Each year, the 10K Road Race gets the Market Square Day celebration off on the right foot. With a starting line in the heart of Downtown Portsmouth, the Race typically draws 1,500 runners who wind their way through the streets of Portsmouth ending with the finish line at historic Strawbery Banke.
In 2005, we joined forces with five other area races to create the Seacoast Road Race Series. From May through November, runners participate in races ranging in distance from 5K – 10K in communities throughout the Seacoast. The Series creates healthy (literally) competition and serves to introduce runners to a variety of races. The Series expanded to eight races in 2008 and continues its popular ‘run’ with new and seasoned athletes. In 2009 a ‘bonus race’, the Seacoast Half Marathon, was added to the Series giving runners the ability to truly challenge their endurance.