We invite you to join us as we remember Frank H. Donovan

and celebrate fitness in NH with

Suncook Valley Rotary Balloon Rally’s Frank H. Donovan 5K

Sunday August 4th, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE OR PRINT A PAPER APPLICATION

Online registration closes at 12:00 pm on Friday, August 2nd. Packet pickup starting at 8:00 am on race day at the gazebo at Drake Field. Race day registration will be at the gazebo and cost $25, cash or check made payable to Frank H. Donovan 5K. 

Runners aged 12 and under are only $10 to register!

 
$100 cash prize for the top overall male and female! 
 
Awards in each age category.
Walkers Welcome!

 

 

Frank was a long-time member of the Rotary Club and a regular volunteer at the annual Balloon Rally. He helped with planning the Rally's 5K for many years, and he believed in encouraging everyone to enjoy exercise.

 
 

 

 

Dear runners,

This year, we strive to bring a more personal touch to the race for our participants. We do this because running is personal – it takes commitment, motivation, and often inspiration. For us, our inspiration came from losing Frank, Libby’s dad, to pancreatic cancer. Soon after he passed away, we made a promise to ourselves that we would run the 2011 Balloon Rally 5K, a race that was so close to Frank’s heart. As non-runners at the time, we needed this inspiration to train for the race. In 2016, we became the directors of the race, and this year we invite you to celebrate your own inspirations on race day. We’ll have stickers out for you on race morning, and you will be able to make one (or many) to identify what (or who) inspires you on your running journey. Wear your inspirations and carry them with you while you run!

Here’s to an uplifting and empowering race for all!

Sincerely, Libby and Keith

 
 
 
 
Directions to the RaceTake Rt. 28 to Barnstead Road (Rt. 107) in Pittsfield. 
Park along Barnstead Road and walk to the gazebo inside Drake Field to register on the day of the race or pick up your bib and race packet. 
The starting line is at the bridge on Barnstead Road.
 
USTAF Certified Course -  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MAP

Chip Timing provided by Granite State Racing Services


For more information about the race, please contact Race Directors: 
Keith and Libby Kun at frank5krun@gmail.com or 603-505-1636
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
2018 Male Winner Timothy Lindberg
 
2018 Female Winner Corey Dowe
 
 
2017 Male Winner Brendan McCarthy
 
 
 2017 Female Winner Corey Dowe
       
 

Congratulations to Tucker Wolfe, the 2018 Frank H. Donovan Scholarship Recipient

 

Congratulations to Noah MacGlashing, the 2017 Frank H. Donovan Scholarship Recipient

 
 
 

Thank you to our SPONSORS:

Northeast Delta Dental

Kentek

kIMBALL FINANCIAL

RUNNER'S ALLEY

SUNCOOK VALLEY ROTARY CLUB

Grappone

Danis Supermarket

Epping Well & Pump

CLARK'S GRAIN STORE

FREKEY'S DAIRY FREEZE

T.C.’s Service Center

JOE DARRAH ENTERPRISES

MAIN STREET GRILL AND BAR

NEMO

Tile & Stone