Over 300 Participate in Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk & Kids' Fun Run

May 5th, 2017

5k run start

Runners charge at the sound of the starting pistol at the 10th Annual 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Fun Run

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Sport Medicine program hosted its 10th Annual 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Fun Run on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Over 300 participants enjoyed beautiful weather as they kicked off a healthy and active spring. First place male and female runners went to Keene residents: Kurt Hackler with a time of 16:44 and Heidi Westover with a time of 18:10. Full race results and photos can be viewed at

Over $11,000 was raised. Proceeds help to provide Sports Medicine services to the community, including up-to-date rehabilitation equipment, concussion testing, supplies to prevent and treat injuries, and local Sports Medicine education. The event was made possible through the support of many community sponsors, including: Platinum: Surgi-Care Gold: Arthrex, Bulldog Designs, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Keene Swamp Bats, Nissan of Keene, and DePuy Synthes Silver: Fairfield’s Auto, The MacMillin Company, Savings Bank of Walpole and Port-o-lite Bronze: Fenton Family Dealerships, Nancy Thompson/Masiello Real Estate, The Monadnock Conservancy, NBT Bank, The Melanson Company, State Farm Insurance Ed Kingsbury, Greenwald Realty, Parissi Speed School, Target, US Foods, and GemGraphics Media: Monadnock Radio Group and The Keene Sentinel. 

Save the date for next year’s 5K Race/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Cheshire Health Foundation engages our community to provide financial support advancing the health and wellness mission of Cheshire Medical Center. Charitable giving to Cheshire Health Foundation provides the resources needed to help our local Medical Center meet the breadth of healthcare demands in our thriving community. For more information visit or call 603-354-6810.

About Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a nonprofit community hospital and clinic with a mission to lead our community to become the nation's healthiest through our clinical and service excellence, collaboration, and compassion for every patient, every time. Founded by CMC/DH, Healthy Monadnock is a community-wide health initiative designed to actively engage the citizens of Cheshire County in the process of becoming the nation's healthiest community. Cheshire Medical Center is a Dartmouth-Hitchcock affiliate hospital. To learn more, call 603-354-5400 or visit