Children's Museum of NH 5K Road Race and Fun Run
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire will hold its annual 5K Road Race & Children’s Fun Run on Saturday, May 3, 2014. This is the sixth year the museum has held its fundraising race in downtown Dover, following the museum’s relocation to the Garrison City in July 2008. The 5K Road Race begins at 9 AM at the intersection of Central Avenue, Washington Street and Henry Law Avenue, just in front of the museum. The course runs up Central Avenue to Chapel Street, up Portland Avenue and back down to Henry Law Park. Post-race activities, including an awards ceremony and refreshments, will take place in Henry Law Park following the race. The first 500 paid registrants will receive free race T-shirts, and the race is capped at 1200 runners. The 5K registration fee is $22 in advance and $25 on the day of the race. A link to online registration can be found at www.childrens-museum.org. Walk-up registration will be available at The Children’s Museum on race day starting at 7:30 AM up until 15 minutes prior to the start of each race. Children ages 12 and younger can participate in the Fun Run, which takes place at 10:30 AM in Henry Law Park. The Fun Run series of events features a 1/2-mile race, two 1/4-mile races (one for children 6 and under, another for children 7-10), and a free 50-yard dash for children age 4 and under. All Fun Run participants will receive a blue ribbon, and prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers of the mile and mile races. Paid registrants in the 1/2-mile and 1/4-mile races will also receive free t-shirts. The entry fee for the 1/2-mile and mile races is $8 for registration in advance and $10 on race day. There is no fee for children participating in the 50-yard dash although a signed release form is required. The Children’s Museum 5K Road Race is the first race in the Seacoast Road Race Series (SRRS). Runners who complete six of the eight races in the series are awarded a coveted SRRS running jacket and can win other prizes as well. This is the tenth year of the series and there is no cost to participate, though registration is required.
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