Hooksett Kiwanis 8th Annual Trail Race

Book it to the LibraryWelcome to the 8th Annual 5K Trail Race for Hooksett Kiwanis. The 2018 5K race will be held on September 15, 2018.  The race is for adults and kids, runners and walkers!  

This year's race will be co-sponsored by Merrimack County Savings Bank.  We look forward to partnering with them for this event.  



5K trail race at Heads Pond trail - (intersection of Hooksett Road and Post Road, Hooksett, NH) - ending at the Hooksett Public Library.


On Line Pre-Registration will be open through 9/13/18. Late Registration will take place Friday, 9/14/18 4:00-7:00 PM Hooksett Library and Saturday, 9/15/18 7:00-8:00 AM in the CIGNA Parking Lot. (Any transfer of registration without approval by the race committee will automatically disqualify the runner.)

Early Bird Registration Fees:

Runners/Walkers $25, 15 and Under $10  (5/15/18 - 7/31/18)

Rates After July 31:

Runners/Walkers $30, 15 and Under $15 (8/1/18 - 9/13/18)

Late Registrations:

Runners/Walkers $35, 15 and Under $20 (9/14/18 – 9/15/18)

Kids Fun Run Registration (12 And Under) can be done on line or on the Hooksett Kiwanis Website (  Fee is $5.

T-shirt and Bib Pick Up

T-shirts will be provided to the first 125 registrants. We will try to honor your size requests. You may pick up your T-shirt and bibs prior to the race on Friday, 9/14/18 4:00-7:00 PM Hooksett Library and or can be picked up race day Saturday, 9/15/18 7:00-8:00 AM in the CIGNA Parking Lot.

Shuttle Service Day of Race

There will be shuttles available to take you from the Cigna parking lot to the Heads Pond Trail head on race day. They will circle between both locations all morning before the race starts. The race ends at the library parking lot. Shuttles will be available to take you to the Cigna parking lot after the race.

Age Groups for Prizes

Male and Female Age Groups for the Hooksett Kiwanis 5k trail race: 15 & Under, 16-18, 19-35, 36-50, 51-59 and 60 +.


Cash prizes will be given out to the overall 1st and 2nd place male and female winners: $100 1st place and $50 2nd place. Medals will given out for 1st and 2nd place in each age group, male and female.  There will also be medals given to the fastest runners from Hooksett, NH both Male & Female.  There will also be several other random drawings for registrants.

There will be special raffle prizes for the kids as well.


Refreshments will be provided after the race. Clocks will be provided at the mile markers.

Kid’s FUN RUN Information...

The race will be approximately ½ mile in length and the course will be around the Hooksett Library.  Every child 12 and under who participates will receive a T shirt.  The cost to participate is $5 and a waiver will need to be signed by a parent.  The race will start at 8:45 AM.

If you want to pre-register a child who is interested in running, please complete this Kid's Fun Run Registration Form (which also requires the signature of a parent or guardian). Please forward this completed form along with a check for

the registration fee to...

Hooksett Kiwanis Foundation 
PO Box 16443
Hooksett , NH 03106

You can also register on-line through this link:

If more convenient, you may bring the form and check to the Library Friday evening (September 14) or bring it to the Race Saturday morning (in the CIGNA parking lot).

To contact us with questions about the race, please email us at

Visit this link to view a map of the course.