The following races are endorsed by the New England 65+ Running Club. All of these races have committed to 5-year Age Groups for 65 through at least 90 plus.

Please support these races.

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June

Hollis Fast 5K


Gold Level Endorsement


Location: Hollis, New Hampshire


In-person event – 6:30 PM, June 9, 2022


Start: Hollis Brookline Middle School

Ends: Morin's Landscaping Parking Lot, Jct. Depot Rd & Rte 111

Description: A downhill (drops 224 ft) point to point course running through the fields and orchards of Hollis, NH. Runners are bused from Alpine Grove event center to the starting line. After finishing you will walk back to Alpine Grove (approximately 3/8 mile) for after race festivities.


Course is USATF Certified (NH08010RF )

Race Features important to NE 65+ Runners Club members:

1. 5-year age groups for 65+: 3 deep

2. We are offering a discount code "NE65+" (no quotation marks) to members of this running club. To sign up, click on to Lightbox Registrations http://www.lightboxreg.com/hollis_2022 and fill out the registration forms. On the last page, look for the "discount code" box and enter NE65+ and your entry fee will be reduced to $27, our early bird registration fee.

3. Age Graded Awards: Top 3 male/female Age Graded Times

4. We welcome wheelchair participants and walkers.

Website www.hollisfast5K.com

Market Square Day 10K


Silver Status


Location: Portsmouth, NH


In-person event – 9:00 am, June 11, 2022


Start: Market Square, Downtown Portsmouth

Ends: Strawbery Banke

Description: Each year, the 10K Road Race gets the Market Square Day celebration off on the right foot. With a starting line in the heart of Downtown Portsmouth, the Race typically draws 1,000 runners who wind their way through the streets of Portsmouth ending with the finish line at historic Strawbery Banke.

Will be the 45th year of the race, and marks our return to the traditional June date after dealing with COVID rescheduling for two years.


Course is USATF Certified. Certification Number NH11003RF

Race Features important to NE 65+ Runners Club members:

1. 5-year age groups for 65+ - 90+ - 3 deep

2. Discounts for 65+: registrants, $5 Off, Discount code is: NE65P22


Website: https://proportsmouth.org/events/market-square-day-10k/

Windham Rail Trail Flat n Fast 5K


Silver Status


Location: Windham, New Hampshire


Start: Roulston Rd/on Rail Trail Windham (shuttle from Windham Depot Start)

Ends: 6 Depot Rd Windham NH/Windham Depot

In-person event – 8:30 am, June 11, 2022


Description: Point-to-point USATF (NH21007BK) starting from the Roulston Rd entrance at 8:30 a.m. The race is organized in conjunction with the Windham Recreation Department with chip timing provided by Millennium Running. Parking for shuttle at Windham Crossing Life Church, North Lowell Rd.


First male/female finishers will receive a cash prize, and we award $50 for setting a Course Record, (Male - 15:47, Female - 18:00) and there are also age group awards. Food and refreshments served after the race.


This is a popular event and always welcome partners and sponsorships; for more information, please contact the WRTA, a 501c3 organization.


Race Features important to NE 65+ Runners Club members:

1. 5-year age groups for 65+: 3 deep

2. Discount for 65+: $20 entry through race day


Race Website: Windham Rail Trail Flat n Fast 5K

July

Four On The Fourth


Gold Status


Location: York, Maine


In-person event – 7:30 am, July 4, 2022


Start: York High School, 1 Robert Stevens Drive

Ends: Same Location as start.

Distance: 4 Miles

Description: Sponsored by the York Rotary Club, USATF certified four-mile, chip timed course. Course is along scenic Long Sands Beach. This race is a great family activity or unique distance for all walkers and runners alike.


Course is USATF Certified. Certification Number ME19003BK


Race Features important to NE 65+ Runners Club members:

1. 5-year age groups for 65+ - 90+ 3 deep awards

2. Discounts for 65+: registrants, $2 Off

3. Age Graded Awards: Top 3 male/female Age Graded Times.


Website: https://www.yorkparksandrec.org/events/road-races/

York Days 5K


Gold Status


Location: York, Maine


In-person event – 8:00 am, July 31, 2022


Start: York High School, 1 Robert Stevens Drive

Ends: Same Location as start.

Description: This community centered race boasts views of Long Sands Beach, happens during the town's week-long York Days celebrations and benefits youth programming in town.


Course is USATF Certified. Certification Number ME19002BK

Race Features important to NE 65+ Runners Club members:

1. 5-year age groups for 65+ - 90+ 2 deep awards

2. Discounts for 65+: registrants, $2 Off

3. Age Graded Awards: Top 2 male/female Age Graded Times.


Website: https://www.yorkparksandrec.org/events/road-races/

August

Saunders at Rye Harbor 10K


Bronze Level Endorsement


Location: Rye, New Hampshire


In-person event – 6:00 PM, August 18, 2022


Start: 261 Central Rd., Rye, NH 03870

Ends: 261 Central Rd., Rye, NH 03870

Description: This year will be the 46th consecutive year that this NH Seacoast Classic will be run. The course follows a loop around the picturesque town of Rye NH with stretches along the beautiful coast. As always, the start is at 6pm on the third Thursday in August - 8/18/22. For those with concerns about Covid, a Virtual option is also available from noon on August 10 and ending at midnight on August 17. Details available on the race website—www.saunders10k.com.


