On May 12, 2014 Officer Stephen Arkell of the Brentwood Police Department made the ultimate sacrifice after responding to a domestic disturbance call on Mill Pond Road. He was shot and killed while doing what he did best, helping people within his community.
In 2015 the 1st Annual Officer Stephen Arkell Community 5k was established in Brentwood NH to honor and remember the selfless sacrifice of Officer Arkell. Celebrated by over 2,000 participants and almost 40 local sponsors, the day was a huge success.
Following the race, in cooperation with the Portsmouth Rotary Club, 100% of the proceeds were used to establish the Stephen Arkell Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund awards yearly scholarships to Seniors at Exeter High School, where Stephen Arkell attended. These students must demonstrate the same sense of community, volunteerism and love of athletics that Stephen possessed. We were proud to announce in 2016 we awarded our first set Officer Stephen Arkell Memorial Scholarships. Please visit our page for a downloadable application http://officerarkell5k.org/scholarship/
Let this be a day for the community to come together, help one another, and remember a beloved friend.
Thank you all for your continued support!
Start time is 10:00am, however timing is electronic and starts when your race number crosses the start line. No worries if you're late, just jump right in and join the crowd!
Individuals of all ages are welcome to run or walk their way through the course. Kids 12 and under are free.
Participants are encouraged to pick up their race packets Friday May 24th at the Brentwood recreation center from 5-8pm. Packets can also be picked up prior to the start of the race Saturday May 25th. Please arrive early to allow ample time for this process.
Start time is roughly 10:00am starting with an opening ceremony. Participants are advised to arrive roughly 1hr prior to start time to allow for transportation to the event. Music and various food vendors will be on site to serve participants before and after the race. Race awards will be given out immediately following the race at approximately 11:15am.
Limited parking will be located at the Brentwood recreation center with additional parking lots located along Route 125 at posted locations. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE SIDE OF THE ROADWAYS. Please look for volunteers to assist you. A free bus service will then transport you to the start line from 9am until 12pm. Please see the map below for parking locations. Only handicapped parking will be allowed at the school.
The start line for our course is located at the rear of the Swasey Central School located at 355 Middle Road in Brentwood. Starting at the Swasey School participants will head East on Middle Road, eventually turning right on Block Drive. They will then take a left onto Dudley Road and complete a loop, exiting Dudley Road onto Bartlett Road. Participants will then take a left back onto Middle Road and return to the Swasey School to finish. The course will take place on paved portions of the roadway which will be closed to vehicle traffic. Water stops will be located along the course.
We look forward to hearing the streets of Brentwood come alive with the sounds of a thousand footsteps!!!
Awards will be given out to the top finishers in each category at approximately 11:30pm:
Fastest Male First Responder
Fastest Female First Responder
Fastest Boy 12 years and under
Fastest Girl 12 years and under
Fastest Boy 13-15 years
Fastest Girl 13-15 years
Fastest Boy 16-18 years
Fastest Girl 16-18 years
Fastest Male 19-30 years
Fastest Female 19-30 years
Fastest Male 31-45 years
Fastest Female 31-45 years
Fastest Male 46-64 years
Fastest Female 46-64 years
Fastest Male 65 years and older
Fastest Female 65 years and older
TO VOLUNTEER, DONATE, OR BECOME A SPONSOR CONTACT US AT: ARKELLFUND@GMAIL.COM
PLEASE VISIT OUR PAGE AND CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM LAST YEARS RACE!