Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Inc.
This Year’s Amble Dedication
This Year’s Amble Dedication

This Year’s Amble Dedication

This year's Ammonoosuc Amble is dedicated to Charles F. Thibodeau.

"Charlie" unexpectedly passed away in November. He was the President of the ACHS Board of Directors at the time of his death. He was a consummate defender of our mission, advocate for our patients, mentor to our leadership and staff and accessible to all of us.

His volunteerism within the organization was exemplary. He would drive to Concord with ACHS CEO Ed Shanshala to meet with legislators or attend a hearing on behalf of ACHS; he was at every ACHS Board Committee meeting, reached out to be accessible to the staff at all 5 ACHS sites; and he served on the Amble Commitee and was a presence for many years at the Ammonoosuc Amble, filling race bags the night before the race, parking cars and washing dishes on the day of the race, always ready to help - regardless of the task! 

He proudly served on the ACHS Board of Directors for over seven years, leading the organization as our Board President during the past three years. With Charlie’s passing we have lost a great friend and wonderful colleague. He will be truly missed.

The following is an excerpt from his obituary reprinted with permission from the Littleton Courier...

Charles Francis Thibodeau, 71, of Lisbon, died suddenly at his home on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. He was born 1942 in Boston, Mass. to Charles and Margaret (Thomas) Thibodeau. He received his bachelors of Science degree in biology from Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass. He furthered his education at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., where he received a master’s degree in administration. He also received a certificate of advanced study from Boston University. Charles was retired after 40 years in education as a superintendent, high school principal, teacher and coach. Charles is survived by his children: Richard Thibodeau and his wife, Fumiko, serving in the U.S. Navy stationed in Japan; Amy Thibodeau and Stephen Thibodeau, both of Rochester, Minn. and grandchildren, Danielle Thibodeau and Ryan Thibodeau. Also, two stepchildren, Hilary Bradshaw and her husband Justin of Monroe and Nathan Aremburg of Morrisville, Vt. and two step-grandchildren, Holly and Hudson Bradshaw.

21st Annual Ammonoosuc Amble
21st Annual Ammonoosuc Amble

21st Annual Ammonoosuc Amble

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Profile School, Bethlehem, NH

Welcome to the 21st Annual Ammonoosuc Amble hosted by Ammonoosuc Community Health Services.

This is a 5-mile run/walk through scenic northern New Hampshire.

This is our biggest fund raiser of the year!

There are prizes for top race finishers and additional prizes for the individual adult and team who raise the most $$$ for ACHS!

All participants registered by 3/28 receive a free commemorative t-shirt.

Download the 2014 Amble Fundraising form listed below in the downloadable materials.

Help us reach our goal of $25,000 for the miles for smiles Oral Health Initiative with your registrations, fundraising, or perhaps you’d like to become a sponsor!

The 6th Annual Kids' Fun Run will also take place

Free for kids ages 5-13

All Kids' Fun Run participants receive a medal.

There is a prize for the kid who raises the most $$$ for ACHS!

All kids registered by 3/28 receive a free commemorative t-shirt

Download the 2014 Amble Fundraising form listed below in the downloadable materials.

Downloadable Materials

Race Details
Race Details

Race Details

Saturday Rain, Snow or Shine!

In 21 years of running this race, we have seen it all weather-wise - sometimes all in the same day!


Opens 9 am April 5th, 2014


$25 - On-line Registration
$30 - Same day Registration

Click here to register on-line.

Kids Fun Run (ages 5-13) is free

Start Times

Walkers: 10:30am
Kids' Fun Run: 10:45am
Runners: 11:00am

Start/Finish Line

Profile School, Bethlehem, NH

Directions to Race

Click here.


Child Care

Supervised child care is offered to registered race participants only for a donation of $3.00 to ACHS per child for the time they are participating in their event only. Children must be picked up as soon as the participant finishes his/her race.


All registered race particpants receive a specially designed commemorative Amble race t-shirt, but must register by 3/28/13.


Awards are given to top overall male and female winner of each race and the top male and female finisher of each race in the following age groups: 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.
All Kids Fun Run participants receive medals.


Prizes are being given out for the following:

  • Fastest Walking Team
  • Fastest Running Team
  • Kid (ages 5-13) who raises the most $$ in support of ACHS
  • Adult who raises the most $$ in support of ACHS
  • Team who raises the most $$ in support of ACHS


Lots of great items, like getaways, gift certificates and artwork, have been donated from local businesses - tickets will be available before and after the race - bring your wallet and buy lots of raffle tickets to increase your chances of winning and support ACHS at the same time. We also have a 50/50 raffle this year.

