NH Running Festival

October 18 - October 19, 2013

  • NH Running Festival is a significant expansion of The Telegraph's Santa Fund Run by way of a three-day running event. The Festival will feature the Mad Moose Mile and the Santa Fund's 5K and 10K races. Runners of all calibers will enjoy race routes that include the beautiful trails of Mine Falls Park.

    NH Running Festival was created by The Telegraph and is in partnership with NH.com, and Gate City Race Series Millennium Running for course and time management.

    NH Running Festival's Santa Fund Run is a part of the


  • All events will take place at the YMCA of Greater Nashua located at 24 Stadium Drive, Nashua, NH 03062. map
  • EXPO and Mad Moose Mile

    NH Running Festival Expo and One Mile Run Date: Friday, October 18, 2013
    Expo: 4:00-8:00 PM
    Race Registration: 4:00-5:30 PM
    Race Start: 6:00 PM
    Swag is limited to the first 200 runners: Beer sampling glass, Hunters hat

    NH Running Festival Expo will take place at the YMCA of Greater Nashua and will showcase vendors who cater to the sports and wellness industry. Participants will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with vendors regarding their sports apparel, accessories, health tips and more. The expo is open to the public and is free to attend.

    Race Packet Pick-Up: all race participants are required to stop by the expo to collect their race packets. Each participant will need to present a photo ID and submit a signed race waiver.

    Mad Moose Mile Join iUGO for the Annual Mad Moose Mile fun run. Kick of the NH Running Festival race weekend in style! This may be the day you meet your match. Beat the moose in this mile-long fun run starting at Stellos Stadium and victory is yours. If not, the downtown pub tour afterwards may make up for it. Click here for pub tour details. Meet the Moose

    pdf  Mad Moose Mile Course Map


    *Attending multiple events? Save $$$ with a Tri-Umph package.

    NH Running Festival Santa Fund Run Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013
    Registration: 7:00-8:30 AM
    Race Start: 9:00 AM
    Swag is limited to the first 500 runners: Technical Shirt, Elf Hat

    In its 37th year, The Santa Fund Run is a 5K and 10K race that helps kick off the donation/gift giving collection for The Santa Fund. All net proceeds from this race will benefit the Santa Fund, which is in its 52nd year of helping those less fortunate in Greater Nashua during the holidays.

    Starting at the YMCA, the race is both a 5K and 10K will take runners to Nashua HS South and onto the trails in Mine Falls Park in Nashua. It is generally a flat course with gorgeous views of ponds, canals, the Nashua River and foliage.

    For more information about the Santa Fund, please visit: nashuatelegraph.com/santafund

    pdf  5K Course map

    pdf  10K Course map


    *Attending multiple events? Save $$$ with a Tri-Umph package.

    NH Running Festival Half MarathonDate: Sunday, October 20, 2013
    Registration: 7:00-9:30 AM
    Race Start: 10:00 AM
    Swag is limited to the first 200 runners: Duffle Bag.


  • Runners may choose to run in a single race, two races, or you can Tri-Umph all three races by registering for the Tri-Umph package! Do not wait to register - pricing will increase the day of the event. An online processing fee is added at checkout unless otherwise noted.

    One-Mile $25.00 $30.00 Register Now*
    Santa Fund Run 5K/10K - Adult $30.00 $40.00 Register Now*
    Santa Fund Run 5K/10K - Youth $15.00 $15.00 Register Now*
    *Planning on attending all three events? Save with our Tri-umph Package

    Tri-Umph Package Register before May 31 Register
    June 1 - July 31
    Aug 1 - Oct 11
    Register Week of Race
    $75.00 $85.00 $95.00 $110.00

    No transfers or online registrations will be taken after October 16, 2013.

    Day of Registration is CASH/CHECK ONLY. On race day we cannot accept credit cards. Please register in person at least one hour prior to the race. Race day registrants are not guaranteed the same benefits of online registration. Register online early for the best price and to secure your race swag.


