June 4, 2015
In celebration of SNHU Veterans Week 2015, the inaugural Penmen for Patriots 5K will be held on SNHU’s Manchester campus (USATF certified) on November 14 at 10:30 a.m. Net proceeds from the race will benefit Easter Seals Veterans Count.
Veterans Count provides critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families, to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being. Veterans Count provides veterans and their families with employment counseling, emergency financial assistance, mental health support, deployment support, and substance abuse services.
The Penmen for Patriots 5K starts directly in front of the SNHU Student Center. The course consists of two loops, which encompasses portions of the beautiful SNHU campus on both the east and west sides of North River Road. The race ends in front of the SNHU Athletic Complex. We will post times, present awards, and provide post-race refreshments in the small gym in the Athletic Complex.
The event is presented by Granite Group Benefits, LLC in coordination with event sponsors Delta Dental, Service Credit Union, TF Moran, and Foss Motors. There will be $100, $75 and $50 cash prizes for the top male/female finishers and $75 bookstore cards for the top male/female SNHU students. Long-sleeve shirts will be provided to all runners who register by 10/16/15; early race packet pick-up is available from 8 a.m. -8 p.m. on November 13 at the SNHU Fitness Center.
The online registration will close on November 11; cash and credit card registration will be accepted the day of the race.
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