Paulson, Goodnow top runners at Fisher Cats Thanksgiving 5K
Runners, from left, Janine Ryan, of Manchester; her niece, Helen Soule of St. Francis, Wisc., and Janine's mother, Kathi Soule, of Sandown, make their way along left field at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium during the Fisher Cats' Thanksgiving 5K in Manchester. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
Manchester residents Matt Paulson and Samantha Goodnow led a field of more than 2,200 participants to win the 2nd annual Fisher Cats Thanksgiving 5K on Thursday morning. Paulson, 23, crossed the fine line inside Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, home of the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, at 15 minutes, 4 seconds. Justin Freeman of New Hampton finished 27 seconds behind the leader. Goodnow, 21, was the top female runner at 18:21, ahead of Stephanie Burnham of Goffstown at 18:37.
New Hampshire Hospital for Children was the beneficiary for this year's race.
"We are so excited to see such an amazing turnout for this great event that supports such a great cause!" race organizer John Mortimer of Millennium Running said. "I love looking around and seeing all these families out staying active, healthy, and supporting the New Hampshire Hospital for Children."
► Click here for results from the Fisher Cats' Thanksgiving 5K and the Great Gobbler Thanksgiving 5K in Nashua from Millennium Running.
► Click here for results from the Bow Turkey Trot, Keene Cranberry Run, GDTC 39th Annual Turkey Trot in Derry, Galloping Gobbler in Concord, Seacoast Rotary Club Turkey Trot in Portsmouth, Free Fall Classic 5K in Rochester and the Sunapee Turkey Trot on coolrunning.com.
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