A note for readers within reasonable distance of Portsmouth, New Hampshire: mark your calendar for the annual St. Charles Children’s Home 5k road race on Labor Day. Runners and walkers are welcome – I’ll be among the walkers – and the course is pleasant and flat along the streets of Pease Tradeport. Proceeds go to the St. Charles Children’s Home, where the Daughters of Mary Mother of Healing Love (AKA the Running Nuns) provide behavioral treatment for troubled kids referred by area school districts.
This will be the nineteenth year for the race, and I’ve participated in most of them. It’s a great event for kids and families, and it’s perfect for serious runners looking to set a 5k personal best. It’s a fun event for a great cause.