September, 2018: I am very excited to announce the latest addition to Team OARH! Everyone, please meet Laurie Whisler of Ft. Wayne, Indiana! That’s right; OARH has stretched beyond New England and into the Midwest. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am about that!
Laurie became addicted to running after her brother, Ed, convinced her and 4 other of her 10 siblings to run a full marathon in December of 1995. She has been running ever since and has completed 54 marathons, several half marathons, 10 k’s, 5k’s, an ultra and even the Boston marathon (wow!). She is equally passionate about giving back to the community, having raised $5,000 for the Leukemia Team in Training, has coached Girls on the Run for several years, and supports several other charitable organizations. Some of her favorite causes raise money for Diabetes (she has a son who has type 1 diabetes), Make-A-Wish (her daughter Hollie received a wonderful wish from this organization), Military (2 of her sons are/were officers in the Army’s Infantry), Big Brothers Big Sisters (where she volunteers as a Big Sister), Special Olympics, and anything that helps feed the hungry.
When not running, Laurie enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter (who is special needs), and her two dogs Daisy (Golden Retriever) and Kona (German Shepherd).
Laurie and her passion to help others is a welcomed addition to Team OARH! I know she will help us to raise money and awareness for some great causes! Welcome to the team, Laurie!
The Woei family (Ella, Frank & Lisa), are huge supporters of OARH, at the Runner's Alley Redhook 5K
I am looking for runners to join me on Team OARH! If you would like to be on the team please email me using the contact form. You can also select to run with team Open Arms Racing Heart when signing up for one of the races. Simply select OARH in the "team" drop down dialogue box as you register for the race. All you have to do is run with us, there is no financial requirement!
If you do not want to run, you can still join Team OARH as a "Friend of OARH." As a friend, you will be part of the OARH community that is periodically updated on my running activities and the charities that I support. Believe me, I need the support and encouragement! I will email you from time to time with news and information concerning the races I plan on running and the results of those races. I may also include links to the various charities that sponsor these races; who knows, maybe there is one that is close to your heart! If you are so moved you can even support my run and the charity by making a donation directly to the organization sponsoring the race. Being a Friend of OARH is about community, it does not carry any obligation, financial or otherwise, in any way. Please join the community if you are able.
To become a Friend of OARH just use the contact form using “Friend of OARH” in the subject line.
OARH was well represented at the Bobcat Bolt. Here Tony Andronaco is pictured with OARH supporter, Anita Mathur
Tony Andronaco, CRO, and son Addison at the Chief Maloney Memorial Run
Take a look at the OARH Racing Team from Willow's Run, which supports Seacoast Pathways. Great job team!
CRO Tony Andronaco running at the Chief Maloney Memorial Race.
Friends of OARH receive a free t-shirt
Tony Andronaco, CRO, and son Addison getting ready to run.
Team OARH runners receive a free running shirt