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Published on April 14, 2015

Thirteenth Annual Rock ’N Race Run/Walk on Thursday, May 21

Join your co-workers and neighbors or bring your family to the annual Rock ’N Race run/walk on Thursday, May 21 in downtown Concord. The race, selected by the editors of New Hampshire Magazine as one of the best community running events, is sponsored by Merrimack County Savings Bank and benefits Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care patients and their families. The 5K sanctioned event begins on North State Street in close proximity to the State House Lawn at 6 p.m. Register on Wednesday, May 20 at the Bektash Temple at 89 Old Turnpike Road, Concord from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. or on race day Thursday, May 21 at the State House Plaza from noon-5:30 p.m.

Along the route, grab a bite to eat or a cool beverage from one of the many vendors including New Hampshire Distributors, The Common Man, Courtyard by Marriott, Margaritas Mexican Restaurant and Granite State Candy Shoppe. Talented area musicians will entertain participants throughout the course and at the finish line, enjoy dinner courtesy of Alan’s of Boscawen, Inc.; O Steaks; and Associated Grocers while listening to Pat and the Hats on the main stage.

Pay tribute to your loved ones by signing the Rock, Race and Reflect wall that will be placed at the State House plaza on race day. The wall, which consists of three sections each seven feet high and eight feet long, is weatherproof and will be placed on display at the Payson Center for Cancer Care’s tribute garden after the event. A photo booth will also be located at the State House Plaza to take memento photos of this special day.

SAFETY ISSUES REMINDER: With more than 6,000 runners and walkers in 2014, Rock ‘N Race has become a meaningful community event. We want it to stay that way and ensure everyone’s safety. For that reason and to adhere to USATF rules: Individuals pushing strollers and baby joggers are prohibited from running in this event and must register as walkers. Failure to comply will result in disqualification. Also, NO PETS, bikes, roller blades, skateboards, earbuds or headphones will be allowed on the course.

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