Prescott Park - 2nd Annual ISM Memorial Road Race honors Military personnel

The 2nd Annual Memorial Bridge 5k honors servicemen this October 11th

Last year the 1st Annual ISM Memorial Bridge 5K kicked off with an impressive 886 registrants, and raised over $32,000 to benefit Prescott Park and the Seacoast Community School, two local non-profit organizations. This Columbus Day Weekend, Saturday October 11th, the 2nd Annual ISM Memorial Bridge 5K Road Race returns celebrating the landmark bridge and honoring our community’s veterans, active duty and military reservist. With that in mind, the Prescott Park Arts Festival and Seacoast Community School have made this growing tradition completely free to all military personnel; retired, active duty and reservist.
“This road race is as symbolic of our gratitude for the sacrifice and commitment that our military men and woman have given as it is an opportunity for runners to come together and honor their community. The fellowship of this tradition brings the park to life one final time until next season.” exclaims Ben Anderson, Executive Director of the Prescott Park Arts Festival.
Free registration to all veterans, active duty and reservists is made possible with the support of Long Term Care Partners. "As a federal contractor serving the uniformed services population, both active and veterans, LTC Partners understands well the sacrifices these men and women and their families make so that we may enjoy the political and economic freedoms we do today," said Paul Forte, CEO of LTC Partners. "We are proud to sponsor race entries for veterans, active duty, and reservists free of charge for this wonderful community event.”
 The 2nd Annual ISM Memorial Bridge 5K Road Race is made possible with the generous support and sponsorship from local businesses including Interventional Spine Medicine, Long Term Care Partners, Wilcox Industries, Atlantic Orthopedics, York Hospital, Rockhouse Media Group, PAX World Investments, HM Payson, Jim Collins of Blue Water Mortgage, The Rubber Group, Federal Savings Bank, Piscataqua Landscaping, Kittery Trading Post, Elements Massage, Georgetown Bank, Runners Alley, Atlantic Parking Services and Madden Realtors.
This Columbus Day weekend, the 5K will start on Badger's Island in Kittery, ME. The runners will cross over the Memorial Bridge into New Hampshire completing a 3.1 mile loop through Portsmouth’s historic South End, concluding in Prescott Park. Post-race, there is a free Kids' Fun Run around Prescott Park that is open to all children. All registered runners will receive discounted entry and a free drink ticket for Prescott Park Arts Festival’s 25th Annual WHEB Chili Cook-Off and Strawbery Banke’s NH Fall Festival immediately following the race from 11:30am until the Chili is gone.  
All proceeds from the race benefit the Prescott Park Arts Festival and Seacoast Community School quality early childhood and school-age programs, creating school-readiness. To learn more, contact the Festival at (603)-436-2848, or visit Seacoast Community School can be reached at (603)-422-8223, or 

Founded in 1967, CCCC is a not-for-profit organization serving all families in the seacoast with quality early learning and before & after school programs across Portsmouth and in Greenland. Its early childhood education programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Visit, or call 603-422-8223.

Prescott Park Arts Festival, a non-profit organization, is the Seacoast’s premier outdoor performing arts venue, offering a uniquely accessible experience of high quality live theater and music -- no fixed admissions fees -- in an idyllic natural setting.

For more information contact Ben Anderson at (603)-436-2848 or