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.
Memorial Field, 70 South Fruit St.
Concord, New Hampshire
Saturday, July 16, 2022, 8 AM will be the start of the 55th 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. We are encouraging as many people as possible to enter and run the race in person on July 16th, or virtually between July 1-17, 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. This is the 6th race in the 2022 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. Don't miss being a part of one of the oldest races in New England!
You may register online through 9:00 AM, Thursday July 14 for only $20 (plus a processing fee). Note that only entries received by July 6 (online or receipt of paper entry) are guaranteed a t-shirt and preferred shirt size. We generally order extra shirts but do not guarantee these and sizes will be random after the 6th. Late registration after 9:00 AM, Thursday July 14, whether at Runner's Alley on Friday or on site at Memorial Field Saturday will be $30 cash or check and no shirt. Early bib and shirt pickup will be at the Concord Runner's Alley store between 2:00 and 6:00 Friday afternoon, July 15. 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.
Our race t-shirt will be designed by StitchesNH owner Jay Smith who ran for Coach Luti in 1974 and 1975. The shirt will be available in sizes X-small through 2X-large. Virtual runners who register by July 6, will have their shirts mailed after race weekend.
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 climbs gradually to Pleasant Street 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.
Fun Run Course: We will have 400 M and 800 M (1 & 2 Laps on track) races for ages 9 & under and 10-12 starting at 9:15 AM. Emphasis is always on finishing and having fun. There is no entry fee for the fun runs.