Course is USATF Certified (NH21008BK)

Race Features important to NE 65+ Runners Club members:

1. 5-year age groups for 65+: 3 deep

2. All entrants over 70 will receive a T-shirt. (All others have to win them.)

3. Website www.saunders10k.com

September

Randall"s Run for the Gym 5K

Bronze Status

Location: Springvale Maine

In person event: 8:30 AM, September 3, 2022

Registration is Open at https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/SPRINGVALE/RandallsRunforthegym5K

Description: Flat out and back course , Family event Kids fun run, 20th YEAR Supporting Nasson Community Center. T shirts 1st 100, Rafffle

Race Features important to NE 65+ Runners Club members:

  1. 5-year Age Groups for 65 through at least 90 plus

  2. Discount rates for Runners over 65-99


Randall"s Run for the Gym 5K Website

GNOCA 5K Run/Walk in Honor of Jackie Poor and Paula Holm

Bronze Status

Location: Michael's Harborside, Newburyport, MA

Starts and Ends at: Michael's Harborside, 1 Tournament Wharf

In person event: 10:00 AM, September 25, 2022

Registration is Open at https://www.ocawareness.org/gnoca-5k-run-walk

Description: 5K timed race through scenic Newburyport to raise funds and awareness of ovarian cancer and to support women in treatment. Online registration $25 or in person $30 from 8:30 AM September 25, 2022

Course is not certified.


Race Features important to NE 65+ Runners Club members:

  1. 5-year Age Groups for 65 through at least 90 plus - 2 Deep Awards


Race Website: www.ocawareness.org/gnoca-5k-run-walk

October

October 9, 2022

Great Island 5K


Gold Status


Location: New Castle, New Hampshire


In-person event – 10:00 am, October 9, 2022


Start: New Castle Great Island Common 265 Wentworth Road, New Castle, NH 03854

Ends: New Castle Great Island Common 265 Wentworth Road, New Castle, NH 03854

Description: Charitable race with a beautiful ocean side start and finish . Our course winds around the historic scenic roads of New Castle NH.


Course is USATF Certified.

Race Features important to NE 65+ Runners Club members:

1. 5-year age groups for 65+: 3 deep

2. $10 discount to 65+ member. We will provide a discount code which you can email to your members.

3. Age Graded Awards: Top 3 male/female Age Graded Times


greatisland5k.org

October 29, 2022

Great Bay 5K | Race for a Healthy Estuary


Gold Status


Location: Stratham/Greenland, New Hampshire


In-person event – 10:00 am, October 29, 2022


Start: Across from Stratham Hill Park, 270 Portsmouth Ave, Stratham, NH.

Ends: Great Bay Discovery Center, 89 Depot Road, Greenland, NH

Optional Virtual event – October 1 to 29, 2022.

Description: The Great Bay 5K | Race for a Healthy Estuary is one of the premiere and fastest

5K races in New England. It supports conservation, education, responsible recreation and

research of the Great Bay & Piscataqua River Watershed and Estuary in New Hampshire

and Maine. Race features top 3 male/female cash awards for running, race walking and

wheelchair competition, costume awards, team competition & 5-year Age Groups from 10 to 100.

Course is USATF Certified (NH18007BK), point to point, mostly downhill with scenic views of

Great Bay. Looking to improve your personal record (PR) for a 5K - this race is for you!

Race Features important to NE 65+ Runners Club members:

1. 5-year age groups for 65+: 3 deep

2. Discount for 65+: $5.00

3. Age Graded Awards: Top 3 male/female Age Graded Times

4. Male & Female Team Awards based on placement in each age group

5. Beer/Hard Cider and half dozen Oysters at participating beer and oyster sponsors.

6. Opportunity to set top 10 age group records!

Great Bay 5K Website

Great Bay 5K 65+ Top 10 Age Group Times

November

November 5, 2022

20th Annual Jerry's Run For All Ages 5K

Gold Status

Location: Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield, MA

In-person event: 10:00 am, November 5, 2022; Sunshine Start 9:40 am

Start: 100 Quannapowitt Pkwy, Wakefield, MA

Optional Virtual event: October 31 - November 5, 2022

Description: Jerry's Run For All Ages 5K is the Flagship Race of the New England 65 Plus Runners Club and is dedicated to providing a quality race for athletes of all ages. The USATF Certified Course (MA13037JK) is blistering fast, flat, and a scenic run around Lake Quannapowitt. Offers over 30 cash awards totaling more than $2,500! Race gives back to the Wakefield Community providing support for education, for active lifestyles and for a healthy environment.

Race Features important to NE 65+ Runners Club members:

1. 5-year age groups for 65+: 3 deep

2. Discount for 65+: $5.00

3. Age Graded Awards: Top10 male & female cash awards.

4. Race Walk/Power Walk Competition.

5. Awards for Youngest and Oldest male & female participants.

6. Free entry for 80 and above athletes

Race Website: https://jerrysrunforallages.ne65plus.org

Jerry's Run For All Ages Website