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Karen Schaffner
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Kids Marathon Packets Are Ready!

We are looking for kids who want to stay active over the summer!   We have a way for you to run 25.2 miles over the summer and finish your last mile of a marathon run with us.  This is a free event open to children K-8 grade and sponsored by Mid State Health. Kids […]


2017 Title Sponsor Announced

With a generous $4000 donation from store manager Larry Poliquin, Hannaford Supermarket in Bristol, NH, has become the title sponsor for this year’s 25th anniversary running of the New Hampshire Marathon.   The NH Marathon, first held in 1993 as a single race event run mainly around Newfound Lake, has evolved into four different events: […]



Fun 25th Anniversary Facts!

Over the past 24 years close to 12,000 participants have run in one of our events. You have helped us raise and donate over $245,000 to the three youth organizations. We share a 25th Anniversary with the Circle Program one of our three youth organizations that benefit from the race. Our first marathon we had […]



2016 Race Director’s Notes

2016 NH MARATHON WRAP-UP We ended up with 533 finishers in the 4 different events (198 in the marathon, 199 in the half, 102 in the 10K & 34 in the kids race). Some interesting tidbits about the 24th Annual NH Marathon event: Overall Winners – New Hampshire runners took first place in all events! […]


NH Marathon Earns Runners Choice Award!

Runnersgoal.com featured the New Hampshire Marathon and New Hampshire Half Marathon in their Runner’s Choice Awards based on the excellent reviews from participants. Here are some of the nice comments from runners they received: http://www.runnersgoal.com/new-hampshire-marathons/ http://www.runnersgoal.com/new-hampshire-half-marathons/


2016 Runner Feedback

My wife and I traveled up from Florida for the race….she for the half and I ran the full.  Just wanted to say it was a great race with a very challenging course.  We both PR’d and both appreciate all the hard work by everyone involved. – James Thank you for a great run in […]


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