Run for the Troops MA, D.B.A. Run for the Troops 5K, is a tax exempt 501c(3) not-for-profit corporation located in Andover, MA. This organization was initially formed to help raise funds for Homes for our Troops to help them build homes engineered to the specific unique needs of injured soldiers.
     Each April, we hold a 5K Walk/Run and a community Dinner & Silent Auction to honor our veterans. These events helps raise awareness of the needs of our injured soldiers, something the public often forgets until they are reminded of the hard human cost to maintain our freedoms.
     In addition to raising funds to benefit Homes for Our Troops, our mission has expanded to support veteran services provided by Ironstone Farms, Brides Across America and Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, our event beneficiaries.
Through support from our community, generous race and dinner sponsorship and silent auction donors, we are entering our 8th year.

Ironstone Farm

Employing horses in a working farm environment, Ironstone Farm provides beneficial therapy for people with a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities. The two primary programs are Challenge Unlimited and Ironstone Therapy – both using the horse’s unique ability to enhance a person’s movements and touch a person’s heart, inspiring strength, hope and encouragement.

Brides Across America

Brides dream of having the perfect dress and a beautiful gown is an essential part of every bride’s special day.  Brides Across America plays a role in making their dreams come true by giving a military or first responder bride a free wedding gown during an “Operation Wedding Gown Event”.

Veterans Northeast Outreach Center

The mission of the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center is to provide the highest quality of service to assist, support, and advocate for all Veterans and their families in Essex and Middlesex Counties.

Homes for Our Troops

Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar has gone directly to our program services for Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.

Please make donation checks payable to :
Run for the Troops 5K

Send to:
Run for the Troops 5K
33 Wildwood Road
Andover MA 01810

Race Director
Bill Pennington
Phone:  (978) 886-8587

Registration Coordinator
John & Debbie Burke Phone:
(978) 372-6160

Volunteer Coordinator

Team Coordinator

Social Media Coordinator
Lin O’Neil-Clark
Phone: (978) 994-0170

Dinner Coordinator
Tracy Callahan
Phone: (978) 460-0575