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Courtesy of Bridges Domestic & Sexual Violence Support of Nashua and Milford.




Kelly Mann Memorial 5K and 3K Run/Walk

When: Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.)
Where: Begins and ends at Sunset Heights Elementary School, 15 Osgood Road, Nashua
Cost: $25 registration (includes raffle ticket and running accessory bag)
Visit: bridgesnh.org




Building Bridges
Kelly Mann Memorial 5K run and walk returns

09/22/16
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 For the first time in several years, all three daughters of Kelly Mann, a Nashua woman who was killed by her husband in 2004, will be at the starting line of the 5K and 3K that’s held in her honor each year.

The 11th annual Kelly Mann Memorial 5K and 3K Fun Run and Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, at Sunset Heights Elementary School in Nashua.
All proceeds from the race will benefit crisis intervention services at Bridges, a nonprofit dedicated to providing support for victims of domestic and sexual violence that has offices in Nashua and Milford. 
Pamela Auer, development director at Bridges, credits Mann’s daughters for the race.
“The two older girls actually had come to us [at Bridges] and said they wanted something done in their mother’s name to support the work that we do, and so that’s how this race was born,” Auer said.
Auer said both the 5K and the 3K will begin and end at the elementary school, with different routes along several neighboring streets for each of them.
“You can choose to run or walk on them; the course is very flat all throughout,” she said.
Raffle prizes and running bags at the end of the race are meant to make the event a fun one for the whole family.
“Basically, every single runner or walker will get a raffle ticket when they enter,” Auer said. “And you can also buy them before or after the event as well as while the race is going on. Prizes are pulled so that when people get back from the race, there will be a board that will show the winners of each raffle item.”
All of the prizes that will be given out have been donated, according to Auer. Several gift cards and certificates will be given out, including a $25 gift certificate to Not Your Average Joe’s, a $400 gift certificate to Shattuck Paving in Milford, and a weekend stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Other prizes will include wine baskets, a Starbucks basket, gift cards to Amazon and Cinemagic, and much more.
The running bags, which will also be given out to every participating runner or walker, will contain key chains, running shoe laces, and other accessories that have been donated.
Trophies will be awarded to the top three male and female overall finishers of each race. Medals will also be awarded to the top three male and female finishers of several different age groups; for runners ages 9 and under, 10 to 15, 16 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69, 70 to 79, 80 to 89, and 90 and older. The first 200 registrants will receive an official race T-shirt.
Bridges provided services to more than 2,300 women and children living in the greater Nashua or Souhegan Valley areas in 2015 alone. In addition to the two crisis centers, the organization offers a 24-hour-a-day support hotline for victims and survivors. 





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