26th Annual Merrimack Sparkler 5k Run/Walk

July 4, 2023 Merrimack, NH 03054 US Directions
Support the Merrimack Cross Country and Track Programs!


5k Run/Walk

8:00AM EDT - 11:59PM EDT


The 26th Annual Merrimack Sparkler 5K Run/Walk 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 and 2022 races) will start and finish on the Merrimack High School track.  The Kids Fun Run is free (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, 2023: Adults $25.00, Youth (13 & younger) $20.00;
  •  After June 12, 2023 thru July 2, 2023: Adults $30.00, Youth (13 & younger) $25.00 (up through 11:59 pm July 2). 
  •  Online Registration will close at 11:59 P.M. July 2, 2023. 
  •  Early bib pick up will be 4pm to 6pm on Monday July 3rd at the VFW in Merrimack (282 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH 03054). You will be able to pick your bib up race morning as BUT we strongly advise you to pick up your bibs/shirts at early bib pick up. 
  •  Race Day Registration will be $35. 

First 150 5k registrants will receive a Sparkler 5k t-shirt;
Awards: Top 2 Overall male and female, then top 2 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+

Race Website

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

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