FAMILIES IN TRANSITION HOSTS FAMILY-FRIENDLY 5K

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2012
For more information, contact: Michele Talwani – 603.641.9441 ext. 239

Proceeds from the event will go towards housing and services for homeless families and individuals.

CONCORD, NH – Families in Transition (FIT), a Manchester- and Concord-based homeless services provider, is hosting the Wicked FIT Run, a family-friendly 5k run/walk dedicated to chasing away homelessness in New Hampshire. The event will be held on Saturday, October 27, starting at 9am at Rollins Park in Concord, NH. Proceeds from the Wicked FIT Run will go towards helping FIT provide housing and services to homeless families and individuals in Concord and Manchester. There will also be a free shorter Kids Run and activities. Halloween costumes are strongly encouraged and prizes will be awarded in many categories, including the best individual and themed team costume.

“We are very excited for the inaugural Wicked FIT Run,” said FIT President Maureen Beauregard. “It will be a fun way for Families in Transition to spread the word about FIT’s mission in the Concord community.”

The event is sponsored by Cityside Management Corporation, NHHEAF Network Organizations, Bank of New Hampshire, Lincoln Financial Group, MTS Services, New Hampshire Housing, The Demaree Family, Altos Marketing, Centrix Bank, Taylor Rental, Anagnost Companies, Banks Chevrolet, Coco, Early & Associates, Foothills Physical Therapy, Gondwana & Divine Clothing Co., Manchester Area Human Resources Association, Mason + Rich, CPA, Merrimack County Savings Bank and NH Accounting Firm, LLC.

The first 200 people to register for the Wicked FIT Run will receive a free t-shirt. Pre-event registration ends October 25, 2012. Registration for the 5K is $25 for adults 20 and older and $15 for youth 13-19. The 5K and Kids Race are free for children 12 and under. To register, volunteer, sponsor or to get more information, go to www.fitnh.org/wickedfitrun or call 603.641.9441 ext. 242.

Families in Transition is a nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing and comprehensive social services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. FIT also owns and operates two thrift stores in Manchester and Concord, NH, as well as a newly established commercial cleaning company, FIT Cleaning Solutions, all of which serve as economic engines to help pay for services that FIT provides. For more information about FIT, the stores, and the commercial cleaning company visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.

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