A Day to Remember and To Honor Chad Denning-TODAY

Please join us TODAY September 20, to honor and remember Chad Denning with a trail race and picnic. All are invited to attend one or both of the events.

At 9:00 a.m. in Lebanon, N.H., the Lost a Lot Trail Race—which was created and organized by Chad—will proceed as planned. The seven-mile course is not easy, but it is fun. As anyone who knew Chad can tell you, he loved competition, but his primary goal was always to get as many people as possible outside just having a good time. In that tradition, all ages, abilities, and paces are encouraged to participate.

At about noon, following the race and awards, there will be a picnic at the Oak Hill recreation area in Hanover, N.H., about five miles from the finish of the race. We will have directions available at the race for anyone who needs them. We will also post additional details and directions here. At Oak Hill, there will be a family-friendly fun run (about 2.5 miles) and a community picnic. Please bring a picnic lunch for yourself and a dessert to share potluck style. Don't worry if you can't bake: peanut M&Ms (or "power pellets," as Chad always called them) are perfectly acceptable. As we picnic, we will share memories of Chad and celebrate his remarkable life. All are welcome to attend the picnic (including leashed dogs) regardless of whether they participate in the race.

Oak Hill is at Storrs Pond in Hanover. Take RTE 120 north to Hanover until it reaches RTE 10 (Lyme Rd). Take a right going north to the roundabout. First exit to the right off the roundabout on Reservoir Rd. Go past the Ray School on your left, and then make a hard left into Storrs Pond Recreational area. Oak Hill is the first parking area on the right.

A fund has been set up to collect donations to Chad's family. Donations will be accepted at both the race and the picnic, or you can mail donations to:
The Chad Denning Family Fund
Ledyard Bank
67 Main Street
West Lebanon, NH 03784

(Checks should be made payable to Becky Denning.)

If you would like to make an online contribution to the Chad Denning Memorial Fund, a site is now available. We will also be collecting donations (checks and cash) at this weekend's Lost-a-Lot race and the event at Oak Hill.

Chad Denning was truly an inspiration. We will never forget his kindness, his spirit, and his smile. We hope you will join us to celebrate his life. It was far too short, but it was so full of adventures of every kind.