Millennium Running Announces a Record Year of Charitable Giving in 2023 |


Millennium Running Announces a Record Year of Charitable Giving in 2023

For Immediate Release

December 15, 2023

Millennium Running check presentation to the The Solinsky Center for Cancer Care at The Elliot 


Bedford, NH – Millennium Running announced today that the company’s charitable efforts for 2023 exceeded $270,000 and eclipsed the $1.6M milestone of all-time giving.

As a family-owned, small business, Millennium Running has a core principle of supporting our local community and nonprofit organizations,” stated Millennium Running owner & founder, John Mortimer.  “While we pride ourselves on producing first class events and advocating wellness, most importantly, it is our mission to give back to our community”

96 different organizations received a total of $273,599 from the proceeds and fundraising of Millennium Running’s events in the 2023 calendar year.

The Solinsky Center for Cancer Care at The Elliot was named Millennium Running’s official Charity of the Year in 2023: and will receive $24,920.   In addition to being the Charity of the Year, the Solinsky Center for Cancer Care at The Elliot was also the primary beneficiary of the Delta Dental / Elliot Corporate 5k.  In total, the nonprofit will receive $41,544 in 2023. 

“We are proud of our long-standing partnership with Millennium Running through our collaboration on the Delta Dental/Elliot Corporate Race held each August. Being a part of this year’s Charity Partner program was a wonderful addition to the support the local running community shows for the programs of the Solinsky Center for Cancer Care and to the mission and vision of John and Jen at Millennium Running. We are deeply grateful for this wonderful giving in 2023,” said Kelli Rafferty, Executive Director of Philanthropy & Community Benefit at The Elliot.

“Unfortunately, cancer is something that touches just about every person in some way,” stated Mortimer.  “Both my parents received care from the Elliot’s cancer centers so it is personally rewarding to give back to an organization that provided care and compassion to me and my family during difficult times.”  

Past Official Charities of the Year for Millennium Running have included New Horizons (2018), Veterans Count (2019), Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (2020), The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (2021), and CMC New England Heart & Vascular Institute (2022)

Many of Millennium Running’s signature events had specific charitable partners that each received sizable funds.   As the official charity for the Citizens Shamrock Shuffle and the Dartmouth Health | Fisher Cats Thanksgiving 5k, New Hampshire Food Bank received $5,394; as the official charity for the CMC Manchester City Marathon, Veterans Count received $8,934; as the official charity for the BASC Santa Claus Shuffle, the Safe Sports Network received $9,106; and Boston’s Run To Remember First Responders Inc. received $39,215 as the official charity of Boston’s Run To Remember.

Millennium Running’s all-time charity distribution stands over 1.6 Million at $1,627,576.81..


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 $1,600,000 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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