HAMPSTEAD —Mark your calendar! St. Anne Church, 26 Emerson Avenue, Hampstead, will hold its annual Lakes Race on Sat., July 26. This five-mile race is a USATF certified course. Always a favorite, the 2014 Race is celebrating its 22nd year!
Check-in and same-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on July 26. Both the Race and the 5K non-competitive Fun-Walk will begin at 9:00 AM. Trophies will be presented to the top three runners from each age and sex division: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80+. There will be refreshments after the race. New runners are welcome to join the veteran runners of this popular race.
Pre-registration is $25.00 and includes a Table-Talk Pie and official Race T-Shirt. Registration within one week of the Race is $30 (with no guarantee of pie or shirt). You may also register for the ever popular “I don’t want to race, I don’t want to walk; I just want a pie and a t-shirt” category! You can register online at active.com by searching for “St. Anne Lakes Race”. You may also contact Robin Doyle at 603-560-0543 for more information on the Lakes Race.
The Lakes Race is just one part of an action-packed day at the 33rd annual St. Anne Summerfest. Activities includes fun games for all ages, free live entertainment on stage, bounce tents, face painting, craft and art fair, vintage car show, bake sale, baking competition, grill fare and refreshments, cash and themed gift basket raffles. New this year: The Dunk Tank!
For more information on the Summerfest, or to download an application for the Lakes Race, please visit St. Anne’s website at saintannechurchnh.org and click on “Events” at the top, then “Summerfest”.
Volunteers are needed for the registration desk (early morning on July 26), post-race breakdown (9:00 a.m. +), and field help (water stops and set up).