5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
    Name City Date Website
    Freeze Your Buns 5K
    This chilly series of four 5k races is a steal- only $5 per race! The course is a a flat double loop on pavement. No dogs or strollers are allowed on the course. At the finish line, in addition to winner's medals and a raffle drawing, there will be hot beverages and snacks to warm you up!
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    Nashua 1 January 1970 gatecity
    Superbowl Chili 5k
    Work off the calories you ate during your Superbowl bash by running this 5k race! All participants receive a pair of touch screen winter gloves, and beer and a bowl of chili at the finish line. The entry fee is $25, and medals are given out to the top 3 finishers in each age group.
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    Mardi Gras 5k
    Celebrate Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday with this 5k festival! For $25, you get a race entry and swag and a post-race party with beer, pizza, and lots of other yummy food! This race takes place in the evening and runs you through scenic Manchester Hills.
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    Manchester 13 February 2018 milleniumrunning
    Great Shamrock 5k
    Everybody is Irish when they run this 5k! In support of Nashua South Track and Field programs, this race takes you through a tour of Mine Falls. Early bird registration is just $20, and only the first 100 entrants get shirts, so sign up early! In addition to the 5k, there is a St. Patrick's Day themed fun run for kids up to age 10.
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    Nashua 17 March 2018 runsignup
    SEA 5k Road Race and Fitness Walk
    This 5k race and walk supports Operation Santa Claus. The course is flat and paved, taking you through State Office Park East. No pets are allowed to join in on the race unless it is a service animal. The race begins at 10 am and packet pick up is the morning of the event.
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    Concord 7 April 2018 seiu1984
    Bow Lake 5k
    If you are in search of an incredibly scenic waterfront race, the Bow Lake 5k is the race you have been searching for. Get a foot tour of amazing Bow Lake during a 5k run or walk, or as a family team. This race begins at 9 am sharp.
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    Strafford 7 April 2019 running4free
    Bagels and Biscuits 5k
    Is your dog a runner, too? The Bagels and Biscuits 5k is a race for everyone- even the family dog! This race can be completed as a run or walk, and in individual or team formats. It begins at 9 am and the events closes with an awards ceremony.
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    Manchester 15 April 2018 bagelsandbiscuits5k
    Walk & Run for Food and Shelter
    Support the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter by participating in this 5k. Now in its 25th year, this race takes place on the campus of Rivier University. It can be run individually or as a team, and there are different run and walk distances to choose from, including a kids' fun run. These races begin in the early afternoon, starting with the kids run.
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    Nashua 8 April 2018 nsks
    The Circle Trot
    This 5k race is family-friendly and takes place around the campus of Plymouth State University. The race supports the Circle Program, which provides low-income girls from New Hampshire with adult and peer mentoring and camp programs aimed at increasing skills and building confidence.
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    Plymouth 29 April 2018 circleprogram
    Exeter Day Trail Races
    This 5k trail race takes you on a scenic yet challenging trail run through Exeter. The race is family friendly and strollers are allowed, but bicycles are not. The after party includes entertainment for both adults and children, and there are babysitting services available for parent-runners whose children are not racing.
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    Exeter 6 May 2018 exeterday5k
    Rock 'N Race
    Looking to rock and roll? Then checkout the Rock 'N Race 5k, featuring food station and 9 bands along the course.  All runners receive a t-shirt.  Registration is $29 for adults and $12 for kids under 14.  Proceeds benefit the Payson Center for Cancer Care.  Race starts at 6:00pm.  This year judges will award the runner who has the best "Rockstar Vibe."
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    Concord 18 May 2017 2017 Rock 'N Race
    Over the River and Through the Woods 5K
    The Over the River 5k is part of the Capital Area Race Series (CARS).  Race starts at 10:00am.  Registration costs $20.  Packet pickup will begin at 8:45am on race day.  Proceeds of the race help benefit the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation. Runners who finish 6 races in the CARS will receive a jacket or similar apparel item.
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    Concord 9 June 2018 Capital Area Race Series
    RunWalk for Mental Health 5k
    The RunWalk for Mental Health 5k takes place on the hilly Derryfield cross country course in Derryfield Park. Participants are encouraged to wear bright, neon colors.Race begins at 6:30pm.  Stick around after for post race refreshments. Proceeds of the race benefit local community mental health services. Race results and pictures will be posted on their website after the race.
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    Manchester 21 June 2018 RunWalk for Mental Health 5k
    Salomon Spring Trail Running/Walking Race Series
    This race series happens every Thursday for 8 weeks starting at 3:30pm starting on May 11th.  The "long" course is 3.4 miles.  The race is walker friendly.  Course will be on the Great Glen Trails and start and finish at the base lodge. Participants who complete 6 out of 8 races will be automatically entered into a prize raffle that will take place at the end of the series. Each race costs $9 or sign up for all 8 races for $45.
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    Gorham 10 May 2018 Salomon Spring Trail Running/Walking Race Series
    Runner's Alley/Redhook 5k
    The Runner's Alley/Redhook 5k will start and finish at the Redhook Brewery. There will be live music and post race food. All participants will receive a free Rehook beer. Register early as race sells out! First 1500 runners will receive a t-shirt. Proceeds support the Krempels Center. This is the 2nd race in the Seacoast Road Race Series.
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    Portsmouth 27 May 2018 Runner's Alley: Redhook 5k
    Bow Lake Dam 5k
    The proceeds of the Bow Lake Dam race go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 5k race starts at 10:00am.  There is also a 15k and kid's race too. Post race festivities include music and food. The 5k is walker friendly. Participants who register before May 16 are guaranteed a shirt. Race day registration will be available for $35.
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    Strafford 2 June 2018 Bow Lake Dam 15k/5k
    Hula Hustle 5k
    First 500 registration receive a tech shirt and grass skirt. All participants 21 years and older will receive a voucher for a free post race beer at the poolside tiki bar. All finishers receive a lei at the finish line.  Participants will have access to the Executive Health & Sports Center pool and facilities. Race begins at 9:00am.  Registration is $30.
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    Manchester 22 June 2018 The Hula Hustle
    5K Cross Country
    The Rotary Club of Portsmouth will be hosting the 25th 5k Cross Country and 1 Mile Track Race at the Portsmouth High School track and cross country 5k trail. There will be post race BBQ for all registered runners.  5k race begins at 6:00pm.  All ages and levels are welcome to participate.
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    Portsmouth 3 August 2017 5K Cross Country & 1 Mile Track Race
    5k Race to the Ledges
    The course of this 5k race will be behind the Concord Hospital and will feature both trail and road. First 100 registration will get a t-shirt and a goodie bag.  All participants will receive a post race brunch. Proceeds will benefit senior programs at Concord Hospital.  Race begins promptly at 9:00am. Registration cost $24 till August 24th and then $25 thereafter.
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    Concord 25 August 2018 5k Race to the Ledges

    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
    Name City Date Website
    TI 10k
    Sign up early for the TI 10k race to ensure you get some great swag! First 250 registrants will receive special race swag. All registered runners will receive a free beer from Stark Brewing Company (must be 21+), a cup of soup, and free finish line photos.  Finishers will also receive a medal. The course will be on the beautiful Manchester and Goffstown Rail Trail. Race starts at 9:30am.
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    Manchester 31 March 2018 TI 10 Mile and 10k
    ShoeFly Trail Run Series 5k
    Starting in April, the 2nd Tuesday of the month, don't miss the ShoeFly trail run series at the beautiful Parker Mountain Trails.  Registration for all the races in the series (April-August) is $45 and includes a shirt.  Each month runners will also receive a special race trinket.  Each race starts at 5:00pm.
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    Littleton 18 April ShoeFly Trail Run Series
    Circle Trot 5k
    This race is a fun event and all ages are welcome to participate. The race is walker friendly.  All registrants will receive a t-shirt.  Race starts at 9:30am at the PSU Welcome Center after the 10k racers. Same day race registration will be available starting at 8:00am.   The race is hosted by the Circle Program, which assists girls from local low income families reach their highest potential
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    Plymouth 29 April 2018 Circle Trot 10k 5k Fun Run Walk
    Exeter Day Trail 10K
    New this year to the Exeter Day Trail Series is the 10k race option! Course will be on the trails of Exeter, starting at the Exeter Day School.  10K runners will make 2 loops around the 3.1 mile course. The race is walker friendly.  Local food vendors will be there after the race.  There also will be face painting and kids activities post race. Race begins at 9:00am.
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    Exeter 6 May 2018 Exeter Day 5k
    Spring Forward Rotary Trail Run 10k
    The 2nd annual Spring Forward Rotary Trail 10k will take place at the Alvirne High School Cross Country trail.  This event is walk friendly and all participants receive medals! There is also a 5k option.  Race begins at 9:00am.  Bib pickup begins at 8:00am.  Entry fee is $30 for adults and $20 for kids under 12.
