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The annual Rock’N Race will take place this May at the State House in downtown Concord NH. We will be walking, running and raising funds for cancer patients and their families receiving support services at Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care HOPE Resource Center. 5:50 pm pre-race program! 6 … MORE
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    seagroves87 REPEAT RUNNER '24

    This is a weekday evening race in my hometown Concord, NH that raises money for the cancer center there. I have done this race over a decade ago so I … MORE

    This is a weekday evening race in my hometown Concord, NH that raises money for the cancer center there. I have done this race over a decade ago so I am technically a repeat runner though I can’t remember much about the first time I ran it. The race was on a Wednesday this year though in the past it had been on Thursdays. Wednesdays work great as I have office hours in the afternoon and can work from home so had time to get ready and drive to Concord for the 6pm start. My mom has a team and was the team captain so picked up the bibs. The packet also has a nice polyblend shirt. The race starts downtown in the grassy area in front of the state house. There were samples of Karma water and also food tents being set up. There is a separate timed run and untimed walk that have the same course but different start/finish lines and the walk starts about 10 minutes after the run. There were signs were to line up for each race. The start was pretty organized but this is a huge race as it seems like the entire town either participated, volunteers or spectated the race. They did have us line up by pace but I do think a few waves could have spread us out better. That is my only production complaint. Course is well marked on closed streets with mile markers and aid station in the middle. It is a fun race with a ton of spectators and a ton of musical acts on the course. There were more musical acts on this 5K course than I’ve seen on Rock’n’Roll half marathons. The course is nice through downtown and the hospital which is appropriate given its charity. However ugh it is hilly. I think this had as much elevation as my two races last weekend. There are a ton of participants and lots of back of packer so it’s fun despite the hills. My finishing time wasn’t great but I was faster than my last 5K a few weeks ago and this was a much harder course. The finish area is fun and there are tons of local restaurants with food sample and you get 2 food tickets. Overall this is a very fun race if you are in Concord, NH the evening of the race. As long as it is an evening I can get to Concord by 6pm I would definitely do this race again.

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