5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
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    About 5k races

    A 5k is the shortest of the common running event distances, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are the most popular of road running events because of their relatively short distance which allows not only the seasoned runners to run, but novice runners, joggers and new-comers as well.

    How did we choose the best 5k races in New Hampshire? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 5Ks in Manchester?

    There are many to choose from here as the Manchester Area is host to many 5k races throughout its many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 5k running events include the Mardi Gras 5k and the Hula Hustle 5k.

    What are the best trail 5k races in New Hampshire?

    There are some great 5k trail races on the beautiful trails throughout New Hampshire.  The Exeter Day Trail Races takes you through some challenging, but runnable trails in Exeter.  The RunWalk for Mental Health 5k and the 5K Cross Country both take place on cross country courses.  Or consider signing up for one (or all) of the Salomon Spring Trail Series races that take place at the popular Great Glen Trails!

     

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  • 10k races
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    About 10k races

    A 10k is one of the most common running event distances, consisting of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or more for fun, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are twice the distance of the 5k and still  relatively short in distance. Less runners tend to participate then the 5k, but these events still get a lot of not only seasoned runners, but novice runners and joggers in attendance.

    • How did we choose the best 10k events in New Hampshire? 

      We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

      What are the best 10Ks in the Manchester area?

      There are many 10K  races to choose from in the Manchester areas as the many communities and neighborhoods of the city host race events. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 10k running events include the Hula Hustle 10k, Northeast Delta Dental Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day 10K and the TI 10k.

      What are the best 10Ks in the Exeter area?

      There are many 10K  races to choose from in the Exeter area as the many communities and neighborhoods of the city host race events. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Start your Thanksgiving the right way with the Thanks for Giving 10k.  Or experience the beautiful trails of Exeter at the Exeter Day Trail 10K. These are just a couple of the many available events.

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  • Half marathons
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    About Half marathons

    A Half Marathon event consists of running 13 miles (21 kilometers) and as the label suggests, is half of a standard Marathon which is a total of 26 miles. The popularity, participants of the half marathon distance and its events have significantly grown since the early 2000's and they continue to do so, with massive events popping up all over the states. The growth rate of participants for the half distance is currently higher than that of the full.

    How did we choose the best Half Marathon events in New Hampshire? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Half Marathons in the Nashua area?

    There are many to choose from here as the Nashua area has many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  A notable Half Marathon running event includes the Wolf Hollow Half Marathon, Moose on the Loose Half Marathon, and the Gate City Half Marathon.

    What are the best Half Marathons in the Hampton Beach area?

    There are many to choose from here as the Hampton Beach area has many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable Half Marathon running events include the Rockfest Half Marathon and of course, the Hampton Beach Half Marathon.  There are many other Hampton Beach Halfs in or around the area, so these are just a sampling of the races available.

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  • Marathons
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    About Marathons

    Marathon events consist of 26 miles (42 kilometers) and the courses are typically laid out through roads. Starting in the Olympics in the early 1900's, marathons have quickly picked up in popularity and in 2107 there are currently more than 800 events being held, and that number is consistently growing.

    How did we choose the best Marathon events in New Hampshire? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Marathons in the Southern New Hampshire area?

    Southern New Hampshire has a good amount of Marathons to choose from.  Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some trail runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners. Some of the notable Marathons in this area include the Gate City Marathon in Nashua, the Manchester City Marathon in Manchester and the Clarence DeMar Marathon in Gilsum.

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