Back in 1968, Concord High School coach Bill Luti helped organize what was to become one of the oldest footraces in New England - the "Concord 5-Miler." In recognition of his many contributions to the sport of running - and to the many lives he has touched - the race was named in his honor in 1984.
70 South Fruit St.
Concord, New Hampshire
Saturday, July 17, 2021, 8 AM (new time!) will be the start of the 54th Bill Luti 5-Miler from Memorial Field in Concord. This year's event will offer both in-person and virtual options. Coach Luti, who passed away in December of 2019 at the age of 98 was passionate about coaching youth and lifetime fitness. So we are encouraging as many people as possible to enter and run the race in person on July 17th, or virtually between July 3-18, as a tribute to him. If you race virtually, please post your time on our official race results board. Feel free to take pictures and post them as well and to invite friends to participate. Don't miss being a part of one of the oldest races in New England! This is the fourth race in the 2021 Northeast Delta Dental Capital Area Race Series. The race is a genuine classic featuring a certified loop course that passes through the scenic St. Paul's School campus.
This year's race will be the first in-person event of the 2021 New Hampshire Grand Prix racing series.
Again this year, there will be an early bib and shirt pickup at the Concord Runner's Alley store between 2:00 and 6:00 Friday afternoon, July 16. Race day packet pickup will be from 6:30 to 7:45. The start is nearly a half mile walk from registration so plan accordingly.
You may register online through 9:00 AM, Thursday July 15 for only $20 (plus a processing fee) and a guaranteed race t-shirt. Entries received by July 7 (online or receipt of paper entry) are guaranteed their shirt size. Those who register after the 7th will receive their shirt from a general pool of shirts not guaranteed by size. Due to Covid-19 precautions no race day signups were planned. However, now that things have opened up, we will allow a limited number of race day registrations, but there will be no t-shirts for these entries and the cost will be $30.
Start on Clinton St. where the first mile is mostly flat. Mile 2 includes a 6/10 mile hill (Clinton St. then right onto Silk Farm Road). Mile 3 is mostly flat with some downgrades near the end (Silk Farm to Dunbarton Road). Mile 4 begins slightly down then climbs to Pleasant Street with a hill as the course turns east on Pleasant. Mile 5 soon takes a right into the Pleasant View Retirement Community grounds, passing in front of the main building and continuing down Reddington Road all the way to Fruit St. Then right on Fruit and right into Memorial Field. Finish will be on the track. See course map below which will expand to a large pdf file.