25th Annual Merrimack Sparkler 5k Run/Walk

July 4, 2022 Merrimack, NH 03054 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
Support the Merrimack Cross Country and Track Programs!

5k Run/Walk

$30 07/04 8:00AM EDT - 11:59PM EDT Registration ends July 2, 2022 at 6:00pm EDT

Virtual 5k Run/Walk

$30 Registration ends July 2, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

The 25th Annual Merrimack Sparkler 5K Run/Walk (both Live and Virtual events) hosted by the Merrimack Road Runners Booster Club  is held every year on the 4th of July with all profits benefiting the Merrimack High and Middle School Track and Cross Country programs.  The Booster's Club is a volunteer organization that proudly supports all running programs in Merrimack, both at the Middle School and High School levels. The Merrimack Sparkler 5K is the largest fundraiser of the year. All money raised goes directly to the kids participating in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track and field. With the past support of our community the Booster's Club has been able to give money towards coaching stipends, clothing stipends, replacement of equipment and travel expenses. The Booster Club also gives out (5) $500 scholarships at the end of the year to graduating seniors. This years race will (like our 2021 race) start and finish on the Merrimack High School track.  The Kids Fun Run is free (200meter and 400 meters on the track) and starts at 7:40 am and the 5k begins at 8:00 am sharp.    Entry Fees on or before June 12, 2022 adults $25.00, youth (13 & younger) $20.00; After June 12, 2022: Adults $30.00, youth (13 & younger) $25.00 up through 6:00 pm July 2.  Note Registration will close at 6:00 P.M. July 2, 2022.  Early bib pick up will be 1pm to 4pm on Sunday July 3rd at Fleet Feet in Nashua NH. You will be able to pick your bib up race morning but we strongly advise you pick up your bibs/shirts on Sun. @ Fleet Feet. Race Day Registration will be $35. 

First 175 5k registrants (live & virtual) will receive a Sparkler 5k t-shirt;
Awards: Top 3 Overall male and female, then top 3 male and female in each age group;
Age Groups: 1-8, 9-11, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+







Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.sparkler5k.com/.

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the 25th Annual Merrimack Sparkler 5k Run/Walk.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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