16th Annual Seacoast Half Marathon
Race Date - Sunday, October 31, 2021
Our 2021 Beneficiary is Cornerstone VNA, a local healthcare non-profit on the front lines of COVID-19
Get Ready to Run in 2021!
October 31, 2021, 8 am Portsmouth High School
October 23-October 31 – choose to run a Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, or 5K on your favorite course
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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.
2021 Seacoast Half Marathon
The Seacoast Half Marathon is one of the longest-running half marathons in coastal New Hampshire. Our race is unique in that all of the revenue (after race expenses) goes to local non-profit beneficiaries.
Traditionally we select a new non-profit beneficiary each year, but this year is different! Since our 2020 SHM transitioned to a virtual event due to COVID-19, and did not produce the same level of fundraising for our 2020 beneficiary, our SHM Race Committee has decided to continue with Cornerstone VNA as our 2021 beneficiary. We are pleased to be able to support this important organization once again, especially since they have been on the front lines of this pandemic.
Interested in learning more? Explore our website and how your participation helps support our local non-profit organizations!
Learn more about our 2021 Beneficiary: Cornerstone VNA
Cornerstone Visiting Nurse Association is an independent nonprofit organization that was founded in 1913 by local philanthropist, Norma Snow. Our mission is to promote the optimum level of well-being, independence and dignity of those living in the community by providing trusted, compassionate and expert health care. For 108 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay, so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end-of-life care.
Our expert team provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. Throughout our programs, Cornerstone VNA provides direct care to more than 5,000 patients each year, traveling roughly 700,000 miles to care for patients across our service area, which spans over 40 communities in Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine.
Cornerstone VNA places great value on transforming the home health care experience and is proud to provide care from birth though end of life. We are committed to the philosophy that the needs of each patient are best served by the thoughtful integration of specialized programs and services delivered by a multidisciplinary team of professionals. With our deep commitment to providing high quality care, Cornerstone VNA continues to be recognized for excellence, and many of our clinicians have been recognized with professional awards for their outstanding achievements.
Our work would not be possible without our dedicated clinicians, support staff, volunteers, leadership team, Board of Directors, community members and donors who give in countless ways to make this organization what it is today.
Thank you for being a part of the Seacoast Half Marathon, which plays a significant role in supporting local nonprofits like Cornerstone VNA. We are very grateful to the Race Committee, Race Volunteers, Runners/Walkers, Donors and Sponsors for making a difference!
To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.