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Chili Cook Off 2016 - Saturday, October 1st

The Claremont Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for another Chili Cook Off and we want you to join in on the action! This year the Chili Cook Off will be held on Saturday, October 1st 2016. Do you, or someone that you know, make a great chili? If so, please forward this e-mail on! Below are the links to the different chili entry pages. This year we have 4 separate categories.

Individual Chili Entry

Business Chili Entry

Non-Profit Organization Chili Entry

NEW - Battle of the Badges - Chili Entry

Once you have gone ahead and signed up using the above links, please feel free check out the Chili Cook Off Rules for 2016.

We really hope you can join us on this great day in the community, this is one of our largest events and we could not put on such a great event without all the chili makers out there!

Valley Regional Hospital Chili Cook Off 5K Road Race

Join us for the 2016 Valley Regional Chili Cook-Off 5K Road Race. Runners receive a complimentary ticket to the cook-off. Proceeds from the race go towards helping offset the cost of the fall festival event. Pre-registration is available until Friday, September 30th at 12:00 PM for $15.00. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 AM and is $20.00. The race begins on Water Street at 9:00 AM following the Kids Fun Run at 8:30 AM. Kids do not need to register for the Fun Run, all you need to do is show up and every kid will receive a special prize! Race course can be viewed HERE!

Run Route: Start in Water Street towards Broad and up Broad and around Broad St Park going by the High School, running with traffic. Runners continue to Chestnut St and follow Chestnut St running against traffic until entrance of the rail trail. Come out onto Edgewood St and then on to Belmont and turn right onto Chestnut St. Stay on Chestnut until South St. Cross the street and run with traffic on south St. Turn right on Baker St. to end and Turn left on East St to end. Turn right onto Pleasant St towards West Pleasant St intersection. Continue on Pleasant St running with traffic. (Parking spaces coned off to allow running on the side or roadway near sidewalk) Run towards Opera House Sq. Go around Opera House Sq. with traffic and onto Main St and then onto Crescent St and onto Water St and the finish line. Route marked with signs and "Blue Traffic Cones" as well as "RUNNERS IN ROAD" signs to warn motorists.


Note: The fastest male and female combined times from both races (Claremont Brewfest 5K & VRH Chili Cook Off 5K) will receive a $50.00 gift card from Olympia sports!

Moody Park Update:

Click here for a tour of the new trails at Moody Park!
Phase #1 of Moody Park Trail Upgrades & Improvements

Claremont Adult Softball:

Check us out at www.leaguelineup.com/claremontadultsoftball

Program Brochure:

2016 Fall/Winter Brochure

Parks & Recreation Mission Statement:

"The City of Claremont Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to providing quality recreation facilities, programs, and services to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Claremont and the surrounding region."

General Responsibilities:

  • Manage a range of human services to help enrich the lives in our community.
  • Administer, manage and implement programs to maintain and beautify our park lands and recreational facilities.
  • Administer, manage and implement leisure service programs, published in the Program Brochure Guide as well as online, representing a variety of interests, ages, cultures and abilities.
  • Coordinate community special events, youth/family/adult/senior programing (mainly
    through the Claremont Community Center), community garden, parks and public lands, & volunteer services.
  • Reporting Damage in Claremont Parks -

    With the number of users we see in our parks throughout the year, playground equipment, benches, tables, and other equipment are sure to see wear and tear and potentially to be damaged and need to be fixed, removed and/or replaced. This would also apply to fallen trees, broken fences or anything out of the ordinary within one of the parks. We ask that if you notice something that you feel is not safe or needs attention from the Parks and Recreation staff, please contact us at (603) 542-7019 and ask to speak to the Director or e-mail Parksandrecinfo@claremontnh.com.

    In the event that you witness someone vandalizing equipment or facilities or you are injured and need medical attention, please dial 911 and request the emergency services you need at your location.

Contact Info:

Address: 152 South Street, Claremont, NH 03743

Phone: (603) 542-7019

Email: parksandrecinfo@claremontnh.com

Community Center Hours: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM, Friday: 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Parks & Rec. Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM