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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.

Thursday July 4th, 2024



     * 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!





















Racing Details:

     * Runners are asked to line up by expected pace at the starting line

     * 3/4 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


     * Top 2 overall male and female, then top 2 male and female in each age group

     * Results will be posted and there will be an awards table for pick up

Age Groups:

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

Entry Fees:

     * On or before April 7th, 2024: adults $25.00, youth (13 and younger) $20.00

     * April 8th, 2024 to July 2nd, 2024 at 6:00pm: adults $30.00, youth (13 and younger) $25.00

     * Race day registration will be available $35 for all participants

     * Click HERE to go to the online registration

     * First 150 registrants will receive a Sparkler 5K t-shirt

Kids Fun Run:

     * Free to all runners

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

     * 400 meters on the track (full lap)

     * No registration required

     * All participants will receive a finisher's medal!

Packet Pickup:

     * Wednesday July 3rd - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the VFW at 282 DW Highway, Merrimack NH

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


     * TBD

Merrimack Sparkler 5K 2022 shirts
Sparkler5k Race Map

Certified 5k course

Same course for 2024

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