To the Editor:
Healthy exercise, enjoying our beautiful trails, and raising funds for after-school and enrichment programming for Bethel area youth are all goals of the upcoming Bethel Rotary 5K run/walk and one-mile run for youth. There is still time to register for this fun event, which is scheduled for Sunday morning, Sept. 18, with the start and finish at the Mahoosuc Land Trust’s Valentine Farm & Conservation Center at 162 North Rd., Bethel.

It is easy to register online at and the first 100 registrants receive a functional, commemorative fanny pack that you can enjoy using for years to come. Pre-registration for the 5K run/walk is $15 and registration that day is $20. All participants 18 and under are free! Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., the one mile starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9 a.m. Refreshments will be available and awards will happen immediately upon the finish of the 5K.

This event is Presented by the Bethel Rotary Club in partnership with HealthReach Community Health Centers and the following sponsors: Bancroft Contracting, Cassie Mason Real Estate, Bethel Family Dentistry, Bethel Station Chiropractic, Blair Industries, Carver Woodworking, Carter’s Cross Country Ski Center, Cho Sun Restaurant, Clearwater Builders, Community Energy/Brooks Bros, Cochecho Family Dentistry, Craig Harris Associates, Cross Ex/ Doug Jones Inc, Dave Duguay, County Commissioner, Doug Zinchuk Roofing, Field Plumbing & Heating, Gneiss Spice, Good Food Store & Catering Co, GraceNote Inn, Bill Hamel Auto, Holidae House, Jar Co., LLC, Lisa Keim, State Senator, Bob & Lynn Laux, Kelly O. Newkirk, CPA, Kowloon’s Chinese Restaurant, Mahoosuc Realty, Maine Street Realty, Michael Steven & Associates, Newry Mall, LLC, Northeast Bank, Norway Savings Bank, Pooh Corner Farm & Greenhouses, Riverview Resort, Sally Harkins Real Estate, Smokin Good BBQ, Sport Thoma, Stony Brook Recreation, The D Gray Family, The Glen House, Sunday River Ski & Snowboard Club, The Bethel Inn Resort, The Schaefer Family, The Thomas Agency, Western Maine Budo Arts, Western Maine Supply Co., Western Maine Home Builders, The Sudbury Inn, True North Adventureware, Bethel Shop & Save, and our event host, Mahoosuc Land Trust. Thanks to all of these companies for their generosity!

It is our hope that we’ll see you, your family, and groups of friends at this terrific event!

Dr. T. Kevin Finley 

Robin Zinchuk

Event Directors

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