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5th Annual Run for the Roses

Once again, we were very proud to be the official photographer for the annual Run for the Roses, this year held on Sunday September 15 at the Whitman VFW. If you are not familiar with this annual motorcycle run, now in its 5th year, it's held in honor of Rachel and Lillian Rose Entwistle, a mom and her baby daughter who were victims of domestic violence at the hands of Rachel's husband (Lillian's father) Neil. This motorcycle run started 5 years ago, on a rainy Sunday, with a small number of motorcycles, has become an annual event which this year topped over 800 motorcycles, as well as many classic cars.

A sea of motorcylces wait at the Whitman VFW to begin the 5th annual Run for the Roses.

It's a day of  "coming together for a common cause". Men, women, old and young. All these people coming together is truly an amazing feat. Riders came from all over Massachusetts and from as far away as Florida.

Run for the Roses brings riders from all over the state to Whitman, Mass.

We should mention that some four-legged friends also came out to support the fight against domestic violence...

Who can resist a pup in goggles?

The official logo gets stuck on many helmets, because these rides are proud to support the fight against domestic violence.

We saw lots of riders add the Run for the Roses logo sticker onto their helmets.

Every year, the organizers arrange for great music and entertainment. This year they recruited the Mumblers to perform in the Whitman VFW pavilion to entertain the crowds.

Great music is found at The Run for the Roses every year.

You can almost smell the burgers cooking right through the blog. Every year, volunteers come out to cook up a storm. After all, these guys and gals work up an appetite!

Run for the Roses is all about people coming out and volunteering their time and talent.

Rachel's dad (Lillian's granddad) speaks every year to thank everyone for coming out.

Rachel's dad

Every year sees a purple balloon release after all the bikes come back from the run.

Purple balloons being sent up to Rachel and Lillian Rose.

If you've never been to the Run for the Roses, or didn't make it to this year's event, "like" their FaceBook page to be sure you don't miss next year's event. You don't even have to ride to come out and support this great cause.

You can view all the photos from the 2013 Run for the Roses here.

4th Annual Run for the Roses {September 23, 2012}

Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry is quite honored to have been the official photographer for the third year in a row for one of the largest motorcycle runs in Massachusetts. Run for the Roses is an annual event that raises funds and awareness to help prevent domestic violence. Born out of the tragic murders of Rachel and Lillian Rose Entwistle, the annual Run for the Roses has grown to involve thousands of people coming out in support of ending domestic violence. This year saw over 600 motorcycles participate in the run, all makes and models, all shapes and sizes, all coming together for a one greater cause.

This run isn't supported by motorcycles alone. Classic cars line up to join in and become part of this yearly event.


Every car and every motorcycle have something in common... the people who make Run for the Roses the huge success that it has become. People come from all walks of life to this common ground, hoping to make a difference. Check out just a few of the faces who care enough to make this annual motorcycle run a priority in their lives.

The amount of time, food, raffle items, and service donated to make this all come together and happen every year is truly a sight to behold. As always, the event cumulates with a purple balloon release, sending those balloons up to the heavens where the Run for the Roses namesakes reside.

All photos from the Run for the Roses 2012 can be viewed here. Please visit The Run for the Roses website for information on how you can help fight to end domestic violence.