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NHMS COVID-19 Vaccine Super Site Helps Fight The Covid-19 Pandemic

Day one of New Hampshire’s first vaccine super site at New Hampshire Motor Speedway vaccinated nearly 4,000 eligible New Hampshire residents; State hopes to administer nearly 12,000 vaccines through Monday.

LOUDON, N.H. – In a continuing effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) and the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services are hosting New Hampshire’s first mass vaccination clinic through Monday. The state hopes to administer nearly Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccines to eligible New Hampshire residents during the March 6-8 clinic.

Appointments are required to receive a vaccination, and the state proactively reached out to individuals with later first-done appointments in April and offered them the opportunity to move their appointment to this weekend. Vaccinations for eligible individuals are being distributed at NHMS from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

NHMS becomes the fifth facility operated by parent company Speedway Motorsports to serve as a mass vaccination site. To date, more than 164,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to eligible recipients at Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBristol Motor SpeedwayCharlotte Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.

Eligible individuals should visit NH.gov/COVID19 for more information about upcoming vaccination opportunities.

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway to Host COVID-19 Vaccine Super Site, March 6-8

New Hampshire’s first Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be administered this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. NHMS is the fifth Speedway Motorsports venue to serve as a mass vaccination site.

LOUDON, N.H. – In a continuing effort to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) in conjunction with the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, will host New Hampshire’s first mass vaccination clinic this Saturday through Monday, March 6-8. The state hopes to administer over 10,000 Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccines to eligible New Hampshire residents during the three-day clinic.

“We have been working closely with the State of New Hampshire to take the next step in putting the COVID-19 pandemic in the rearview,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “Hosting this vaccine super site falls right in line with our drive to help our community, and we’re proud that we’re able to use our awesome speedway property to achieve that.”

Appointments are required to receive a vaccination, and the state will proactively reach out to individuals with later first-dose appointments in April and offer them the opportunity to move up their appointment to this weekend. Vaccinations for eligible individuals will be distributed at NHMS from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 6 through Monday, March 8.

Those who have an appointment are encouraged to arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time for check-in and screening. After receiving the vaccine, each patient will proceed to an observation area where medical staff will closely monitor for any potential reaction. The entire process will take place without people leaving their cars.

Hundreds of volunteers from hospitals, first responder agencies, police, fire, EMS, regional public health networks and community emergency response teams throughout New Hampshire will spend their personal time this weekend to help vaccinate community members.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway becomes the fifth facility operated by parent company Speedway Motorsports to serve as a mass vaccination site. To date, more than 91,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to eligible recipients at Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBristol Motor SpeedwayCharlotte Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.

“We are always more than willing to utilize our facilities to support a need in the community,” said Marcus Smith, president and chief executive officer of Speedway Motorsports. “Hosting mass vaccination clinics at our venues is crucial in the race to beat this pandemic, and this weekend, thousands of New Hampshire residents will cross that finish line.”

Eligible individuals should visit NH.gov/COVID19 for more information about upcoming vaccination opportunities and all the latest on COVID-19.

Four Miles Every Four Hours for the Kids

Danielle Cyr will run 48 miles in just as many hours participating in the Goggins Challenge March 5-7 to benefit the
New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities.

LOUDON, N.H. – Laconia resident Danielle Cyr considers herself an avid outdoors person, taking part in daily runs and weekly hikes all over New Hampshire. Professionally, Cyr is the marketing manager for New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) and director for the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCCNH), the speedway’s official charity. This weekend, she will participate in the Goggins Challenge, running four miles every four hours for a total of 48 miles to benefit children in need throughout New England.

“Anytime you can combine your personal passions with your professional goals, especially when it’s for a good cause, is a win-win,” said Cyr. “The Goggins Challenge has been something I’ve been training for, and as much as it’s a personal goal of mine to finish, it’s really all about the kids. I’m grateful that I can use this challenge to raise money for Speedway Children’s Charities.”

Cyr is hoping to raise $2,500 by participating in this challenge, but needs the community’s help to reach her goal. People who wish to support Cyr can do so by pledging donations of any amount at SpeedwayCharities.org/Donate/#NewHampshire and designating “Danielle’s Goggins Challenge.” One hundred percent of the funds raised from this event will be added to those raised throughout the year and then distributed this December in the form of grants to local organizations that focus on children’s services.

Cyr has completed many different running and adventure race challenges in recent years, pushing herself to new limits, but that was halted with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I truly missed racing last year, and I am hoping all of the hikes and run training I’ve done in place of those races will help me get through this 48-hour journey on little to no sleep,” said Cyr. “I love challenging myself physically and pushing myself to achieve new goals.”

Cyr’s 48-mile trek, which she hopes to complete outdoors throughout her hometown of Laconia, will take place from 11 p.m. Friday, March 5 through 7 p.m. Sunday, March 7, but if the weather doesn’t cooperate, she plans to take residence on a treadmill at Fit Focus – Laconia, as they’re open 24 hours a day.

Last year, Cyr completed the NH48, hiking all of New Hampshire’s 48 mountains with an elevation of at least 4,000 feet. She also inspired the creation of a 5K route on NHMS property in honor of seven-time NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) champion and three-time NHMS winner Jimmie Johnson, who competed in the prestigious Boston Marathon in 2019. Johnson, who drove the No. 48, retired from full-time NCS competition at the conclusion of the 2020 season.

Keep track of Cyr’s participation in the Goggins Challenge by following along on the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities Facebook (@SCC.NH) and Instagram (@SCCNHMS) pages. If you’re in Laconia this weekend, keep an eye out and give her a beep or a wave for motivation!