Father’s Day 5K Supports Health Care for All

Dover, NH- Registration is now open for the annual Father’s Day 5K to be held on Sunday, June 18, 2023 in Dover. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this family-friendly run/walk. Proceeds from the event help individuals and families gain access to comprehensive health and dental care, and family support services through Greater Seacoast Community Health.

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.

“Our 5K is a wonderful way to start your Father’s Day celebration,” said Race Director and Community Relations Coordinator Lisa Tetrault-Zhe. “Families and friends spend time together, getting fresh air and exercise, while supporting access to health care for everyone. Be sure to check out our new Kids Fun Zone.”

Beginner and seasoned runners/walkers can visit runsignup.com/Race/NH/Dover/FathersDay5K for race details and registration. 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 given to the top runners in each age division.

Top sponsors through Greater Seacoast’s Partners in Good Health program are Bank of New Hampshire; Digital Prospectors; and Novocure. Additional sponsors include: Eastern Bank; Kennebunk Savings; Labcorp; Liberty Mutual Insurance; Piscataqua Savings Bank; Clark Insurance; Core Physicians; NH Healthy Families; Palmer Gas & Oil; CGI Employee Benefits Group; D.F. Richard Energy; Garrison Family Dental; Granite Bay Wealth Management; Holy Rosary Credit Union; Northeast Credit Union; Partners Bank; Portsmouth Regional Hospital; Sprague, Well Sense Health Plan; and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.

Greater Seacoast Community Health is a network of community health centers providing primary care, pediatrics, dental care, prenatal care, behavioral health counseling, substance use disorder treatment, mobile health services, WIC, social work services, a pharmacy, parenting classes, playgroups and home visiting. The network includes Families First in Portsmouth, Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth, and Lilac City Pediatrics at both locations.

Services are open to everyone and aim to be respectful, recovery-friendly, LGBTQ-affirming and trauma-informed. For more information visit getcommunityhealth.org.

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