Johanna Impellizeri

Impellizeri runs so Garden Club can blossom

Before Johanna Impellizeri runs the Boston Marathon, she will continue to run a $5,000 fundraiser for the Hopkinton Garden Club, a group whose work will not be as visible during this year’s race. The area...
Bobbi Gibb

Marathon pioneer Gibb immortalized in bronze

When children are young, they tend to gravitate toward joyful activities like art and running, Bobbi Gibb has observed. Now 78, Gibb says, “I just never stopped doing those things.” “I have always loved to...
Alan Keller

HMS principal runs Boston to support school’s Desire to Inspire program

Principal Alan Keller has been running Hopkinton Middle School for the past 12 years. Now he is running — literally — in the Boston Marathon to support his school’s Desire to Inspire program. Keller first...
Team Hoyt statue

Dick Hoyt’s legacy lives on in Hopkinton

Dick Hoyt voiced optimism prior to the last Boston Marathon in 2019 that he might return to pushing his quadriplegic son, Rick, in the race that helped build the legacy of Team Hoyt. Tragically, Dick...

Marathon volunteers excited for race’s return

The return of the Boston Marathon this October means the return of volunteers who have helped staff the annual event. After missing the past two spring events, they are eager to get back to...
Resilience CrossFit marathoners

Resilience key to success of CrossFit marathoners

CrossFit is a workout regime best known for its ultra-high intensity and relatively short duration. But a quintet of athletes from Hopkinton’s Resilience Fitness will take on a much longer fitness endeavor when they...
Ruta Upalekar

Upalekar grateful for new passion of running, raises funds for native India

Ruta Upalekar has a drive for helping others, both at home and abroad. Her volunteer work with two India-based charities spurred her desire to begin running in 2015, an activity she uses as a...
Fire Chief Bill Miller

Fire Chief Miller tabbed as Boston Marathon race starter

As the Boston Marathon returns to Hopkinton on Oct. 11, after a pandemic-related cancellation last year and delay this year, many aspects of the race will change, but some hallmarks of the historic race...
Ann-Michele Dragsbaek

Dragsbaek set for 15th Boston, supporting Project Just Because

Ann-Michele Dragsbaek didn’t play a single sport in high school. A mother of four, she first started running after having kids. Now, on Oct. 11, she’s set to run her 15th Boston Marathon. “I had...
David Pete

Hopkinton’s Pete ready for 21st straight Boston

What started as a dare more than two decades ago has turned into a passion for David Pete. The Hopkinton resident was at a friend’s house in late 1999 when the idea of running...