Participants joke the shorter the person, the better the chance at victory.

The 2018 Tricycle Relay race, the second annual, will pit Portsmouth's City Council against the Portsmouth Police Department September 18th. The lighthearted relay race will be held on Pleasant Street between State Street and Market Square, according to Seacoast Online. The race will support Wentworth Senior Living, who host the event, and their 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraising goal.

This year's event, sporting a new location hopes to draw major attention to the cause. Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Merner told Seacoast Online “Mayor Blalock said we could really make a splash with this if we did it in Market Square.”  “It’s going to be fun, it’s going to be a great event for the city and it’s a great fundraiser for Alzheimer’s research.” At five foot nine inches, the chief is the tallest on his team. Remember, they are riding TRICYCLES! You can catch all the action at 2:30pm.

To donate money to help the City Council team raise money, visit To donate money to the Wentworth Senior Living team, visit



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