The eight annual Witch Way To The 5K Road Race will be held on Saturday, October 28th, 2017. This beautiful course, which begins at Ross A. Lurgio School will challenge runners and walkers alike.  The race will be professionally timed and awards will be presented to the top finishers in each age group, the 3 best costumes, and some special awards. The proceeds from this race will go to support technology at the Ross A. Lurgio Middle School.  The Kids Fun Run starts at 9:30am and the 5K Run/Walk starts at 10:00am.  


What is the cost of the race?
The cost of the 5K race before 9/30 is $20.00 (with t-shirt $30), 
from 10/8 to noon 10/24 registration is $25.00 (with t-shirt $35), after noon on 10/24 through race day registration is $30 (with t-shirt $40) The cost of the kids run is $5.00 (with t-shirt $15).  Please note t-shirts are an additional $10 - if you would like to purchase one add it on to your registration. All of the proceeds go to support technology at Ross A. Lurgio Middle School.  Additionally and as part of Lurgio’s commitment to community outreach, Lurgio will be donating a portion of the money raised to Camp Allen (for adults/children with cognitive and physical challenges) located in Bedford.

How Do I Register for the Race?
This year we are asking all participants to register online - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Team Registration - Want to run with a group of people? Create your own team and compete for coveted Top Team Trophy! Scoring will be similar to cross country meets - the top five runners on each team will place.

This race is being held the Saturday before Halloween so if you have a costume, please feel free to wear it during the race. This year we will be having a costume parade prior to the start of the 5K and we will be presenting awards to the runners with the best costume. Be creative!

Kids K
A separate Kids K will be also be held approximately a half hour before the start of the 5K. The Kids Run will start at the same location as the 5K. The kids course is a single lap around the school complex finishing in the front of Lurgio. Each finisher will receive a special award.  Kids K registration can also be completed online.

Race Timing and Results
The race will be chip timed by with the results posted on The results will include the top finishers in each age group along with the overall results. 

Award Categories
The top 3 overall male and female will receive awards, but they will be removed from their respective age groups to avoid giving 2 awards to the same person. 

    •  The top 3 male and female finishers in the following age group categories: 
        10&Under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+

    •  The top 3 teams - scores will be determined by summing the top five individuals finishing places on each team.

    Special Awards
     • The 3 best costumes
     • The 3 best dynamic duos
     • The 3 best group costumes
     • The Bedford School with the most participants
     • The largest team

Post Race Foods
Last year, we had food from 
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Lui Lui, TCBY, and Stoneyfield.  We will also had yogurt, fruits, gatorade and water for after the race. This food and drink are complimentary for the participants.  Check back closer to the race to see what special after race food we will have for you!

Raffle Prizes
All participants of the Witch Way to the 5K Run/Walk will be eligible to enter our raffle of great prizes. Be sure to enter your number for the possibility to win.

We need a lot of people doing a lot of different jobs to put an event like this on. If you would like to volunteer, please click here to sign up.

Sponsors - See our 2017 Sponsors
We are also looking for  financial support from local businesses.  Your donation will help us meet our challenge. A donation of at least $250 will give your company a spot on our t-shirt, which will be given to all race participants, as well as on our website.  More information about sponsoring can be found here or contact Donna Dennis via email at Checks can be mailed to Ross A. Lurgio Middle School c/o Donna Dennis at 47A Nashua Rd. Bedford, NH 03110. All donations are tax deductible.  We also would like to thank our 201020112012, 2013,
 2014, 2015, 2016 Sponsors.