Independent Thoughts: Marathon finish

Annual post-race party puts cap on 123rd edition This year’s Boston Marathon might a distant memory to many people, but there is one more event in town related to last month’s 123rd running of the...

Yoga for a cause

Hopkinton instructor leads group fundraiser A Hopkinton yoga teacher and her students raised close to $25,000 for Boston Children’s Hospital in an event that reminds us that we are “all in this together.” Jennifer Houghtaling, owner...

Local runners express satisfaction with finishing Boston Marathon

Selectman Brian Herr completed his 30th and final Boston Marathon, with his wife and children joining him for the last few miles — “A nice surprise,” Herr said. Herr, who defied doctors and battled his...

Devlin’s first Boston Marathon fulfills dream

Jenn Devlin always knew she wanted to find a way to honor Boston Children’s Hospital for the care shown to her family when her daughter and son, born a year apart, both needed medical...

HHS duo won’t soon forget BAA Japan trip

Two Hopkinton High School cross country athletes had the run of their life this February — a run that began close to 7,000 miles away from home. HHS senior Amanda Hansen and junior Kayla...
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Sharon Timlin Memorial Event heads into 16th year

By Allison Fu, Contributing Writer One key part of the culture of Hopkinton is volunteerism and community efforts toward a worthy cause. Another important piece of Hopkinton is running. The annual Sharon Timlin Memorial Event,...

Independent Thoughts: Excitement builds for 123rd Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon brings great excitement, pride and even some financial gain to Hopkinton every year. Here are some things you might not know about the the world’s most prestigious marathon. — The course only...

‘I’m driven for this’: After cancer battles, Snyder determined to achieve goal

Hopkinton resident Todd Snyder started training for his first Boston Marathon six years ago, after being inspired by his 5-year-old daughter, Ella. Recalled Snyder: “She was on my shoulders and she bent over and said,...

Baker-Brown, McConville, Champney among race starters

For more than 100 years, a member of the Brown family — Hopkinton and Boston’s iconic sports family — has started the Boston Marathon, and that tradition will continue with the 123rd edition of...

‘Inner voice’ pushes Hart to starting line

Having been inspired his whole life by the runners and the community’s enthusiasm around the Boston Marathon each April, Chris Hart decided this was the year he would run as well. “Patriots’ Day has found...