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4th Annual Cooperative Covered Bridge road race 5K nets $6,700

Published: Friday, September 11, 2009

Mark Miller of Keene took home his fourth consecutive title, winning the 4th Annual Cooperative Covered Bridge 5K in Plymouth. PLYMOUTH: Two New Hampshire nonprofit groups will share $6,700 raised by more than 200 runners and walkers Saturday at the 4th Annual Cooperative Covered Bridge 5K road race.

Photo: Mark Miller, winner of the 4th Annual Cooperative Covered Bridge 5K in Plymouth. (Courtesy Photo)

Mark Miller of Keene continued his dominance of the event, winning his fourth consecutive title in a time of 15:19. Winning the women's division for her first Covered Bridge 5K title was Kara Haas of Chelmsford, Mass. in a time of 18:11. Both winners took home cash prizes of $250.

The race, which saw the field gather for the start inside the Smith Millennium Covered Bridge in Plymouth, is sponsored by New Hampshire Electric Cooperative and benefits the Pemi Youth Center of Plymouth and Keeping You, Me & Memories Alive, Inc., an organization that supports individuals and families undergoing cancer treatment in central New Hampshire.

Pushing race winner Miller along the 3.1 mile course was Pat Ward of Philadelphia Penn., who finished 34 seconds back in second place. Local runners Ellyn Tighe of Campton and Barbara Kilfoyle of Plymouth were the second and third place female finishers.

All race participants enjoyed food donated by the Common Man Inn of Plymouth. Race announcer Andy Schachat of Dover provided pre-race entertainment and race analysis during the event. The organizers wish to thank Rand's Hardware of Plymouth for donating tents, tables and chairs to the event. A post-race raffle awarded gift certificates and a grand prize of a weekend getaway package donated by The Inn at Mill Falls of Meredith.

Complete race results are available online (Link opens in a new window.)

Published by: Citizen.com, a service of The Citizen of Laconia (Link opens in a new window.)


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