About the Challenge

Starting Line at the Road Race

NEW! Virtual Challenge, 50 Miles in 50 Days.

Last year itself was a challenge. COVID-19 came in and turned everyone’s lives upside down. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel now that vaccinations are underway, but we still need to do our part to help stop the spread. Unfortunately, that means we made the difficult decision to not host our Live Annual 5K for Kids Event.

We hosted a virtual 5K last year in lieu of the actual race and we appreciate everyone who registered and participated. This year, we’re trying something a little different. We’re hosting a virtual challenge of “50 Miles in 50 Days!” Participants will begin this challenge on June 25th and have the flexibility to walk, run, or even cycle for a total of 50 miles. Our goal is to increase healthy habits with the theme of “Where will Your Good Health Take You?”

Why 50 Miles? We’re excited to announce that Lamprey Health Care is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021. We were founded in 1971 as an information and referral service to connect people to health services. Today, we are a federally qualified health center providing critical, integrated healthcare and support services to over 15,000 patients regardless of their ability to pay!

Newmarket 68 Hours of Hunger

Our Annual 5K Road Race typically accepts donations for the Newmarket 68 Hours of Hunger Program. This program continues to provide vital food resources to children and families in Newmarket. Drop off food donations anytime at the Newmarket Elementary School. All food donated will support Newmarket kids and their families.

Keep the support going! These donations are collected year-round. So please continue your support to 68 Hours of Hunger when possible.

Celebrating National Health Center Week

Our Lamprey Health Care Annual 5K Road Race is usually held during National Community Health Center Week. This week honors health centers that provide access to affordable, high-quality, health care to vulnerable and underserved populations. America’s community health centers now serve over 29 million people at more than 9,000 sites throughout the country. With this virtual challenge, we are timing it so the last week of the challenge is during National Community Health Center Week. During the last week, stay tuned for social media updates and fun activities that we’ll incorporate into the virtual challenge. Learn more about National Health Center Week.


Newmarket Soccer Team at the Road Race

How to Register?

Registration is now open! Simply click the link, follow the forms and prompts and you’ll be good to go!


Don’t forget to follow the group on Facebook “50 Miles in 50 Days Virtual Challenge”. Here participants can post photos, questions, comments, or even just made something that will help motivate the rest of the group! Join today!

What does My Registration Fee Go Towards?

Your support and participation in this virtual event will help us to continue to meet the demand for our support services that have increased in recent years. These services help us treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. For example, when COVID-19 hit our area, we started purchasing and building grocery take-home bags to ensure patients were safely quarantining. These grocery bags were given to every single patient that came to get tested regardless of their results. Every penny helps support these roundabout services that have become a need of the community.


Looking to Become a Sponsor of our Virtual Challenge?

Don’t worry! We have great opportunities to highlight your business. Because the virtual event is for a longer period of time, this means more people will see your sponsorship for a more extended period of time, and the new format will increase the number of participants. We are offering different sponsorship packages for organizations or individuals to purchase. Check out the link below to see how you can help!


We are also a non-profit 501(c)-3 organizations, which means your donation is tax-deductible as well!


Gold Medal Sponsors

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Silver Medal Sponsors

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Bronze Medal Sponsors

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Casual Runner Sponsors

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