News : Put Your Sneakers on to Support Great Bay

Oct 16, 2014

Published on Portsmouth Patch and Seacoast Online

By Madalyn Northcutt

STRATHAM - Runners participating in the Seacoast Road Race Series will have their last run of the series with the Great Bay Stewards Great Bay 5k on Oct. 25 in Stratham. Not only will the race provide an excellent opportunity to close out an incredible fall race season but it also offers runners a chance to support the Great Bay ecosystem.

The 16th Annual Great Bay 5K is hosted by the Great Bay Stewards and begins at 9 a.m. at Stratham Hill Park. Participants will finish the race at the Great Bay Discovery Center located at 89 Depot Road in Greenland.

“We have a fabulously scenic course,” said Peter Wellenberger, Executive Director of Great Bay Stewards. The Great Bay 5K was ranked in New England’s top ten favorite 5Ks because of the “great time of year to run, beautiful race route and the encouragement and community involvement is amazing,” according to Rhode Island Fit magazine.

Jay Diener has been organizing the 5K since it began in 1999. “It’s a lot of fun,” he said. According to Diener, the biggest change to the race in the last 15 years has been the technology. Road races now use bib-chip timing to record the runner’s times at the start and finish of the race. “That wasn’t the case years ago,” said Diener.

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