Sat September 9, 2023 Nahant, MA 01908 US Directions


5 Mile Run

10:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

5 Mile Walk

9:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

9:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT


The American Legion at the Nahant Life Saving Station
96 Nahant Road
Nahant, MA US 01908


All proceeds of this race will benefit the Nahant American Legion Welfare Committee whose mission is to support veterans and families during illnesses or other special needs.

The 5-Mile Walk will start at 9:30AM

The 5 Miler race will start at 10:00AM

This road race is proudly sponsored by the Nahant American Legion Post 215 & honorably dedicated to WWII Veteran, Kenneth Gavin LtCol, Ret., US Army Air Corps. Ken volunteered into the US Army Air Corps in 1942 and piloted C47 transport planes with the 437th Troop Carrier Group flying many missions but including two missions towing gliders on June 6, 1944 (D-Day) as well as two operations in Belgium. The first one was known as Operation Market Garden (September 1944) and Bastogne, known as Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. Ken served in the Air Force Reserves and was called back to active duty during the Korean Conflict.

Course Description
The breathtaking HOOMPA Nickel Road Race course flows along 5 miles of coastal beauty, with long stretches of mild uphills and downhills scattered throughout the coastal outline of Nahant. There are however a couple of hills to challenge you including the HOOMPA Hill at mile two, a lactic acid-burning sea creature that turns most legs into jellyfish, and then the final uphill located on Ocean Street at Mile four which truly tests your endurance. The last mile, once you catch your breath is an ego-building body surfing downhill to the historic Nahant Life Saving Station finish line. This is truly a local classic!

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T-shirts to the first 200 registrants (run or walk) registering before August 15th, 2023

Post-Race Party
There will be a post-race party hosted at the American Legion at the Nahant Life Saving Station. The post-party will begin immediately after the 5-mile race. 

Parking is available at the Lifesaving Station during bib pick/registration on Friday evening (5-8pm). On Race Day parking is only in the designated Lowlands Parking lot across the street from the Lifesaving Station. There is absolutely no on-street parking in Nahant. Please follow the signs to the designate parking lot.

Registration and Packet Pick Up
Avoid the delays and pick up your race numbers the evening before the race. Location: The American Legion at the Nahant Life Saving Station: 96 Nahant Road Nahant, MA 01908 Friday, September 8, 2023 from 6pm-8pm. 

From Boston: 1A north to Nahant/Lynn rotary, bear right towards Nahant. NLSS is on left (big white building on the beach)

From all points West: to Lynn, MA follow route 129 to the ocean, proceed south to Nahant/Lynn rotary, bear right towards Nahant, NLSS is on left (big white building on the beach)

Parking is available onsite Friday evening and across the street on Race Day in the Low Lands Parking Lot. Awards to the top finishers in each age group

Course Map

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