2nd Annual Thanks for Giving 5K/10K & Kids Fun Run

Nov 23, 2017
Time(s): 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Exeter Area YMCA


Register here!

Online registration is now open until 12 PM on Tuesday, November 21!

Start your Thanksgiving morning with the Southern District YMCA and Exeter Run Club’s 2nd Annual ‘Thanks For Giving’ 5K and 10K family run/walk road race. This race will be the final race in the Exeter Health Resources' United for Wellness Road Race Series.

Dog Friendly (As long as your dog is, too!)

We already have over 600 registrants for our Thanks-For-Giving race! How awesome is that? We ARE a dog-friendly race and do encourage your furry companions to tag along; however, it will be VERY crowded on race day. Dogs MUST be kept on a leash at all times and if your pup gets easily overwhelmed in noisy settings, with a lot of other people, or around other dogs, this might not be the best race for them! We ask that you keep your pups out of the main area in front of the YMCA building, and that you start your walk or run toward the back of the crowd. Thank you for helping us keep all of our racers, human and pet, safe!

On-site registration will be available at 7:00am, at the Exeter YMCA, 56 Linden Street, Exeter, NH. However, only cash or check can be accepted, and you will not receive a t-shirt. All runners are encouraged to pre-register - individual and team!

*Proceeds benefit the Southern District YMCA’s Youth Programs, Exeter Run Club and Southeast Land Trust (SELT).

Thank you for your sponsorship!

Platinum Level Sponsors:
    George & Phillips
    The Provident Bank
    Exeter Hospital
    RiverWoods Exeter

Gold Level Sponsors:
    Graham Tire and Auto
    Exeter Area New Car Dealers Association
    Atlantic Radiology

Silver Level Sponsors:
    Blue Water Mortgage
    Luna Chics
    DTC Lawyers
    Ani's Bagel Cafe
    ASI Management Companies
    Group 1 Automotive (BMW Stratham)
    Exeter Lumber
    Meandering Path
    Water Street Bookstore
    Nina Fee Realty
    Ruffner Real Estate
    The Cleaning Police
    Knead to Run Massage
    The Yankee Clipper Yard Maintenance

    Bio Spray
    Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce
    Nathaniel Bibaud Art & Design
    Garnet Hill
    Seacoast Irrigation
    Nici Automotive
    Thirsty Moose Taphouse
    TVP Records
In-Kind Donors:
    Girls on the Run NH
    Annie's Angels


Course and Times

The course is flat and fast, and will run through the beautiful community of Exeter, NH—great for families to participate!

  • Kids' Fun Run (12 and under) will start at 7:45 am.
  • 5K/10K Race will start promptly at 8:30am. 10K runners will do a double loop of the 5K course.


Would you like to give a little more? Friends and family can volunteer on the race course. Please email cindy.young@exeterrunclub.com for all volunteer opportunities. Thank you!

Southern District YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.