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Labor Day, September 6, 2021

Start Time:

9:00 am

Starting Line:

Hollis Brookline Middle School
25 Main St.
Hollis, NH

Registration and Awards:

Alpine Grove Banquet Facility
19 South Depot Road
Route 111A, Hollis, NH 03049

Hosted By:


Hollis Brookline Rotary Club

Supporting Local Charities & Educational Scholarships

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Hollis Fast 5K Race moves from June 10 to Labor Day, Sept. 6, 2021

The Hollis Brookline Rotary Club has scheduled this year's race on Monday, September 6th, 2021 at 9:00am. Given the time needed to deal with Covid-19 concerns and related vaccination schedules, the new date enables more people the opportunity to be vaccinated prior to our race day. It gives us a better chance to conduct the race in the traditional group start format. The State of New Hampshire's guidelines will dictate the race starting line procedures.

If group starts are prohibited, we will follow current state guidelines using a staggered start with two runners spaced 6 feet apart every 10 seconds. Runners will be lined up, socially-spaced 6 feet apart in order of the fastest runner followed by the next fastest and so on. Details for this method of starting our race would be forwarded via email prior to the race.

We will follow all state guidelines including wearing masks, social spacing between participants prior to, during and at the finish line. This includes proper spacing of porta-johns

Deferred Entries from the 2020 Race

All registered runners who signed up for the 2020 race were sent an email message and asked to respond via email to "Donate their entry fee to Rotary charitable causes" or "Defer their entry fee to pay for this year's race". This month (January 2021) we will notify those participants who elected to defer their entry fee confirming that they are registered for this year's event.

If you did not respond to the email request mentioned above, your entry fee has been considered a Rotary charitable donation. Send us an email message if you have questions at

The Fastest 5K Race Course In New England

The Hollis Fast 5K race offers you a chance to run a personal best time for a 5K distance.  Experience our USA Track & Field certified 5K gradual downhill course that winds through the center of Hollis, New Hampshire. All proceeds to this Rotary fundraising event will go towards local charities, teacher grants, scholarships and other worthy charitable causes.

The Hollis Fast 5K race features a unique and scenic course that drops 224 feet from start to finish. The distance is certified by the USA Track & Field, but because it drops more than one meter per kilometer, official state and national records do not count. If you beat your state age record for our individual age, you will receive a waived entry into the 2021 race.

This event features some of the area’s top runners and has received rave reviews from national publications including the “Wall Street Journal” and “Running Times Magazine”. The course is blazing fast. In the first eight years through 2012, 33 state age group records have been broken. In our 2013 race, 73 people beat the New Hampshire State Record! The Hollis Fast 5K has been named one of the fastest 5k races in America and the fastest 5K in New England.

"Five 5K Runs, With Cookies, Too" - The Wall Street Journal, July 2010 

"America's Speediest Road Races" - Running Times Magazine, May 2009 

"Hollis Fast 5K - Enjoy One Of The Fastest 5Ks in the USA" - Cool Running, 2011

"A Can't Miss Race In NH" - WMUR Television Channel 9 Coverage, 2012


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