Road race honors late corrections officer


Sgt. Patrick Bettens was killed in an accident while riding his bike last year

Members at the Department of Corrections are organizing a 5K road race on Oct. 26 to benefit the children of Sgt. Patrick Bettens. Bettens was killed on Sept. 5, 2018, while riding his bike on North Main Street in Concord. 

In addition to his work as a corrections officer, the father of two boys was also an Army veteran. Bettens was an athlete, running in races and competing in triathlons – at the time of his death, he was training for upcoming events. The race honors his competitive spirit and dedication to fitness. 

The race is a double loop on the campus of NHTI, and you can run or walk. Children 13 and younger can participate for free; the entry fee for all others is $20 if pre-registering and $25 for race day registration. The first 100 to sign up will receive a T-shirt. You can click here to sign up for the race online

Event information

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. (race-day registration starts at 7:30 a.m.)
Location: NHTI campus, Concord
Cost: $20 if pre-registering, $25 if registering on the day of the event; no cost for children 13 and under
Signup page: Register online with Pinnacle Timing 

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