Twenty-six Southborough residents to run the Boston Marathon on Monday

Above: Look for some familiar faces in the marathon on Monday (photo by Chris Wraight)

Southborough historically has a good showing in the Boston Marathon, and this year is no different. Twenty-six Southborough residents – 16 women and 10 men – will cross the starting line in Hopkinton on Monday.

Many are doing their run for charity. Residents Rachel Fier, Leslie Hadden, and Deirdre Secrist are all running to benefit Art BeCAUSE, a breast cancer foundation started by Rachel’s mom, Ellie Anbinder, who is herself a survivor. You can see profiles of the three runners – and find links to donate on their behalf – on the Art BeCAUSE website (

Here’s a complete list of our friends and neighbors who will be making the 26.2-mile trek. Please join me in wishing them well!

  • Frances Chase, 49 (donation page)
  • Dani Cimino, 44
  • Rachel Fier, 42 (donation page)
  • Yun Gao, 51
  • Charles Gennari, 51
  • Kevin Gillis, 44
  • Andrea Guidi, 39
  • Leslie Hadden, 49 (donation page)
  • Chuck Hagedorn, 57
  • Carole Laperriere-Schuster, 50
  • Jennifer Martin, 45
  • Safdar Medina, 43
  • Hayley Moore, 25
  • Mary Nardone, 49
  • Jim Norcross, 43
  • Amy O’Leary, 45
  • Julie Osetek, 42
  • John Parsons Jr., 47
  • James Richardson, 43 (donation page)
  • Anne Scharpf, 48
  • Deirdre Secrist, 39 (donation page)
  • Lauren Sischo, 24
  • Jonathan (Paul) Sommer, 36
  • Ramiro Torres Jr., 36
  • Amanda Watters, 32 (donation page)
  • Rachel Zides, 41

To you runners out there, if you’re doing the run for charity and want to include a fundraising link, let me know in the comments (or send an email to and I’ll update the list above.

Looking for a good spot to watch the marathon? Check out this post.

Updated (6/15/15 10:30 am): A runner asked me to remove a donation page link.

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Dick Chase
11 years ago

Francie is running for the American Liver Foundation:

11 years ago

Best of luck to everyone running!

11 years ago

Go Southborough! Good luck to all the runners.

11 years ago

Amanda Watters is running to raise money for Children’s Hospital in honor of Bella. Read about her story at
Good luck, Amanda!

11 years ago

Good Luck runners, stay hydrated it looks like it is going to be a hot one.

11 years ago

You can sign up for progress texts for runners, go here:

You will need their bib #; there is a bib # lookup form on that page.

11 years ago

Thank you to everyone who supported us! Running this year was a challenge a huge accomplishment! Congrats to all of the runners–that was hard!

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