veterans I decided to dedicated the event to them. My mother is a Marine and my father served 30 years in the Navy. Other members that served are Scott Larson and Glen Pennington, Charles Pennington, Craig Pennington, and Hank Jorgensen.

My desire to continue to honor our veterans and support them is fueled by the knowledge of the sacrifices of my family and all of our veterans.

I am also blessed that so many people have come forward to serve on the Run for the Troops committee without each and everyone of them, along with all of you that attend our events this event would not be successful.

Thank you

Bill Pennington

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Your entry fees and support from our sponsors allow us to run our great events and support our beneficiaries and all the great work they do for veterans.

Homeland Heroes Foundation

The Homeland Heroes Foundation is committed to the re-acclimation support of active duty service members, veterans and their families in their time of need. HHF provides support in the following ways; Furniture and Household items, New Beds, Temporary hotel stays for homeless veterans, Food and Gas Cards, Holiday Food Baskets, Christmas Toy Drive and so much more. Please stand with us to support our most deserving veterans.

Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm

Since 1983, Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm has been helping children and adults find hope and healing through equine-assisted therapeutic programs. It serves people with a wide range of physical, emotional, and cognitive disabilities, uniting a diverse population in an environment that encourages joy, well-being, and improved quality of life.

Please make donation checks payable to :
Run for the Troops MA, Inc

Send to:
Run for the Troops 5K
9 Burlington Street
Lawrence MA 01843

Race Director
Bill Pennington
Email:  wbillpennington@gmail.com

Dinner Coordinator
Monique Johnson
Email: monique@monxdh.com

Team Coordinator
Jim Spaziano
Email: spazianoj@aol.com