A different form of racing will take place at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Wednesday, August 5, as the New Hampshire State Police host the 19th Annual D.A.R.E. Classic 5K Road Race.

The D.A.R.E. Classic consists of a free 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, required for the 5K Road Race, will begin on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in the speedway infield.  Race activities will start at 6:00 p.m. with the one-mile Fun Run/Walk, followed by the 5K Road Race at 6:30 p.m.

Event day registration for the Road Race costs $20.  T-shirts will be provided to the first 300 runners that 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.

Refreshments will be offered to all runners, as well as changing and showering facilities.

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.  For more information, please call Trooper Maureen Steer at (603) 271-2877.