96 Nahant Road
Nahant, MA US 01908
The 5-Mile Walk will start at 8:30AM
The 5 Mile race will start at 9:00AM
This road race is proudly sponsored by the Nahant American Legion Post 215 & honorably dedicated to former Hoompa Nickel Road Race Director, Bobbie-Jo Blair. Her love for her husband Brian and son Freddie, and the Town of Nahant was endless. Her passion for running and helping the Nahant American Legion to re-launch the Hoompa Nickel Road Race was infectious. She brought happiness and laughter everywhere she went. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends but she will be a part of our lives forever. The funds raised with this 2024 running of the Hoompa Nickel Road Race effort will benefit the Nahant American Legion Welfare Committee whose mission is to support veterans and families during illnesses or other special needs. This will include Freddie's education.
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!
View this race course at; http://youtu.be/1Qol2EHvKmc
T-shirts to all registrants (run or walk) registering before August 10th, 2024
There will be an awards ceremony and 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 designated 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 the left (big white building on the beach). Blue American Legion sign in front of the building.
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)
Awards to the top finishers in each age group
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