HUNDREDS RUN IN CONSTUMES AND BRAVE THE WEATHER TO RAISE MONEY FOR HOMELESS SERVICES AGENCY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 27, 2018

For more information, contact Michele Talwani: 603.641.9441 ext. 239

Families in Transition-New Horizons hosted their Wicked FIT Run for the seventh year, on Saturday, October 27, 2018, in Concord, NH. Over 250 community members dressed up and participated in this signature 5k event to help support FIT-NH mission to end homelessness in New Hampshire. Over $30,000 was raised which will be used by the organization to help pay for the housing and services they provide to families and individuals in Concord, Manchester, Dover, and Wolfeboro, NH. Pictured is the start of the race.

OVER $30,000 RAISED TO “CHASE AWAY HOMELESSNESS” THROUGH WICKED FIT RUN 5K IN CONCORD

Weather Doesn’t Keep Community Members from Running and Walking in Support of Families in Transition-New Horizons

CONCORD, NH – Families in Transition-New Horizons’ (FIT-NH) Wicked FIT Run returned to Concord for its seventh annual, costume-themed 5k Run/Walk dedicated to “chasing away homelessness” in New Hampshire. The race in Concord had 500 registered participants, half of whom attended and braved the cold and rain, who raised over $30,000 to support FIT-NH’s mission of providing safe and affordable housing and social services to homeless families and individuals.

FIT-NH provided housing and services in Concord, Manchester, and Dover, NH, to 495 people in 2017, 235 of whom were children. Since the Wicked FIT Run began in 2012, the event has raised over $175,000, which is enough to provide housing to 20 families for six months.

“I love the people who come out to do this event,” said Wicked FIT Run Co-chair, Rev. Gayle Murphy of Concord, NH. “Some do it for the fun of running in costumes, some to support Families in Transition-New Horizons. But, for whatever reason, we’re out there together. It’s the people who make the race successful and fun and of course all for a great cause!”

The lead event sponsors include Spectrum Marketing, Well Sense Health Plan, Granite State Credit Union, Great Bridge Properties, the Gilson Family Foundation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Paradigm Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., NH Healthy Families, GTI Spindle Technology Inc., Elliot Health System, Manchester OB/GYN, and MRP Mitigation Restoration Professionals.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WINS 7TH ANNUAL CONCORD WICKED FIT RUN – The rain and cold didn’t dampen the spirits of the hundreds of participants in Families in Transition – New Horizons 7th Annual Concord Wicked FIT Run. The certified 5k is popular for the serious runner, weekend jogger, and casual walkers as the money raised by the event is used by the nonprofit to provide housing and services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness in Concord, Manchester, Dover, and Wolfeboro, NH. Pictured is the winner and fastest runner of the race, Liam Conery of Concord, NH

Families in Transition-New Horizons is a nonprofit organization that provides hunger relief, emergency shelter, safe affordable housing, and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or in need, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. FIT-NH also owns and operates OutFITters Thrift Store in Manchester, NH, which serves as economic engine to help pay for services that FIT-NH provides. For more information about FIT-NH, the race, and store, visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.

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