RACE INFO

The Sparkler 5K Run/Walk is held every year on the 4th of July with all profits benefiting the 

Merrimack High and Middle School Track and Cross Country programs.

* IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL RACE FOR 2022 *

 

Location:

     * Start and finish on the track at the Merrimack High School 38 McElwain St, Merrimack, NH

Start Time:

     * Kids Fun Run: 7:40 am

     * 5K: 8:00 am

Course Description:

     * Start on high school track, two laps of McElwain St, Baboosic Lake Rd, O'Gara Dr, finish on track, flat and fast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mask Requirements:

     * Per CDC guidelines at this time, masks are not required on race day.

Racing Details:

     * Runners are asked to line up by speed at the starting line.

     * One loop of the track, around the back of the high school to O'Gara, right on Baboosic,

        right on McEwain, around the back of high school for second loop, finish on track

Awards:

     * Top 3 overall male and female, then top 3 male and female in each age

group

Age Groups:

     * 1-8, 9-11, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Entry Fees:

     * On or before June 12th: adults $25.00, youth (13 and younger) $20.00

     * After June 12th: adults $30.00, youth (13 and younger) $25.00

     * Race day registration will be available.

     * Click HERE to go to the online registration

     * First 175 registrants, between in-person and virtual sign ups,

        will receive a Sparkler 5K t-shirt

Kids Fun Run:

     * Free to all runners

     * Starts at 7:40 am on the high school track

     * Ages 7 and under: 200 meters on the track (half a lap)

     * Ages 8 and up: 400 meters on the track (full lap)

     * No registration required

     * All participants will receive a finisher's medal!

Packet Pickup:

     * Sunday July 3rd 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Fleet Feet Sports, 4 Coliseum Ave Nashua, NH

     * Monday July 4 6:00 am - 7:30 pm at Merrimack High School, 38 McElwain St, Merrimack, NH

Vendors:

     * Northstar Timing

     * DJ Darren Roy

10676 Merrimack Sparkler 5K 2019 Mock-Up