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:


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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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Spirit of Recovery 5K Pre-registration SHATTERS Previous Record!!!!!

Online registration for the 5th Annual Spirit of Recovery 5K Run/Walk closed last night at midnight. At this time last year, we set a record with 123 participants pre-registered. This year 560 people have pre-registered. FIVE HUNDRED AND SIXTY!! That is a 350% increase!

Race Day registration for the Spirit of Recovery 5K Run/Walk begins at Liberty Mutual Sunday morning at 8:30. We suggest you arrive early to register, as we can only accommodate a total of 700 participants or 140 more than we already have registered.

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Spirit of Recovery 5K Now Part of the DOVER RACE SERIES!!

The DOVER RACE SERIES is a community collaboration of 11 races in Dover, NH. Sponsored by Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, participants who complete any 7 of the 11 races earn a free jacket!

The Spirit of Recovery 5K is a Charter Member of the series. We are the fifth of 11 races in the series.

To register for the Dover Race Series: Dover Race Series Registration Page

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Register before April 18 for your new event T-shirt!

All runners who register before April 18, 2014 will receive a 5th Annual Spirit of Recovery 5K T-shirt.  Register early for yours!

Follow this link to register now: Click here to register for the 5th Annual event!

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5th Annual Spirit of Recovery 5K Run/Walk Details

The 5th Annual Spirit of Recover 5K Run/Walk will be held Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Liberty Mutual in Dover.  Race day registration begins at 8:30 AM and the race starts at 10:00 AM.

The race begins at Liberty Mutual and turns left onto Sixth Street, turning left on Education Way on a tour of the scenic campus of Measured Progress that loops back to Sixth Street and returns to Liberty Mutual.

Click here for a map of the route.



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