The first 850 people to register will receive a FREE hoodie tee!
Scenic Fall Course
A downhill course from Gould Hill Farm, a quintessential NH apple orchard to the NH State House
All runners will have the chance to earn their custom finisher’s medal at the finish line!
A unique point-to-point, DOWNHILL course starting at Gould Hill Farm, a quintessential New Hampshire apple orchard with views of fall foliage and running scenic country roads to finish at the NH State House.
Course Time Limit: 4 Hours
Start Time: 7:30am – 9:30am in a time trial start format adhering to social distancing guidelines.
USATF Certified Map (PDF): USATF Certified Course – NH20004BK
RACE DATE & TIME
October 2021 starting from 7:30AM to 9:30AM in a time-trail start format.
EARLY BIB & APPAREL PICK-UP
Available at the Millennium Running Retail Store (138 Bedford Center Road, Bedford, NH) during the following times:
RACE DAY BIB & APPAREL PICK-UP
If not picked up at “Early Bib & Apparel Pick Up” on Saturday, Bibs can be pick-up on race day from 6:30am-10:00am at the Start located at Gould Hill Farm in Contoocook, NH. Apparel will be available for pick-up at the “hoodie tent” at the Finish located in Concord, NH upon finishing the event 13.1 mile track. Hoodie tent will be available from 8:30am to 2:30pm.
HEALTH & SAFETY
The health and safety of our participants, volunteers, and staff is the most important aspect of our events. Our team at Millennium Running helped spearhead the implementation of guidelines published by Governor Sununu’s Task Force for road races in the State of NH. Millennium Running will continue to ensure all safety procedures at our events are followed to protect our running community.
MASK / FACE COVERING REQUIREMENTS
In accordance with NH Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order 63 Pursuant Executive Order 2020-04 and Extend by Order 2020-05 to 2020-16, face coverings will be required for this event during the following circumstances or when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
- Check-in / Registration Area
- Shuttle to Start
- Staging Zone
- Corral Zone
- Post Race Area
Disposable masks are recommended for the start. If you would like to dispose of your mask before you run, a trash can will be available at the on deck position. Reusable masks will be provided thanks to Delta Dental at the finish.
Face coverings are NOT REQUIRED while participating (running or walking on the course), in the Start Zone, and warming up or cooling down when physical distancing can be maintained. (CLICK HERE for an info graphic of the zones)
PARTICIPANTS FROM OUTSIDE OF NEW ENGLAND
In accordance with guidance provided by the State of NH’s Safer at Home 2.0 and in consultation with the NH State Attorney General’s Office, individuals from outside of the 6 New England States (NH, MA, ME, VT, RI, CT) are NOT permitted to participate in this event. If an individual is temporarily residing in New England, registrants will need to sign a certification as such and provide their temporary address when picking up their bib number. Any pre-existing registrants from outside of New England will be contacted directly and offered one of 3 choices: 1) a credit (valid indefinitely for any Millennium Signature Event in the future, indefinitely), 2) option to participate virtually, or 3) a refund.
START LINE PROCEDURES
This event will utilize “time trial start” format that will facilitate “social distancing” for the entirety of the event. Participants will be seeded based off their self-submitted paces. Athletes will start one-by-one in a time-trial format, 10 seconds after one another. Participants will be assigned a dedicated start time along with specific times for parking, check-in time and report to corral time.
Estimated Start Times (based on pace / seed times)
• 7:30am-8:00am: Faster than 8:57 pace/mile
• 8:00am-8:30am: 8:58 pace/mile – 10:15 pace/mile
• 8:30am-9:00am: 10:16 pace/mile – 11:54 pace/mile
• 9:00am-9:30am: 11:55 pace/mile+
* Exact start times to be assigned/emailed with bib number assignment 2 days prior to the event.
** CLICK HERE for a pace chart / conversion to estimate your times, pace, and finisher times.
All spectators are required to abide by social distancing guidelines and avoid congregating along the course and at the finish line/post race areas.
DIRECTIONS TO START
Gould Hill Farm, 656 Gould Hill Rd., Contoocook, NH. [MAP with directions from finish line] Drivers will need to access Gould Hill Rd from Penacook Rd. Drivers will need to drop and go – there will be no parking available at the start.
Finish line parking is available in general city parking within downtown Concord. For more information, visit the Downtown Concord parking website. There is no parking available at the start.
Bus transportation is available from the finish line at the New Hampshire State House to the start line at Gould Hill Farm. Participants will be given an exact time to board the bus to meet their check-in time. We cannot guarantee your ability to participate in the race should you miss your scheduled shuttle time. Shuttle capacity will be limited to allow for a safe ride to the start and masks will be required to board the bus. ONLY registered participants will be allowed on the shuttles. [MAP of finish area]
Shuttle Boarding Times (based on start times)
* Exact shuttle boarding times to be assigned/emailed with bib number assignment 2 days prior to the event.
