Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Inc.

AMBLE is Saturday, April 6th!

20th Amble Takes Place April 6th!

February 19 2013 - Press Release

The Ammonoosuc Amble is a sure sign that spring is on its way. The Amble, a 5-mile walk/run and ½-mile Kids Fun Run, is Saturday, April 6th at Profile School in Bethlehem. It is a wonderful, fun and family-friendly community event.

The Amble is presented each year by Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Inc. (ACHS). This is the 20th year the community has participated. It is sponsored by a long list of local businesses. ACHS is proud to have Fairpoint Communications as its Platinum Sponsor of the Amble again this year. All monies raised this year support ACHS’ oral health initiative “Miles for Smiles” to bring much needed oral health care to the north country.

The Amble gives ACHS the opportunity to engage families in healthy activities and lifestyles. Last year’s event had over 300 participants. This year’s event hopes to reach even more of those in the 26 communities that ACHS serves and beyond.

The kids’ race is open to all and is free for kids ages 5-13. All Kids Fun Run participants are winners and receive a t-shirt. Trophies and medals are awarded to top finishers of the Walk and Run according to age groups, and free commemorative t-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by March 29th.

Local businesses and individuals generously donate raffle prizes and food for the post-race party provided for participants free of charge, $3 donation for non-participants. Amble volunteers will be selling raffle tickets throughout the morning – don’t forget to bring your dollars – lots of great items: gift certificates, gift baskets, artwork and much more.

Last year’s event raised over $20,000. This year’s goal is $25,000. Special prizes for those who raise the most money for ACHS – fundraising forms available on-line. Team registrations are new this year with additional prizes for the fastest walking team and fastest running team, and the team that raises the most money on behalf of ACHS.

In celebration of our 20th anniversary,  we will have 4 area massage therapists, Pam Alberts, Holly Sherburn, Gina Formeister and Scott Calaio,  on hand to provide mini-massages pre or post race with the first 5 minutes free of charge. North Country Community Radio will be streaming the event live, and local folk musician Barbara Desroches will be providing music. Amblers’ Alley will feature the Molar Express; Ashley Canning, ACHS Registered Dietician; Walgreens free blood pressure checks; and Adaptive Sports Partners and Catholic Charities. GM Fotography + Framing will be capturing the whole event on camera. We also have some race day surprises that you’re not going to want to miss!

Register on-line for $25 at  and race-day registration is $30, the Kids Fun Run is free. Registration opens at 9 am, walkers race starts at 10:30am, Kids’ Run at 10:45, runners at 11:00am. There are water stations on the course, changing and restroom facilities on site, and child care available for race participants ($3 donation per child).