The warm weather is here, and the best place to enjoy the warmth is at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Thursday, May 25. Children and families are invited to take their bicycles and ride a few laps around the iconic NASCAR track in the annual Dale Jr. Foundation Safe Kids 301, presented by Speedway Children’s Charities.
The event is a bike safety celebration hosted by the Dartmouth Health Children’s Injury Prevention Center and Speedway Children’s Charities at NHMS.
The track will be open from 5 to 7 pm to everyone who loves to ride their bikes, and the event is free of charge to all participants. Vendors will line the track for families to enjoy several activities and exhibits that promote healthy habits. There will be helmet checks, bike-safety inspections with S&W Sports and free helmets for children who need one.
The Injury Prevention Center is part of Dartmouth Health’s Population Health Division and aims to keep children safe across New Hampshire. Injury Prevention operates many programs, including car seat and seat belt safety, initiatives to reduce falls and sports and recreation injuries. Additional information can be found at childrens.dartmouth-health.org/injury-prevention.
The Dale Jr. Foundation Safe Kids 301 is a free event. More information can be found at: www.speedwaycharities.org/events/#newhampshire.
About Dartmouth Health Children's
Dartmouth Health Children's is the only comprehensive pediatric healthcare system in the region. Fully integrated in Dartmouth Health and anchored for more than 30 years by Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (CHaD)—in Lebanon, NH—Dartmouth Health Children's promotes health, advances knowledge, and delivers the best patient and family-centered care for infants, children, and adolescents across New Hampshire and Vermont. Dartmouth Health Children's conducts groundbreaking research and educates the next generations of health professionals as the primary pediatric partner of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Highly skilled and collaborative child health professionals provide care in multiple settings across the region. Outpatient specialty visits and same-day surgery services are available at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (CHaD) and Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Manchester. Primary care appointments in general pediatrics are available at Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics in Bedford, Concord, Lebanon, Manchester and Nashua, NH and Bennington, VT; as well as at Dartmouth Health members: Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Cheshire Medical Center, New London Hospital and Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center.