18th Annual Kelly Mann Memorial 5K Run & 3K Walk

18th Annual Kelly Mann Memorial 5K Run & 3K Walk

Join Us for One Last Kelly Mann 5K Run/3K Walk!

We are excited to announce that the 18th Annual Kelly Mann Memorial 5K Run and 3K Walk will take place on Sunday, October 1st 2023 at Nashua HS South/Mines Falls! 

Event Details: 

Sunday, October 1st at 9:00 AM
Mines Falls/Nashua High School South
36 Riverside Street Nashua, NH 03062
Day of Registration & Sign-in opens at 7:30am

Whether you want to run the 5K or walk the 3K you’re sure to enjoy this family-friendly event! Ready to register? Simply click here to choose your race type, set a fundraising goal, and feel good about getting active while raising funds to support survivors in your community.

Event History & Looking Toward the Future: 

In July of 2004, Kelly Mann was brutally murdered by her husband in her Nashua home while her three young children listened in a nearby room. On that day, Kelly’s three young daughters; Ashley (12), Lauren (8), and Kathryn (1) were forced to experience trauma that has influenced their lives forever. This tragedy happened in our community, and it is not an isolated incident. 

While 2023 marks the final Kelly Mann Memorial 5K Run & 3K Walk which was created in 2006 when Ashley and Lauren approached Bridges with the idea of hosting a fundraiser in memory of their mother, we’re proud to say that this this event has raised over $300,000 for Bridges as we provide free, confidential services to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

As we look toward the future, we’re reimagining what it means to honor Kelly’s legacy by creating the Kelly Mann Memorial Fund which will grant an annual scholarship to a Bridges’ client to further their education. Kelly loved her kids, the community, and bettering herself and her family through educational opportunities, making the creation of this fund a natural next step in celebrating her.

Register to Join Us on Race Day: 

Bridges uses RunReg for registration and fundraising efforts for this event. To register for the Kelly Mann Memorial 5K Run & 3K Walk, please click here

Sponsor the Event: 

Sponsorship from local businesses is an essential piece of making this event successful, and this year, a portion of all sponsorship dollars will fund the initial Kelly Mann Memorial Scholarship. Additionally, your sponsorship directly supports Bridges in our mission to eliminate domestic and sexual violence from our communities and to provide a safe and empowering environment for the survivors who access our services daily. 

The following sponsorship levels were created and named by Lauren and Ashley Mann. Please note that Bridges can accept a cash contribution or an equally valued in-kind donation for the amount listed for each sponsorship level.

 

We hope your business will consider partnering with us in this important event and taking this opportunity to support a nonprofit providing critical services throughout Southern NH. Please click here to purchase your sponsorship via credit card. If you would like to purchase your sponsorship via check, please do so by making the check payable to Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support and adding “Kelly Mann 2023 Sponsorship” to the subject line. All checks can be mailed to our office at 28 Concord Street Nashua, NH 03064

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Event day wouldn’t be possible without dedicated volunteers to support set up/break down, registration, placing signs, tabling, and more. We are currently seeking volunteers in all areas who can support race day. Please email Tara Levine to sign up to volunteer on event day. Thank you in advance for the gift of your time!

Timing & Results: 

Timing Provided by Millennium Running

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Contact Us: 

To learn more about this exciting community fundraiser, sponsor the event, or ask questions, give us a call at 603-889-0858 or email Tara Levine.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!