    Runners will receive a different item for each race registration:

    One Mile Run
    • Limited to the first 200 registrants
    • Beer sampling glass
    • Hunters hat

    Santa Fund Run
    • Limited to the first 500 registrants
    • Long sleeve technical shirt
    • Elf hat


Thank you to our great sponsors! Questions? Call Chuck Mattia 603-594-6497

Millennium Running

Event & Timing Company - Millennium Running

Millennium Running is New Hampshire's fastest growing road race management company. Fueled by a passion for promoting healthy, active lifestyles, Millennium Running's mission is to provide unique, first class events.


Mi-Box Gate City Race Series

The Santa Fund Run is part of the Mi-Box Gate City Race Series. This series is comprised of 8 local non-profit organizations. Become a fan of our Facebook page for up-to-date information.


race results

  • Please note race results only reflect last year's Santa Fund Run race. As we continue to host NH Running Festival year over year, latest race results will appear.

    Santa Fund Run 2012 - October 28, 2013


  • YMCA of Greater Nashua


    The YMCA of Greater Nashua offers over 325 different programs to serve our local communities. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation's health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors
  • Santa Fund

    Santa Fund Run

    The Santa Fund was started 52 years ago by the publisher of The Telegraph to give area needy children a happy holiday. Each year since, The Santa Fund has gathered generous donations from area residents who share with those less fortunate. The Salvation Army and Front Door Agency assist The Telegraph in the distribution of these donations


  • We are looking for volunteers! Community members may volunteer on behalf of the YMCA. Volunteers will assist our core team with set-up, course monitoring, water stations, tear-down, and other tasks that need to be completed throughout the day.

    Volunteers will receive a volunteer shirt and food ticket.

    For more information on how to become a volunteer, please contact Tracy Dionne at 603-594-6421 or tdionne@nashuatelegraph.com


  • If you have a product or service that focus' on the running community, outside activities, and/or health and wellness then NH Running Festival is the place to be. Exhibiting is easy and affordable. Our sponsors and exhibitors are given the opportunity to:

     • Build brand recognition
     • Target new audiences
     • Strengthen existing relationships
     • Launch a new product
     • Sell & move product
     • Collect feedback from attendees

    Join the other exhibitors and take advantage of the opportunity to meet face-to-face with community members to build a more personal relationship. Contact us today to learn more about how to become an exhibitor or sponsor. We will work with you to find a participation level that works best for you and your growing business.

    Participating Exhibitors

    • Damsels in Defense
    • Path of Life Chiropractic
    • Steele Hill
    • Nerium International - Maureen Croteau
    • CPTE - Center for Physical Theray and Exercise
    • Enterprise Bank
    • Shakeology Nutritional Fitness Supplement
    • 31 Gifts
    • Acupuncture & Everything Wellness
    • Parnell Chiropractic and Creating Wellness Center
    • Vitamin Shoppe
    • Koko Fit Club
    • Rescom Exteriors
    • Arbonne Health Products and shakes
    For more information on how to become a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact your sales representative or Chuck Mattia, Events Account Executive at 603-594-6497 or cmattia@nashuatelegraph.com


  • Check back for NH Running Festival news and updates


  • How do I register?

    Please click REGISTER NOW to access the online registration form. If you do not wish to register online, you may come to The Telegraph, Monday- Friday during normal business hours (8 AM - 5 PM) to complete a paper registration form.
  • Can I register for more than one race?

    YES. A participant may race in the one-mile, 5K OR 10K, and the half marathon. The 5K and 10K races take place on the same day and time, so a runner must choose one of the two races.
  • Is there a minimum age?

    NO. We encourage families to participate in the one-mile and 5K races. Families may walk the course together.
  • How do I confirm my registration?

    If you complete the online registration form, your email address is required so we may send you an email confirmation note. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please contact Tracy Dionne (tdionne@nashuatelegraph.com / 603-594-6421) to confirm your registration has been properly submitted.
  • Is there a limit on the number of participants in the race?

    No NH Running Festival does not limit the number of runners in any particular race.
  • When will registration end?

    Online registration will end on October 16, 2013 at noon. We encourage participants to pre-register to secure the lowest possible price.
  • Can I register the day of the event?

    YES. Keep in mind that day of registration comes at a higher price point and you must pay in CASH/CHECK ONLY. Pre-registering helps us better plan the race, activities, food, beverage and more. And don't forget the SWAG! Swag cannot be guaranteed for day of registrations.
  • Can I pick up my race material prior to the race?

