CONCORD — For the 15th consecutive year, NHTI, Concord’s Community College and Northeast Delta Dental (NEDD) are prepping for their annual 5K road race. The NHTI/Northeast Delta Dental 5K is part of the Concord Area Race Series (CARS), and has become a Concord area “hallmark” event. The race is open to the public, and around 500 runners typically participate.
This year’s race takes place at 6 pm on Friday April 19th on the school’s bucolic campus, which is adjacent to the company’s headquarters. There is also a free children’s “Fun Run” at 6:45 pm.
Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers, and the top three in each of a dozen age brackets, as well as to the top NHTI res hall team and the fastest NHTI alumni. There is a $100 bonus prize for setting a NH state 5K record (male and female), which is quite possible on our fast, flat course!
Registration and pre-race events start at 3 pm, with a post-race BBQ and general celebration continuing until 8 pm. More information and pre-registration forms are available at www.nhti.edu/5k.
The NHTI/Northeast Delta Dental 5K is the primary fundraiser for NHTI’s Jen Kemp Memorial Scholarship. Jen was a graduate of the school’s Sports Management program who passed away unexpectedly in 2004. The fund awards a minimum of three scholarships twice a year (spring and fall semesters) to students who demonstrate strong academic skills and leadership potential, while also being active in campus life and community service at NHTI. Since the inception of this scholarship, nearly $10,000 per year has been awarded to deserving NHTI students helping to make a difference.
In further support of the Jen Kemp Fund there will be a Silent Auction held in conjunction with the race. The auction begins online on Friday April 1st at www.nhti.edu/5k, and closes after the awards ceremonies on the day of the race. Visit the web site to check out the wide variety of items available, put in a bid, and check back regularly to see if anyone has outbid you! (You don’t even have to go to the race to win!)