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.

Capital Area Race Series Participants and Friends,


Excitement was building as we were getting ready to start CARS2020 with the Gilmanton 5K!  Then this pandemic crisis hit and our daily life and schedule was turned upside down as many of us sheltered at home. Because we don’t know when we will be able to congregate again, and that due to this pandemic 5 of our 8 races have had to cancel, the CARS Committee decided suspend CARS for 2020. There are two options to choose from:


Option #1: Everyone who registered for CARS 2020 will automatically be carried over to CARS 2021. There is nothing you need to do, and we will update you once the race dates are set for CARS 2021.


Option #2: If you wish to get a refund and not be automatically registered for CARS 2021, please e-mail me at: and I will get a refund check processed for you. You would need to go through the registration process for CARS 2021 if you request a refund.


If you have any questions regarding the above two options, please feel free to contact me at: or at 223-1287.


The entire CARS Committee hopes that you and your family are staying safe and remaining healthy during these unprecedented times!


Joe Kasper

CARS Chairman

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.