On August 25, 2015, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire will be the site for the 25th Annual New Hampshire State Police D.A.R.E. Classic 5K Road Race. The five-kilometer race will begin at 6:30 PM and will be open to all runners. Pre-registration is $25.00 on or before August 18th, and $30.00 thereafter. Registration for the 5K-road race will also be taken on the evening of the event. T-shirts will be given to the first three hundred runners who register. There will be a team category for law enforcement teams, as well as awards for individual men and women in eight age categories (12 and under / 13-19 / 20-29 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 and 70+). There will also be many random merchandise drawings following the race.
In addition, there will be a free one-mile fun walk/run at 5:30 PM for children, parents and anyone else who wishes to participate. No registration is required for the fun walk/run.
There will a number of on-site activities such as a demonstration by the New Hampshire State Police K-9 Unit, Drill Team, Motorcycle Unit and the E.O.D. Unit. Also on display will be the New Hampshire State Police Helicopter.
All of the race proceeds will be forwarded to the New Hampshire D.A.R.E. Program, which will use the money to help fund D.A.R.E. educational classes throughout the state. The D.A.R.E. Program teaches students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives.
Major sponsors of this event continue to be the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Hannaford Supermarkets, H.P. Hood, Whelen Engineering, McDonald’s Restaurants, The Windmill Family Restaurant, C.G. Roxanne Castle Springs, The Ted Williams Museum, New Hampshire Troopers Association, Coca-Cola, and Northeast Delta Dental.
Further information and registration may be obtained by going online at:
By Tiffany Eddy
Just before Christmas, on a cold blustery night, my husband and I said goodnight to our company, locked-up the house, checked the doors and set the alarm. That's not the way it was 15 years earlier, when I first came to NewHampshire -- back then I felt no need for house alarms.
In a time that seems so long ago, I loved the fact that bad things didn't happen here. We never bothered locking the doors. We didn't need an alarm, we were safe. That was until one tragic night in Mont Vernon a few years ago. There's not a night now where I don't double-check the alarm, make sure it's set, and think about what was senselessly taken from all of us in a profoundly tragic and violent manner.
Back to that early morning, just two days before Christmas. Our alarm sounded and alerted 911. Before we could fully react, two troopers were outside our home -- ready, making sure my family was safe. - Read the
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