Great Bay Half Marathon and 5k

Great Bay Half Marathon and 5k

Sunday, Apr 5, 2020 at 11:00am

82 Main Street in front of Newmarket Mills
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The 14th Annual Great Bay Half Marathon & 5k is returning to Newmarket, NH for another day of scenic New England running by the Great Bay estuary! Join thousands of runners and spectators at New Hampshire’s best spring road race, where you celebrate your finish with an after-party featuring Smuttynose craft beer and plenty of food!

The event kicks off with packet pickup at 9:30 a.m.

Both the half and 5k start at 82 Main Street in front of Newmarket Mills and finish just two blocks down the street.

Course Info:

The Half Marathon

The Great Bay Half boasts a challenging but gorgeous course along the Great Bay estuary, featuring a 3.5 mile section on a well-maintained winding dirt road, sightings of bald eagles and great blue herons, and a dramatic finish in the heart of historic Newmarket. Just picture yourself on the final downhill stretch of closed downtown streets running past the centuries-old fieldstone mill buildings and throngs of cheering spectators!

We also provide some on-course entertainment for your running pleasure! Weather permitting, there will be live music at four locations along the course to keep you motivated. Also keep on the lookout for the belly dancers from Lotus Rising Belly Dance at Mile 10!

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The 5K

The 5k starts at the same time and place as the half marathon! You’ll run (or walk) the same course as the half marathon up to Mile 2.5, at which point you’ll veer right when the marathoners stay straight. The course then goes up a short steep hill (sorry!) but finishes with a downhill stretch through the heart of downtown with thousands of cheering spectators!

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The After-Party:

Not only do you get a wonderful day of amazingly scenic running, but you’re also treated to an after-party at Schanda Park on the banks of the Lamprey River featuring delicious local pizza, healthy Stonyfield Yogurt, energy Bars, and Hint flavored water (look for the big white tent). As if that weren’t awesome enough, runners 21+ get two tasty Smuttynose craft beers! Simply head on over to The Riverworks restaurant or the American Legion when you’re done eating. The best part? It’s all included with your registration!

Registration Fees:

Half
Early Bird - $59 Through October 25, 2019
Regular - $69 Through January 24, 2020
Last Minute - $79 Through April 1, 2020

5k
Early Bird - $25 Through October 25, 2019
Regular - $30 Through January 24, 2020
Last Minute - $35 Through April 1, 2020

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