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    Hudson 4 June 2017 Spring Forward Rotary Trail Run
    Drummer Hill Trail 10k
    If you are looking for a serious trail race on technical terrain, than this is the race for you.  Runners will complete a 10k loop around Drummer Hill.  The course is a mix of single track and jeep roads.   Parking will be available at Fuller Elementary School. There will be an aid station half way with a variety of food and drink including Tailwind, soda, cookies, chips, bananas and more.  Race starts 8:00am.  Runners may run additional loops if they want to.  Other race distances include 20k, 30k, 40k and 50k.
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    Keene 16 June 2018 Drummer Hill Trail Races
    Market Square Day 10K Road Race
    Market Square Day Festival begins with the annual Market Square Day 10k race! Runners will begin at Market Square, make their way through Portsmouth and then finish at the Strawbery Banke Museum. There will be 5 water stops along the course.  Race day registration will not be available so register early. Race begins at 9:00am. The first 1100 registrants will receive a t-shirt.
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    Portsmouth 9 June 2018 Pro Portsmouth Incorporated
    Capital City Classic 10k
    Take a tour of the state's capital city in this 10k race! Runners begin and finish in front of the New Hampshire state house.  The first 500 registrants will receive a t-shirt. Runners can pick up there packet the day before race day at Runner's Alley. Post race food and drink will be available for participants.  This race is the sixth race in the Capital Area Race Series.  The race starts at 9:00am.  A 10k Training Program is available for an additional cost.
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    Concord 23 June 2018 Runner's Alley - Capital City Classic 10k
    Hula Hustle 10k
    Don't miss this Hawaiian themed 10k race! All finishers receive a lei at the finish line. Runners 21 and older will also receive a post race beer at the poolside tiki bar. The first 500 registrants will get a tech shirt and grass skirt.  Stick around after the race - participants will have access to the Executive Health & Sports Center pool and facilities. Registration costs $30. Race benefits the New Horizons for New Hampshire.
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    Manchester 22 July 2018 The Hula Hustle
    Northeast Delta Dental Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day 10K
    Celebrate the "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" with this 10k race! The first 1000 registrants will receive a stainless steel drinking mug.  All registrants will receive a personalized bib, race photos and for runners over 21, a ticket for 1 free beer that can be redeemed at the Wild Rover’s Celtic Festival after the race. There will be post race food and drink for participants and live entertainment at the the Wild Rover's Celtic Festival.  This race is part of the Elliot Millennium Running Series.
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    Manchester 9 September 2018 Northeast Delta Dental Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day 5K & 10K
    NH Marathon & 10k
    Not interested in running the marathon?  Then sign up for their 10k race! The course goes along side of the beautiful Newfound Lake. Participants who register before August 31st will receive a long sleeve tech shirt. All registered runners will receive a goodie bag.  Water and Gatorade will be available on the course. Participants will also have access to post race food and drink.  Race begins at 9:00am.
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    Bristol 29 September 2018 New Hampshire Marathon
    Jack London 10k Trail race
    This challenging 10k trail race goes through Mine Falls Park.  Stick around for the raffle.  This year they will be giving away RoadID kits, 3CRP Hats and more. Overall winners and age group winner will receive a Jack London Trail Race pint glass. Entry fee is $25 before the race and $30 on race day. Race starts at 10:00am at Stellos Stadium.
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    Nashua 22 October 2017 Jack London 10k Trail Race 2017
    Thanks for Giving 10k
    Join the Exeter Run Club and the Exeter Area YMCA for their 2nd annual 10k race! This flat, fast race will being at 8:30am Thanksgiving morning.  The course is a loop, which 10k runners will run twice. Early packet pickup will be available at the YMCA on November 23rd. This is the final race in the Exeter Health Resources' United for Wellness Road Race Series.
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    Exeter 24 November 2017 Thanks for Giving 5k-10k
    St. Katharine Drexel Parish 10K
    Join runners for the 5th annual St. Katharine Drexel Parish 5k & 10k at the St. Katharine Drexel Church!  The first 100 registrants will receive a t-shirt.  Race begins promptly at 8:30am. Cost is $25 pre-race day and $30 on race day.  This hilly, but fun race course is USAT certified. There will be post race refreshments, prizes and raffle.
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    Alton 16 September 2017 St Katharine Drexel Parish 5K & 10K

    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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    The Hampton Half Marathon
    You don't want to miss the beautiful ocean views of this flat, fast half marathon!  Make sure to stick around for the post race party.  Registrants will have access to Harpoon beer, hot soup, and other refreshments. Participants will receive a shirt. Finishers will receive a medal. Packet pickup will be on race day from 8am-9:45am.  Race begins at 10am. There will be water, Gatorade and Cliff shot energy gels available at various aid stations on the course.  Time limit is 3 hours and 30 minutes.
