Millennium Running:

Fueled by the passion of promoting healthy and enjoyable lifestyles, Millennium Running is vertically integrated running company that enhances the community with over a dozen Signature Road Races & Triathlons, a Running Specialty Retail Store, a Running Club, and Timing & Event Services. Originally inspired by the Millennium Mile and founded in September 2010 by John Mortimer, Millennium Running quickly grew into New Hampshire’s largest road race management company.   Annually, Millennium has more thank 29,000 participants in their Signature Events and times more than 60,000 runners.   With more than $375,000 in funds raised for local organizations and non-profits since its inception, Millennium Running strives to strengthen the community with its charitable efforts.

John Mortimer, Founder:

After a rewarding high school (Londonderry High School, NH), college (University of Michigan), professional running career, and a decade of NCAA Division-I coaching (Harvard, Boston College, and the University of Kentucky), John returned to his native New Hampshire and turned his sights to event management and founded Millennium Running, LLC in 2010.

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”I was fortunate as an athlete and coach to participate in some of the greatest meets and races in the country and around the world. One of the goals of Millennium Running is to bring some the grandeur and professionalism of those major championship events to a local community.” Inspired by the success of the Millennium Mile road race (which Mortimer co-founded in 1999), John decided to change career paths and devote his resources and time to the creation and development of athletic events on a full time basis ”If one can devote more time to an event, the final product will be more rewarding to the participants and sponsors. In turn, charities will benefit greatly from the proceeds of a successful event. In that way, I feel that I will have given back to the community that has so richly blessed my life.” In 2012, Millennium Running expanded from producing its’ own signature events to providing a full compliment of race services that includes Online Registration and Timing.   Millennium Running now services nearly 100 events annually with event services. Mortimer is a New Hampshire native and attended Londonderry High School (’95). Under legendary high school coach, Larry Martin, Mortimer won 12 NH State Championships in track and cross country and was a 3-time High School National Champion in track. He is a University of Michigan graduate where he won 6 Big Ten Championships and was a 7-time NCAA All American.  As a professional athlete, Mortimer represented Adidas and Reebok. He qualified for 2 U.S. National track and field teams in 1997 and 1998 and was a 2004 Olympic Trials finalist in the Steeplechase. He has participated in some of the most prestigious meets throughout Europe and the United States. Mortimer left his mark on the track with personal best times of 8:24.6 for the 3,000m Steeplechase, 7:56.1 for the 3,000m run, 4:01.7 for the 1-mile, 3:45.2 for the 1,500m, 13:48.3 for the 5,000m run, and 28:46 for the 10,000m run. Most recently, Mortimer has received accolades for the unprecedented growth and community outreach of his company.   Mortimer was named to the NH Union Leader 40 Under 40 in 2013 which honors leaders under the age of 40.   NH Magazine featured Mortimer on it’s “IT LIST” of 10 individuals that are most influential to NH in 2014. Currently, Mortimer and his family reside in New London, NH

Mike Peabody, Chief Operating Officer:
Mike joined Millennium Running in 2011 after completing a student/athlete career at the University of New Hampshire and Londonderry High School (NH).  Mike has been competing and working as an athlete, coach, timer and within general event management for the last 20 years, providing timing and race experience from some of the largest events over New England and the country.  In just 3 short years under Peabody’s direction as Millennium Running’s Director of Timing, the company grew from timing just its’ own signature events to timing over 100 races annually.    In 2015, Peabody was promoted to Millennium Running’s Chief Operating Officer.  In this capacity, Peabody oversees Millennium Running’s signature events, managed, and contracted events.

 

Christian Lizier, Director of Timing:
Christian joined Millennium in 2011 as a member of our timing and events team while he served as s a high school track coach at his Alma Mater Timberlane High School.    As a former college athlete and high school coach, Lizier’s insight into running and event operations is a valuable asset to Millennium Running timing and events.    In 2015, Lizier left his career as a teacher to join Millennium Running in a full-time capacity as our Director of Timing.   In this capacity, Christian oversees the timing of all of Millennium Running’s signature, managed, and contracted events.

Jake Dodge, Director of Creative Services:
Jake joins Millennium Running on the heels of working in the experiential agency field, where he handled design projects for such companies as Kellogg’s, Cheez-It, Turner Sports, Duracell and more top-level clients. The Epping, NH native previously spent 6 seasons with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA-Toronto Blue Jays) where he oversaw all digital and print aspects of graphics, video, and game presentation for the minor league club. Jake helped lead the organization to be named the 2010 Larry MacPhail Award winners, presented to the minor league team with top promotional effort and community involvement. Jake has a sports background with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management from Southern New Hampshire University and four-years in the school’s athletic department.

Off work hours Jake likes to give back to the community and donate his time and talents to such local organizations as the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD), Ted Williams Foundation, HOPE Worldwide and Girls on the Run.

Jennifer Mortimer, Director of Client Relations and Human Resources:
Jennifer joined Millennium Running in June 2013. As a graduate of Boston College with an undergraduate degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education, Jennifer works as the main liaison to Millennium Running’s clients and consumers.

In 2013, Jennifer launched an Elite Racing team under the Millennium Running umbrella.   Her efforts to bring together some of NH’s best athletes paid off in 2014 as the Millennium Running women’s team won the USA Track & Field New England Grand Prix Series- which was the first time a NH club has accomplished this feat in the nearly 40 years of the series.   Under Jennifer’s leadership, the club repeated as Grand Prix champions in 2015.

Additionally, Jennifer has a tremendous passion for the sport and has been a competitive runner for many years. A two-time All-American at Boston College, Jennifer currently held the school record for 5000m on the outdoor track in 15:47 and  was a qualifier and participant in the 2004 Olympic Trials. Jennifer and John Mortimer, founder of Millennium Running, reside in Bedford, New Hampshire. The Mortimer’s have two sons, Jack and Liam.

Cullen Madden, Senior Events Manager / Head Timer:
Cullen initially came to Millennium Running in 2013 as a race-day staff and quickly assumed the role of head timer in 2014.   In the spring of 2015, Madden left his career in teaching to accept the full-time position with Millennium Running as the Senior Events Manager.     Cullen’s running background includes competing multiple years in the New England USATF Grand Prix Series as well as completing Ironman – Lake Placid in the summer of 2014. He provides our team with timing and race experience, as well as event management. It is these attributes that allow Cullen to provide runners with the greatest event experience possible.

Barb Baum, Office Manager:

Barb joined Millennium Running in 2014 as the Office Manger. Barb is also the female winner of the 2013 Millennium Running Series. She is an avid runner who is on the Millennium Running Masters Team. Barb has a husband, a son, and two daughters. She is involved in many organizations such as the PTSA, Amherst Junior Women’s Club, and CBMcares.

Dan Helie, General Manager of Retail:
Dan joined Millennium in 2015 to help lead the retail division that opens in March 2016.  Dan brings nearly a decade of retail experience from Finish Line and other companies. He began running with Millennium events and has worked his way all the way up to a marathon in 2015. He is excited about  running more races and events while bringing his passion for running footwear and apparel to the retail store at Millennium Running.

Melissa Murray, Assist. Manager of Retail:
Melissa was a part of the Millennium Retail team from opening day as a sales associate.   Her knowledge and experience from having worked for Nike Stores proved to be invaluable and she was promoted to Assist. Manager after only 6 months.   A graduate of UNH and Exeter High School, Melissa is an avid runner and is a member of the Millennium women’s racing team.

Bill Godfrey, Events & Operations Manager / Club Manager:
One of Millennium’s first event’s employees, Bill joined Millennium in 2013 and has been working events ever since.   A New Hampshire High School State record holder from a previous life, “Coach” Bill brings valuable knowledge to Millennium’s club team and now focuses his energy helping his athletes, rather than tearing up the track himself. When not motivating (or drinking with) his athletes, Bill can be found in any number of event operation roles from timing to course management.

Loren Foxx, Marketing, Partnership & Sponsorships:
Loren Foxx joins the Millennium Running team to assist with marketing initiatives as well as corporate partnerships. In nearly twenty years in sales and marketing roles, Loren has helped companies of all sizes – sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 – work to achieve their goals. Loren is a veteran in the event marketing field as well, having spent seven years in professional sports before moving to a prominent New Hampshire advertising agency. An avid runner who has completed two full marathons, six half marathons, and the Millennium Running series, Loren lives with his family in Bedford.

Clinton Swett, Head Timer:
Clint joined Millennium in 2013 as a member of our race day staff but quickly assumed the role of head timer in 2014.   An engineer and avid runner, Clint’s technical expertise and love for the sport are a valued assets to the Millennium Running timing team.

Sean Leighton, Head Timer:
Sean joined Millennium in 2013 as a head timer in 2014.   A software engineer and former track/xc athlete at UNH, Sean has a valuable set of technical skills and understanding of the sport that ensures a top notch timing product.

Nancy Peabody , Registration Coordinator:
Nancy  is an active member of the Millennium Running Club and the Greater Derry Track Club.  Nancy previously coached Indoor Track at Londonderry High School as well as serving on the LHS Cross Country & Track Booster Club Board of Directors for more than 10 years.  She has enjoyed running road races for many years, currently she is a Master’s runner for the Greater Derry Track Club USATF women’s team  and she has qualified and run the Boston Marathon twice.  Nancy has a BA Degree from University of Maine and also works as a Human Resource Assistant at Child and Family Services, in Manchester, NH.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, as well as participating in volunteer and community service programs in her community.

Jamie Staton, Race Announcer:
Jamie joined Millennium Running in 2012 as Millennium Running’s official race announcer. A well-known TV sportscaster, Jamie is also an avid runner who participates in over 30 races a year. His expertise on camera combined with his running experience, makes him the perfect M.C. for Millennium Running Signature Events.

Andy Schachat, Race Announcer:
Andy has been involved in the New Hampshire road race/triathlon community for well over 20 years. As a runner Andy has three Boston Marathons to his credit. Behind the scenes Andy has reported on New Hampshire road races and triathlons for various publications and has covered races for radio stations and newspapers. Perhaps he is best known as the “voice” of New Hampshire races having been the announcer at hundreds of Granite State events. Andy is also the founder of the New Hampshire Road Race Hall of Fame.

Dana Breeden, Director of Course:
Dana joined Millennium Running in 2011 with 9 years of experience in race timing and coordination. A 2005 Graduate of Pinkerton Academy Dana competed in Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and field all 4 years for the Astros. He then went on to study Physical Therapy at Ithaca College and competed for the Bombers in the 400 meter and 500 meter as well as the Decathlon. He has continued to race after college competing in Road Races and Short/Long Course Triathlons. It is his hope that he can bring all of this experience and knowledge of racing to provide racers of New England with the best quality races possible.

EVENTS TEAM

• Tommy Bolduc, Events Team
• Colby Clark, Events Team
• Jeff Corton, Events Team
• Jerri Clayton, Events Team / Race Day Apparel Coordinator
• Tyler Dinnan, Events Team (on sabbatical in Alaska)
• Wesley Dinnan, Events Team
• Bill Godfrey, Events Team
• Kyle Joyce, Timer & Events Team
• Tim Kneuer, Events Team
 Mikayla Nawojczyk, Events Team
Nate Peabody, Events Team
• Jim Scadova, Timer & Events Team
• Joe Van Gombos, Events Team

RETAIL TEAM

• Bridget Combes, Retail Sales Associate
• Scott McGrath, Retail Sales Associate
• Drew Fessenden, Retail Sales Associate

       

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Bedford, NH 03110

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