Fisher Cats Thanksgiving 5K to Benefit New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children
Millennium Running partnering with the NH Fisher Cats for second annual turkey trot
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Millennium Running, NH’s premier road race management company and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, announced a new beneficiary for the 2012 running of the Fisher Cats Thanksgiving 5K, presented by MVP Health Care. The second installment of the annual race will benefit New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children, the pediatric specialists in the Elliot Health System.
“The inaugural Thanksgiving 5K was a huge success thanks to our fans, our partner Millennium Running, and the event’s presenting sponsor MVP Health Care,” said Rick Brenner, Fisher Cats President. “We are excited to see this year’s race benefit the outstanding care provided by New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children.”
“This was a fun, new initiative to bring to Manchester last year,” said race director and Millennium Running founder, John Mortimer. “We are proud to organize a unique family event that will support a great cause.”
The Thanksgiving 5K was created to provide New Hampshire’s largest city with a family-friendly event on the busiest road race day of the year. More than 1,200 registrants entered the first race in 2011, finishing inside Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. This year’s race begins at 9 AM on Thanksgiving morning, November 22, and will take participants through the historic Millyard in downtown Manchester before finishing inside the ballpark once again.
“We are honored to be chosen as the beneficiary of the Thanksgiving 5K. Like the race, New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children is in its second year and we are humbled to be recognized as worthy of the support this event will provide and we appreciate the spotlight it shines on our unique and life saving pediatric services,” said Kevin Petit, Executive Director of Pediatrics.
Registration is currently open by visiting the Millennium Running’s website, www.millenniumrunning.com. Registration is $25; Kids 11 and under are free thanks to the support of MVP Health Care. The first 1,500 adult registrants will receive the official race long sleeve tech shirt, while the first 200 kid registrants will also receive a youth-sized cotton race shirt. The first 1,500 will receive a free ticket to Fisher Cats Opening Day on April 4, 2013.
This year’s race festivities will begin with a special pre-race party to accompany the early bib number pick-up inside the Sam Adams Bar and Grill at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on Wednesday, November 21, featuring the Chad LaMarsh Band.
Awards for the race will be provided to the top 3 overall male and female finishers and top 2 finishers in fourteen different age groups.
The Fisher Cats Thanksgiving 5K is the sixth of seven events in the MVP Health Care Millennium Running Series, presented by Centrix Bank. The Series will culminate with the BASC Santa Claus Shuffle on December 1, and the year-end party on December 27.
About New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children:
New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children is located at The Elliot in the heart of southern New Hampshire and includes specialty care for children ranging from Newborn Intensive Care, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric-Adolescent Inpatient Care, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Critical Care and Intensive Care, Pediatric Hospitalists, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Integrative Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Radiology, Pediatric Rehabilitation Services, Pediatric Behavioral Health Services and comprehensive services in the community including twenty-two Pediatricians located in Manchester, Bedford, Hooksett, Raymond and Londonderry. Visit www.nhhospitalforchildren.org for more information or call us at 603-663-1111. New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children is Healthcare, Just for Kids!
About Millennium Running:
Founded in September 2010 by John Mortimer, Millennium Running is New Hampshire’s fastest growing road race management company. Fueled by a passion for promoting healthy, active lifestyles, Millennium Running’s mission is to provide unique, first class events. With more than $215,000 in funds raised for local organizations and non-profits since its inception, Millennium Running strives to strengthen the community with its charitable efforts. Event management, race timing, and online event registration comprise Millennium Running’s core services.
About Fisher Cats:
Fisher Cats Full and Half Season Tickets are on sale now. Season Ticket Holders enjoy a host of benefits, including monthly all-you-can-eat barbecues, a flexible exchange policy, a free kids birthday party, invitation to exclusive events, and much more. Fans who purchase by October 15 will also receive triple the Fisher Cash – up to $150 per full season seat – to use at concessions stands or in the Souvenir Store. Opening Day at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium is April 4, 2013, against the Reading Phillies (Philadelphia Phillies). For tickets, visit www.nhfishercats.com or call (603) 641-2005.