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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 owner and founder of Millennium Running and with Thanksgiving being just seven days away, here are my Top-7 things I’m thankful for!

7. The police officers and firemen that provide public safety for our events.

6. Our loyal sponsors and partners, whom without their generosity, Millennium Running could not produce first class events!

5.  The amazing volunteers from our running club give up their valuable time at every race to pass out bib numbers, T-shirts, Kilts, or even Santa suits!

4. The little kids that run their hearts out in the Elf run, Leprechaun run, or little pumpkin run. I love watching them run instead of seeing them sitting on the couch playing video games!

3.  All of the participants that run, jog, shuffle, or walk Millennium Running events  and wear our shirts, hats, and jackets like a badge of honor!

2. Our amazing employees and race day staff that knocked out the best road races in New Hampshire like A Boss!

1.  My beautiful wife and 2 boys that put up with such a crazy and obsessive race director!!


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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