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Memorial Bridge Road Race Raises Over $32K

The Community Child Care Center (CCCC) and Prescott Park Arts Festival (PPAF) wish to thank all sponsors, runners, and volunteers who made the 1st Annual Memorial Bridge Road Race a huge success on October 12th! We welcomed back the bridge starting from Badger's Island, Kittery, running into downtown Portsmouth, around to Prescott Park.

Over 890 registrants raised over $32,000 for our two non-profit organizations to benefit quality early learning and before & after school care, and affordable arts and entertainment to greater seacoast families.This event was part of the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce Community Road Race Series, underwritten by Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

A HUGE thank you to the Chamber of Commerce and all race sponsors: Title Sponsor Interventional Spine Medicine, Bronze Sponsors Long Term Care Partners and Beswick Engineering, Ribbon Sponsors HM Payson and Lyons Law Office, Finisher Sponsors Federal Savings Bank, Jim Collins at Bluewater Mortgage, Portsmouth Quality Flooring, Schwartz & Roman, PLLC, and Terra Cotta Pasta, Fan Sponsors First Colebrook Bank, Georgetown Bank, Kittery Trading Post, Newmarket International, Optima Bank, Piscataqua Savings Bank, Tidal Media Group, and UST Logistic, Media Sponsors Seacoast Media Group, WOKQ, and ClearChannel Radio.

Thank you to Portsmouth, Kittery, and the NH DOT for permission to do the bridge crossing, donors Runner's Alley, Portsmouth Indoor Pool, Pedal Power Bike Shop, Putnam's Ski & Snowboard Shop, Common Man Restaurant, Community Oven, Margaritas Restaurant, Shio Restaurant, Flatbread Pizza, Hebert's Restaurant for all prizes, British Beer Company, Nestle Waters, When Pigs Fly Bread, Hannaford and Shaw's Supermarkets for food and water.

Thank you to all volunteers from Bauer, Heinemann Publishing, Inhouse Worldwide, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, friends of PPAF and CCCC, Seacoast Asset Management, Steve Scott Photography, and so many more! We could not have done this event without you!

Read our full letter here (PDF).