Press Release: Millennium Running Announces CMC as title sponsor of the Manchester City Marathon |


Press Release: Millennium Running Announces CMC as title sponsor of the Manchester City Marathon

For Immediate Release

August 27, 2019
Bedford, NH – Millennium Running and the Granite State Health & Fitness Foundation announced today that Catholic Medical Center (CMC) has signed on to be as the new title partner of Manchester City Marathon.

The CMC Manchester City Marathon will take the streets of the Queen City for the 13th year on Sunday, November 10, 2019. The event is once again scheduled to start live on WMUR at 8:50am and will be comprised of a marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon, 5k (3.1 miles), and marathon/half marathon relays.

Veterans Count, a program of Easterseals NH, which supports military veterans and their families, will remain as the official charity of the event. As such, the organization will receive charitable donations directly from the event proceeds as well as participant peer-to-peer fundraising. Moreover, Veterans Count will be supporting the event operations by having volunteers serving as course marshals.

“Our mission at Millennium Running is to produce first class events for our running community that in –turn boosts the local economy and supports local charities,” stated race director and Millennium Running founder, John Mortimer. “The 2019 CMC Manchester City Marathon and the tens of thousands of dollars raised annually for Veterans would not be possible without the support of our friends at Catholic Medical Center.”

”There is a natural tie between health and running, and we’re excited to play a bigger role in the Marathon and to support Veterans Count in the process,” said CMC President & CEO Joseph Pepe, MD. CMC has been the medical tent sponsor of the Marathon for the last several years. “At CMC, our mission is to offer Health, Healing and Hope to our community – we see all of these qualities in the runners and in the work of Veterans Count and we applaud the work done both on and off the race course.”

“Veterans Count is honored to continue our partnership with the CMC Manchester City Marathon and Millennium Running as the official charity,” said Joe Emmons, Chief Development Officer. “The passion and support of organizations like these us to continue to provide services and resources to NH veterans and their families.” Online registration is currently open for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, and 5k at
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About Millennium Running.   Founded in 2011 by John Mortimer, Millennium Running is New Hampshire’s largest road race company with early 100,000 participants finishing its’ signature events, managed events and timed events, annually.  Since 2011, Millennium has distributed over $600,000 to local organizations and non-profits from signature event proceeds and raised over $1M for event partners.   In March of 2016, Millennium expanded with a Running
Specialty Store located in its’ headquarters in Bedford, NH.

About Catholic Medical Center. Catholic Medical Center (“CMC”), a member of GraniteOne Health, is a nonprofit regional health system, with a commitment to delivering the highest quality and most advanced healthcare to patients across New Hampshire.  CMC is the home of the nationally-renowned New England Heart & Vascular Institute, rated among the top cardiovascular programs in the country. Our doctors were the first in the state to perform a mechanical heart/left ventricular assist device implant and first in New England to implant the WATCHMAN™ for atrial fibrillation. CMC was also one of the first hospitals in New Hampshire to establish a joint venture with independent medical staff members when it became a partner in the freestanding Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center and imaging center. CMC’s birthing unit, The Mom’s Place, was the first hospital in the country to have a neonatal unit based on “couplet care.” Our nationally-accredited Breast Care Center was the first in the state to use contrast enhanced mammography and SAVI SCOUT® localization for breast surgery. With primary care practices that care for the very young to the young at heart and our dedication to community outreach programs, CMC is helping to foster a healthier community, everyday.

About the Granite State Health & Fitness Foundation.  Formerly known as the Manchester City Marathon Association, the GSHFF is the founding and owning entity of the Manchester City Marathon in 2017. This not for profit organization is striving to promote and support health, fitness and wellness lifestyle experiences and opportunities. We are inclusive of all members of our community. Utilizing a variety of alliance partners and resources, we will support events, organizations and programs in our mutual missions to improve lives by fostering and engaging a diverse group of key health and wellness constituents.


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