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.




     * 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:

     * At this time, per New Hampshire guidelines, mask are required for events where more than 100 people will be in attendance.

     * Masks will be required when a participant cannot socially distance themselves from others, such as at bib pick up and in pre and post race areas. Please wear a mask at these times.

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

Racing Details:

     * Runners will be placed in small waves by speed and start the race in these groups with time in between each group.


     * 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


     * 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


     * Northstar Timing

     * DJ Darren Roy

10676 Merrimack Sparkler 5K 2019 Mock-Up