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  • 2023 AHD 5k Registration Now Open

    DOVER, NH – The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2023 Apple Harvest Day 5k. Now in its 15th year, the Apple Harvest Day 5k will take place on Saturday, October 7, at 8:30 a.m., beginning and ending on St. Thomas Street in front of the Dover District Courthouse. The USATF certified course winds through historic downtown Dover and is perfect for advanced runners as well as beginners and families.
    This year’s race underwriter is Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, with support from Breezeline, Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s Dover Emergency Room, Martel Plumbing & Heating, NEMO Equipment, and Northeast Delta Dental. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.
    Registration fees are $30 for adults 21 and over, and $20 for runners under the age of 21. To register, visit dovernh.org/5k. Online registration closes October 4, and in-person registration will be available at the Chamber until October 6, or on the day of the race at the start line. Fees after October 4 are $35 for runners 21 and over, and $25 for runners under 21. Cash prizes are awarded to the top finishers.
    Prior to and during the race, runners and spectators can enjoy free coffee courtesy of New Hampshire Coffee Roasters. Following the race, each runner over the age of 21 will receive two complimentary pours of North Country Hard Cider, with non-alcoholic apple cider available for minors. Non-runners can purchase cider tokens at a cost of $5 each.
    The 39th Apple Harvest Day Festival kicks off at 9 a.m. on October 7 with 300 vendors, two entertainment stages, children’s amusements, and two food courts. To see which vendors have signed up for Apple Harvest Day this year, visit appleharvestday.com.
    The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit association of businesses, professionals, individuals, and organizations working together to advance the economic well-being of its members and the community. For details on Dover Chamber membership and other programs, or for a schedule of activities, call (603) 742-2218 or visit www.dovernh.org.