The Wicked-Fast Great Bay 5K – Oct. 27, 2018
An important fundraiser for the Great Bay Stewards, the Great Bay 5K is a fast, friendly and scenic road race that includes spectacular views of Great Bay. Voted one of New England’s Top Ten Favorite 5K’s by Run New England, the Great Bay 5K starts across from Stratham Hill Park and concludes at Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland, N.H.
The Great Bay 5K features a very fast course, the unique MacKenzie Mile, long-sleeve “Made in USA” tech race shirts (you must register by September 26 to qualify for a race shirt), cash awards for the top finishers, age group awards, a ‘competitive walker’ division, a FREE kid’s fun run, costume contests in the 5K and fun run, and fantastic post-race eats.
WIN $1,000 AT THE GREAT BAY 5K! All you’ll have to do is beat the existing NH state record times for a 5K (male –14:21 by John Mortimer in 1997, and female –15:28 by Lynn Jennings in 1993) at the Great Bay 5K to earn the award. The Great Bay 5K course is certified, but the drop from start to finish of this point-to-point race is too steep for finish times to qualify for an official state record. The good news is that the net-downhill course will help you run fast! If you beat the existing NH state records, you won’t establish a new official state record, but you’ll have bragging rights, and you’ll be $1,000 richer!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2018 GREAT BAY 5K!
Click HERE for a map of the Great Bay 5K course.
- PRIZES, FUN AND GREAT WAYS TO WIN IN THE 2018 GREAT BAY 5K:
• ‘TOP FINISHER’ AWARDS:
The awards for the top 3 male/female runners are $200, $150, and $100.
The 3 fastest male/female competitive walkers will receive $75, $50, and $25.
• MORE COSTUME CONTEST AWARDS: The Great Bay 5K Costume Contest will include awards ($53.27 each) for:
The best male/female costumed racers,
The best Great Bay-related costumes (male/female),
The best family (minimum 1 adult and one child under 15) in costume, and
The best mixed team (3 people minimum, including at least one female) in costume.
• AGE GROUP AWARDS: There are now mostly 5-year age groups at the Great Bay 5K: 9 and under; 10-14; 15-20; 21-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80+.
There will be awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age group.
The Great Bay 5K is the last of the 8 races in the Seacoast Road Race Series, all of which are fund-raisers for local non-profit organizations. The Seacoast Road Race Series was created in 2005 to encourage fitness and healthy competition, and to highlight the beauty of racing in the greater NH-Maine seacoast. Complete 6 of the 8 races and earn a special award.
The 2018 Great Bay 5K Sponsors include: