2020 Seacoast Road Race Series Kicks Off…Virtually!

Portsmouth, NH. May 8, 2020. The 16th Annual Seacoast Road Race Series kicks off with the virtual running of the Runner's Alley Cisco Brewers Portsmouth Memorial Day 5K.

The calculation for Series’ swag remains familiar: register, and complete 5 of 7 races, 2 longer than a 5K. Other facets of the Series will take on a completely different look.

As of this press release, the 2020 Seacoast Road Race Series is a mix of virtual and real world races, with at least one race postponed until later in the year:
• Runner's Alley/Cisco Brewers Portsmouth 5K – Virtual Race, Sunday, May 17th- 24th
• NEW! Four on the 4th – Virtual Race, Saturday, July 4th
• York Days 5K - TBD, Sunday, August 2nd
• Saunders at Rye Harbor 10K – TBD, Thursday, August 20th
• Market Square Day 10K, Saturday, September 26th
• Great Island 5K, Sunday, October 11th
• Great Bay 5K, Saturday, October 24th
• BONUS RACE! Seacoast Half Marathon, Sunday, November 8th.
Refer to the Series’ web pages for updates to all participating races. (Because of the mix of virtual and road races this year, there will be no overall winner or age group awards for the 2020 Seacoast Road Race Series.)

While registration for the Series is free, https://www.proportsmouth.org/SRRSrules.cfm the organizers are asking for your donations. “We believe it’s important to keep the Series going, but this year, it will present a financial challenge to us,” noted Series’ administrator Barbara Massar. Donations may be made to the Series through the RunSignUp registration portal when you complete your registration. If you are interested in supporting the Series, contact info@proportsmouth.org

To earn the 2020 Seacoast Series apparel, a custom tech shirt, register for the Series, and then register for, and complete at least 5 of 7 races, two longer than a 5K. All races recognize both runners and walkers.

About Virtual Races
A virtual race is a challenge you pay to enter where you are expected to meet a target (in the Series ‘ case, run a 5K or a 10K) to win a prize. Virtual races are very similar to live races – you enter a race and when you finish you win a prize – but differ from live events in two key ways: You can (usually) choose to complete the race whenever* you like. Some virtual races are scheduled to start at specific time, but most can be run at the participant’s convenience (*Runner’s Alley/Cisco notes the period of May 17 – 24 to complete a 5K) and, you can complete the race wherever you like.

About the Seacoast Road Race Series
The goals of the Seacoast Series, since its inception in 2005, have been to help people get and stay fit through regular exercise, introduce people to the beauty and diversity of road races on the New Hampshire/Maine seacoast, and provide additional revenue for local non-profit organizations.

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