5K Road Race + Kid-venture Course

Saturday, May 6, 2017

5K Race - 9am

Kid-venture Course - 10am

The Children's Museum's Annual 5K Road Race and Kid-venture Course events are held each spring to ensure that a visit to the Children's Museum of New Hampshire is possible for everyone! The 5K Race is part of the Seacoast Road Race Series and held in downtown Dover, with a start and finish in front of the Children's Museum of New Hampshire.


Online registration is now closed. You can still register in person at the museum (6 Washington Street, Dover) on Friday, May 5 from 5-7pm or the morning of the race until 8:45am.


If you are interested in learning more about being a sponsor for this wonderful event, please contact Carolyn Hogan: carolyn@childrens-museum.org

2017 5K Road Race/Walk

We are the first race of the Seacoast Road Race Series once again and include an official competitive racewalker division. Registration is now open! Please note that this race is capped at 1,200 participants so don't wait until the last minute! Register for the 5K Road Race by May 1st to be entered to win 3 $100 gift cards to Philbricks Sports!

5K Road Race/Walk fee: $22 in advance, $25 on race day.

Kid-venture Course

After the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s annual 5k Road Race for adults this same morning, the kids get their chance to shine! The KidVenture Course will feature a series of zany, exhibit-themed challenges for children ages 1 – 12. From crab walking under the “sea” and crawling through caterpillar tunnels, to transporting dino eggs to their nest and crossing the (pretend) Cocheco River, there is something fun for everyone! Not your traditional run, this course will have children moving, grooving and stretching their creative muscles! All Kid-venture participants receive a ribbon and a t-shirt (while supplies last) and can join in the festive atmosphere that surrounds this yearly fundraising event held outside, rain or shine in Henry Law Park. Register for the Kid-venture Course by May 1st to be entered to win 2 $50 gift cards to Philbricks Sports!

Fun Run fee: $8 in advance, $10 day of race.

Families are welcome to enjoy free refreshments and other activities in Henry Law Park before and after the Kid-venture Course.


Want your participation to have a greater impact? Sign up as an individual or as a team to raise donations. The fundraising team who raises the most money by May 5 will get to enjoy an exclusive VIP hospitality tent on race day, stocked with food, beverages and attendants! Visit www.crowdrise.com/ChildrensMuseumofNewHampshire5K to sign up to fundraise. Fundraising teams can raise money together, but cannot sign up to race in the 5k as a team.

Course Map


View a Virtual Tour of our Course!


5K bib pick up: Friday, May 5 from 5-7pm at the Children's Museum of NH

Day-of registration: Saturday, May 6, 7:30-8:45am at the Amphitheater in front of the Children's Museum of NH in Henry Law Park

5k Race Starts: 9am

Kid-venture Course Starts: 10am

Help us spread the word!

Download and print a 5K Road Race & Kid-venture Course flyer and share with your community.

Download and print a Kid-venture Course 11x17 poster and share with your community.


Race Results will be posted HERE

Become a fan of the Children's Museum of NH 5K Facebook page!

The Children's Museum's 5K Road Race begins at 9am at the intersection of Central Avenue, Washington Street and Henry Law Avenue, just in front of the museum. The course runs up Central Avenue to Chapel Street, up Portland Avenue and back, finishing with a run across the bridge and back around to Henry Law Park. A division for competitive walkers/racewalkers is available.

Post-race activities, including an awards ceremony and refreshments, will take place in Henry Law Park following the race.

Children ages 12 and younger can participate in the Fun Run, which takes place at 10am in Henry Law Park.

The Kid-venture Course will be all new this year. Stay tuned for details.

Fun Run fee: $8 in advance, $10 day of race

All participants must have a waiver signed by parent/guardian.

All paid Fun Run participants will receive a ribbon and cotton race t-shirt (while supplies last).

Families are welcome to enjoy free refreshments and other activities in Henry Law Park before and after the Kid-venture Course.

Event parking is available on race day in the following locations:

  • River Street lot: continue past museum entrance along Washington Street, continue straight on Water Street, cross bridge onto River Street on right.

  • Orchard Street lot near Post Office, accessed via Central Avenue or Chestnut Street

  • Library Lot on Locust Street, across from the Dover Police Station.

Support CMNH! Volunteer at the 5K or Kid-venture Course.

For more information on this volunteer opportunity, please contact: Doug Tilton at dtilton@childrens-museum.org or call 603-742-2002.














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