Bedford-based Millennium Running has named SONH as their official charity for 2024. The new partnership will allow runners participating in any or all of the 14 Millennium Running Charity Events linked below to support SONH athletes and services we provide as part of their event registration. SONH staff and volunteers will attend the 14 races to provide information about the more than 60 local programs and 75 school-based programs in the state.
Millennium Running will provide free race participation to SONH athletes and encourage all participants in these races to donate to Special Olympics New Hampshire. Millennium Running founder and owner John Mortimer started the yearly charity program in 2017. Since Millennium Running’s start in 2011, Mortimer proudly notes that his company has been responsible for $1,627,576.81 in donations to non-profit organizations.
The 14 signature events that SONH will be taking part in will see about 40,000 runners in 2024 Mortimer estimates. He acknowledges that most race participants are running for fitness and/or competition, but he says that the running community is aware of his charity program and says, “It makes the runners feel real good about competing.”
SONH athlete, Amy Spotts, is a 5K runner and SONH Athlete Leader with Nashua’s Plus Pride SONH program. She will be leading the charge for other SONH athletes to participate, and she will be running in 15 events in 2024 including her first-ever 10K race. She says her ultimate goal is “To become the first female long-distance runner to represent SONH at a national and international competition.”
Read the Press Release HERE.
Millennium Running Events in NH
Here’s a list of Millennium Running events around the state. Click on the event name for more information and to register! Let’s get moving!
|Super Sunday 4 Miler in Bedford
|St Patty’s 5 + 10k in Portsmouth
|Eastern States 20 miler + ½ marathon in Kittery
|Cheap Marathon in Derry
|Earth Day 5k in Londonderry
|New Castle 5k
|Cinco De Miles 5k in Bedford
|Boot Scoot’n Boogie 5k + Brewfest in Londonderry
|Seafood Fest 5k in Hampton
|NE Half Marathon in Concord
|Trick or Trot 3k
|Yule Light Up the Night in Loudon