Thousands Turn out for Local Run at Brewery

Over One Thousand Runners registered for the Inaugural 5 mile Race and Kids Piglet Run, Starting and Finishing on the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Property, Just Before Sunday’s Rock’n Ribfest.

Ethan Brown pulled away from the pack early, he created a sizable lead before the first mile marker and continued on to become the overall winner crossing the finish line near the Budweiser Clydesdale Hamlet with a time of 25:16.43. “I’m glad that I could come down here and have a good race, it was a great event and hopefully I can come back next year,” Ethan said after his run.

Ethan Brown of Lowell Ma. was the overall winner of the inaugural St. Joseph Hospital Ribfest 5 Miler with a time of 25:16.43 on Father’s day June 17th 2012.

The female winner Karin Biskovich came across the finish line at 33:28.97, a great time to beat for next year. Karin works for Apple Therapy and had this to say about sponsoring the event, “We wanted to get involved with sponsoring races, it’s rewarding to see old patients out running and staying healthy. I’ve been a big fan of the Millennium Running Series and try to get out to all of them.”

The race event started with the free Kids Piglet Runs having 5 age categories and led off by Sqeelz the Pig and Milo the Moose. The 5 mile course left the Anheuser-Busch property and headed north up DW Highway then looped back down and into the brewery. The inaugural Ribfest 5 Miler and free kids Piglet Runs in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Nashua West’s tenth annual Rock’n Ribfest were a huge success this Father’s Day weekend.

Daniel Bergen of Merrimack runs with his son in one of the free Kids Piglet Runs before running in the inaugural St. Joseph Hospital Ribfest 5 Miler on Father’s day June 17th 2012.

“We are excited that over 1000 runners signed up for the first Rotary Rock’N Ribfest 5 Miler.” said Rick Herrick, President of the Nashua West Rotary Club. “We look forward to working with Millennium Running and having the race continue to be one of Ribfest’s marquee events for years to come.”

Millennium Running worked closely with the Rotary Club of Nashua West to create this great family friendly event that fit perfectly with the rest of the Rock’n Ribfest atmosphere.

“We were thrilled with the great turnout and great weather for an inaugural event,” stated Millennium Running’s John Mortimer. “Our goal is to put on a first class event and with the partnership of the Rotary Club of Nashua West and their Rock’n RibFest, there is no doubt that the St. Joseph Hospital RibFest 5 Miler will be a must do road race in New England.”

“St. Joseph Hospital is thrilled with the tremendous turnout for the First Ribfest 5 Miler and Kids Run,” stated David Ross, CEO of St. Joseph Hospital. “Adding the fitness component made this great event even better.”

The St. Joseph Hospital Ribfest 5 Miler and its benefits to the community would not be possible without the tremendous financial support of these sponsors: Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center, MVP Helth Care, Centrix Bank, Northeast Delta Dental, Apple Therapy Services, New Hampshire Orthopedic, New Hampshire Sports&Rehab, Health Source Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab of Londonderry and the product donation of these sponsors: Stonyfield Yogurt, Portland Pie Company, Coca-Cola Northern New England, A Market Whole Foods.

Founded in September 2010 by John Mortimer, Millennium Running is New Hampshire’s fastest growing road race management company. Fueled by a passion for promoting healthy, active lifestyles, Millennium Running’s mission is to provide unique, first class events. With more than $200,000 in funds raised for local organizations and non-profits since its inception, Millennium Running strives to strengthen the community with its charitable efforts. Event management, race timing, and online event registration comprise Millennium Running’s core services.

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