Hello Fellow Runners,
I hope that everyone is well and surviving social distancing. Running has often been said to be a lonely pursuit, but we know different. I think that it is one of the most unifying and inclusive sports. In no other sport can an ordinary Joe toe the starting line and run in the same race with world class competitors. I am still hopeful that the Saunders at Rye Harbor 10k will be able to be held this year for the 44th time. However, because the race is staged in Odiorne State Park, and all state park permitting has been put on hold, I cannot say with certainty today that the race will be run. I remain optimistic that we will be able to race on August 20. Stay tuned. Stay healthy and Run Safe.

Doug Zechel, Race Director, Saunders 10k

Thursday, August, 20. 2020

The Saunders at Rye Harbor 10k will be held for the 44th time

Congratulations to everyone who ran our 43rd Annual Saunders at Rye Harbor 10K in 2019.  Results can be found by clicking on :


In case you missed it

1 - The race will start and finish at Odiorne State Park

2 - There is an exciting new course

3 - There is FREE parking for ALL within the park

But some things will remain the same:

YES! The NHSPCA is still our charitable partner!

Yes! The race still starts at 6 pm

Yes!  The Race is still a proud member of the Seacoast Road Race Series.

Yes!  There will still be a Competitive Walker class

Yes! It will probably be HOT

Yes!  You still have to WIN a T-Shirt! 

Yes!  The same great refreshments will await you after your run.


Chef Michael Prete will be providing a more substantial meal that will be available for $7- you must order when you register


Yes!  There will be cash prizes for the really fleet of foot in all racing classes.  Yes!  In addition to on line registration, you will still be able to register

in the “Old School” way - by paper!!