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The Great Bay 5K, the final race in the popular Seacoast Road Race Series, is a fun, fast, scenic, and mostly downhill event that supports the non-profit Great Bay Stewards. Again in 2022, you can run or walk or use your wheelchair at the Great Bay 5K, or you can participate in the virtual 5K on any course you choose, even if it is a treadmill or loops around your back yard. Once you register, you can do the virtual race any time between October 1 and October 29.
Through the Great Bay 55K Challenge, which represents the distance of a route around Great Bay, you can knock it out in a day or you can complete it in segments, logging your miles in as many days as you want between October 1 and October 29. You'll be able to see on the Leader Board how your total miles compare to others doing this virtual race. As with the Great Bay 5K, you can run or walk or use your wheelchair for your Great Bay 55K Challenge anywhere you want: On some or all of the mapped course; around your neighborhood or a local lake; on a trail or a treadmill. Look for emails prior to race day about how to log your results for both races. You can also register for both virtual events: the virtual Great Bay 5K and the Great Bay 55K!
Wheelchair racers are welcome and will start at 8:45 a.m,- prior to the 9 a.m. runner/walker start. No motorized wheelchairs are permitted, and wheelchair racers are responsible for maintaining their own equipment
Participants in the 5K events will receive a long-sleeve race shirt; participants in the 55K will receive an awesome race hat, and everyone will get a bib with tear strips that you can take to select establishments for free beer/cider and free oysters. Please keep in mind that you must register by October 2 to get a race shirt or hat. People who register after that may claim a shirt if any are left over on race day.
All proceeds from the Great Bay 5K and 55K go to the non-profit Great Bay Stewards, which supports conservation, education, responsible recreation and research of the Great Bay & Piscataqua River Watershed and Estuary.
Additional race information can be found at https://greatbay5k.org/.
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