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Fall Festival / Chili Cook-Off / 5K Road Race

Date/Day of Event: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Times of Events: (5K Road Race: 9:00 AM) (Kids’ Race: 8:30 AM) (Fall Festival: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM)

Location: Visitor Center Green
Cost of Event: Chili Tasting: $5 Adult or $3 Kids / 5K Road Race: $15 pre-reg. or $20 day-of-reg.
IT’S TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE CHILI COOK-OFF & 5K ROAD RACE!

CLAREMONT, NH -- Calling all chili chefs and runners! The registration period to sign up for the Chili Cook-Off and the SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton 5K Road Race, part of the Fall Festival on Saturday, October 5, 2019, has now opened and is accepting applicants for both events.
Residents, businesses and nonprofit organizations are invited to participate in the Annual Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by the Claremont Parks and Recreation Department. Register online at www.claremontparks.com or call the Claremont Parks & Recreation Department to enter your favorite chili. The deadline to register your chili both online and through the office is Thursday, October 3 2019. If you like good chili, come tease your taste buds and cast your vote for the best chili at the Fall Festival! Cook-Off tasting fees: $5 adults; $3 children; no fee for chili chefs. The chili tasting begins at 10:30 AM and will end at 2:30 PM, followed by awards. While sampling the chili entries be sure to visit the 40+ vendor and exhibitors along with enjoying this year’s live music by Rusted Chrome.

BACK AGAIN! for 2019 –
$200.00 VISA GIFT CARD PRIZE FOR THE WINNER OF THE BUSINESS CATAGORY! The winner of this category will receive a $200.00 Visa Gift Card! Donated by: The Savings Bank of Walpole.
$200 VISA GIFT CARD PRIZE FOR THE WINNER OF THE INDIVIDUAL CATAGORY! The winner of this category will receive a $200.00 Visa Gift Card! Donated by: LJC Heating & Air Conditioning.
$200.00 VISA GIFT CARD PRIZE FOR THE WINNER OF THE NON-PROFIT CATAGORY! The winner of this category will receive a $200.00 Visa Gift Card! Donated by: TBD

If you feel you need to work up an appetite in order to consume all that wonderful chili, then sign up for the popular SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton Chili Cook-Off 5K Road Race. Runners will receive a complimentary ticket to the cook off. Pre-registration is available until Friday, October 4 @ 12:00 PM for just $15.00. Same day registration begins at 7:30 AM and is $20.00. Kids’ Race begins at 8:30 AM followed by the SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton 5K Road Race. The race begins on Water Street at 9:00 AM. The race course can be viewed on Mapmyrun.com.
For further information about the Chili Cook-Off and 5K Road Race, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at 603-542-7019 or visit www.claremontparks.com.

Individual Chili Registration
Business Chili Registration
Non-Profit Chili Registration

SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton Chili Cook Off 5K Road Race Registration




Claremont Adult & Youth Sports:

Check us out at www.leaguelineup.com/claremontsports

Program Brochure:

2019 Fall/Winter Program 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