NH Food Bank named official Charity of the Citizens Bank Shamrock Half Marathon & Relay in Manchester, NH

February 11, 2019

For Immediate Release:

With the support of Citizens Bank as the title sponsor, Millennium Running is honored to announce that the NH Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities NH, is the official charity of the Citizens Bank Shamrock Half Marathon & Relay on March 30, 2019.

The 3rd annual Citizens Bank Shamrock Half Marathon & Relay is a 13.1 mile multi-loop course in downtown Manchester that will start at 9:00am on Saturday, March 30th. While the 9th annual Citizens Bank Shamrock Shuffle, a 2-mile Irish themed run/walk will start at 11:15am on Sunday March 31st that precedes the annual St. Patrick’s Parade that steps off at noon.

As a charitable partner, the NH Food Bank will play an important role with community engagement, volunteerism, and will benefit from the event proceed’s peer-to-peer fundraising.

“We are honored to have such a great sponsor in Citizens Bank who understands the importance of community,” stated Millennium Running founder and race director, John Mortimer.   “Together with Citizens Bank and thousands of runners, we can make a meaningful difference in supporting the NH Food Bank and those struggling in our State.”

“We cannot thank Citizens Bank and Millennium Running, the runners, volunteers and others for their partnership, generosity and support,” said Eileen Groll Liponis, executive director of the New Hampshire Food Bank. “Community partners like Citizens Bank and Millennium Running are such an integral part of our organization. As the Food Bank receives no federal or state funding for our food distribution program, donations like these go a long way in helping to feed the hundreds of thousands of Granite Staters who are food insecure.”

“We are proud to once again partner with Millennium Running as the title sponsor of the 2019 Citizens Bank Shamrock Half, Relay and Shuffle,” said Joe Carelli, President of Citizens Bank, New Hampshire and Vermont. “This annual event is a hallmark for our community and provides a unique opportunity to get outside, be active, and support some outstanding community organizations while you are at it,” said Carelli. “In addition, we are excited to have our friends at the New Hampshire Food Bank join us this year as the official charity of the Shamrock half marathon; because we know that every dollar raised will go a long way in ending hunger in the Granite State.”

For information on covering the Citizens Bank Shamrock Half Marathon & Relay or Citizens Bank Shamrock Shuffle, please email or call Race Director John Mortimer  jmortimer@millenniumrunning.com | 603-512-1976 .

More information is also found on the event website: http://www.millenniumrunning.com/shamrock

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About Millennium Running:  Founded in September 2010, Millennium Running operateds 19 unique Signature Events each year.   There are over 29,000 finishers at Millennium events each year.  To date, over $500,000 has been donated to local organizations and non-profits.   Millennium Running offices and retail store is located in Bedford, NH. 

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.: Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $160.5 billion in assets as of December 31, 2018. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 2,900 ATMs and approximately 1,100 branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services, including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest rate products, and asset finance. More information is available at www.citizensbank.com or visit us on TwitterLinkedIn or Facebook.

About the New Hampshire Food Bank: The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, has been working to relieve hunger in the Granite State since 1984. The New Hampshire Food Bank receives no federal or state funding for food distribution. In 2018, as the state’s only Food Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank efficiently procured and distributed more than 14.1 million pounds of food to people in need through more than 425 non-profit registered agencies. Agencies include food pantries, neighborhood centers, low-income housing sites, senior nutrition centers, family crisis centers, hospices, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after school programs, and day care centers. For more information about the New Hampshire Food Bank, please visit www.nhfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

       

About The Author

John Mortimer is the owner and founder of Millennium Running. His extensive running background began in Londonderry, NH where he was a 12-time NH high school state champion. His running career took him to the University of Michigan where he became a 7-time NCAA All American and was honored as a member of the U of M Hall of Fame. John ran professional runner for Adidas and Reebok, and represented the United States on two occasions as member of Team USA. Before moving back to his home state of New Hampshire to start Millennium Running, John spent 10 years as a college coach at Harvard, Boston College and the University of Kentucky. He currently lives in Bedford, NH with his wife Jennifer and two sons, Jack and Liam.

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