SOMETHING WICKED IS COMING TO WOLFEBORO

August 20, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

RUNNERS/WALKERS OF ALL AGES ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN 2ND ANNUAL WICKED FIT RUN IN WOLFEBORO – Families in Transition-New Horizons (FIT-NH) is hosting its second annual Wolfeboro based Wicked FIT Run/Walk 5K on Saturday, September 29, at the Abenaki Ski Area. Pictured is the start of the inaugural race in September of 2017 where nearly 100 people from the area participated and raised funds for the FIT-NH Hope House, a new short-term emergency housing facility located in Wolfeboro for families in the Governor Wentworth Regional School District who are experiencing homelessness.

Families in Transition-New Horizons’ to Hold It’s Wicked FIT Run/Walk

WOLFEBORO, NH – Families in Transition-New Horizons (FIT-NH), a homeless services provider, will hold its second annual Wolfeboro-based Wicked FIT Run on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 10:30 AM at the Abenaki Ski Lodge. All money raised through sponsorships, registrations, and donations will be used at the organizations Hope House, a recently opened short-term emergency housing program for families experiencing homelessness in the Governor Wentworth Regional School District.

This is a family-friendly, costume-themed, 5K, cross country course event. This year’s goal is to have 200 runners/walkers in hopes that they, along with corporate sponsorships, will raise over $10,000 to help “chase away homelessness.”  Any individual that raises over $150 will be titled a “Wicked FIT Superstar” and any team that raises over $500 will be titled “Wicked FIT Superhero’s,” both “Supers” will receive unique, limited edition, event shirts to show their dedication.

“To see people come out in costume to participate in the race is just so much fun,” said Maureen Beauregard, President of Families in Transition-New Horizons. “It’s a great way to get the community together to help raise funds and awareness of the housing and services that we’re now providing in Wolfeboro. Plus, who doesn’t love to see everyone in costume?”People are encouraged to create teams and dress in costume. Prizes will be awarded in several costume categories, as well as race finish times.

Pre-event registration prices are $25 for ages 20 and over, $15 for 11- 19 year olds, and kids 10 and under are free. Same day registration prices go up by $5 each. To register as an individual or team go to www.fitnh.org/wickedfitrun .

The lead event sponsors include Spectrum Marketing Companies, Jim and Billie Talbott Fund of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, All Saints Episcopal Church, and Huggins Hospital. Event sponsorships are still available and can be found at www.fitnh.org/wickedfitrun.

The organization is also holding its seventh annual Wicked FIT Run in Concord, NH, on Saturday, October 27. People are encouraged to participate in that event too.

The mission of Families in Transition-New Horizons is to provide 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 an economic engine to help pay for services that FIT-NH provides. For more information about FIT-NH, the races, Hope House, and stores, visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.

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