Kids Invade New Hampshire Motor Speedway In May

(Press release from New Hampshire Motor Speedway)
Participants lined up for the one-mile kids run as part of the 2017 D.A.R.E. Classic 5K Road Race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Photo: Courtesy NHMS)

New Hampshire Motor Speedway is host to many kids events in May, including the D.A.R.E. Classic 5K Road Race, New Hampshire Soap Box Derby and more.

LOUDON, N.H. – It’s time for outdoor family activities, and New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the place to be this May, as kids as young as five years old participate in racing-style events, bringing family fun and entertainment to “The Magic Mile.”

“With 1,200 acres to utilize, we are proud to be able to provide a home for different types of quality racing action,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “Families can experience the thrill of a race car or a motorcycle speeding by, and this month, we’ll have kids taking part in the New Hampshire Soap Box Derby and the New Hampshire State Police hosting the D.A.R.E Classic, which puts runners right on the race track.”

The 29th Annual D.A.R.E. Classic 5K Road Race on May 3 features a one-mile run for kids followed by a 5K road race on “The Magic Mile.” The event also includes demonstrations by the New Hampshire State Police K9 Unit, Drill Team, Aviation Unit and Motorcycle Unit. Kids can get their face painted and meet Daren the D.A.R.E. Lion.

The New Hampshire Soap Box Derby Spring Rally May 11-12 will feature kids seven and older assembling and racing gravity-powered cars down a 500-foot (or more) track in side-by-side competition.

Up and coming teen racers blend with adults in the Loudon Road Race Series as motorcycles take on the 1.6-mile road course May 18-19 with Championship Cup Series racing. Fans can also watch legend drivers, aged 12 years and up, race on the road course in the MOAT Mountain Road Course Series and on the 0.25-mile mini oval in turns one and two of the speedway in J&J’s Yolk & Co. Oval Series.

NHMS hosts many other clubs and events throughout the month of May including:

For ticket information for events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the June 8-16 Motorcycle Week at NHMS, the July 19-21 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend and the September 20-21 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, visit the speedway website at or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.

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