A different form of racing will take place at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on today as the New Hampshire State Police host the Eighteenth Annual D.A.R.E. 5K Classic.  This event consists of a one-mile Fun Run/Walk and a 5-kilometer road race.  The run/walk course uses the road circuit, pit road, and portions of the speedway oval.

Race day registration will begin at 4:00 p.m. speedway's infield.  Race activities will start at 6:00 p.m.  Event day registration costs $15.  T-shirts will be provided to the first 300 runners pre-registered for the 5K race.  Runners will also be entered in a random drawing that will be held following the awards ceremony. 

There will be trophies presented to the top male and female finishers in eight different age categories.  In addition, there are separate team and individual awards in the Law Enforcement category, where the runners are sworn police officers.

The New Hampshire State Police K-9 Unit will be on-hand giving demonstrations.

All of the race proceeds benefit the New Hampshire D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) programs in the State of New Hampshire.