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Don’t let the pandemic slow you down! Everyone can still get on board CHR’s annual Steam Train Half Marathon and Relay. This year, it will be virtual and proceeds will benefit Community Health Resources (CHR), an essential behavioral healthcare provider that has been here for the community throughout the COVID-19 crisis, providing life-saving mental health and addiction services. In addition, a portion of the registration proceeds will also benefit two Essex and Deep River charities: Bikes for Kids and The Deep River Public Library, in honor of the Steam Train Half Marathon and Relay’s home-towns.


There are several ways to participate:


April 8-12

Half Marathon ($45 registration fee)

  • You can run individually and cover the 13.1 miles at a location of your choice
  • You can spread your half marathon course over as many as 5 days
  • You can run with a relay team
  • To register, click here


April 5-19

Locomotion Fitness Challenge (suggested donation of $35)

  • Open to people of all ages and fitness levels
  • Complete daily challenges that include walking, yoga, etc. every day for 2 weeks
  • To register, click here


All Participants:

  • Receive a package of great swag, including an event tee shirt, coffee mug, and finishers medal
  • Support a great cause: CHR is meeting the behavioral healthcare needs of our state
  • Runners who complete the half marathon or relay in less than 2 hours and 30 minutes will receive a commemorative train whistle
  • Follow us on Facebook! Stay up to date on event information as well as fitness information to get you geared up for the event, click here
  • Contact Race Director Erin Keller at for questions.



Sponsorships are still available!


To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Katie Reaves, CHR’s Development Director, at