For the past ten years, Coos County Family Health has hosted a 5K Run/ Walk event in conjunction with Berlin’s annual RiverFire Celebration. This event serves as the primary fundraiser for Response – A Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Center serving Northern New Hampshire. This event has raised over $100,000 in support of Response since its inception in 2013.

In person event:
Saturday, October 14, 2023@ 2:00pm
Service Credit Union Heritage Park
961 Main Street
Berlin, New Hampshire 03570
Registration: (In Person & Virtual)

“In person” participants will run or walk a flat and fast, certified (NH 19005BK), 5K (3.1 miles) course along the picturesque Androscoggin River ending their race at Berlin’s annual RiverFire Celebration on 10/14/2023 featuring music, mouthwatering food and drinks, and activities for the entire family.

“Virtual” participants will dedicate a 3.1-mile run/walk or hike
(does not have to be exact and does not have to be done all at once) on a course and time of their choosing in support of Response.

Beneficiary: All net proceeds from this event to support Response – A Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Center.

Registration: (In Person & Virtual)
Online at or download paper entry at

Pre-registration $20.00 before 10/1/23
Registration 10/1/23 thru 10/13/23 $25.00
Day of Race Registration $28.00
Students (Elementary, HS, College) $15.00
All Virtual Participants $15.00
T-shirts guaranteed only to participants (in person & virtual) registered before 10/1/2


Awards to top “in person” male and female finishers as well as awards to top three “in person” male and female finishers in 0-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+age divisions. Special awards, not based on time or placement, for “virtual” participants.

$50 to first man and first woman to break course records:
Men 16:14 Brian Beegle 2016
Women 17:56 Meagan Boucher 2017

Team Competition:

Get a group of family, friends or coworkers together and form a team. Awards to three fastest “in
person” teams (times of 3 fastest team members added together) as well as a “Best Theme Team” award based on originality.

If you would like to sponsor or donate to the 11th Annual RiverFire 5K Run/ Walk in support of Response and its programs, please see the below pledge forms with various sponsorship levels.

Small Sponsor Pledge Form

Large Sponsor Pledge Form