Over 2500 People Run Through Manchester, NH’s Mill District for a Healthy Start to Their Thanksgiving Day!

Click HERE for Results for the 2012 Fisher Cats’ Thanksgiving 5K.

Union Leader article about the race here.

Check out the 2012 Photos HERE!
Matt Paulson Finished First Ahead of Another Huge Turnout for this Year’s Fisher Cats Thanksgiving 5K Presented by MVP Health Care.

Matt Paulson from Manchester, NH was the overall winner of the second annual Fisher Cats Thanksgiving 5K with a time of 15:04.57. About 30 seconds ahead of the next finisher Paulson said “It was a great course and it’s a great way to start Thanksgiving!”

Samantha Goodnow from Manchester was the female winner of the second annual Fisher Cats Thanksgiving 5K with a time of 18:02.71.

Families from all around the state began showing up Thanksgiving morning a little before 8:00am for this new holiday tradition. The crowd of over 2500 participants gathered on Commercial St. just outside of Northeast Delta Dental Stadium’s right field wall for the start of the race. The group was filled with runners and walkers, tons of families, several runners dressed in holiday costumes.

“We are so excited to see such an amazing turnout for this great event that supports such a great cause!” Said Millennium Running’s John Mortimer. “I love looking around and seeing all these families out this morning staying active, healthy, and supporting the New Hampshire Hospital for Children.”

Millennium Running worked closely with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats again this year to ensure that this year’s race was an even greater success than last year. This year’s festivities included a Thanksgiving Eve Party hosted by the Fisher Cats where participants could pick up their bib numbers and also register if they hadn’t done so yet.

“We are excited to see the growth of this event as a new family Thanksgiving tradition,” said Fisher Cats President Rick Brenner. “With our partners at Millennium Running and the event’s presenting sponsor, MVP Health Care, we enjoyed being a part of this fun event that benefits the outstanding work of New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children.

The charitable beneficiary for this year’s race is New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children. Millennium Running is proud to continue to support the community with healthy activities for participants as well as charitable donations to many great causes.

The top Male and Female finishers:

MALE OVERALL RESULTS FOR 5k RACE
1 – 2202 – MATT PAULSON – 23 – MANCHESTER NH – 15:05
2 – 1811 – JUSTIN FREEMAN – 35 – NEW HAMPTON NH – 15:32
3 – 1191 – GILLIAM HILL – 18 – ELON NC – 15:49

FEMALE OVERALL RESULTS FOR 5k RACE
1 – 1275 – SAMANTHA GOODNOW – 21 MANCHESTER NH – 18:21
2 – 2446 – STEPHANIE BURHNAM – 31 GROFFSTOWN NH – 18:37
3 – 960 – HANNAH ZELTNER – 18  -BEDFORD NH – 18:51

Complete list of results can be found at Millennium Running.com
direct link = http://www.millenniumrunning.com/results-fisher-cats-thanksgiving-5k-presented-by-mvp-health-care/4554

Thanks to the generosity of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and presenting sponsor MVP Health Care, this event and its benefits to the community would not be possible without their tremendous support and that of these sponsors: Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center, Centrix Bank, Northeast Delta Dental, Apple Therapy Services, New Hampshire Orthopedic, New Hampshire Sports & Rehab, Health Source Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab of Londonderry. Stonyfield Yogurt, Portland Pie Company, Coca-Cola Northern New England, A Market Whole Foods have also generously made product donations.

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