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Applebee’s Hamburgers and Hotdogs!

As I am writing this it is just about lunch time and I am starving, so it’s probably not the best time to be telling you that Tommy and  his gang from Applebee’s will be at the race again this year!  I have to admit,  I have never taken the time to eat a burger or hotdog at the race because it can get a little crazy at times! But, I have watched many runners enjoying them! Just close your eyes and imagine the juice of the burger running down your hand or the crisp sound when  you bite into that hotdog…….  

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New Course Map

Now that the 4th of July  has come and gone, it is time for us to really focus on the Road Race. On this day s months from now you will be home relaxing after having run or walked an amazing race!  Yup, it’s only two months away!

While I was away on vacation our course was remeasured and is being submitted for certification.  I have posted the new course map  as  Dave said that if they require any changes he expects them to be minor and not effect the overall look of the course map.

Oh AND –  Don’t forget to register and get your free t-shirt!

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Course Will be Re-measured and Certified this Week!

Sister Mary Agnes will be meeting with Dave Abbett on Friday out at the Tradeport to re-measure and certify our course.  Goosebay Drive will be eliminated from the race course due to construction.  Our plan is to move the starting line back, have participants continue on Corporate Drive  into Martin’s Point towards the finish line.  That’s our plan, we’ll see how it measures out!  A new map will be posted as soon as it’s available.

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Registration is OPEN!

We finally opened registration this morning!   Welcome to Lightbox who will be handling  our on-line registrations. We chose  Lightbox this year for their ease of registration and  for some added features we think you will enjoy! Sign-up to have your race results texted to your cell phone and/or posted directly to your Facebook page.  You can even have your results automatically emailed or texted to other people, or sign up to track a friend’s results.   iResult displays will be available  on race day  so  you can review your results as soon as you finish.   What are you waiting for?  Register TODAY!

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Slightly New Course for 2016

Please note that the course for the 20th Annual St. Charles Children’s Home 5K taking place on September 5, 2016 will change slightly.  The Pease Tradeport Authority has notified us that Goosebay Drive might be closed for our 5K on Labor Day.  Our course will still be certified and a new course map will be posted once it is available. We have kept the current map posted so new participants can have an idea of the race course.  We are hoping the only adjustment needed will be moving the start and/or finish line.

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Stay Tuned….

Things are coming together for the race but we are still working out some “stuff” pertaining to registrations.  So stay tuned!  We will post registration forms and the link to register on-line as soon as we can.

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Save the Date – Labor Day, September 5, 2016

We received approval from the Pease Development Authority to hold our race on the Tradeport this Labor Day, September 5, 2016!  We hope to open registration up by late April as there are still a few other things we need to “iron” out.  Stay tuned for registration informaiton!

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2016 Grand Prix Race!

We are so excited to find out that the 20th Annual St. Charles Children’s Home 5K has been selected, once again, as a NH Grand Prix Race for the 2016 Season!  Registration for the 5K cannot open until we have received permission from the Pease Transportation Authority to hold our race at the Tradeport.  This should happen in April so stay tuned….

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Thank You!!!!

It was a fabulous day!  We are very thankful to all who participated, volunteered and cheered!  It was a hot day but you all persevered and finished the race!  To checkout how you did visit Cool Running. There is also a link on that page to Granite State Racing’s Facebook page where they have posted so fantastic pictures!

Make sure to mark your calendars for next year!  We will let you know as soon as registration opens sometime in April.

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Terry – We have your IPod

If you are “Terry” and you lost your IPod at the race please call me (Jen)  at St. Charles Children’s Home and we’ll figure out if it belongs to you.  332-4768

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