Hello Fellow Runners,

It is in the memory of Bob Kennedy, who was taken from us all too soon, that we will be running this 48th edition of the Saunders 10k. As always, the race will once again be held on the third Thursday in August, (8/15) with a 6 pm. start.

Bob was director of the Grest Bay 5K, president of the NE 65+ running club, and a member of the board of the Seacoast Road Race Series. At 76 he was a tireless ambassador and advocate for our sport and an inspiration for those of us over the age of 65. He had run over 300 marathons, including completing the cycle of running one in each state three times and was closing in on a fourth complete cycle. His warm smile will be missed.


The race will be run on a modified version of the original course that winds around and through the town of Rye, NH. The start will be on Central Road near the Partners Bank, 243 Central Rd. and will finish at the large field near the turn onto Locke Rd. where parking will be available.
Limited to 450 competitors, there will be cash prizes, AND as in year’s past, there will be a limited number of special T-shirts that will need to be won in each of the age groups
Post-race, we will celebrate with the traditional party.
The race is still partnering with the NHSPCA and in this time of social distancing, they need our help more than ever.


Stay Healthy and Run Safe.

Doug Zechel, Race Director, Saunders 10k