Presented by Dover Main Street, Inc.


Online Registration is closed

Online registration is closed. Race-day registration will be available on race day until the singing of the National Anthem (~9:00AM).
Pub Crawl wristbands can be purchased until 1:00 on March 18th.

Online Registration Deadline: Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET

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Category Fee
closed Adult 5k (Ages 13+) $30 $30
  • Pre-registration price. Changes to $30 on March 1.
closed Kids 5k (12 & Under) $15 $15
closed Adult 5k & Pub Crawl $45 $45
  • Enjoy the 5k road race and then join us for the 2023 St. Paddy's Day weekend Pub Crawl
Pub Crawl Only $20 $20
  • Join us downtown for the St. Paddy's Day weekend pub crawl. Over 15 participating restaurants offering complementary appetizers and drink specials. Raffle prizes and more!

Event Notes

Saturday, March 18, 2023 • 9:00AM

Location: Dover Transportation Center

The luck of the Irish has blessed us with an in-person 5k road race for 2023! Dover Main Street's 9th Annual Run Before You Crawl 5k will take place Saturday, March 18th at 9:00AM, starting and ending from the Dover Transportation Center on Chestnut Street.

This kick-off to the 2023 Dover Race Series features a temporary course due to the construction on the Chestnut Street bridge. This year's route will go out Chestnut Street, to Fourth Street, up the infamous Whittier Street hill, down 6th Street, and back to Chestnut. 

Registration Fee:

5k Adult: $25 (goes to $30 on March 1)
5k Child: $15 (12 & under)
5k & Pub Crawl: $45
Pub Crawl only: $20

First 200 race registrants get a free tee shirt (including DRS Season Pass Holders)!

Race packets may be picked up at pre-registration on Thursday night (March 16th) at the Cinco de Mayo Restaurant (Central Avenue) from 5 - 7PM.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Gail Daudelin ( or feel free to call (603) 435-3806 (email is usually a faster response).

The Pub Crawl 2023!
The 2023 Restaurant & Pub Crawl is back for a St. Paddy's Day weekend event you don't want to miss! We've teamed up with Sam Adams, Truly and the downtown restaurants and bars to be the first Dover 400th year of celebrations event. Over 15 restaurants will offer crawlers food apps and drink specials from 11am - 3pm. Use the map to track your locations and get a stamp at each on for entries into the Run Before You Crawl raffle! Be sure to seek out the Leprechaun and our Sam Adams crew for more prizes and fun. This event is rain or shine.

Event Registrations are Non-Refundable. Not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please see event policies for more details.


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Location & Contact

Location address:
33 Chestnut St, Dover, NH  03820
Event Phone Number:
(603) 435-3806
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