Jun 24

Capital City Classic 10K

Start_Cropped_2017.jpgPicture generously provided by Grant Klene!

Join us on Saturday, June 23, for the 3nd Annual Runner’s Alley Capital City Classic 10K Road Race! The race takes part during the traditional 3-day Market Days Festival in historic downtown Concord. The course will start in front of the New Hampshire State House and take you for a tour of our capital city. Here’s the scoop on all you need to know to have a great race experience!


This race is the sixth race in the Capital Area Race Series.

  • If you are already registered for the full CARSeries you do not have to register separately for this race.



 June 23th, 2017 @ 8:00AM.



 City Plaza, North Main Street, Concord, N.H.



100% of the race proceeds benefit two amazing local nonprofit groups working to make Concord a better place to live. Help us make a difference in our capital city!

To learn more about the The Friends Program, visit  friendsprogram.org

To learn more about Intown Concord, visit intownconcord.org


Sign up: 

Just click HERE for Light Box Registration


How much: 

Kids and Students 19 and under: $25 (now through race day)
Adults 20+: $25 Feb - March, $30 April - May, $35 from June 1st thru June 22nd, and $40 for Market Day and  Race Day sign-ups


Uniquely designed t-shirts for the first 500 registrants


The cost is FREE to all participants. The race is open to all kids between the ages of 2-8 years old. The race will start at 09:00 am and the starting line will be located at the front steps of the NH State House. All participants will receive a finisher’s medal and other fun goodies!
2-3 yr olds will run one loop (approximately 200 yards)
4-6 yr olds will run two loops (approximately 400 yards)
7-8 yr olds will run three loops (approximately 600 yards)


10K Training:

Let us help you! For the runner who feels comfortable with the 5K and would like a new challenge, or the runner who wants to improve their 10K time, the 10K Training Group challenges all levels. This 8 week program builds on the holistic approach of our 5K training groups to build distance and speed for a successful 10K race. Starts May 3rd and meets every Tuesday and Thursday night at 6:00 p.m..


Cost for the 10K Program is $99 and includes:

  • 8 Week Training Program
  • 16 Supported Training Sessions, and Race Day Support
  • Short Sleeve Runner’s Alley Coolmax Shirt
  • 10% off purchases made at Runner’s Alley
  • Stretching, Strengthening, and Nutrition Tips
  • Expert advice on all your running needs
  • An opportunity to meet new friends


Other things you might need to know or FAQs!



Is there a Pre-race Packet Pickup?

YES, at Runner’s Alley

142 North Main Street, Concord NH

12PM to 6PM on Friday June 23th.


If I can’t make packet pickup can I pick my packet up on race morning?

YES, you can pick your packet up in front of the State House at 6:30 a.m. on Race Day!


How will I know if I PR’ed?

You will be timed by Granite State Race Services using chipped timing attached to your bib. Be sure your bib is not bent and is attached to the front of your body.


Where do I park on race day?

There are many options to park on race morning. Parking in downtown Concord on Sundays is free. North Main Street will be closed for the race from Centre Street to Pleasant Street. You can find on street parking on surrounding streets and in the three downtown garages.


Firehouse Parking Garage

The Firehouse Parking Garage is metered for all day parking. The garage is located one block west of Main Street. It is situated between School and Warren streets to the north and south, and between North State and Green streets to the east and west. The YMCA is located next door to the structure. You can enter or exit the parking structure from either North State Street or Green Street.


Durgin Block Parking Garage

The Durgin Block Garage is metered for all day parking. The garage is located 1/2 block west of North Main Street between School and Warren Streets. You can enter or exit the parking structure from Warren Street off of North State Street, and Exit on School Street to North Sate Street.


Capital Commons Parking Garage

The Capital Commons parking garage is located between South Main and Storrs Streets on the lot known as the Sears block. Entrance and exit is located on Storrs Street. There are 510 parking spaces as well as an elevator and multiple stairwells for easy access to different levels.



What if I have to PEE?

There will be loads of eco-friendly port-a-potties and hand washing stations at your disposal when you arrive!


Can I run/walk with my dog?

We’re sorry; we love dogs too, but cannot allow dogs (even on leashes) to participate.


Can I run/walk with my baby jogger?

Yes, you can. We ask all those with joggers to please start in the back of the pack and be mindful of all those around you at all times.


Where does the course go?

See the slider menu at the top of this page!


I’m kind of fast, will there be prize money?

Yes, there will be prize money for the top 3 Male and Female Runners ($150, $100, $75) combined with other great gifts, as well as prizes for the top 3 in every age group.


My whole family is coming can they watch?

SURE! We recommend watching from the beautiful new sidewalks of North and South Main Street.


Will there be post-race food?

Absolutely, please stick around with family and friends and enjoy downtown Concord and Market Days.


Many thanks to the support of our generous sponsors!

Please support them whenever you can!




The Duprey Companies

Hinckley Allen

St. Paul’s School

Concord Food Co-op

Stonyfield Organic

Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA

A Runner's Life Apparel



Live Juice

Jeremy's Bootcamp

Sue O'Connor Fit4Function

Granite Investment Advisors

Louis Karno & Co.

Cobb Hill Construction Inc.

Sugar River Bank

New England Grocers

NH Distributors

The Works