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70 South Fruit St.
Concord, New Hampshire
Saturday, July 21, 9 AM will be the start of the 51st Bill Luti 5-Miler from Memorial Field in Concord. Don't miss being a part of one of the oldest races in New England! This is the seventh race in the Capital Area Race Series as well as a part of the New Hampshire Grand Prix. The race is a genuine classic featuring a certified loop course that passes through the scenic St. Paul's School campus.
NEW this year, there will be an early bib and shirt pickup at the Concord Runner's Alley store. Come by on Thursday the 19th, between 4:00 and 7:00 or Friday 4:00 to 6:00 and avoid the lines on race morning!
Enjoy refreshments and the awards ceremony after the run. Presenting sponsor Northeast Delta Dental and Associate Sponsor Runner's Alley will provide cash and gift certificates 3 deep in the open category and 2 deep in 5 year age groups through 100+. For the 51st running of the race, the top 3 men and women will share $1200 in cash prizes, and there is the Delta Dental Challenge - a bonus of $500 for a new course record.
You may register online through 7:00 AM, Friday July 20 for only $15 (plus a $2.19 processing fee) and a guaranteed race t-shirt. Sizes are only guaranteed through July 1 online registration or receipt of paper entry, but as more entries come in, they will be assigned sizes from our order on a first come basis. Race day signups will take place at Memorial Field from 7:00 – 8:45 with a fee of $25, so save $10 and get that shirt by registering online. Children 12 and under may register FREE at the event for kids fun runs at 10:00 on the track. One lap (400 meters) for 9 & Under and two laps for ages 10-12.
Paper entry received by Monday of race week is $20 and you will be guaranteed a t-shirt.
Back in 1968, coach Luti helped organize what was to become one of the oldest footraces in New England - the "Concord 5-Miler." In recognition of his many contributions to the sport of running - and to the many lives he has touched - the race was named in his honor in 1984.
Start on Clinton St. where the first mile is mostly flat. Starts are chip timed. Mile 2 includes a 6/10 mile hill (Clinton St. then right onto Silk Farm Road). Mile 3 is mostly flat with some downgrades near the end (Silk Farm to Dunbarton Road). Mile 4 begins slightly down then climbs to Pleasant Street with a hill as the course turns east on Pleasant. Mile 5 soon takes a right into the Pleasant View Retirement Community grounds, passing in front of the main building and continuing down Reddington Road all the way to Fruit St. Then right on Fruit and right into Memorial Field. Finish will be on the track. See course map below which will expand to a large pdf file.
Fun Run Course: We will have 400 M and 800 M (1 & 2 Laps on track) races for ages 9 & under and 10-12 starting at 10 AM. Emphasis is always on finishing and having fun.