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Run To Remember Returns to Boston on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend 6,000+ Runners Will Raise Money for Run To Remember 1st Responders Inc. Boston, MA – May 25, 2023 – In coordination with the City of Boston, Boston Police Department, Massachusetts Port Authority, Massachusetts State Police, Boston EMS, Department of Conservation and Recreation, and under the
16th Annual CMC Manchester City Marathon to Run Through the Queen City on Sunday
For Immediate Release November 10, 2022 Manchester, NH – Millennium Running, in coordination with the City of Manchester and the Manchester Police Department is issuing a media advisory of road closures and delays for the 16th annual CMC Manchester City Marathon scheduled for Sunday, November 13th. Nearly 2,000 participants traveling from 48 different states are
Press Release: Citizens Shamrock Races & St. Patrick’s Parade Return to Manchester This Weekend
Citizens Shamrock Races & St. Patrick’s Parade Return to Manchester This Weekend Millennium Running Expects Over 2,500 Eager Runners and Walkers March 24, 2022 For Immediate Release: MANCHESTER, NH – With the support of the City of Manchester and title sponsor Citizens, over 2,500 runners and walkers are expected in Millennium Running’s Citizens Shamrock Half
For Immediate Release December 23, 2021 Bedford, NH – Millennium Running announced today the totals of the company’s charitable efforts for 2021. As a small, family business, Millennium Running raised more money for local community organizations than ever this year,” stated Millennium Running owner & founder, John Mortimer.  “We pride ourselves on producing first class events and advocating
Like so many of you and so many facets of life within our communities, this situation is unprecedented and especially challenging for our events-based small business.   Our team at Millennium Running have been working tirelessly to provide our registrants with the best possible customer experience. Below are the lasted updates to keep our customers and running community informed of the status of upcoming Millennium
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
October 28, 2018 Clearwater, FL – With the support of the City of Clearwater, Millennium Running named Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation the official charity partner for Clearwater Running Festival set for January 27, 2019. The Clearwater Running Festival ( will draw runners locally, nationally, and internationally to its beautiful, picturesque courses along “America’s
Help Wanted: Millennium Running Events
Millennium Running is looking for a few amazing people to join our Events and Timing staff!!   Please check out our employment opportunities below.  If you think you’ll make a great addition to our team, please fill out and submit the online form at the bottom of this page. Position(s): Event Operations Staff and Event Timers  
Press Release:  USATF Runners and Teams to Compete for Thousands in Prize Money at RibFest
For Immediate Release: Bedford, NH – Millennium Running announced today that over 2,000 of the area’s top runners and USA Track & Field-New England teams will compete for a total prize purse of $7,500 in the 2018 Immediate Care RibFest 5 Miler on Sunday, June 17, 2018 in Merrimack, NH.   The 5-mile race will attract dozens of club
Citizens Bank Shamrock Races Take To The Streets of Manchester This Weekend
For Immediate Release: Manchester, NH – With the support of Citizens Bank as the new title sponsor, Millennium Running is expecting over 5,500 runners and spectators in downtown Manchester to kick off the spring running season. The annual Citizens Bank Shamrock Half Marathon, Relay, and Shuffle is a 13.1 mile multi-loop course in downtown Manchester that
For Immediate Release October 12, 2017 Bedford, NH – Manchester Marathon Association president, Larry Gagnon and Millennium Running owner & founder, John Mortimer, announced today that Veterans Count is this year’s official charity for the Manchester City Marathon, powered by SNHU on Sunday, November 12, 2017. As the official charity, Veterans Count, which supports military
For Immediate Release: April 17, 2017 Boston, Massachusetts – Representing Millennium Running based out of Bedford, NH, Nick Aguila completed the 121st Boston Marathon as the top finisher from the State of New Hampshire. The current assistant cross country coach at Southern New Hampshire University and UCONN alumni, Aguila (Manchester, NH) completed the 26.2 mile run from
Millennium Running announced today that athletes will be competing for over $8,000 in prize money at the MANCHESTER CITY MARATHON, Powered by SNHU on November 6th in Manchester, NH. Nearly 2,000 participants are expected run though the streets of Manchester between the four events (marathon, half marathon, relay, and 5k) at the MANCHESTER CITY MARATHON, powered by SNHU.   However,
For Immediate Release Aug. 25, 2016 Bedford, NH – Millennium Running’s owner & founder, John Mortimer and Manchester Marathon Association’s president, Larry Gagnon, announced today that Millennium Running will be directing the Manchester City Marathon, powered by SNHU, set for Sunday, November 6, 2016 in Manchester, NH.  This news comes on the heels of the announcement
For Immediate Release: August 17, 2017 Millennium Running announced today that athletes will be competing for nearly $11,000 in prize money at the N.H. 10 MILER on August 27th in Auburn, NH. Approximately 1,600 participants are expected to toe the line for the challenging 10 mile course that encircles the picturesque Lake Massabesic.  Since earlier this year,
For Immediate Release – July 1, 2016 – 11:30am EST Millennium Running and the operations team at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway are working closely together to monitor the weather forecast for tonight’s Red, White & Brews Beer Relay scheduled for 8pm on the NHMS track, pit row, and infield. Millennium Running plans to produce the event
For Immediate Release: April 18, 2016 Boston, Massachusetts – Representing Millennium Running, Aliaksandr Leuchanka and Laura Hagley completed the 120th Boston Marathon as the top male and top female finishers from the State of New Hampshire. A former UNH grad student and University of Albany alumni, Leuchanka (26, Newmarket, NH) completed the 26.2 mile run
For Immediate Release: March 8, 2016 Millennium Running Announces Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for Bedford Headquarters and Retail Store Millennium Running is hosting a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for its’ new Millennium Running Retail Store and Headquarters in Bedford NH on Sunday, March 13th at 1pm.   The Ribbon Cutting is scheduled for 1pm
For Immediate Release: February 3, 2016 MANCHESTER, NH – –  Millennium Running, in conjunction with Manchester city officials, has postponed his annual Fat Tuesday 5k to Saturday, February 13th. John Mortimer, owner of Millennium Running stated, “After speaking with city officials and with the urging of the State offices, we have made the decision to
Press Release:  Christine Shaw Qualifies for the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon
For Immediate Release: December 6, 2016 – Sacramento, CA Representing Millennium Running’s women’s racing team, Christine Shaw (Manchester, NH) crossed the finish line of the California International Marathon in 2 hours, 42 minutes, and 21 seconds to place as the 13th overall female. Most most important, Shaw’s time is 39 seconds under the 2016 U.S.
Millennium Ladies Repeat As USATF-NE Grand Prix Champs
Monday, September 21, 2015 Millennium Running Women’s Team Comes From Behind To Repeat As USATF-NE Grand Prix Champions Winning championships is hard.   Repeating as champions is even harder.     On Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the Lone Gull 10k in Gloucester, MA the Millennium Running Women’s Team came from behind in the club standings to
Millennium Running Staff Expands To Better Serve Events & Participants
For Immediate Release June 29, 2015 Millennium Running’s owner, John Mortimer announces the addition of Christian Lizier as the Director of Timing and promotion of Mike Peabody to Chief Operations Officer. “Our races and services are only as good as the team members we have working on events,” stated Mortimer.   “As a company, we
!! Team Captain Information !!      It is time to get excited about the 23rd running of the Cigna/Elliot Corporate 5k Road Race!   New this year, Millennium Running has been hired to manage and time this awesome race and we’d love to have as many corporate teams participate as possible in the largest road race
Millennium Running To Manage Cigna/Elliot Corporate 5K Road Race
Millennium Running To Manage Cigna/Elliot Corporate 5K Road Race May 20, 2015 For Immediate Release: Millennium Running is pleased to announce that its road race company will be managing and timing the 23rd Annual Cigna/Elliot Corporate 5K Road Race.  Scheduled for Thursday, August 13, the Cigna/Elliot Corporate 5K Road Race is arguably the most prestigious
Monday, April 20, 2015 Overcoming windy and wet conditions, Millennium Running athletes cross the finish line on Boylston Street as the top-2 male and female finishers from the State of New Hampshire at the 2015 Boston Marathon.   Alex Leuchanka (Durham, NH)  2:26:36 (5:36 pace) and 45th male overall. Phil Shaw (Manchester, NH) 2:27:57 (5:59 pace)
Congratulations to the Steven Krejckant of Manchester, NH and Erin Battis of Nashua, NH for winning the 2014 Millennium Running Points Chase.   Both athletes competed in all 15 Millennium Running Signature Events in 2014 with Krejckant earning 12,590 points- just 37 points in front of Michael Day of Merrimack.   Battis earned 11,136 points to win
Hagley Runs 2016 US Olympic Trials Marathon Standard
December 7, 2014 Lebanon resident and member of the Millennium Running women’s elite racing team, Laura Hagley finished the California International Marathon in 2 hours, 39 minutes 55 seconds to rank as the 12th overall women in an impressive international and professional field of over 9,000 athletes.    Not only was Hagley’s performance a huge
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Weather Statement: Fisher Cats Thanksgiving 5k November 26, 2014 – 4:00pm For Immediate release: Millennium Running has been in close consultation with the City of Manchester’s Mayor’s Office, Police Department, Department of Transportation, and the NH Fisher Cats to monitor the current winter storm.   The departments in the municipality and our hired private contractors
Weather Statement: Fisher Cats Thanksgiving 5k November 24, 2014 – 6:00pm For Immediate release: Millennium Running has been on close contact with the City of Manchester Police Department, Department of Transportation, and the NH Fisher Cats to monitor and plan for the upcoming winter storm forecast for Wednesday and Wednesday night. At the current time,
Andy’s Round-Up (June 23-29): NH Runner Shines Out West- and more
Western States 100 Squaw Valley, California- June 28-29, 2014 It is often said that when a New Hampshire athlete competes well in a competition outside New Hampshire he/she brings pride and honor to the Granite State. That couldn’t be more true with the indescribable performance by Strafford’s Larisa Dannis. Dannis was in California this past
BLOG: 7 Things I’m Thankful For
  In this season of Thanksgiving and regardless of our own personal situation, we should all have reasons to be thankful!  As runners, should be thankful for the ability to put one foot in front of the other.  Too often we don’t full appreciate this until we are sidelined with injury or sickness.   As the
Top 12 of 2012
As we wrap up 2012 by awarding jackets to the 2012 MVP Health Care Millennium Running Series winners, I wanted to reflect on some of the amazing moments for Millennium Running and me personally in 2012. Here is my top 12 of 2012! And the drum roll please……… 12. Seeing my 3 year-old son Jack
John’s Blog:  I’m crazy!
With the launch of our new website, our team decided to add more content and interaction with our running community… So with my first blog post as the founder of Millennium Running, the pressure is on!!    I ponder whether my first blog should be a ‘mission statement” for Millennium Running?    Should this blog be so

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