It’s time! Sign-up now!  Miles for Smiles 5K Run/Walk 

On your marks… Get set… SMILE! Runners, walkers, families, and school groups from across the region are gearing up for the 8th Annual Miles for Smiles 5K Walk/Run. Since 2011,  this popular community-based event has raised much-needed funds to provide access to dental care for adults with disabilities.

The course is fast, flat, out-and-back, which starts and finishes at Smith Bridge in Plymouth. The professionally timed race begins at 9 am and registration beginning at 8.

Again this year running clubs from local elementary schools will be participating as the culmination of their “Kids Run the Nation” program.  Joining the race this year are elemntary schools from Campton, Plymouth and Wentworth. “We are to be part of  the Miles for Smiles 5K- the course and location are perfect! The students and schools are proud to support Lakes Region Community Services in this local fundraiser,” commented Miles for Smiles volunteer and assistant coach Fran Gonsalves, from Plymouth Elementary School.

LRCS services for adults with disabilities include residential support, resource coordination, and employment services. While most services are funded through state and federal Medicaid dollars, Medicaid does not cover the cost of dental care for adults over the age of 21 except for extractions. Providing access to dental care of this population of adults is extremely important because of the strong connection between oral health and overall health and wellness.

Sponsors: Miles for Smiles would not be possible without the generous sponsorship of dental and medical professionals and businesses who support the cause. This year’s sponsors include: GOLD CROWN LEADERS: Finn & Finn Beautiful Smiles and Hiller Orthodontics. SILVER FILLING LEVEL: Well Sense Health Plan, Mid-State Health Center, Northeast Delta Dental, NH Healthy Families, Interlakes Family Dental, and Region III Family Support Council, MILE SPONSORS: Children’s Dentistry of the White Mountains and Kennell Orthodontics. And supporting the race as X-RAY LEVEL sponsors are Winnisquam Dental, Tilton Family Dental, and Fisher Engineering, PC.

Miles for Smiles

2017 Winner ‘Best Smile Costume’

Race Award Categories: Overall male and female winners will receive Gift Cards generously donated by The Common Man. First to third place awards will also be given out for children male and female categories in the following age groups: 7-10 and 11-14. First place awards will go to older teens and adults male and female in age groups 15-19, 20-39; 40-59 and 60 and over. All children 6 and under will receive finisher awards. As always, there is also an award for the Best Smile Costume! Race activities will also include various raffle items, face painting, and more.

Registration: The pre-registration fee for Miles for Smiles (up to June 1) is $20. Registration on the day of the race is $25. Anyone who registers before May 9 will receive a free race shirt. To register online visit: https://g2racereg.webconnex.com/smiles5k2018 . Runners and walkers can also register by mail with a check payable to LRCS. Click here for  2018 MFS Registration Form. For questions contact Phoebe VanScoy-Giessler giving@lrcs.org or call 581-1526.