Early bib pickup Saturday May 14 at Federal Savings Bank in Dover!

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Early bib (and T shirt) pickup for the 7th Annual Spirit of Recovery 5K will be held Saturday May 14, 2016 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM at:

Federal Savings Bank
633 Central Avenue
Dover, NH 03820
603-742-4680

Early bird in-person registration will also be available during this time.

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Registration is now open for 7th Annual Spirit of Recovery 5K!!

Be sure to register before April 18, 2016 to receive a free race T-Shirt!

Click below to register:

Click here to register for the 7th Annual Spirit of Recovery 5K Run/Walk

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Congratulations to the winners!

Congratulations to Nathan Huppe of Dover, who set a new race record of 16:54 and to Sara West, also of Dover, who finished first with a time of 22:27!

Special Thanks to Federal Savings Bank and to C&J Bus Lines for being such excellent sponsors!

Full results can be seen here:

6th Annual Spirit of Recovery 5K results

Nathan Huppe of Dover, Men's winner of the 2015 Spirit of Recovery 5K

sara west award

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Congratulations to our raffle winner!

Congratulations to Jamie Cassell of Dover, winner of two round trip tickets from Portsmouth to New York City on C&J Bus Lines.

Raffle winner Jamie Cassell of Dover with her daughter Mili

Thanks also to C&J for sponsoring the Spirit of Recovery 5K!

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Great offer from C&J Bus Lines! Register for the race, get a chance at free tickets to New York!

C&J Bus Lines has made a special offer!

Register for The Spirit of Recovery 5K between 4/30/15 and 5/6/15 to be entered into a drawing for 2 FREE tickets from Portsmouth to New York City, a $300 value!

Our thanks to C&J for being such great sponsors!

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Spirit of Recovery 5K Run/Walk announces cash prizes!

New for this year, the fastest male and fastest female finishers at the 6th Annual Spirit of Recovery 5K Run/Walk will receive cash prizes of $100 each!

Fastest finishers in each of 12 age/gender groups will receive $25 gift certificates from Runner’s Alley!

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New sponsors – C&J Bus Lines and Federal Savings Bank

C&J Bus Lines and Federal Savings bank have become platinum level sponsors of the Spirit of Recovery 5K Run/Walk. We thank them for their support!

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Exciting news expected regarding sponsorship and prizes in 2015!

The Spirit of Recovery 5K Race Committee are working on some developments regarding sponsorship and prizes in 2015.

 

Stay tuned for news  early next year!

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The results are in!

A new women’s course record was set today at the 5th Annual Spirit of Recovery 5K by Carianne Blain of Dover, NH, who finished in 19:34.22.  Congratulations!

Congratulations also to Garrett Gleeson of Dover, who finished with the fastest time of 17:43.56!

Here are the full race results:

http://coolrunning.com/results/14/nh/May18_5thAnn_set1.shtml

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5th Annual Spirit of Recovery 5K Pre-Race Remarks

By popular request, we are posting the remarks made by race director Mike Lilly prior to the start of today’s 5th Annual Spirit of Recovery 5K.

Welcome to the Spirit of Recovery 5K Run/Walk!!  Most of you know that this event is part of the Dover Race Series.  We want to thank Wentworth-Douglass Hospital for sponsoring the Dover Race Series and encouraging so many of you to come out and join us today.

Last year, we had our biggest race ever, handing out 162 bibs.  Today we have completely obliterated that record, with 671 bibs.  Thank you to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and to you all!

Today we celebrate the Spirit of Recovery!!

What is recovery? – Think of a man or woman in your life who is warm, friendly, loving and loyal to their family, who is helpful to others and on whom you can always count; someone you are proud to call a friend; perhaps even someone standing next to you right now.

Think of another person you may know who is consistently under the influence of alcohol or other substances, on whom you can never count, who is totally selfish and treats their friends and family poorly. Recovery is the process through which the second person transforms into that first person.

Recovery happens all the time at the Triangle Club on 120 Broadway here in Dover.  This event helps keep the doors of the club open for any man or woman wishing to find recovery, at no charge to themselves.

We thank you for coming.  We hope you all achieve a personal record today.  Thanks to the Triangle Club, a lot of men and women will be setting another kind of personal record today:  one more day of living a new life, free of the obsession to drink or take drugs.

If, during today’s race, you come to a spot that is particularly challenging and you feel like letting up, remember this:

By persevering in the face of adversity, you add strength to the Spirit of Recovery and make it possible for men and women from all around the Tri-city region to live a better life.

 

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