    YES. Race materials may be picked up at the NH Running Festival Expo on October 18th from 4-8 PM at the YMCA of Greater Nashua (gymnasium). Vendors will exhibit products and services as it relates to running, sports, and health.
  • What do I need to pick up my race material?

    You will need your ID and signed waiver.
  • Can someone else pick up my race material?

    YES, however you will be required to provide a signed waiver with a copy of your driver's license or photo ID. We encourage all participants to pick up their own materials to avoid any issues the day of the event.
  • Can I transfer my fees?


    *DISCLAIMER: Race management reserves the right to postpone or cancel the event due to events such as, but not limited to, inclement weather, natural disasters or other emergencies. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances. Management may also alter the course and distance for the safety of the athletes.
  • What is the weather going to be like in October?

    Temperatures in Southern NH - Average low of 37; Average high of 62.
  • Do all runners receive a medal for participating?

    Overall 5K Male
    Overall 5K Female
    Overall 10K Male
    Overall 10K Female
    Overall Half Marathon - Individual Male
    Overall Half Marathon - Individual Female
    Overall Half Marathon - Relay Team
    Relay Half Marathon - First, Second, Third
    Tri-Umph Award - all who participate in three races of the series

    Age Groups
    5K/Male - First, Second, Third
      - 10 yrs old and younger, 11-13, 14-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99
    5K/Female - First, Second, Third
      - 10 yrs old and younger, 11-13, 14-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99
    10K/Male - First, Second, Third
       - 17 yrs old and younger, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99
    10K/Female - First, Second, Third
      - 17 yrs old and younger, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99
    Half Marathon/Male/Individual - First, Second, Third
       - 17 yrs old and younger, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99
    Half Marathon/Fenale/Individual - First, Second, Third
      - 17 yrs old and younger, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99
  • Where can my friends and family cheer me on?

    Spectators may cheer you on in the designated area at the start/finish line.
  • Where should I park the day of the race?

    Parking is limited and you are encouraged to car pool if possible. There will be designated parking at the YMCA, in the business complex across the street from the YMCA, and at Nashua HS South.
  • Where can I keep my personal effects?

    Bag Check Provided:
    • Runners can check belongings at a designated location near the start line.
    • Race organizers and all affiliates will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.
    • Do not check valuables
    • Runners will be provided a claim ticket when checking a bag. You must provide the claim ticket to collect your bag.
  • Can I run with iPods, MP3 Players, headphones strollers, or dogs?

    While you are allowed to run with iPods, MP3 players and headphones, we encourage participants to keep your volume low for safety reasons. It is important that runners are able to hear what is going on around them at all times.

    Strollers are allowed but please stay in the back of the pack when starting for safety reasons.

  • Can I walk the 5K, 10K or half marathon?

    YES, however we encourage walkers to participate in only the one-mile or 5K race.
  • Are the races timed? Am I timed as a walker?

    YES and YES. Each participant will have a timing chip adhered to the race bib. As the runner/walker crosses the start line, timing will begin. As the runner/walker crosses the finish line, timing is stopped. It is very important that runners/walkers do not cross the thresholds until the race has started as your time will not be accurate otherwise.
  • Will there be water stops?

    YES. Water stops will be strategically placed along the course to hydrate runners at different points of each race.
  • Will there be food at the finish line?

    YES. We will have water and snacks available for participants only at the finish line. Food and beverages will be available for purchase for spectators.
  • Is the race sanctioned with USA Track and Field? YES - the race is sanctioned with USA Track and Field however the course is not certified.
  • What do I do if I am injured on the course?

    Course monitors will be stationed throughout the course to help directed runners where to go and to assist runners with injuries. Course monitors will call 911 as well as the race director to get you help as quickly as possible.
  • Where can I find race results?

    Results will be posted at the finish line under the tent marked “RESULTS.” Results will also be posted on nhrunningfestival.com and millenniumrunning.com.
  • Who do I contact if I have feedback regarding the race?

    For general race information, please contact Tracy Dionne at tdionne@nashuatelegraph.com or 603-594-6421

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