In 2021, the Town of Merrimack officially turns 275 years old. As part of the Town’s yearlong celebration; the Parks & Recreation Department is organizing a 2.75 mile road race called the “Not Quite A 5K Run/Walk” in Celebration of Merrimack.
This family-friendly road race is perfect for both avid runners and recreational walkers alike. The relatively flat course begins and ends in the heart of historic downtown Merrimack. The race will be professionally timed by North Star Timing and will employ a “time trial start” format that will facilitate “social distancing”. Participants will be seeded based on their self-submitted paces and sorted by pace from fastest to slowest.
We are also offering a 2.75 Mile Virtual Race! For this event you will have access to RaceJoy which is our GPS virtual race tracking app. It allows you to run your 2.75 mile virtual race anywhere in the world and the results will be automatically uploaded to our results page. You can also create free virtual bibs and finishers certificates. We look forward to you joining us “virtually” sometime between Saturday May 15, 2021 thru Sunday May 23, 2021.
Start / Finish Line Music provided by: DJ Darren Roy
Race Timing Provided by: North Star Timing
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All registered participants for the in person race will receive a limited edition “Not Quite A 5K Race” Finishers Medal and a short sleeve cotton t-shirt. Participant in the Virtual race will receive a medal only. Proceeds from the Race will benefit the Parks & Recreation Department and its events to celebrate Merrimack’s 275th Birthday.
Race Fee: In Person Race Fees: $25.00 through May 1, 2021.$30.00 after May 1, 2021
Virtual Race Fees: (No T-Shirt Available) $15.00 through May 1, 2021.$20.00 after May 1, 2021
The total number of entries in the race is limited to 150 participants and we encourage people to register early. 1st Wave of Race begins at 10:00 am
Start waves will be limited size for safety and social distancing of racers. Racers will receive an email 1 week prior to the race date with any needed race updates.
For questions, call 603-882-1046 or email Program Coordinator James Golisano at firstname.lastname@example.org.