The New Hampshire Grand Prix is a bunch of road races selected for the running clubs of New Hampshire to compete against each other in a series of road races from March to October. Casual runners sign up for a couple of them to try to pick up a few points for their local team, and a big handful of hardcore, highly motivated, committed runners sign up for ever single race in the series in pursuit of serious bragging rights (and a totally awesome jacket or something of the sorts).
Our official club name is the Granite State Racing Team based in Concord and we have some intense competition for points from other teams around the state! We have some super, super fast runners in our club who score points every time they race - don't get me wrong - but most of us enjoy a nonchalant, fun-loving attitude towards running. I'm not sure how we'll ever win the entire series if we are just as happy for teams such as the Gate City Striders or the Six03 Endurance as their runners cross the finishlines. I'm not sure we need to win either. Just being there at the same events as our friends throughout the state is a blast.
Here's this 2016 Grand Prix schedule so mark your calendars now!
Shamrock Shuffle 5K, Lebanon NH, Saturday, March 19, 2016
Chief Maloney Memorial 10K, Greenland NH, Sunday, April 24, 2016
Bedford Rotary 12K, Bedford NH, Saturday, May 21, 2016
Skip’s Run 4M, Lebanon NH, Sunday, June 19, 2016
Boot Scootin’ Boogie 5K, Londonderry NH, Saturday July 23, 2016 (evening event)
St. Charles Children’s Home 5K, Portsmouth NH, Monday (Labor Day), September 5, 2016
Granite State 10 Miler, Concord NH, Sunday October 9, 2016 -- This is ours!!! Yaaayyy!!!!!
New England Half Marathon, Concord NH, Sunday, October 23, 2016
Visit the New Hampshire Grand Prix Series website to learn more.
High five at mile TEN!