Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Run Across New Hampshire

John Lacroix
235 Central Ave Apt 3
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 391-8599

WHO: Ultramarathon runner “Sherpa” John Lacroix
WHAT: A 125 Mile Around the Clock Run from The Connecticut River to The Atlantic Ocean.
WHY: To benefit The Seacoast Science CenterWHEN: Saturday, October 17, 2009 – Sunday, October 18, 2009
WHERE: Route 9 Chesterfield, NH to Ordiorne State Park in Rye, NH.

Epping, NH – September 15, 2009
What started out as an idea to discover New Hampshire’s autumn charm, has turned into a fundraiser for The Seacoast Science Center. Ultramarathon runner "Sherpa” John Lacroix is planning to run around the clock starting October 17th; 125 miles from New Hampshire’s Western-most point to the State’s easternmost point and do it all to help raise funds for a Seacoast Education Institution.

The Runner
“Sherpa” John Lacroix is an ultramarathon runner from Epping, NH and full time student at the University of New Hampshire where he majors in Outdoor Education. Previously Lacroix has raised over $20,000 on behalf of the American Diabetes Association Research Fund through a documentary film he made on hiking New Hampshire’s 4,000 Foot Peaks. Lacroix ran across New Hampshire in 2008 in part of a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire.

The Route
Lacroix’s journey is 125 miles (200 Kilometers) in length and will be run Around The Clock, start to finish without stopping. He will start on the NH Route 9 Bridge connecting Brattleboro, VT with Chesterfield, NH over the Connecticut River. His Run on Route 9 will take him through the towns of Chesterfield, Keene, Sullivan, Hillsborough, Henniker, Hopkinton, and Concord. He will then take US Route 4 through the towns of Chichester, Epsom, Northwood, Barrington, Lee, Madbury, Durham, Dover and Newington. He will then run through the streets of Portsmouth and New Castle before reaching the terminus at Ordiorne State Park in Rye, NH. He also plans short stints through downtown Hillsboro, Henniker, Concord, Durham and Portsmouth.

How You Can Help
The runners encourage everyone to show support through donations to the Seacoast Science Center. He also invites everyone in the surrounding areas to come on out and run with him on his Around the Clock Journey across the state. Whether it be for 1 mile or 20 miles, he asks that you donate at least 1 dollar per mile you run beside him.

About The Seacoast Science Center
The Seacoast Science Center, located in historic Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH is a flagship institution in the region's cultural economy. A popular destination for families and students to learn about coastal environmental history, the Center creates connections to nature through personal learning experiences in the natural sciences. The Center's mission is met by providing engaging and interactive programs and exhibits. Each year, over 60,000 people visit the Center, 15,000 of whom are students from throughout New England.

When the Center opened in 1992, it was considered a model of public/private partnership. Managed by the Audubon Society of New Hampshire under contract with the state, Center operations were also overseen by an affiliation with the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and another non-profit, the Friends of Odiorne Point State Park. In 2001, the Center became an independent non-profit organization. A year later, the Friends merged with the Center. Today, the Seacoast Science Center, still operating under contract with the state, has over 1,300 member households, over 100 volunteers and a year-round crew of 16.

For More Information about the Seacoast Science Center, please visit them online at:

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