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    May 08, 2017



    Children's Museum's 32nd 5K Another Success


    (Dover, NH – May 6, 2017) – Despite the damp weather, over 500 runners registered and participated in the Children's Museum of New Hampshrie 5K Road Race/Walk and Kid-venture Course. Kara Lamprey, who broke her leg earlier this week while training for the museum's 5K, was the guest of honor and got to shoot off the starter gun for this first race in the Seacoast Road Race Series. "We were sorry to hear what happened to Kara and felt this was the least we could do for her," shared Communications Director Neva Cole.


    Kara joined 5 year old Lila in the VIP Tent during the race. Lila raised $455 in support of the Children's Museum of New Hampshire through CrowdRise, winning her a special tent, snacks and attendants. "This is awesome!" enthused Lila when asked how she liked the special treatment.


    New this year, the Kid-venture Course, organized in partnership with The Works Family Health and Fitness Center, for kids ages 1-12 was a big success. Kids went through the exhibit-themed challenges in waves based on age. The youngest competitors went over the hurdles and through the caterpillar tunnels with parents close by, while the older kids sped through a dino egg drop and painting with water guns with serious concentration on getting to the finish line. Everyone got blue ribbons and were then entered into a raffle to win one of four Philbrick's gift baskets.


    The hospitality tent was stocked with pizza from La Festa Brick and Brew Pizzeria, sandwiches from River Bend Pizza and Subs, pasteries and bagels from Harvey's Bakery, Bagel Grounds and Panera Bread, oranges and bananas from Walmart, granola bars and water from Hannaford Supermarkets, cold brewed coffee from Flight Coffee Company, hot coffee from Aroma Joes, and a Tasty Toppings Yogurt bar featuring Stonyfield yogurt and toppings provided by Hannaford Supermarkets.


    In the middle of Henry Law Park sat the 2017 Midnight Edition Nissan Maxima from Port City Nissan. Darren from Port City was on hand to share details about this special car, which is part of the museum's Car or Cash Raffle. One winner, chosen at an event at Port City Nissan on May 23, will get to choose between the car worth over $40k or $20,000 cash.


    After the Kid-venture Course, Mike Pomp, local radio personality and 5K MC announced the winners and handed out prizes provided by Weathervane Seafoods, Runner's Alley and Philbrick's Sports. With a time of 16:33, Jim Johnson of Madison, NH won first place overall for men and with a record breaking time of 17:55, Corey Dowe of Barrington, NH won first place overall for women. Corey broke Denise Sandahl's 2013 record of 18:38.


    Michael Dinan from North Hampton was the first runner pushing a stroller to cross the finish line. He and his daughter were awarded a special gift card to Twice the Fun in Dover. 


    The Children's Museum of New Hampshire thanks all participants, sponsors, volunteers and donors for their support for their 32nd race. Race sponsors include Sprague, The Works Family Health & Fitness Center, Relyco, Willem Verweij Physical Therapy, La Festa Brick & Brew Pizzeria, Runner’s Alley, Weathervane,  Seacoast Spine & Sports Injuries Clinic, Hannaford, Philbrick’s Sports, Atlantic Gymnastics Training Center, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller & Durkin, P.A., Calling All Cargo Moving & Storage, Dover Honda and FORMAX.


    About the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire


    The not-for-profit Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located at 6 Washington Street in Dover and offers two levels of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children from newborn to middle school. Children can explore a wide range of subjects, from dinosaurs, music and aeronautics to world cultures, art and natural history. Open year-round, the Silver LEED-certified museum specializes in creating memorable family learning experiences and works closely with schools, social service agencies and educators. The museum also hosts a variety of live performances, workshops, classes and special events for families. For more information, please call the museum at (603) 742-2002 or visit www.childrens-museum.org

    Neva Cole, Communications Director
    neva@childrens-museum.org, (603) 742-2002