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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Update: This event has been converted to virtual. If you have not received the email notice, please email [email protected] for details. As you know, the United States has seen a continued surge in COVID-19 cases that unfortunately shows no signs of slowing. Although we had hoped to produce the Big Lake Half Marathon next month, we’ve deemed the risk to our staff, our volunteers, our runners, and the local community that hosts our event to be too great to conduct the event this year.

However, with your support and understanding, Loco Races will survive the pandemic and return better than ever next year. If you were registered for this year’s event, please check your email for more information about your 2020 event registration.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected]. We anticipate a high email volume, so response times may be delayed, but we’ll reply as soon as possible.

On behalf of the Loco Races team, we thank you for your understanding during these trying times, and we look forward to getting out there and running with you virtually in 2020 and in-person next year.

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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