Exeter Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital serving the Seacoast, announces the formation of the “United in Wellness Road Race Series,” presented by Seacoast United Sports Club.
The United in Wellness Road Race Series supports nine community road races throughout the Seacoast area. It was developed to unite the community in the missions of several local organizations and support their positive impact on the health and wellness of our community.
“We’re fortunate to have so many wonderful organizations in the area that are supporting great causes and have a profound impact on our community,” says Dan Raposa, director of advancement for Exeter Health Resources. “Exeter Hospital is proud to support these organizations through our new road race series. We believe the work they’re doing is an important part of the healthcare support system on the Seacoast.”
Seacoast United has signed on as the premier sponsor of the road race series. “Seacoast United has been a longtime partner of Exeter Hospital on many initiatives,” says Paul Willis, president and CEO, Seacoast United. “Promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles is part of who we are, so we are honored to support our community by serving as the title sponsor for the United in Wellness Road Race Series.”
The first 1,000 people to register for the series by July 1 will receive a participation gift. Prizes will also be awarded to participants who complete 5 or more races. Prizes include:
Gold – 7 to 9 races: Sports duffle bag
Silver – 6 races: Quarter zip pullover
Bronze – 5 races: Long sleeve wicking shirt
Each of the community races in the United in Wellness Road Race Series support health or wellness causes throughout the Seacoast area, including one in neighboring Massachusetts:
- Connor’s Climb 5K and Family Walk
Saturday, May 14, Exeter, NH
Benefits suicide education and prevention
- Rye by the Sea 5K and Duathalon
Saturday, June 4, Rye, NH
Benefit’s Annie’s Angels
- What Moves You 5K
Sunday, June 5, Exeter, NH
- Bobcat Bolt 5K and Kids Fun Run
Saturday, June 18, Durham, NH
Benefits Oyster River Awards in honor of Josh and Nate Hardy
- Lamprey Health Care Annual 5K
Saturday, August 13 Newmarket, NH
Benefits programs dedicated to the healthy development of pediatric patients
- Seacoast United Sports Club 5K & Fun Run
Saturday, August 27, Amesbury, MA
- Seacoast United Sports Club 5K
Saturday, October 22, Epping, NH
- Trick or Treat Trot 5K Run/Walk & Creepy Crawler Fun Run
Sunday, October 30, Exeter, NH
Benefits The Beyond the Rainbow Fund
- Exeter Run Club/Exeter Area YMCA “Thanks for Giving” 5K & 10K
Thursday, November 24, Exeter, NH
Benefits the Exeter Area YMCA
The community is invited to join Exeter Hospital and Seacoast United in celebrating the dedication of our community partners by participating in one or all of these road races.
For more information or to register for the races, visit the United in Wellness Road Race Series page here.
COMMUNITY RACE DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS OF THE EXETER HOSPITAL ADVANCEMENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS LAUNCHED THE UNITED IN WELLNESS ROAD RACE SERIES IN FRONT OF EXETER HOSPITAL’S CARING HANDS QUILT , SYMBOLIC OF THE ORGANIZATION’S MISSION TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF THE COMMUNITY. PICTURED ARE: (BACK ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT) DEB VASAPOLLI, EXETER HOSPITAL AND DAN RAPOSA, EXETER HOSPITAL; PAUL WILLIS; SEACOAST UNITED SPORTS CLUB; JOHN BURCKE, TRICK OR TREAT TROT; BILL DAGIAU, ANNIE’S ANGELS;CHRIS DONOVAN AND DEEDEE MCCARTY, EXETER RUN CLUB/EXETER AREA YMCA THANKS FOR GIVING 5K; TARA BALL, CONNOR’S CLIMB; MARK WHITNEY, EXETER HOSPITAL; (FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT) CARRIE SHAW, EXETER HOSPITAL; DR. STEVE HARDY, BOBCAT BOLT; RHONDA BERNSTEIN, EXETER RUN CLUB/EXETER AREA YMCA THANKS FOR GIVING 5K; ANITA ROZEFF, LAMPREY HEALTH CARE ANNUAL 5K; TODD DELUCA, EXETER AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.