Capital Area Race Series

The C.A.R.S. links capital area races together to support participation, competition, health, fitness, camaraderie, and fun for all ages.

In response to the guidelines and mandates set forth by Federal, State, and City/Town authorities related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Committee of the Capital Area Race Series is announcing that the first 4 Events in the 2020 Delta Dental Capital Area Race Series are unable to proceed as scheduled.

These events include the Gilmanton 5k (March 21), SEA 5K (April 4), NHTI / Delta Dental 5k (April 17)
and Canterbury Shaker Village XC 5k (May 16).

The Series and each of the individual aforementioned Events have a unique set of logistical and economic circumstances that will require time to facilitate the proper course of action to best benefit participants and charitable partners. Going forward, our Committee and event directors will be communicating via email directly to registrants in order to give you the best options possible prior to issuing refunds/transfers.

The Committee appreciates the patience and understanding as they work through this unprecedented situation.

Results & Standings
Series Races
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Age Categories (Male & Female)

Your age for the series is determined by your age at time of Gilmanton 5K Road Race.


• 14 and Under      • 40-44      • 65-69

15-19                  45-49       70-74

 20-29                  50-54       75-79 

 30-34                  55-59       80+    

 35-39                 • 60-64                   


  • 18 years old and older - $135 for first 50 registrants $150 afterward |  17 and under - $100

  • Clydesdale (males over 190 lbs) and Filly (females over 140 pounds) classes.

  • Awards for top three finishers in each category.

  • Your top five race scores will count towards the Race Series scoring. (no minimum number of races required to score)

  • $1,500 prize purse for five deep overall winners of race series.

  • Prizes to top five age graded males and females (best five races)

  • CARS jacket or similar apparel item to those who complete a minimum of six races.

  • Back for the 2020 Capital Area Race Series!


Rules are simple.

  1. A team must have a minimum of three finishers in order to score at each race.

  2. The best six races count towards final tally.

  3. Team rosters may include as many C.A.R.S. registered runners as desired. Your top three finishers may be different runners at different races, as long as they are listed on your roster. Not all rostered runners must run all races.

  4. Runners may run on a C.A.R.S. team and also compete for other teams at individual C.A.R.S. races. (Ex. State agency at S.E.A. race)

  5. Team rosters and name of captain can be submitted to as early as 12/2/19. Rosters must be submitted no later than start of our third series race (NHTI/Delta).

  6. Team members may be added, by written request (form provided by G.S.R.S. and available at timers van) of team captain at any time during series. New team members may not score for team retroactively.

  7. Positively no roster switches may be added where runner jumps from one team to another. This is bad form in terms of team allegiance.

  8. There will be a $500.00 dollar prize to the top team finisher, $300.00 to second place and $200.00 for third place. These cash prizes will be awarded at conclusion of last race.

  9. Team scoring is the sum of the best three age and gender-graded scores at race.


* Age categories apply to SERIES registration only.

Individual races may have their own differing age categories.