With a generous $4000 donation from store manager Larry Poliquin, Hannaford Supermarket in Bristol, NH, has become the title sponsor for this year’s 25th anniversary running of the New Hampshire Marathon.
The NH Marathon, first held in 1993 as a single race event run mainly around Newfound Lake, has evolved into four different events: the 26.2 mile marathon, a 13.1 mile half marathon, a 10k race, as well as a kids’ marathon run in sections that finishes on race day.]
Now, over a thousand runners from New Hampshire and across the U. S. as well as international runners flock to Bristol, NH, each year to compete in these prestigious events. Both the marathon and half marathon have been recognized as superior events by Runners’ World and the 100 Half Marathons Club. This year, its 25th anniversary, the event will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
Over the years, donors’ fees, race entry fees, and funds from related events have contributed nearly $250,000 to three local organizations: the Tapply-Thompson Community Center, the Circle Program, and Camp Mayhew. These groups provide important support to area youth through year-round programs.