DATE: September 22, 2019

State Farm Insurance Sponsoring Turkey Trot 5K and Collecting Food 

MERRIMACK, NH - The Merrimack Rotary Club announces "State Farm Insurance Jarica LaFountain Agency Office" as a Gold Sponsor for the Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving Morning.   Additionally, State Farm Agent Jarica LaFountain is collecting canned and boxed food for local food pantries at her office in advance of the race. Please stop in, visit, and drop off food for those who are in need at State Farm 454 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, New Hampshire. The collection has already begun and ends on Thanksgiving. In addition to bringing canned goods to State Farm on 454 Daniel Webster Highway, canned goods can also be brought to the Turkey Trot 5K for the local food banks.  

The Rotary Club of Merrimack is sponsoring the Turkey Trot 5K Road Race on Thursday, November 28, 2019 (Thanksgiving morning). Registration starts at 7:00 am and the race starts at 8:00 am.  Race starts at Merrimack Middle School, 31 Madeline Bennett Drive, Merrimack. Pre-Registration is $15 (kids) and $20 (adults). Race Day Registration is $15 (kids) and $25 (adults). First 160 registrants receive a free t-shirt. To pre-register to run, walk, or volunteer please visit us at:! All Proceeds in 2018 went to toward Coats for Kids, Merrimack Food Banks and holiday gifts for less fortunate families. We will be using all funds raised for those three areas again in 2019. If you have questions or prefer to contact someone via phone to register or volunteer please contact: Bob Freed, Rotarian (603) 533-0678 or

The categories of sponsorships for the Turkey Trot 5K are Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. To become a sponsor, please go to  or contact Bob Freed, Rotarian (603) 533-0678 or   

Founded in 1971, the Rotary Club of Merrimack is a volunteer organization of business people and professionals supporting the community. Merrimack Rotary projects have included the Roger Duhamel Pavilion at Watson Park, scholarships, reconstruction of Kids' Kove Playground, scholarships, the Merrimack July Fourth festivities, the Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest, Interact Club, lighting at Reeds Ferry fields and more. The club works with other clubs on international projects like eradication of polio, Pure Water for the World, and hurricane relief in Honduras.  Rotary Club of Merrimack also has an annual recognition of the three premiere Gold Award winners for the Green & White Mountain Council of the GSA and bestowing annual individual awards to the two Daniel Webster Council's best Scouts who earned the Eagle Scout of the Year & the Glenn & Melinda Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year.  To RSVP for a meeting or for information about membership, contact Chris Christensen at (603) 424-2542 or or visit


5K Food Drive