Virtual Track 5K

The virtual track 5K (or 5000m) registration system is up:

Rules from the site:

In order to participate you must be a current member of a NH Grand Prix Club
Run 5,000m (12.5 laps) on the track any time between May 1st and July 1st
Submit your time via the link provided in your confirmation email
You may run the 5,000m as many times as you like over the two month period
You must have separate registrations for each result submission
Each submitted time will display on Leaderboard as long as you submit using unique registrations
Your best time will be used as a part of the scored 2021 NH Grand Prix Series

So, get to running!

2021 Series

The NHGP clubs met last night and agreed to put on a shortened series, summer/fall for 2021. The series is:

  • Virtual Track 5K – Any track, May 1 through July 1st.
  • Bill Luti 5M – Concord, NH, July 17.
  • Sandown 5M – Sandown, NH, August 7.
  • Rail Trail 10K – Lebanon, NH. September, date TBD.
  • Manchester Half Marathon – Manchester, NH, November 7.

The NHGP clubs have agreed to adopt a new scoring system on a provisional basis for 2021. The system is designed to encourage more NH clubs to participate in the series, and to be more inclusive to _all_ club runners.

In the next week the website will be updated with the series and details of the provisional scoring system.

2020 NHGP Cancelled

I’m sorry to report that the 2020 NHGP is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact your club representative if you have any questions. Here’s looking forward to a successful 2021 NHGP!

2020 Series On Hold

The 2020 NHGP is on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re waiting for news on what fall road races are going to do before making any decisions on what to do for 2020. Contact your club NHGP rep if you have any questions.

2020 NHGP Schedule

Some changes to the NHGP this year, stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, here is the (now shorter) race schedule for 2020.

  1. Shamrock Shuffle 5K, Lebanon (March 14)
  2. Soup Kitchen 5K, Nashua (April 5)
  3. Capital City 10K, Concord (June 27)
  4. Sandown 5 Miler, Sandown (August 8)
  5. New England 1/2 Marathon, Hopkinton to Concord (October 11)

(Update 1/14/2020 – Fix a couple of race dates)

(Update 2/14/2020 – NE Half starts in Hopkinton now)

Final 2019 Results are in

With the finish of the 2019 CHaD Hero Half Marathon came the conclusion of the 2019 NHGP Series.

Taking the team victory at race number 8 and defending their home turf was UVRC with 171 points, easily outpacing second and third place GCS and GDTC with 72 and 53 points respectively.

The overall series though went to Gate City for the second consecutive year as they amassed a total of 1,149 points on the year. Rounding out the top three were UVRC and GDTC with 973 and 903 points respectively.

Age graded and age group winners are posted on the 2019 results page.

Granite State 10 miler Results

The first day of fall kicked off last Sunday with race # 7 of the 2019 NHGP – The Granite State 10 Smiler in Concord, NH. Despite the early fog and unseasonable heat late the race saw 92 NHGP runners complete the 10 mile race.

Individually, for the women it was Katherine Cavallaro (GCS) taking the individual NHGP title (4th female overall). On the men’s side Brandyn Naro (GCS) took top NHGP honors (3rd male overall).

As for the teams? The Gate City Striders made it 5 straight wins, narrowly besting Greater Derry Track Club 119 to 116. Upper Valley Running Club took third on the day (69 points) with the host Granite State Racing Team a close fourth (53 points).

Full results are on the 2019 series page.

Boot Scootin’ Boogie 5K Results!

Last Saturday night may have been one of the biggest in NHGP history as 247 club members crossed the finish line for race number 6 of the series.

The post race beer and music was sweetest for the Gate City Striders who led the field with 191 points and extending their overall series lead with a total of 958 points. Gate City was not he only club celebrating though as Greater Derry Track Club (152 points), Millennium Running (119 points), and Upper Valley Running Club (80 points) all had strong nights as well. The big score for GDTC was enough to pull them into a tie for second place in the series overall with UVRC as both clubs have 734 points.

Individually the top NHGP Male was Andrew Erickson (UVRC) completing the course in a winning time of 16:27 while the top NHGP Female (and winner) was Katherine Estep (GCS) crossing the line at 19:00.

Full results can be found at the following link and updated standings on the 2019 page. Full Results