Awards & Results

There are many ways to win at the Great Bay 5K: Cash awards for the top male & female runners and walkers; cash awards for the male/female winner of the unique Mackenzie Mile; distinctive awards for the top 3 male/female finishers in each age group; and cash awards for the winners in the 5K costume contest. See below for details on all the ways you can win!

New This Year! 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 2018 GREAT BAY 5K:

TOP FINISHER AWARDS

– The awards for the top 3 male/female runners are $200, $150, and $100.
– The 3 fastest male/female competitive walkers will receive $75, $50, and $25.

 

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).

 

AGE GROUP AWARDS 

New this year…mostly 5-year age groups at the Great Bay 5K.

9 and under, 10-14, 15-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

There will be unique awards for the top 3 finishers (male/female) in each age group.

 

COSTUME CONTEST AWARDS

The Great Bay 5K Costume Contest will include awards for the following categories. Costume winners in the 5K will receive $53.27, and the Fun Run costume contest winners will get (of course) fun prizes!

  • The best male/female costumed racers.
  • The best Great Bay-oriented costumes (male/female).
  • The best family (minimum 1 adult and one child under 15) in costume.
  • The best mixed team (3 people minimum, including mixed genders) in costume.
  • Special awards for the best costumes in the Fun Run.

You must be present at the award ceremony to win an award in the costume contest.

 

Past Race Winners

Complete Race Results

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