This year’s race will be held on: October 11, 2020.
We are excited to announce that this year the 2020 Michael LoVerme Memorial Run/Walk will be included as part of the New England Runner Race Calendar. More information will be posted to our website as it becomes available.
Each year, we hold a 5K road race to connect as a community, raise funds for the foundation’s activity, and remember Mike in a meaningful way (Mike was a 3 season distance runner at Merrimack High School).
Last year’s race started on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 12pm at the Merrimack High School (38 McElwain St, Merrimack, NH 03054). We have encouraged runners and walkers to be sure to arrive by 11:15am to allow time for check-in and warm-up. Check-ins are usually held in the MHS Cafeteria.
Every year we are pleased to offer a raffle with great prizes, thanks to our generous donors and sponsors. Tickets are usually $1 each or 8 for $5. Credit cards are accepted but cash is preferred. The raffle is drawn during the race so those attending the event will need to buy their tickets before the race starts.
Typical Race Day Schedule
- 10:30am – Registration/Check-in Opens
- 11:15am – Last call for Check-in
- 11:40am – Opening Remarks and Instructions
- 11:50am – Walk to Start Line
- 12:00pm – Race Starts
- 1:00pm – Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks
Merrimack High School
38 McElwain Street | Merrimack, NH 03054
The course is as fast as any NH 5K race you can find! It starts on O’Gara Drive and runs toward Merrimack High School, passing in front of the school and boomeranging onto McElwain St. After a 300m diversion on the scenic Hadley Road loop, it continues down McElwain then turning the corner onto Baboosic Lake Road. The course then turns left back onto O’Gara Drive, hitting the mile mark just after the turn and passing by tennis courts and baseball fields as you again approach Merrimack High School.
After a little over a mile, the course once again passes the starting line but loops around behind the school before rejoining the McElwain-Hadley-Baboosic Lake-O’Gara route of the first loop. The course hits the two mile point just before hitting the turn onto Baboosic Lake. The course passes the start line on O’Gara one more time and continues behind the school and onto the track for a quick finish, passing the three mile mark on the final turn before hitting the final straightaway and ending at the numbers.
A flat and beautiful route, this USATF certified course is friendly for PRs and boasts a course record of 15:21. Many participants have listed it as their favorite 5k and a yearly must-run event.
This event is only possible because of the generous support of our 5K race sponsors! If you or your business is interested in donating time, money, or services please email firstname.lastname@example.org. A great charity event, proceeds go to help out in all sorts of ways in the Greater NH area. We always have a lot of fun and expect this year was no exception!
Participants have the option to add a team at registration. Teams must have at least three participants to qualify but may have as many members as desired. The top 3 finishers on each team will score.
Medals will be provided to the top two male and top two female finishers overall, as well as the top three in each age group. We will also award trophies to the top two teams.
The event will also feature a raffle, drawn during the race, with a number of great prizes. Each participant gets 1 ticket automatically and additional tickets can be purchased at registration or before the race with cash or a credit card. Prizes in previous years have included baseballs signed by Red Sox Stars, Yoga Classes, Running Shoes, Restaurant Gift Cards, and more!