Post Race Party

Race participants gain entry to "food alley" with their race bibs and Kids' Fun Run medals, available to others for a $3 donation to ACHS. Awards will be given out and the raffle will ensue.

All proceeds from this event support Ammonoosuc Community Health Services oral health initiative, Miles for Smiles

Downloadable Materials



We offer 2 ways to register for the Ammonoosuc Amble

1. Register On-line - $25

Click here to register on-line with Race Wire Registration

2. Register the Day of the Race - $30

Cash or check only.


Team Registrations

Team registration was new last year and we had 10 teams participate with Team Egan coming in with the winning time (pictured right). Teams must pre-register on-line, no same-day team registrations.

Teams must include at least 3 participants but can have as many participants over 3 as desired. During the registration process, participant must choose a Walking Team or Running Team. The person who creates the team is the Team Captain and will receive an email with a login password to view his Team page. Team scoring will include the top 3 best times of team participants.

You will see the following listing during on-line registration:

Please select a method of registration below:

•   Join a Team: Pick from a list of team names on the next page and join your team.
•   Create a Team: Once you create a team, participants can join your team under the "join a team" option above.
•   Individual Registration: Register as an individual participant.

Prizes will be awarded for the fastest time for a Walking Team and a Running Team. An additional prize will be awarded for the Team, either walking or running who raises the most $$$ for ACHS!

Teams are not required to fundraise, but it sure would be great if they did! Download a fundraising form from "downloadable materials" below and get started!

Downloadable Materials

21st Amble Benefits Oral Health Initiative
21st Amble Benefits Oral Health Initiative

21st Amble Benefits Oral Health Initiative

The Ammonoosuc Amble is ACHS’ largest fund raiser of the year. The focus of this year’s event is bringing affordable oral health care to the North Country of New Hampshire, and YOU are part of the solution!

ACHS is keenly aware of the challenge of finding affordable oral health care in the North Country. During the past 18 months, in collaboration with Littleton Regional Healthcare, Cottage Hospital, the North Country Health Consortium, Molar Express and the NH Department of Health and Human Services, we have been bringing Adult Oral Health Clinics to the most acute oral health situations in the LRH and Cottage Hospital catchment areas, which includes the 26 towns ACHS serves.

Recognizing the need for more comprehensive oral care services, ACHS is actively working to open an Oral Health Facility at its Littleton location in the coming year. The groundwork for this project is well underway, and we hope to provide cleanings, screenings, basic dental procedures, education, and referrals to specialists for more in-depth dental care for some of our neediest patients in 2014. The oral health facility will be available to all ACHS patients, with a sliding fee scale available for payment of services to those who qualify.

Although we are working collaboratively with federal, state and local organizations to secure funding for this facility, your participation in the 21st Annual Ammonoosuc Amble as a sponsor, participant and/or fundraiser will assure that oral health is available to all regardless of social or economic status. We appreciate your support as we strive to help patients remain as healthy as possible!

Thank you so much for being part of the solution!


Downloadable Materials

Amble Sponsorship

Amble Sponsorship

Sponsorship of the Ammonoosuc Amble provides great exposure in the community. We offer several levels of sponsorship to fit every budget. All the monies raised from this year's Amble will support ACHS new initiative, miles for smiles, to bring much needed oral health to the north country.

If you would like to become a sponsor of Ammonoosuc Amble, please take a look at the Sponsorship Packet in the Downloadable Materials, If  you would like more information, please call the Community Relations Director at 603.444.8216.

Downloadable Materials

Past Amble Sponsors
Past Amble Sponsors

Past Amble Sponsors

The Amble would not be possible if it were not for the very generous support of all of our sponsors. ACHS is extremely grateful the community's support of this event. And we thank each and every one of them from the bottom of our hearts!!!

Please click on the downloadable materials link below to see the long list of ACHS Amble supporters....

Downloadable Materials

Race Results
Race Results

Race Results

Your results are now live on (our race timers). You can access them through the Results page. Or, you can link to them directly using the following link: Amble Results 2014

Past Results:

Amble 2013

Amble 2012

Downloadable Materials

Other Races of Interest
Other Races of Interest

Other Races of Interest

We have had requests in the past to share upcoming race information - and this is the space we've dedicated for that purpose. We will post this information as we receive it.


Kim Cowles of Franconia Recreation sent this link for  the Top Notch Triathalon August 2, 2014


If you would like to post an upcoming race, please contact