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; special awards for male and female teams – including the coveted New England Oyster Cup; 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!

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:

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).

 

TEAM AWARDS

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.

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, 80-85, 90-95, 95+

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

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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