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

April 21, 2014
Keene, NH

John and Jean Hoffman

A picture of health and inspiration, John and Jean Hoffman, winners in the 70+ age bracket and Healthy Monadnock Champions, cross the finish line together in the 7th Annual Sports Medicine 5K.

(Keene, NH, 4/18/2014) - Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene’s Sport Medicine program hosted its 7th Annual 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Fun Run on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Children, ranging from one to ten years old, enjoyed the Kids’ Fun Run and received gold medals for their efforts. The walkers began next and included novice, ‘first time 5Kers’ through experienced speed walkers. Elite, experienced, and novice runners, including area athletes, rounded out the event for the 10:30 am 5K Run. A total of 503 participants, including over 80 Healthy Monadnock 2020 Champions, took part in this inspiring event. Race day results and photos can be viewed at

Over $11,000 was raised for Sports Medicine services to the community, including up-to-date rehabilitation equipment, local sports medical coverage, team physician coverage, and local Sports Medicine education. The event was made possible through the support of many community sponsors, including: Gold: Bulldog Athletic Designs, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Nissan of Keene Silver: Fairfields, g. housen, Savings Bank of Walpole Bronze: MacMillin, Melanson Co., Port-o-lite, State Farm Insurance Ed Kingsbury, Target, Ted’s Shoe and Sport Media: Monadnock Radio Group, Monadnock Shopper News, and The Keene Sentinel.

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is a non-profit 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/D-HK, Health Monadnock 2020 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 by 2020. To learn more, call 603-354-5400 or visit

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