Father’s Day 5K Fundraiser Coming Up On June 16

An older gentleman pushes one kid in a stroller while another kid runs along side him.

Portsmouth Herald

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DOVER-Registration is now open for Greater Seacoast Community Health’s annual Father’s Day 5K. This event to be held on Sunday, June 16 at 9 a.m. in Dover. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this family-friendly run/walk. Event proceeds help individuals and families gain access to health care and family support services through Greater Seacoast’s network of community health centers. These include Families First Health & Support Center in Portsmouth and Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth.

The Father’s Day 5K is a part of the Dover Race Series and is run on a USA Track and Field certified course. Anyone who registers before June 1 receives a free race tank or t-shirt.  In addition, families are invited to visit the Kids Fun Zone before, after, or during the race. The Kids Fun Zone has age-appropriate games and activities for younger participants.

“The Father’s Day 5K is a great way for families and friends to spend time together before starting their Father’s Day celebrations,” said Race Director and Community Relations Coordinator Lisa Tetrault-Zhe. “This fun family event allows for plenty of quality time together getting fresh air and exercise. Participants can also feel good that they are helping to support our mission of making health care accessible to everyone in the Seacoast community.”

Registration is open at tinyurl.com/fathers-day-5k. The cost is $25 for teens and adults, $5 for children under 12. Same-day registration is available beginning at 8:00 a.m. and the race will begin at 9 a.m. 

Gift certificates will be awarded to the top runners in each age division.

The mission of Greater Seacoast Community Health is supported in part by our 2024 Partner in Good Health sponsors: Novocure; Bank of New Hampshire; Digital Prospectors; Labcorp; Rochester Opera House; Eastern Bank; Kennebunk Savings; Clark Insurance; Hannaford Supermarkets; Holy Rosary Credit Union; WJP Development, LLC; Bangor Savings Bank; CGI Employee Benefits Group; Cornerstone Financial Planning; Dead River Company; D.F. Richard Energy; Garrison Family Dental; NH Healthy Families; WellSense Health Plan; Wentworth-Douglass Hospital; BrownLaw, PLLC; Palmer Gas & Oil; and Tobey & Merrill Insurance.

For more information visit getcommunityhealth.org/how-to-help/events.

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