Dover, NH, June 1, 2017 – On Sunday June 18th, Goodwin Community Health will stage its 8th annual Father’s Day 5K at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant in Dover. With registration still open, the Somersworth community health center invites area residents of all experience levels to run, jog, or walk with them as they celebrate fatherhood in all of its forms. Sponsored by New Hampshire Healthy Families, Pelmac Industries, and Margaritas, all proceeds from the annual event will go toward the work that Goodwin does to bring quality and affordable healthcare to the residents of Greater Strafford County.


The Father’s Day 5K is a proud member of the Dover Race Series and takes place on a certified course, complete with complimentary breakfast burritos and other Margaritas-style food and fiesta after the race.


This year, Goodwin’s annual 5K comes on heels of the organization’s announced intention to merge with Families First Health and Support Center of Portsmouth. By joining forces, the two groups plan to pioneer a regionalized delivery system to deliver integrated care to the Seacoast.

“There are big things on the horizon for the way Goodwin and Families First serve their respective communities, but family-friendly traditions like the Father’s Day 5K are a reminder of deep hometown roots that Goodwin has planted in this neighborhood,” says Travis R. Morin, Goodwin’s Marketing Director and first time 5K Race Director.

“Organizing a 5K is a new experience for me, but with all of the amazing support from the community this race almost seems to ‘run’ itself – pun intended!”

Those looking to participate in this year’s race can follow this link for details and registration.  Registration forms can be completed online, or printed out and mailed to Goodwin Community Health at 311 Route 108 in Somersworth. Same day registration is available beginning at 8:00am and the race will begin at 9:00am. Day of registration is $25.00 dollars, but advanced registration is only $20.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under twelve.  All participants are encouraged to wear a necktie to honor fathers, grandfathers, and other father-figures that play a special role in our lives.

The top male and female runner will each win a $50.00 gift certificate to Runners Alley.  Gift certificates to Philbrick’s Sports will go to the top males and females in each of the twelve age divisions:  14 and under, 15-19,  20-24, 25-29,  30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-69, and 70+.


New Hampshire Healthy Families -a health care enterprise that helps to bring affordable and reliable health care plans to Granite Staters- joins Pelmac Industries and Margaritas as the 5K’s top sponsors.  Additional sponsors include: Philbrick’s Sports, Liberty Mutual, Convenient MD, Well Sense Health Plan, Service Credit Union, Garrison Women’s Health, Northeast Credit Union, Clark Insurance, Quest Diagnostics, Runner’s Alley, Dover Women’s Health, and Dead River Company.

Goodwin Community Health is the only 501©(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 behavioral health. For more information on the Father’s Day 5K visit www.GoodwinCH.org or www.doverraceseries.com.


For questions, please contact Travis R. Morin at tmorin@goodwinch.org.

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