SOMETHING WICKED IS COMING TO THE LAKES REGION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For information, contact: Michele Talwani, 603-641-9441 ext. 239

RUNNERS/WALKERS OF ALL AGES ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE – Families in Transition, a nonprofit homeless services agency, is bringing their signature Wicked FIT Run 5k to Wolfeboro, NH, on Saturday, September 30, at the Abenaki Ski Area. All funds raised at the Wolfeboro Wicked FIT Run will go towards providing funding for the organization’s Hope House, which will be located in Wolfeboro and will provide housing and services to families experiencing homelessness in the Governor Wentworth School District.  Pictured are race participants from last years Wicked FIT Run in Concord, NH.

SOMETHING WICKED IS COMING TO THE LAKES REGION

Families in Transition’s Halloween Themed 5K Expands To Wolfeboro

WOLFEBORO, NH – Families in Transition (FIT), a Concord, Manchester, Dover, and soon-to-be Wolfeboro, NH, based homeless services provider, will host its first Wicked FIT Run in Wolfeboro, NH, on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at 10:30 AM at the Abenaki Ski Area. The family friendly, costume-themed, 5K, will provide runners and walkers the opportunity to support FIT in their efforts of providing a home and hope to homeless families in the Governor Wentworth Regional School District. 

“We’ve had such success with our Wicked FIT Run in Concord, that we decided to add a second location and bring the event to Wolfeboro,” said Maureen Beauregard, President and Founder of Families in Transition. “We love to see people come out in costume, participate in the race, and all the while know that they are doing their part to help those most in need in their own community. There are students in this school district who are homeless and we’re hoping that this race will help us to raise awareness of the issue and raise money to do something about it.”

People are encouraged to create teams and dress in costume. Prizes will be awarded in several costume categories, as well as race finish times.

The cost to register, if done before noon on September 27, is $25 for adults over age 20, $15 for individuals aged 11-19, and free for kids under 10. To register as an individual or team go to www.fitnh.org/wickedfitrun . The first 200 people to register will receive a Wicked FIT Run shirt. Same day registrations will be permitted, but will cost an additional $5 per person. 

The lead event sponsors include Spectrum Marketing Companies; Jim and Billie Talbott Fund of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation; Meredith Village Savings Bank; Huggins Hospital; First Congregational Church; Paul G. Tessier, PGA Golf Professional; and Wolfeboro First Christian Church. Event sponsorships are still available and can be found at www.fitnh.org/wickedfitrun.

Families in Transition is a nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing and 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, which serve as economic engines to help pay for services that FIT provides. For more information about FIT, the race, and stores, visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.

 

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