Gate City Opens Up With a Victory on Home Turf

The final scores of the Nashua Soup Kitchen 5k have been released. After corrections, the Gate City Striders are in the lead with 196 points. Greater Derry is keeping things close just 20 points behind while the Upper Valley Running Club is in third place with 88 points. Here is a breakdown of the scores as a whole:

  1. Gate City Striders – 196
  2. Greater Derry Track Club – 176
  3. Upper Valley Running Club – 88
  4. Granite State Racing Team – 15
  5. Rochester Runners – 3

Rob Edson (UVRC) and Lynn Fawcett (GDTC) took top honors in the age-graded category.

Also, feel free to check out some race coverage courtesy of Mike Giberti and

An article on the race along with an interview with race winner Alex Hall can be found here.

We are also proud to share a guest blog by UVRC’s Shanon Hounshell on her first ever Grand Prix race at the Soup Kitchen 5k. She had some uplifting words to say about the race:

I participated in the first race of this year’s series with the Upper Valley Running Club (UVRC)– the Nashua Soup Kitchen 5k. It was a well-organized event. Participants ran through a quiet, charming neighborhood complete with water stops. Volunteers were plentiful, pre and post race massages were available, a post race meal was served, and the race supported a great cause.

Read Shanon’s full blog post on Stay, Work, Play New Hampshire.

The next race on the 2014 NHGP schedule is the Pack Monadnock 10 Miler on May 11th. See you all there. And remember to get in a few hill repeats in preparation for it!

2014 NHGP Slated to Kick Off on Sunday

The Nashua Soup Kitchen 5k in Nashua, NH is scheduled to lead off the 2014 edition of the New Hampshire Grand Prix this Sunday, April 6th. The race is a lightly rolling certified 5k loop around downtown Nashua starting and finishing at the Muldoon Center on the campus of Rivier University. The race will be underway at 1PM. We’re looking forward to another great year of competition between the state’s finest running clubs. See you all there!

Race website:

2014 NHGP Schedule:

  • April 6th – Nashua Soup Kitchen 5k – Nashua, NH
  • May 11th – Pack Monadnock 10 Miler – Wilton/Lyndeborough, NH
  • June 22nd – Shaker Seven Road Race – Enfield, NH
  • July 17th – Bill Luti 5 Miler – Concord, NH
  • August 10th – Epsom OHD 4 Miler – Epsom, NH
  • September 28th – Convenient MD 10k  – Windham, NH
  • October 26th – CHAD Hero Half Marathon – Hanover, NH