Step Up for Colleen

2022 Best of Northshore Editors’ & Readers’ Choice Award Winner

Thank you to everyone who voted for the Step Up for Colleen 5K Walk/Run for the Best Community Walk/Run/Race in the Northshore! It is an honor to receive the recognition and it serves as a reminder that Colleen and her legacy continue to impact and inspire so many.

Best Community Walk/Run/Race

Editors’ & Readers’ Choice

Step Up for Colleen, Andover

Standout Qualities: With over 3,000 runners and walkers, this 5K run and walk is held each year to honor the memory and support the legacy of Colleen Ritzer, a Danvers High School teacher and Andover native who was tragically killed in 2013. The money raised goes to charities that further values important to Ritzer, including a scholarship fund for graduating seniors from Andover and Danvers who will be pursuing a degree in education.

Insider Tip: In 2022, more than $70,000 in scholarship money was awarded to future teachers & leaders.

Click here to learn more about the “Best of the Northshore” 2022 Award Winners.

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