The Hippo


Nov 21, 2019








Get out and run
Spring races heat up the season


Warmer weather means running outside isn’t quite as daunting. Whether you want to walk a 5K or run 10 miles, there are plenty of spring races to choose from.

Run to help cure cancer at the Easing Heartbreak Hill 5k, happening March 21 at 10 a.m. at Delta Dental (2 Delta Drive) in Concord. This run/walk benefits Dana Farber as part of fundraising by a local runner training to run the Boston marathon for his charity in April. The cost is $25 by 8 p.m. March 19 or $30 after that or on race day. Visit
Help the eighth grade get to D.C. in this fundraiser run/walk. The Henry W. Moore School 5k Fun Run will be held on March 21 at the Henry W. Moore School, 12 Deerfield Road, Candia, at 8:30 a.m. Visit
Act a clown with a light-up hat for entrants of the Fools 5k in Milford on March 29 at 11 a.m. at Milford High School (100 West St.). Entry is $25 by 8 p.m. March 22, $30 by 8 p.m. March 27 and $35 on race day. Visit
Show your St. Patty’s Day spirit at the Northeast Delta Dental Shamrock Shuffle. This precursor to Manchester’s parade begins at 889 Elm St. at 11:15 a.m. and is preceded by a 100-yard Kid’s Leprechaun Run. Registration is $25 for adults over 21, $20 for runners 12-20, $10 (free with code STA for runners 11 and under or for kids 8 and under doing the Leprechaun Run). Visit
Run or walk for Operation Santa Claus in the State Employees’ Association of New Hampshire/SEIU Local 1984 SEA 5k Road Race and Fitness Walk. The race starts at 10 a.m. on April 4 at 29 Hazen Drive in Concord. Pre-registration fee for SEA members, students and college students with school ID is $15. It’s $18 for everyone else before March 15 and $20 after. Children 10 and under can participate free. Visit
Only Fools Run is happening on April 4 at 10:30 a.m. starting at the Auburn Safety Complex at 55 Eaton Hill Road, with part of the proceeds going to Auburn police and fire. Pre-registration ends 24 hours before the event. The Kids Joker Jog is free to children 11 and under. The 3-miler is $22 for adults and $25 on race day and $15/$20 for youth under 17. The 5.5-miler is $30/$35 for adults and $20/$25 for youth. Visit
In Concord on April 11 at 10 a.m. check out the GAPP Gallop 5K and Fun Run at 2 Delta Drive. Registration is $25 for the 5k or $15 for the 1-miler. Visit 
Dress as a savage and run or walk the Run of the Savages in Plaistow at the Pollard School, 120 Main St, on April 11 at 10 a.m. The 5k proceeds go to The Jimmy Fund, Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Registration for a family of at least three is $12 per participant before 4 p.m. on April 10 and $45 on race day. The cost for an individual is $20 before the deadline or $25 on race day. Add $5 to get a T-shirt. Visit
At Nashua High School South, with 20 percent of entry fees going to the Nashua High School Cross-Country team, run the half marathon in a relay with a friend or participate in the 4k at Moose on the Loose. The half marathon and 4k start at 9 a.m. on April 12. Registration for the half marathon is $60 by March 29, $70 by April 11 and $80 on race day, with two-person relay costs at $90, $105 and $120. Registration for the 4k is $30, $35 and $40 for the same dates.Visit 
The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter 22nd Annual Walk & Run for Food & Shelter will be held on the Rivier University campus on April 12 with the Kid’s Sprint starting at 12:30 p.m., the 10k & 5k Gun Start at 1 p.m., and the 3k Walk Start at 1:10 p.m. For the 3k, 5k and 10k adult registration is $30 until March 19 and $35 after. Students pay $10 until March 19 or $15 after. The Kid’s Sprint is free for children age 7 and younger. Visit
The 11th Annual NHTI/Northeast Delta Dental 5k Road Race kicks off at 6 p.m. at NHTI on April 17, followed by a Kids Fun Run at 6:45 p.m. Registration before April 10 is $15 ($5 for students); after April 10 the cost is $20 ($10 for students). The Kids Fun Run is free. Proceeds go to benefit the NHTI Jennifer Kemp Memorial Scholarship. Visit
Help out the Beaver Brook Association in Hollis with Rivier University Biology Club 5k Charitable Walk/Road Race on April 18 at 10 a.m on campus. Registration is $10 by April 10 or $15 on race day. Visit
Nashua Community College presents the 2nd Annual 5k Brave Run/Walk and Dog Walk on April 25 at 10 a.m. at Mine Falls Park. Pre race-day registration is $20 or $40 for teams of three to five. Race-day registration is $25. Visit
Get covered in color in the Color Me Rad Manchester event on April 26. People will be throwing colors at you during this 5k run through Veterans Park at 889 Elm St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register before April 10 for $40 plus a $5.54 service fee. On-site registration is $60 plus a $6.08 service fee (for kids, $15 plus a $4.19 service fee). Visit
