Team Valley from Valley Regional Hospital is one of the 30-plus teams already confirmed for this annual event to support Turning Points Network.
CLAREMONT, NH—Turning Points Network (TPN) is delighted to report that team momentum is in full swing with 31 teams already signed on to participate in the 17th annual Steppin’ Up 5K Walk & Fun Run. The Steppin’ Up 5K event raises funds that ensure the agency’s 24-hour crisis and support services remain available free of charge and supports the agency’s healthy relationship education and abuse prevention programs for local schools.
These early confirmed teams are helping TPN reach its goal of 60 teams, 60 event sponsors and 600 participants working collaboratively to raise $100,000 to “Prevent Violence, Promote Respect, and Change Lives” throughout Sullivan County. By this point in the year, TPN typically has 25 teams committed. The early enthusiasm demonstrates the community interest and support for this Claremont tradition.
“Some participants are walking in honor of those impacted by domestic violence,” said Pascale N. Graham, TPN Executive Director, “some are coming to run a practice 5K. Some want to join others for a spring walk and to be part of a movement to make a difference in their own community. Whatever the reason, teams bring a special energy to this signature event.”
The first thirty-one teams include:
Sullivan County Shin Splints, NH Sneaker Brigade, Peacekeepers, Shapiro’s Schleppers, National Field Representatives, Trinity Spirit Walkers, sUUper trUUpers, Middle Aged Mamas, North Country Smokehouse, TPN-Be The Change, KCPC Saints, South Church Steeple Chasers, Full Circle Farm, Ruger, Tri-Chamber Champions, Sullivan County Democrats, NIMMA, Mascoma Bank, Acworth Hillsteppers, Molly’s Angels, Racing to End Violence, Sunapee Messengers, CASA, Serenity Eastern Star, Valley Regional Hospital, Claremont Savings Bank, Unity Turning Points, Bank of NH, Greater Claremont Board of Realtors, Citizens Bank, TLC Family Resource Center.
With one month to go before the 5K, Graham noted there is still time to sign up, and teams of all sizes are welcome—from two to twenty—at this family-friendly community event. “Gather a few friends, email us your team’s name and join in as part of the largest event of its kind in Sullivan County. Together we will show support for survivors and work toward ensuring safe and respectful homes, schools and communities.”