Savings Bank Of Walpole Continues As A Lead Sponsor Of The 2022 Clarence DeMar Marathon

Keene, NH — Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) is showing their support for one of the community’s most anticipated annual events by once again participating as a DeMar Level Sponsor of the 2022 Clarence DeMar Marathon which will take place on Sunday, September 25. The Bank has been a DeMar Level Sponsor for the past four years and plans to continue to support the race at this level for years to come.

“We view the DeMar as one of the signature events for our community and are proud to be involved” says Mark Bodin, President of Savings bank of Walpole. “While it may appear to be an athletic event, we see it as a community celebration allowing everyone to get involved.  Our staff enjoy being part of the planning, race and celebrations and I encourage everyone to join the fun by coming out on the day of the race to cheer for the runners.”

Hosted by the Keene Elm City Rotary Club, the Clarence DeMar marathon and half marathon starts in Gilsum and Surry NH, respectively and ends on the campus of Keene State College. It is not only the city’s premier athletic event that attracts runners from all over the world but is a large community event as well.

Proceeds from the marathon fund a number of the Rotary Club’s important initiatives including the Sneaker Project which provides sneakers to 2nd graders in an effort to reinforce the importance of Moving Everyday.

In addition, for the past 19 years, the Rotary Club has exposed over 400 local young people to service projects in El Salvador and Nicaragua, building homes, schools and helping to establish fresh-water resources.  

SBW employees will once again show their support for the marathon in several ways including participating and volunteering. The Bank will also host a Cheer station at its Court Street branch.

With assets totaling $700 million, the Bank offers a wide range of financial products, including services to individuals, businesses and organizations. The Bank is affiliated with NH Mutual Bancorp, further enhancing the quality products and services it provides to customers. The Bank is a partner of the NHTrust1 brand to better serve customers by providing localized trust and wealth management products and services. Savings Bank of Walpole is an equal housing lender, and member of the FDIC. For more information visit or call (603) 352-1822.

About the Clarence DeMar Marathon

Clarence DeMar was born into an impoverished childhood. He overcame health troubles, hardship, and World War I to become a seven-time B.A.A. Boston Marathon champion, an Olympic medalist, and an international running icon. No one has ever broken his record number of Boston wins. The Clarence DeMar Marathon was established in 1978 to honor Clarence DeMar, a former Keene resident. The Marathon features two competitive races, a full marathon and half marathon, and two community wellness programs: the DeMar Kids Marathon and DeMar Super Senior Marathon. For more information, please visit


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