---- — HAMPSTEAD — St. Anne Church at 26 Emerson Ave. is holding its 21st Annual Lakes Race on Saturday, July 27. This is a five-mile race on a USATF certified course.
Check-in and same-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on July 27. Both the race and the 5K non-competitive Fun-Walk will begin at 9 a.m.
Trophies will be presented to the top three runners from each age and sex division: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80-plus. There will also be refreshments after the race.
Pre-registration is $25 and includes a Table Talk pie and official race T-shirt. Registration within one week of the race is $30 with no guarantee of pie or shirt. You may also register for the ever-popular “I don’t want to race, I don’t want to walk; I just want a pie and a T-shirt” category. You can register online at active.com by searching for “Lakes Race.”
The Lakes Race is just one part of an action-packed day at the 32nd annual St. Anne Summerfest, which includes games for all ages, free live entertainment on stage, bounce tents, face painting, a craft and art fair, gift baskets, a bake sale, a baking competition, grill fare and refreshments, a silent auction, and cash and gift raffles.
Admission to the Summerfest is free, as is parking. The event is handicapped accessible.
For more information on the Summerfest or to download an application for the Lakes Race, visit saintannechurchnh.org and click on “Summerfest” at the top. If you have questions or are interested in sponsoring this race, contact Robin Doyle at 560-0543 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for volunteers, too: registration desk (early morning on July 27), post-race breakdown (9 a.m.), and field help (water stops and set-up). If you’d like to help, email Shelley Cullen at email@example.com.