Sculpture of Boston Marathon Legend Bobbi Gibb to be Unveiled

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Please join us in celebrating women, art, and distance running with the unveiling of the sculpture of Bobbi Gibb on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, from 6-8pm at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA).

Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, is sharing her lifetime wish – to sculpt a life-sized statue of a female runner and have it placed on the Boston Marathon course.

“My hope when I began working on the sculpture was to create something that captures the power of the human spirit as well as providing inspiration for all who look to take on the challenge of running 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston,” said Gibb.

“We believe it is long past time to recognize the Boston Marathon’s great women runners,” said 26.2 Foundation President Tim Kilduff. “The fact that Boston’s first woman runner is also an artist makes this unveiling absolutely unique and appropriate.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Bobbi Gibb in person and Boston Marathon champions Bill Rodgers, Sara Mae Berman, Amby Burfoot and Jack Fultz. Reception starts at 6pm and is followed by the program and unveiling at 7pm.

What: Unveiling of ‘The Girl Who Ran’ sculpture
When: Tuesday, October 5, 2021, from 6-8 pm
Where: Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe, Hopkinton, MA 01749
Sponsors: 26.2 Foundation, the HCA, Marty’s Fine Wines, and Start Line Brewing


The 26.2 Foundation is a philanthropic non-profit 501(c) (3) organization with community roots in Hopkinton, MA. Its mission is to promote and support the sport of marathoning, as well as health, wellness and economic development initiatives through strategic investments in innovative, multi-generational programs on local, regional, national and global levels.