raising funds and awareness around addiction

Herren Project’s 2019 NYC Marathon team worked TOGETHER to raise $49,511 to support the work of Herren Project! The teammates, their families, and their supporters made a huge impact, helping others as they achieved their own goals and dreams.

running for Herren Project addiction nonprofit

For seven of our ten teammates, the 2019 NYC Marathon was their first-ever marathon and we couldn’t be more honored and grateful that they chose to travel this journey with us and Team Herren Project. Race day, November 3, 2019, proved to be a perfect day for running with temperatures in the 50s, little wind and lots of sun. All of the Herren Project runners conquered their 26.2 mile challenge, running from Staten Island, through all five boroughs, crossing that iconic finish line in Central Park!
Allison Terlacher running for Herren Project

“I did it! It was absolutely amazing to be a part of Team Herren Project and run the New York City Marathon for this organization. I loved meeting my teammates and Chris. We had an amazing weekend. I can’t even begin to say what this has meant to me.” – Allison Terlacher, Akron, Ohio

Walter Smith running NYC Marathon for Herren Project

“What an amazing weekend, from the Film Festival to the finish line. I would love to write a truly heartfelt thank you, to Pam, my NYC teammates, Chris, and the entire HP family… just know you are all amazing. Herren Project has brought my family’s recovery journey to a whole new level of awesome.” – Walter Smith, NYC, NY

Patrick Shaughnessy raising awareness for substance use disorder

“I couldn’t have asked or hoped for a more incredible marathon weekend! The entire weekend was full of hidden blessings from start to finish. Right away in the race I didn’t feel too fresh…. the Zac Brown Band song “My Old Man” came on right at the top of the bridge….My father passed away while running 13 years ago. The lyrics, “as he’s looking down, my old man, I hope he’s proud of who I am,” came on. In that moment I felt peace and a new energy, like I knew that God was allowing my dad to watch. I also knew that God had given me this moment and that my father would be so proud of my recovery. For us on this Herren team, this race was about recovery and for those who weren’t able to find recovery….”  – Patrick Shaughnessy, Holyoke, MA

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Pam Rickard raising awareness around the disease of addiction at NYC Marathon for Herren Project2019 NYC Marathon medal