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Northeast Delta Dental Boston Prep

Gearing up to run a marathon in the spring? Or want to see if those cold winter training miles are paying off? We've got a race for you! Check out Greater Derry Track Club’s annual Northeast Delta Dental Boston Prep 16 Miler and BP Lite 5 Miler road races. Enjoy a scenic run through the gentle rolling hills and winding back roads of East Derry, New Hampshire. After the race, celebrate with a FREE BEER at our after-party at the 603 Brewery!

Registration for the 2024 is closed. Thank you for a great event and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Details

When: January 21st, 2024 @ 10:00am

Where: West Running Brook Middle School, Derry, NH

Distance(s): 5 Miles, 16 Miles

Course Map(s)16-Miler

Registration Fee: Early - $65, Regular - $70

Swag: Tech Shirts for first 325 registered runners

Race Director(s): Lynn Wiles (lynnbwiles@gmail.com)

Sunshine Start

If your expected finish time for the 16-Miler is more than three hours, you can start one hour early (at 9:00AM) in our Sunshine Start wave. Please note that there will be limited support for the first four miles on the course for those who choose the early start option. The purpose is to ensure that all runners finish before the course is closed.

Calling all runners...

Gearing up to run a marathon this spring? Or, just want to see if those COVID miles are paying off? We've got a race for you! We're excited to bring back the annual Northeast Delta Dental BP Lite 5 Mile and Boston Prep 16 mile road races. Enjoy a scenic run with gentle rolling hills through the back roads of East Derry. Both races start and finish at West Running Brook Middle School in Derry. There will be tech shirts for the first 325 registered runners, post-race food, age group prizes, and professional timing. After the race, celebrate with a FREE BEER at our after-party at the Rockingham Brewery!

The 27th Running of the Northeast Delta Dental Boston Prep – this moderately challenging 16-miler is ideally scheduled for runners training for the Boston Marathon, any other spring marathon or a runner looking for a mid-winter challenge! Are you a regular runner but not ready for a full 16? Try the "BP-Lite," which offers a taste of the Boston Prep experience on a 5-mile course!

16-Miler Overview

  • Fees: $75.00 until 1/20/23 $80.00 1/21/23 to race day. Register early and save!

  • $85.00 Race Day registration (If not sold out): at the West Running Brook Middle School, 7:30 am – 9:45 am

  • Mile markers at every mile. Water/Gatorade stops at 3, 6, 9, & 12 miles

  • We reserve the right to close the course at 1:00 pm. There will be a Sunshine start at 9:00 am for 16-Miler runners wanting extra time.

  • Chip timing splits at 13.1 and finish.

  • Overall Race Awards will go to the First Three Overall Male and Female finishers.

  • Age group awards 3 deep: Under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ Male and Female.

  • Sorry, no refunds for any reason.

  • Read this great article about the event written by Skip Cleaver: The Race, the Place, and the Time for Marathon Training

 

5-Miler Overview

  • Fees: 5-Miler $40.00 if received by 1/20/23, $45.00 from 1/21/23 to race day.

  • Race day registration (If not sold out) at the West Running Brook Middle School, 7:30 am – 9:45 am

  • Mile markers at every mile. Water/Gatorade stop at ~2 miles

  • Overall Race Awards will go to the First Three Overall Male and Female finishers

  • See printable map attached below for 5-Miler course details.

  • Sorry, no refunds for any reason.

 

Race-Shirt, Finisher Swag, And Post-Race Amenities

  • Tech Shirts guaranteed to the first 325 runners.

  • There will be plenty of post race food for you to enjoy while you socialize with your friends.

  • Sorry no showers available.

  • After race party with a free beer (21+) at the Rockingham Brewery in Derry, NH. Directions will be provided before race day.

  • Download the Course Map attached below or view the Boston Prep course and elevation map on mapmyrun.com.

 

Results

  • The race will be professionally timed by New England Timing.

  • The results will be posted on http://www.ne-timing.com/results.php after the race.

  • Errors in the results should be directed to the timing company.

 

After Party - Rockingham Brewery in Derry.

  • All runners will receive a ticket that can redeemed for a free beer at the brewery after the race. Directions available below.

 

Directions

From North/South: Take Rt. 93 to exit 4 (Rt. 102). Take Rt. 102 East to traffic circle. Take 1st right off circle onto Rt. 28 South. Proceed approximately 0.5 mile to West Running Brook Middle School on left at lights.

From East: Take Rt. 101 West to Exit 5 (Rt. 102). Take left off exit onto Rt. 102 West. Proceed Rt. 102 West to traffic circle. Take 3rd right off circle onto Rt. 28 ByPass South. Proceed approximately 0.5 mile to West Running Brook Middle on left at lights.

Please park in designated spaces.

Map of West Running Brook School

 

Attachments:

Directions to Rockingham Brewery.pdf

16-Miler Turn-by-Turn for Sunshine Start

Boston Prep Course Map

Questions?

Contact the Race Directors Lynn Wiles at lynnbwiles@gmail.com or Dave Breeden at weluv2run@comcast.net

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The Greater Derry Track Club Extends Sincere Appreciation to Our Generous Sponsors

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