PARTICIPANT DROP-OFF AREA
ALL participant drop-off will take place at Gould Hill Farm. Drivers will need to access Gould Hill Rd from Penacook Rd. Drivers will need to drop and go – there will be no parking available. [MAP of start area]
For the safety of our participants, spectators will not be allowed at the start. If you wish to cheer your runner on along the course, you may drive along the course as in-bound traffic towards Concord is open, while out-bound traffic is closed to traffic. There will be dedicated parking and cheer stations at Hopkinton Town Hall and Concord Hospital.
Track your favorite athletes in real-time! Download the Millennium Running App and select the people you want to follow as they navigate their way around the course and pass over 5 different timing splits!
Simply check your bag in the gear drop-off tent at the Start (at Gould Hill Farm) and pick it up at the gear pick-up tent at the Finish. All gear checked at the start will be transported via bus to the finish for you to pick-up. A gear check label will be attached to your bib to fill out and then attach to your bag.
Water stops will be located at approximately the 2 mile, 4 mile, 6.2 mile, 8 mile, and 10 mile marks. Powerade will also be available at each stop beginning at the 6.2 mile mark.
UnTapped Energy packets will be available at the 8 mile water stop.
Bathrooms are available at the starting line before the race. Course port-a-johns will be located at each aid station, and at the finish line.
POST RACE REFRESHMENTS
Dasani water and Powerade are provided by Coca Cola Northeast and other grab & go items.
RESULTS driven by AutoFair Honda
All results will be displayed live at the Millennium Running timing trailer adjacent to the finish line. Live online results will be published exclusively on MillenniumRunning.com.
If you opt into receiving text results, you will get a text with your finisher time and a link to the full results page.
RACE PHOTOS provided by Tufts Health Freedom Plan
Millennium Running is happy to provide FREE digital race photos from this event thanks to our friends at Tufts Health Freedom Plan. Photos will be posted online 2-3 business days following the event.
Finishers of the event will receive a link to their finisher video. The link will be emailed online 1-2 business days following the event.
Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female in each 5-yr age group. (19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34 … 80+). Stop by the Awards Tent following the race to claim your award. Awards will not be mailed after the event.
Delta Dental New England Half-Marathon medals will be distributed at the finish line.
REFUNDS & TRANSFERS
Please read our Refund & Transfer Policy for full information.
Read a full list of General FAQ’s here.
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
VIRTUAL RACE DATE & TIMES
Anytime during “race week” from Monday, October 5 through Sunday, October 11, 2020. Whatever time that works for you.
BIBS, HOODIES & MEDALS
Bibs, hoodies and medals can be picked up at the Millennium Running Retail Store during early bib pick up or mailed to participants.
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY RESULTS?
It’s easy! On Monday, October 5, we will be sending you a unique link via email to your RunReg entry that will allow you to submit your race results. Results must be submitted by 11:59pm EDT on Sunday, October 11.
Official Results will be published exclusively on millenniumrunning.com on Monday, October 12. You have until 11:59pm on Sunday, October 11 to submit your time using the unique link provided in your confirmation email.
Be your own photographer! Take a selfie using our new app and we’ll provide you with a link to the official race photos. We also you invite you to share your experience on Facebook and Instagram tagging @millenniumrunning and using the #millenniumrunning #newenglandhalf
Everyone wins their own virtual race! As such, there will be no recognition of race times.
What about the Elliot Millennium Series and Delta Dental Points Chase?
Virtual registrants will earn miles towards the Elliot Millennium Series Jacket! However, no pints will be assigned for the Delta Dental Points Chase.
Your registration includes…
• Hoodie T-Shirt (first 850 registrants)
• Finisher Medal
• Free Race Photos
• Finish Line Video
|2019||Mark LaPrade||1:18:05||Bedford, NH|
|2018||Aaron Dinzeo||1:09:25||Providence, RI|
|2017||Craig McMohan||1:14:22||Manchester, NH|
|2016||Jaidiby Zapata||1:14:39||Milford, NH|
|2015||Jason Ayr||1:07:54*||Allston, MA|
|2014||Peter Harrison||1:08:51||Seattle, WA|
*denotes course records
|2019||Hillary Scmitt||1:25:07||Skillman, NJ|
|2018||Brianna Boden||1:21:41||Quincy, MA|
|2017||Pam O’Sullivan||1:19:23||Nashua, NH|
|2016||Mary Klene||1:24:39||Manchester, NH|
|2015||Laura Hagley||1:20:20||Hanover, NH|
|2014||Laura Hagley||1:18:37*||Hanover, NH|
*denotes course records