The Fourth Annual Father’s Day 5K at Margaritas is Sunday, June 16, 2013. Registration for the event is now open. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to celebrate fatherhood at this family-friendly run/walk presented by Ross Furniture of Dover. Proceeds from the event help the most vulnerable members of our community gain access to desperately needed health care by minimizing financial barriers to doctors, dentists and mental health professionals through Goodwin Community Health.

The Father’s Day 5K is a fun race, on a certified course, complete with margaritas-style food and fiesta. Participants celebrate fatherhood by wearing a necktie to honor the dads, brothers and sons who touch their lives.

Margaritas goes all out to make this a fun 5K and celebrated Father’s Day tradition. “A great morning run or walk in honor of Dad followed by a fun Margaritas style fiesta is a wonderful way to kick off Father’s Day,” says Lara Willard, Race Director and Community Relations Director for Goodwin Community Health. “The necktie theme has really taken off as well. Every year we are seeing more attendees wearing ties.”

Beginner and seasoned runners/walkers can visit http://goodwinch.org/fathers-day-5k-2013/ or http://www.active.com/running/dover-nh/fathers-day-5k-margaritas-2013 for details and registration. Registration forms can be completed online, mailed in or dropped-off at Margarita’s or Ross Furniture. The first two hundred adults to register get a free race T-shirt. Same day registration is available beginning at 7:30am. The race kicks-off at 8:30am. Day of registration is twenty-five dollars for but advanced registration is only twenty dollars for adults and just five dollars for children under twelve. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to collect donations and raise funds for the event by setting up their own fundraising page to collect donations when they register for the event.

The top male and female runner will win a twenty-five dollar gift certificate to Runners Alley. Twenty-five dollar gift certificates to Philbrick’s Sports will go to the top males and females in each of the eleven age divisions: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 plus.

Ross Furniture of Dover is the 2013 underwriter of the Father’s Day 5k at Margaritas and has generously donated a La-Z-Boy Recliner door prize. Additional sponsors include: Measured Progress, Garrison Women’s Health Center, Pelmac Industries Inc., Shaheen & Gordon Law Firm, Holy Rosary Credit Union, Homewood Suites of Dover, Northeast Credit Union, Philbrick Sports, and WERZ 107.1.

Goodwin Community Health is currently seeking donations of used and unwanted neckties. Ties can be dropped off at Goodwin Community Health, 311 Route 108 in Somersworth, or donated on race-day.

Goodwin Community Health is the only 501(c)(3) Community Health Center serving the Greater Strafford County area of New Hampshire and Maine. They make it affordable for local people to access the wellness services and quality primary care that lead to good Physical, Dental and Mental Health. Goodwin Community Health operates on the same principles Mrs. Avis Goodwin started the organization on 43 years ago – everyone deserves access to quality health care, at an affordable price. For more information connect with us on Facebook, at www.GoodwinCH.org. For questions about the Father’s Day 5k, please contact Lara Willard at lwillard@GoodwinCH.org.

Father’s Day 5K Sponsors gather at Margaritas of Dover to kick off the Father’s Day 5K. (L to R) Brian Hughes of Holy Rosary Credit Union, Erik Roy of ross Furniture, Jeff Comeau of Margaritas, Samantha Pellerin of Goodwin community Health, Dr. Joshua Howard of JD Howard Dental, Bob Edwards of Margaritas, Molly Steele of Garrison Women’s Health Center, Rose O’Hare of Northeast Credit Union, and Michelle and Michael Pellerin of Pelmac Industries Inc.
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