On May 2 along Concord’s Winant Park Trails, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Trail Race will be held at 10 a.m. The race starts at Emerson School, 274 Pleasant St. There is a 10-mile course along with a 5k, with the cost being $30 and $25, respectively. Race-day registration costs are $40 and $35. Visit
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Cinco de Miles 5k in Bedford at 68 Technology Drive on May 3 at 9:30 a.m. Adults 21 and over pay $30, youths ages 12-20 pay $25 and kids 11 and under participate free. Visit
Get a taste of nature and benefit the Amherst Land Trust in the Joe English Trail Challenge on May 3, either 12.5 or 25 kilometers. The race steps off from 188 Mack Hill Road at 9 a.m. for the 12.5 kilometers and 9:30 a.m. for the 25 kilometers. Registration for the 12.5k is $45 by April 4, $50 by April 30 and $55 on race day. The 25k costs are $55, $60 and $65. Visit
Pinkerton Academy hosts the 5k at PA in Derry on May 9. Registration is $20 per person or $36 for a family of up to six. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Visit
The 8th Annual Canterbury Shaker Village XC 5k has a 10 a.m. start time on May 9 at 288 Shaker Road. Registration is $25, free for children 10 and under. Visit
Support the Michelle Cadorette Fund for Malignant Thymoma Research at Massachusetts General Hospital at the May 10 Purple Ribbon Mother’s Day 5k Run/2 Mile Walk at Bow High School, 32 White Rock Hill Road, at 9 a.m. Visit
On May 16 at 10 a.m. hit up J & F Farms, 120 Chester Road in Derry, for a 5k or 10k race at the 5k for FFA Cross Country Race/Walk. Registration for the 5k is $15 by May 14 or $20 after. Registration for the 10k is $20 by May 14 or $25 after. Visit
Challenge yourself to a 12k or a 5k or see your children off in the Kids Race at the Bedford Memorial Rotary Road Race on May 16. The race is held in the park across from Bedford High School at 47 Nashua Road. The 12k is $25 and starts at 9 a.m. The 5k is $20 starting at 9:30 a.m. and the Kids Race is $10 starting at 11:30 a.m. The  Visit
Head to 10 Church St. in Deerfield on May 16 for a 10 a.m. Drag-N-Fly 5k. A portion of the proceeds benefit Deerfield Cooperative Preschool, New Hampshire Food Bank and Cumings Conservatory Center. The Kids Run is free, while the 5k for ages 14 and under is $10 and for 15 and older it is $22. Race-day registration is $28 for an adult and $15 for youth. Visit
The Dreams on Wings 5k enters its sixth year and benefits The Hemispherectomy Foundation. The event is held at Captain Samuel Douglass Academy, 24 Townsend Hill Road in Brookline, on May 16. There is a timed 5k and a 5k walk, beginning at 11:30 a.m. and 11:40 a.m., respectively. Registration for both is $25. Visit
Help out a neighbor, as the proceeds from the Mont Vernon 5k and Fun Run go to Neighbor-to-Neighbor Mont Vernon on May 16. The race starts at the Mont Vernon Fire Department, 1 S. Main St. at 8:30 a.m. for the Fun Run and 9 a.m. for the 5k. Online registration closes May 12. The 5k run/walk cost is $20 for pre-registration or $25 the day of the race. The Fun Run is $10. Visit
Celebrate spring at Stonyfield Farm Yogurt Works, 10 Burton Drive in Londonderry, at the Stonyfield Earth Day 5k with a free fair to follow. Registration for the adult 5k is $30 by May 12 and $20 for youths. Race-day registration is $35 for adults, $25 for kids. The run steps off at 10 a.m. on May 16. Visit
Gate City Marathon and Marathon Relay, the Granite State’s newest marathon, steps off in downtown Nashua on May 17 at 8 a.m., and you can run it by yourself or as part of a team. Pre-registration for an individual is $90 before March 31 or $100 after. Before March 31, registration is $160 for a two- or three-person team, $195 for a four- or five-person team; after March 31, $175 and $215, respectively. Visit
Get your boogie on to disco music in the TI Disco Fever 5k/10k and benefit the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Easter Seals Child Development Services. Prizes will be given for best male and female disco outfits. The runs are held in the Queen City and feature a free Kids Disco Dash. Registration by May 16 is $25 for the 5k and $30 for the 10k. Race-day registration fees are $30 and $35, respectively. Visit
The Granite State Marathon starts at Mine Falls Park and kicks off at 6 a.m. in Nashua on May 19. There is also a half marathon. Registration is $130 for the marathon until the end of March or until race is filled. Half marathon registration is $110 until the race is filled. Visit
At 10 a.m. on May 23 check out the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps Anchor’s Aweigh 5k at Regional Drive (NHHEAF) in Concord. Pre-registration ends May 22 at 4 p.m. at a cost of $22. Race-day registration is $27. Visit
Challenge yourself to a 3.5-mile obstacle course in Chester on May 30 in the Wason Pond Pounder. Waves of 75 people are sent out every 20 minutes to tackle the obstacle course. Registration is $46 until April 1, $51 until May 24 and $56 on race day. Add $5 per person for the competitive wave. Visit  
As seen in the March 19, 2015 issue of the Hippo.


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