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 2021 *

*Online registration is now closed, virtual is still available

You can still register for the race at bib pickup today, 7/3

at Fleet Feet in Nashua 3pm to 6pm or tomorrow in person at the race *

 

Location:

     * NEW 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 current CDC guidance, face coverings are not required for fully vaccinated individuals. Face coverings are recommended for individuals who are not fully vaccinated during the following circumstances or when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

  • Check-in / Registration Area

  • Starting Area

  • Post Race Area

     * Masks are not required while running/walking the course.

Racing Details:

     * Runners will be placed in order at the starting line by speed.

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: NOW ACCEPTING RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS!

     * Click HERE to go to the online registration

     * First 125 5K 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:

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

     * Sunday 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