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    Hampton Beach 3 March 2018 The Hampton Half Marathon & 5k
    Shamrock Half Marathon
    The Shamrock Half Marathon is a multi loop race starting at Veteran's park. There will be water and Powerade on the course. First 1400 registrants will receive a great swag (TBD).  2017 runners received a hoodie.  Finisher will receive a finishers' medal. All registered runners over 21 will receive a ticket for 1 free beer, redeemable at participating bars in the downtown area.  All runners will receive a personalized bib and free race photos. Stick around after the race for post race food and drink.  Post race massages will also be available. Course time limit is 4 hours.
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    Manchester 23 March 2019 Shamrock Half Marathon & Relay
    Moose on the Loose Half Marathon
    Run the beautiful Mine Falls Park for this half marathon race! The course is fast and flat and begins at Stellos Stadium. There will be 5 water stops along course. Registrants will receive a tech shirt. Finishers will receive a medal. Post race food and drink will available for all registered runners. Registered runners will also get to "make-your-own" goodie bag.  Race begins at 9:00am.
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    Nashua 15 April 2017 Moose on the Loose Half Marathon & 5k
    The Portsmouth Half Marathon
    Come run the rural, beautiful roads through Portsmouth, Greenland and Newington in the 2nd annual Portsmouth Half Marathon! The course is relatively easy, rolling course. There will be four water stops along the course. The race starts and finishes at the Mercedes-Benz of Portsmouth.  Race begins at 8:00am. All registered runners will get a tech t-shirt and Henniker beer at the post race party.  All finishers will receive a medal.  Post race food will also be available to all registered runners. Packet pickup will begin at 6:30am on race day.
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    Portsmouth 14 April 2019 The Portsmouth Half Marathon
    Gate City Half Marathon
    The start and finish will be on Main Street in downtown Nashua. The course runs through Nashua and Mine Falls Park. Water, NUUN and gels will be available at the aid station on course. The first 1000 registered will received a tech shirt.  All finishers will receive a medal.  Stick around for the post race food, drink and music.  Race begins promptly at 7:00am. Make sure to vote for your favorite aid station after the race!
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    Nashua 20 May 2018 Gate City Marathon
    Cochecho Challenge Half Marathon
    Come run Dover's only half marathon road race! This challenging course begins in downtown Dover, winds through neighborhoods and crossed over the Cochecho River. Registered runners will receive a shirt. Race begins at 9:00am. Proceeds benefit the First Parish Church.  Stick around after the race for post race food and drink.
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    New Hampshire Half Marathon
    The New Hampshire Half Marathon runs along the beautiful Newfound Lake in Bristol.  Water and Gatorade will be available on course. Registered runners will receive a long sleeve tech shirt and a goodie bag. All finishers will receive a medal. Post race party includes live music, food and drink for all registered runners.  There is no official time limit, but runners asked to be done within 6 1/2 hours. Packet pickup will be on Friday and race day at Newfound Memorial Middle School.
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    Bristol 29 September 2018 New Hampshire Marathon
    Clarence DeMar Half Marathon
    2017 brings the 40th year of the running of the Clarence DeMar half marathon. There are over 300 volunteers along the route to cheer you on and keep you going for the entire 13.1 miles through the beautiful fall landscape offered by Keene, NH. The race begins at 8 am, and the top finishers of this half marathon have completed it a little over an hour.
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    Keen 30 September 2018 clarencedemar
    New England Half Marathon
    Sponsored by Traveler Beer, this half marathon takes you on a scenic tour of fall in Loudon and Concord, NH. Swag includes a half zip, personalized bib, finishers medal, and beer tickets, of course! Registration begins at $70, and the price is the same for all age groups. In addition to medals, there are cash prizes for the top finishers of this race.
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    Concord 7 October 2018 milleniumrunning
    Rockfest Half Marathon
    This year brings the 10th installment of this race, which takes place on the flattest and fastest course in New England. This race isn't just a race, however- it is a day long festival that concludes with an incredible seafood-and craftbeer- filled after party. Registration for this 8 am start time race begins at $65.
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    Hampton Beach 30 September 2018 hamptonrockfest
    Seacoast Half Marathon
    The 12th annual Seacoast Half Marathon takes you on a course that is just as the race names implies- along the coast. This beautiful course is mostly flat with a few small rolling hills, and has been described by previous participants as fast. Only 1400 runners are allowed to register for this race, so sign up early as it grows in popularity every year. The race begins at 8 am, and the course closes at 11:30 am.
