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The Mission of the Seacoast Half Marathon:

Caring for the coast,”one step at a time” is our motto. Each year, we donate 100% of the net proceeds to a mindfully selected seacoast nonprofit organization. We strive to put on a well-organized and safe event that highlights the beauty of New Hampshire’s historic seacoast. We encourage all levels of athletes to enjoy themselves while also providing them an opportunity to significantly benefit our community.

The 2017 Seacoast Half Marathon Beneficiary

Since 1982, Cross Roads House has been providing emergency and transitional shelter to homeless men, women, and children in the Seacoast area. Cross Roads House is open and staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and on most nights, their 96 beds are full or over capacity.

Cross Roads House provides the basics – shelter and food – as well as the supportive programs and services homeless families and individuals need to successfully return to permanent housing. Cross Roads House Case Managers work closely with the shelter’s direct service staff and other community service providers to help residents move to safe, decent, and permanent housing in the most timely and successful way possible. The shelter’s Housing Stability Case Manager provides post-shelter support to help residents maintain the housing they worked so hard to obtain.

Last year Cross Roads House provided 32,241 bed nights of service to 515 people including 30 families with 57 children.