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About This Event

  • The Peeper proceeds helps support the Chamber Scholarship Program.
  • Runners gather at the Barrington Elementary School Field at 570 Calef Hwy in Barrington, NH.
  • This USAT&F sanctioned race #NH15005TY, begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Parking is located at the Barrington Elementary School and in surrounding areas. Registration begins 8am.
  • Sorry bicycles, roller blades and dogs are not allowed in the race. However strollers are allowed
  • Many divisions including Open, Age Groups, Barrington Students, etc.
  • Chrono track tags in bibs; computerized timing by Granite State Race Services. Awards ceremony with refreshments and raffle following the race. Cash prizes to top three male/female overall adult winners: $150/$100/$50, and $100 for overall Masters (40+). Prizes for youth winners.
  • Mystery middle of the pack prize.
  • Largest team award.
  • It is fun to run/walk together, so grab some friends and start a team. If you don’t see your team when you search, create your own!
  • Children's Obstacle Course and Activities

Frog Jumping for Scholarships 

Once upon a time in the quaint town of Barrington, someone had a froggy idea – a community "Peeper Festival"! And guess what? It hopped into existence in the early 1990s, giving birth to a ribbiting race that would become the talk of the town.

Picture this: Instead of people sprinting, the inaugural event featured real peeper frogs as the star athletes. Chaos? Oh, absolutely! But what's a good race without a tad bit of froggy frenzy? ️

Fast forward a couple of years, and the baton (or should we say, the frog leg?) was passed to the Greater Barrington Chamber of Commerce. They took the reins, and the race quickly evolved from a froggy affair to a human one. In the early days, runners were handed Popsicle sticks with their times on them – because why not add a cool treat to your victorious moment?

In the spirit of giving (and running), the Chamber spotted an opportunity to support the Annual High School Senior Scholarship Fund. And thus, the Peeper 5K became the superhero of scholarships, providing bright young minds with the funds to pursue their dreams.

For a whopping 25+ years, the Peeper 5K has been awarding not one, not two, but THREE high school seniors with scholarships! That's right, $1,000 each for two lucky scholars and a cool $500 for a returning recipient. Talk about making strides for education!

But wait, there's more! Our little Peeper grew up – it's officially sanctioned by the U.S. Track & Field Association. We've gone high-tech, hiring racing pros to manage times and even roping in local Legion members to keep racers motivated. It's not just a race; it's a spectacle!

Runners from all corners of New England gather to be a part of this hoppening event, not just for the times but for the sense of community and tradition that permeates the air. Families, individuals, schools, organizations, and local businesses – you've all contributed to the success of our Peeper, and for that, we extend a heartfelt THANK YOU!

So lace up those sneakers, dust off your amphibious spirit, and join the Peeper 5K fun! Let's make more memories, break more records, and continue leaping towards a brighter future, one Peeper at a time. #Peeper5K #HopToTheTop #RunWithFrogs

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