On August 24th, runners from throughout New England and beyond will gather in the quaint town of Marlborough - nestled in the picturesque Monadnock Region of southern New Hampshire - for the 8th annual running of the Marlborough Mad Dash. The theme of this year's race will be the Centennial of the American Legion (1919 - 2019).
This will also be the second year that the Mad Dash is part of the MAGP (Monadnock Area Grand Prix) Race Series. The Mad Dash is the 10th race on the 2019 MAGP calendar.
The 5K race and fun run attracts competitive and recreational runners of all ages. USATF-certified, the Mad Dash is a challenging course, winding along scenic rural roads and rolling hills lined with stone walls and spectacular views of Mount Monadnock.
Convenient online registration for this year's Mad Dash can be found here.
Prize categories for the race this year have been greatly expanded. This year, the top three male and female runners will receive awards and prizes. First Place Men's and Women's runners will receive $100.00 cash plus a Legion Award. Second Place Men's and Women's runners will receive $50.00 cash plus a Legion Award. Third Place Men's and Women's runners will receive $25.00 cash plus a Legion Award.
In addition to the awards and prizes listed above, top finishers in each of the following categories will receive an American Legion Centennial Coin and a $25.00 local gift certificate: Age groups include 0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Our highly-coveted, commemorative Mountain t-shirts are included in the registration as well as a Legion Centennial Grab Bag - but only for the first 60 registrants. Don't miss out; sign up now!
The Mad Dash benefits the American Legion, Croteau-Coutts Post #24 College Scholarship Program, Boys State, and other local Veteran's Programs.