Francestown Improvement & Historical Society
Connecting People to the Past and
To Our Community Today

The Francestown Improvement and Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Mailing Address:    P.O. Box 147     Francestown, New Hampshire  03043
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Proud Recipient of a 2015 LCHIP Grant
The Labor Day Francestown 5K Run, Walk, and kids fun run!
2022 Results can be found HERE.

Results for the 2021 race are HERE.
Click HERE for photos from 2021!

The 2023 Labor Day 5K took place on Monday, Sept 4th. This year's run/walk will also include a Kid's Fun Run! 
2023 Results are HERE!
Photos are HERE and more will be added in the coming days!
2023 5k survey is HERE!

5K Course
This 3.1 mile scenic loop course ends with a run down Main Street and finish at the Old Meeting House. Runners will walk down Poor Farm Road for the start of the race. Runners will turn left on Todd Road where an aide station will be placed near the half-way point. They will then turn left on Pleasant Pond Road. Then left on 47 back to Main Street. There will be signs showing all turns and mile markers! This will go in the opposite direction of last year's route, which you can view with or without your Garmin device HERE.

We are working hard to have awards for the top male and female finishers not just over all, but for each age bracket (20-29, 30-39, etc.)! If you are interested in donating a product, good, or service to our awards, please contact Cyrena at

Kid's Fun Run
​We are brining back an event for the kids! This short run will start near the Library on Main Street and end at the Old Meeting House. We are still working on T-shirts and awards for the kids.

Event Details 
Race Date & Times
Monday, September 4, 2023
8:00 am: Bib pick-up and on-site registration begins
8:45 am: 5k walkers may begin
9:00 am: 5k run start!
9:45 am: Kid's Fun Run

5K Registration is only $20! 
Registration and bib-pickup will take place at the Old Meeting House.
Race Day registration is also $20
Kid's Fun Run registration is $10
Our registration site is HERE.

Parking is permitted on roads that lead out of town. Do not park in places that are marked "No Parking".
Parking is also allowed at the town rec fields about 1/3 mi away from town (map here)

Post-Race Refreshments
After the race, water and light snacks will be provided. You may also buy baked goods at the horse sheds starting at 10am. They will include GF and DF options!

Results Posted here after the race!

Course Map and Elevation: