The Jeff Coombs Memorial Road Race, Walk and Family Day

Jeff Coombs Memorial Road Race

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Sunday, September 10, 2017 — 16th Annual Jeff Coombs Memorial Road Race, Walk and Family Day


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Sat, Sept 9 from 4 – 5 pm at the Woodsdale School, 128 Chestnut St, Abington.
Sun, Sept 10 before the race from 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Even if you can’t make it to the 16th Annual Jeff Coombs Memorial 5K, Walk and Family Day, you can still be part of the fun!!! We’ll be posting a link soon for a Virtual Runner sign up option!

Each September the Foundation sponsors the Jeff Coombs Memorial Road Race, Walk and Family Day, raising about $50,000 annually. The 5K road race/walk has become a highly anticipated event in the town and is well known beyond the streets of Abington. Participants to the event have come from cities throughout the state, as well as New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Arizona, California, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.

We hope you’ll join us this year in the 16th Annual event on Sunday, September 10, 2017. We anticipate an enthusiastic crowd ready to run, walk, or just hang out for a great cause!! We hope to have some of our real American military heroes running in uniform again this year, carrying their 25lb rucksacks on their back.

Held on what would have been Jeff’s 58th birthday, the 15th Annual Road Race, Walk and Family Day was another huge success, indicating there’s still a lot of enthusiasm about this event even after 15 years! Nearly 1200 participants and many more spectators attended. Each year medals are awarded in a number of categories, male and female, as well as a stroller division. All registered participants, whether running, walking or just hanging around, receive a coveted Road Race t-shirt. Anyone attending is invited to enjoy the free food and children’s activities, including a children’s race, moonwalks, a DJ, clowns, face-painting, and balloon sculptures.

As always, thanks to the Abington Police, Frolio Jr. High Peer Leaders, Abington Greenwave Football and soccer players and other Abington High students, local merchants including event sponsor Cape Cod Lumber and major sponsors Country Rentals, Inc. and Stop &Shop and a very dedicated team of volunteers and Committee Members. With their commitment, the Road Race/Family Walk has maintained a steady attendance of more than 1000 participants each year. Dubbed as “one of the best-organized races ever” by many veteran road-racers, the Jeff Coombs Memorial Road Race features a smooth start on Chestnut Street in Abington, with a classic, crowd-cheering, professionally-timed finish just behind the Woodsdale School off Chestnut Street.

Committee Coordinators are:

  • Christie Coombs: Chairperson
  • Doug Coombs: Race Coordinator
  • Maureen Tomlin: Senior Event Manager
  • Meg Tomlin: Event Coordinator
  • Bill Balfour: Registration Coordinator
  • Erin Woods: Raffle Coordinator
  • Don English, Steve Wakelin, Frank Campbell: Event Logistics
  • Nancy Cooney: Food Coordinator
  • Ann Toomey: Registration

Each person contributed to be part of something that truly makes a difference in the lives of families across the Commonwealth. If you’d like to contribute in some way.
Contact Christie at

2017 Road Race Flyer

Road Race Flyer 2017

16th Annual Road Race

The 16th Annual Jeff Coombs Memorial Road Race will be held on September 10, 2017.

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About Us

We are a non-profit, 501C-3 organization founded in memory of Jeff Coombs, an Abington father of three who died on September 11, 2001 in the WTC Terrorist Attacks.

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Jeff Coombs Memorial Fund

PO Box 463
Abington, MA 02351
Phone: 781.982.1608