Race Location: Goffstown
Race Date: July 21, 2018
Race Managed/Timed By: Granite State Race Services
Proceeds to Benefit (if any): Goffstown Historical Society
Organization of Bib Pick Up: The organization of the bib pick up was an easy and pleasant experience. The volunteers greeted me with their happy faces and offered to keep my bag under their table.
Organization of Race: The race was very organized through Granite State Races as well as providing plenty of spectators and other volunteers to make the event run smoothly. Each participant was provided with a map of the course at the time of registration. There were enough spectators/volunteers to direct us on the right path and also give us the enthusiasm we need to keep the positive energy flowing. Last, the Goffstown Historical Musesum was open so we were able to use their restroom before and after the race.
Course Description: The course started across the street from the Goffstown Historial Society. We ran to the intersection of Parker Station Road and Rt. 114. Police officers provided their assistance by stopping traffic so we could run across the street on Rt. 114. We then turned left on to Parker Station. I believe this is where our first water stand was at but I am not sure since I didn’t take a cup. Next, we crossed Howe Bridge and turned left onto River Road. We ran east on River Road then turned left onto W Union Street. At the turn, we were greeted with volunteers who provided us with water. We continued to run on W. Union Street till we had to turn left on Rt. 13. We ran on Main Street then directed to take a a left on Church Street. We continued running north on Church St. till we hit the intersection of Rt 14. We were then greeted with police officers who helped assist us to run across the street to continue running west on Rt. 114 back to the Goffstown Historical Museum. Overall, the race was a beautiful 5-mile loop along the Piscataquog River and through Goffstown village. The course was provided with enough water stations and spectators to help us complete the race.
Spectators/Energy: All of the spectators provided a lot of energy and cheered us on during the course of the race.
Swag: The first 50 runners received a maroon Goffstown Berry Classic T-shirt and at the end of the race we were treated with some yummy strawberry shortcake. It was absolutely delicious!
Other Thoughts/Comments: Can’t wait till next year’s race!