Race Name: Nashua Soup Kitchen 5K & 10K
Race Location: Nashua, NH
Race Date: 4/8/18
Race Managed/Timed By: Granite State Race Services
Proceeds to Benefit (if any): Nashua Soup Kitchen
Organization of Bib Pick Up: The day before the race bib pick up was available at Fleet Feet in Nashua from 10am – 2pm. Bibs could also be picked up from 11am – 12:30pm day of.
Organization of Race: Bib pick up and shirt pick up was easy. The race does have a later start time of 1pm. They waited to close the road to traffic until just before the race began, however there was lots of space to hang out before the race. Plenty of volunteers at intersections with one water stop on the 5K and 2 additional stops on the 10K route. Course was not closed to traffic. They also had some kid dash events.
Course Description: Mostly residential neighborhoods, with about a mile stretch on Main St., most of which had sidewalks. There were some rolling hills, but nothing drastic. The 5K and 10K all start together and complete the first 3 miles on the same course and then the 10K turns off to complete a second loop, which was different from the first. Overall, a very enjoyable course.
Spectators/Energy: The majority of spectators stayed near the start area, which the 10K runners pass by at the half way point, so that was a great pick up!
Swag:: Technical T shirt
After Party: Some vendors with food. Pretty low key.
~ Carly M.