WIN $1,000 AT THE GREAT BAY 5K!
If the race winner (male/female) beats the existing “All Comers” New Hampshire state record times for a 5K (Male: 13:53 by Alene Reta at the Cigna 5K in 2009, and Female: 15:28 by Lynn Jennings at the Couples 5K in 1993) at the Great Bay 5K, they will earn an additional $1000.
The Great Bay 5K course is certified (USATF certificate NH18007BK), but the drop from start to finish of this point-to-point race is too steep for finish times to qualify for an official state record. The good news is that the net-downhill course will help runners go faster! If the winner beats the existing NH state records, they won’t establish a new official state record, but they’ll have bragging rights, and will be $1,000 richer!
PRIZES, FUN AND GREAT WAYS TO WIN IN THE 2019 GREAT BAY 5K:
- The awards for the top 3 male/female runners are $200, $150 and $100.
- The awards for the top 3 male/female competitive walkers are $200, $150 and $100.
- The awards for the top 3 male/female wheelchair racers are $200, $150 and $100.
NEW COURSE RECORD
A $100 award to the male/female runner who breaks the course record (14:34 by Adam Martin  or 16:32 by Rachel Schilkowsky ).
MACKENZIE MILE AWARDS
A $50 bonus to the first male/female to reach the 1-mile point (assuming they maintain a similar pace for the balance of the race).
Teams with at least 5 members members can qualify for the following awards:
- Team award (female and male teams): Pizza party for 30
- New England Oyster Cup (if a member of a team with at least 3 men and 3 women): Special Oyster Cup trophy
AGE GROUP AWARDS
Mostly 5-year age groups at the Great Bay 5K | Race for a Healthy Estuary.
9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+.
There will be unique awards for the top 3 finishers (male/female) in each age group.
There will be cash awards ($53.27) for the best male/female costumes, best costumed family, and best costumed team in the 5K, and prizes for the best costumes in the Fun Run too. You must be present at the award ceremony to win.
You must be present at the award ceremony to win an award in the costume contest.
Countdown to the GB5K!