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 *
* NEW LOCATION - Start and finish on the track at the Merrimack High School 38 McElwain St, Merrimack, NH
* Kids Fun Run: 7:40 am
* 5K: 8:00 am
* Start on high school track, two laps of McElwain St, Baboosic Lake Rd, O'Gara Dr, finish on track, flat and fast!
* 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.
* When registering, an estimated 5K time will be asked for each runner.
* 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
* 1-8, 9-11, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
* 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: NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
* 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!
* 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