PLAISTOW — Registration is now open for the 42nd Annual Plaistow Old Home Day 5k Race. Online registration is at In person registration will be available the day of the race, Sat., June 17 at 7:30 a.m., at Plaistow Town Hall, Main Street, Plaistow.

The Road Race takes place early on Old Home Day, Sat., June 17. Runners will take to the starting line at 9 a.m. This is a runner friendly course, with no severe up or down hills. The course will be well marked, with police escort and professional timing.

They are pleased to have the endorsement from the 65+ Runners Club Silver Level this year. They have added five year age groups starting at 65-90.

The race is solely sponsored by the Plaistow Lions Club, it is a service to the town the Lions Club is happy to perform. The Plaistow Lions Club extends its thanks to the following individuals for partnering with them to put this race on: The Plaistow Police Department, The Town of Plaistow, and Jim McCorkle of 5k Sports (timing).

The 3.1-mile course has produced many personal records. It is a fun-filled day in Plaistow, with many booths set up around the town green with crafts, plants, games and food, including the Lions famous grilled sausages, and don’t forget to stay for the parade!

All Proceeds will go to the Plaistow Lions Power Pack Program, this is a great cause! The Power Pack program will put food in the hands of school children on Friday to carry them through the weekend, when otherwise they would get limited to no nourishment throughout the weekend. This will continue every Friday throughout the school year for these children. The Plaistow Lions will be working with the local schools and grocery stores to help kids in need.

For further information, please call Race Director, Bob Fairhurst, 603-401-8321 or email at

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