WOLFEBORO — Families in Transition (FIT), a Concord, Manchester, Dover, and soon-to-be Wolfeboro-based homeless services provider, will host its first Wicked FIT Run in Wolfeboro on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the Abenaki Ski Area. The family friendly, costume-themed 5K will provide runners and walkers the opportunity to support FIT in their efforts of providing a home and hope to homeless families in the Governor Wentworth Regional School District.
“We’ve had such success with our Wicked FIT Run in Concord, that we decided to add a second location and bring the event to Wolfeboro,” said Maureen Beauregard, president and founder of Families in Transition. “We love to see people come out in costume, participate in the race, and all the while know that they are doing their part to help those most in need in their own community. There are students in this school district who are homeless and we’re hoping that this race will help us to raise awareness of the issue and raise money to do something about it.”
People are encouraged to create teams and dress in costume. Prizes will be awarded in several costume categories, as well as race finish times.
The cost to register, if done before noon on Sept. 27, is $25 for adults over age 20, $15 for individuals ages 11-19, and free for kids under 10. To register as an individual or team go to www.fitnh.org/wickedfitrun . The first 200 people to register will receive a Wicked FIT Run shirt. Same day registrations will be permitted, but will cost an additional $5 per person.
The lead event sponsors include Spectrum Marketing Companies; Jim and Billie Talbott Fund of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation; Meredith Village Savings Bank; Huggins Hospital; First Congregational Church; Paul G. Tessier, PGA Golf Professional; and Wolfeboro First Christian Church. Event sponsorships are still available and can be found at www.fitnh.org/wickedfitrun.
Families in Transition hosts a Halloween-themed 5K Sept. 30 in Wolfeboro. (Courtesy photo)