Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The 18th Annual Big Lake Half Marathon is returning to Alton, NH on Saturday, May 16, 2020 for another day of scenic New England running! Join thousands of runners and spectators at New Hampshire’s most scenic road race, where you celebrate your finish with an after-party featuring refreshing Smuttynose craft beer and plenty of food!

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Due to the concern surrounding the coronavirus, the CDC’s recommendation of no events of 50-plus people for the next two months, and the government’s rolling mandate around no public gatherings, we’ve been forced to reschedule the Big Lake Half Marathon, originally scheduled on May 16th to a new date of September 19th. This decision was not taken lightly, but our priority lies with the safety of our running community, from all of our participants, to those who put on the events.

In order to make things as easy as possible for you during this difficult time, we’ve automatically transferred your registration to the new event date of September 19th. No action is required on your end.

The entire country is being severely impacted by this pandemic, and unfortunately we’ve already put a year’s worth of time and resources into setting up the event, so no refunds or transfers will be offered. We appreciate your support and cooperation during this serious health emergency.

As a thanks for your understanding during these trying times, we’ll send you a special deal for the 2021 event once registration opens!

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected].
On behalf of the Loco Races team, we look forward to running with you later this year!

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What You Get

Your registration for the Big Lake Half includes a lot of awesome stuff! Check it out:

Quarter-Zip Fleece

All Half Marathon runners get an awesome 1/4 zip long-sleeve fleece! Official design coming soon!


You read that right! You get granola bars, bananas, and New York Style pizza after the race along with locally made ice cream with all the fixings.

Finisher's Medal

You also get a Big Lake Half commemorative medal!
Previous year’s medal pictured above.

Smuttynose CRAFT BEER

As if all that wasn’t enough, runners 21+ get treated to a post-race party including two delicious Smuttynose craft beers!


Early Bird - $59

Through January 10, 2020

Regular - $69

Through July 31, 2020

Late - $79

Through September 16, 2020

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