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    New Castle/Portsmouth 11 November 2018 seacoasthalfmarathon
    Manchester City Half Marathon
    Enjoy views of the Merrimack River and the beautiful fall foliage in this fall half marathon! All registered runners will receive a shirt, beer ticket for a Shipyard Brewing Company beer (must be 21), free race photos, a personalized bib and a finisher's video.  All finishers receive a medal. Water and Powerade will be available at all aid stations.  Cliff energy supplements and bananas will be at the aid station at mile 8.5.  Post race refreshments will be available.  Race begins at 8:50am at Veteran's Park.
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    Manchester 4 November 2018 Millenium Running
    Wolf Hollow Half Marathon
    Come run the beautiful Mine Falls Park at the Wolf Hollow Half Marathon!  The course is flat and shaded.  First 1,000 runners will receive a technical shirt and all finishers will receive a medal. There will be 7 water stops on the course.  Post race food and drink will be available for all registered runners. Overall winners and age group winners will receive a Wolf Hollow pint glass. Race begins at 9:00am.  There is a 5k race option as well.
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    Nashua 19 November 2017 Wolf Hollow Half Marathon & 5k

    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
    Name City Date Website
    New England Series Marathon Day 2
    Runners will run 12 laps around a mostly paved path in the beautiful Greenfield State Park.  This race is #2 in the New England Series.  Race begins at 7:00am.  Packet pickup will start 1 hour before. Early start is not available for this race. A variety of food and drink will be available at their unique aid stations.  Registered runners will receive a shirt and other various goodies.  Finishers will receive a medal. Special awards are given to runners who finish all 7 races in this race series.  The race is walker friendly.
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    Greenfield 15 May 2017 New Hampshire | Mainly Marathons
    Gate City Marathon
    This mostly flat marathon goes through Nashua neighborhoods as well as Mine Falls Park.  First 1000 runners who register for the race will receive a custom tech shirt. All finishers receive a medal.  Water, NUUN and gels will be available at aid stations. Headphones are not allowed for this race. Post race festivities called the "27th mile" will have music, food and drink for registered runners. Be sure to vote for your favorite aid station after the race!
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    Nashua 20 May 2018 Gate City Marathon, Half & Relay
    Clarence DeMar Marathon
    Between the beautiful fall foliage and views of the Surry Mountain Dam, the Clarence DeMar Marathon is the perfect choice! This challenging course is a mix of rolling hills and short, steep climbs.  There is an early start option for runners who expect to take longer than 6 hours. All registered runners receive a long sleeve performance shirt.  Finishers will receive a medal. Pre register for the pre race past dinner with special guest speaker Dave McGillivray.
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    Gilsum 30 September 2018 Clarence DeMar Marathon
    New Hampshire Marathon
    Come race around the beautiful Newfound Lake at the New Hampshire Marathon!  Runners who register before August 31 will receive a long sleeve tech shirt. All finishers receive a medal. All runners receive a goodie bag. There are 14 water/Gatorade stations along the course. Each registered runner over 21 will get a free beer courtesy of Kathleen’s Cottage and Amoskeag Beverages. Race begins at 9:00am. Stick around for post race food, drink and entertainment.
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    Bristol 29 September 2018 New Hampshire Marathon
    Joe English Twilight Challenge
    This unique trail marathon takes place at night! Race begins at 7:00pm. Runner will make 10 loops around a 50 acre pond. The course will be marked with various lights including glow sticks and signal fires. Proceeds benefit the Amherst Land Trust.  Cross country shoes or spikes are recommended for the grass/dirt course.  All registered runners receive a bib and swag bag. Post race food will be available.  Aid station is at start/finish line and will have a variety of food and drink.
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    Amherst 7 October 2017 Joe English Twilight Challenge
    Manchester City Marathon
    Run along the beautiful Merrimack River at the Manchester City Marathon! The course features both road and rail trail.  The first half is rolling while the second half is flat and fast. All registered runners will receive a shirt, beer ticket for a Shipyard Brewing Company beer (must be 21), free race photos, a personalized bib and a finisher's video.  All finishers receive a medal. Water and Powerade will be available at all aid stations.  Cliff energy supplements and bananas will be at the aid station at mile 8.5 and GU gels and bananas will be at mile 19.  Post race refreshments will be available.  Race begins at 8:50am at Veteran's Park and has a 7 hour time limit.
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    Manchester 3 November 2018 Manchester City Marathon

    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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