More than 100 Harvard undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff ran in the annual Brian J. Honan 5K on Sept. 12. The race happens each year in concert with the Allston Day festivities, which include a parade, street fair, and a family-fun-in-the-park event.
In the women’s division, seven Harvard ladies took honors in the top 10, while the men’s division had four. Josh Hicks ’11 won the men’s division with a time of 16:35, and Anna Novick ’13 led the women’s division with a time of 18:18. Harvard cheerleaders were also on hand to cheer for runners as they ran through Allston.
The University, a longtime partner in this event, helped sponsor the race, underwriting the entries of 100 Harvard-affiliated runners.
The annual road race is a communitywide fundraising event to support the Brian J. Honan Charitable Fund, which was established to carry on the former city councilor’s commitment to the causes that he championed throughout the course of his life. With funds raised from the race, the fund has been able to support and foster local and national programs that aid education, recreation, housing, and health care.