5K, kid’s Red Nose Run to benefit homeless

Friday, September 7, 2012

NASHUA – Walkers, runners, children and community members will gather Sept. 16 at First Baptist Church in Nashua to help find a solution to the growing problem of family homelessness.

The fifth annual Anne-Marie House 5K Walk/Run and Red Nose Run for AMH, a separate children’s fun run, will benefit Anne-Marie House, a transitional housing program for homeless children and families in Greater Nashua.

Since 2005, Anne-Marie House has served local homeless children and families by providing safe and temporary housing, wholesome meals, transportation, continuing education and other services such as parenting classes and financial literacy workshops. Nearly 85 percent of Anne-Marie House families achieve independent and sustainable housing and nearly 90 cents of every dollar donated to AMH directly supports resident families and children.

Pre-registration is $20 per person and $25 on the day of the event. Day-of registration begins at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church parking lot. Walkers will get a head start at 2:15 p.m. and runners will depart at 3 p.m. Participants are encouraged to register at and raise pledges to benefit Anne-Marie House. Thanks to a generous donor, all pledges will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000.

In addition, children younger than 9 may take part in the Red Nose Run for AMH. The entry fee for the Red Nose Run is $5 per child and includes a red clown nose, goodie bag and free circus ticket to the Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Event highlights include medals to top finishers in each age group, goodie bags and T-shirts for the first 200 participants, free post-race chowder courtesy of Weathervane Seafood Restaurant, music, and prizes to the top fundraising team and individual. To register or more information, visit or contact Jennifer Lorrain, Anne-Marie House director of development, at 883-7338, ext. 5, or

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