Exeter Events and Tents is proud to be part of the 1st annual New Hampshire Race for the Cure. We are very excited to have presented a grant from our Quest to Reinvest to a world class, non-profit organization who dedicates their time to fight for the cure to breast cancer. The grant we awarded ensures all of the participants, survivors, and supporters of The Cure will be covered in half a dozen of our elegant tents at Portsmouth, NH’s historic Strawbery Banke.
Our professional installers are committed to the smooth and timely setup and removal of our tents while respecting the history and beauty of Strawbery Banke’s property. As a past participant of many non-profit races held in Massachusetts, we know this event will be well attended with a festival-like atmosphere. Mark your calendars to come out and help us support and celebrate the courageous stories that sum up: “I AM THE CURE”.
1st NH Komen Race set for May 12th in Portsmouth
Komen Race for the Cure Coming to NH’s Seacoast
MANCHESTER, Vt. – The Vermont-New Hampshire Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists and the global leader of the breast cancer movement, has announced that the first-ever New Hampshire Race for the Cure will take place on May 12, 2012, in Portsmouth New Hampshire’s historic Strawbery Banke.
“We’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time,”says Debbie Peretz, the Affiliate President. “The logistics, managing a New Hampshire Race from Vermont, were challenging. Now, having two totally committed Seacoast residents, Race Co-chairs Jacqui Bryan and Marci Francis, on the ground, knowing the lay of the land, we’re confident that the New Hampshire Race series will be a big success.”
Since its inception in 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure®,the innovator of the Race for the Cure series has raised and invested more than $1.9 billion in the worldwide fight to eliminate breast cancer.
Regionally, the Vermont Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure came into being in 1993, became the Vermont-New Hampshire Affiliate in 2003, and will be celebrating its 20th Annual Race for the Cure in Manchester, Vermont in July of 2012. The Affiliate has raised more than $7.5 million since ’93. Of that total, more than $5.7 million directly benefited breast cancer education, screening and treatment in the two states and more than $1.8 million supported Komen’s Grants research program.
Volunteers of all stripes, for both pre-Race and Race Day positions, are needed now, as are corporate and individual sponsors.
New Hampshire Race Information
Registration and Race Number Pick-up
Pick up your Race Packet on Friday from noon to 7 p.m. at Runner’s Alley at 104 Congress Street in Portsmouth. Registration opens at Strawbery Banke Mueseum at 7 a.m. Saturday morning.
7:00 a.m. Registration opens
8:30 a.m. Survivor Gathering & Photo
8:45 a.m. Registration closes
9:00 a.m. 5K Coed Run/Walk
10:15 a.m. Kids for the Cure Fun Run
11:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony
Race Numbers, T-shirts & Goodies
The first 1,800 entrants will receive a short‑sleeved t‑shirt and a Race bag to collect product samples and coupons. Shirts will be distributed on a first‑come, first‑served basis at number pick‑up. Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee a particular size.
Prizes will be awarded to the first three overall male and female runners and walkers and the first three overall breast cancer survivor runners and walkers. All Kids for the Cure participants will receive pirzes.
Race Raffle and Silent Auction
Don’t forget to buy raffle tickets to win great prizes and get to the Race site early to bid on a great selection of items in our Silent Auction.
Race for the Cure® Merchandise
Bring home the spirit of this wonderful day and support the Race all year round with Komen New Hampshire Race for the Cure® shirts, hats, bandanas, fanny packs, mugs, a variety of pins and more.
More Fun for Kids!
We know the kids have to wait around while the grown ups walk and run, so this year, we’re including many activities to keep them entertained with arts and crafts, face painting and much, much more.