Millennium Running Announces 2021 as a Record Year of Charitable Giving |


Millennium Running Announces 2021 as a Record Year of Charitable Giving

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 wellness, but most importantly, it’s our mission to give back to our community.”

58 different organizations received a total of $126,760 from the proceeds and fundraising of Millennium Running’s events in the 2021 calendar year.

The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester was named Millennium Running’s “Official Charity of 2021” and will receive $16,943.

“On behalf of the Staff of The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, we cannot thank enough, Millennium Running and all of those who come out to run, for your support of the work we do to keep our Community Healthy.”

Stated Bill Rider, President and CEO of The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester.

“Mental health has never been more important than over the past year and a half.” Mortimer added. “We are so happy that our running community was able to support the mission of The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester.”

Past “Official Charities of the Year” for Millennium Running have included New Horizons, Veterans Count, and Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth.   The 2022 Charity of the Year will be named on February 17, 2022, at the Millennium Running Gala.

Many of Millennium Running’s signature events had specific charitable partners that each received sizable funds.   As the official charity for the Citizens Shamrock Half Marathon / Shuffle and the Fisher Cats Thanksgiving 5k, New Hampshire Food Bank received $12,682; as the official charity for the CMC Manchester City Marathon, Veterans Count received $11,446; and as the official charity for the BASC Santa Claus Shuffle, the Safe Sports Network received $6,199.

Millennium Running’s all-time charity distribution stands over 1.1 Million –  $1,136,695.82 to be exact.


About Millennium Running.   Founded in 2011 by NH native John Mortimer, Millennium Running is New England’s largest road race company with over 79,000 participants finishing its signature events, managed events and timed events, annually.  Since 2011, Millennium has distributed over $1,100,000 to local organizations and nonprofits from event proceeds and fundraising.   Millennium Running Offices and Running Specialty Store is located in its headquarters in Bedford, NH.




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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