Veterans Count Wolfeboro Pirates Cove 5K Run & Walk

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August 13, 2022
NH Boat Museum
399 Center St
Wolfeboro, NH
Pre-registration is now closed. You may register the day of at 399 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH starting at 8 am.

Why is this called the Pirate’s Cove 5K Run and Walk?

Wolfeboro Pirates Cove 5k Event ImageThe Pirates Cove 5K Run is named in honor and memory of the servicemen and women who ran the very first Pirates Cove 5K Run in 2008 at “Camp Slayer” in Baghdad, Iraq. The original race was intended to be a morale booster for the soldiers and other military and civilian personnel living on the former Republican Guards Army base. During the years prior to Operation Iraqi Freedom the Saddam Hussein Regime diverted water from the Tigris River to create a series of manmade reservoirs and waterways. This resulted in an oasis of ponds, lakes, and streams all over “Camp Slayer” and the original race organizers decided that the area looked very much like a “Pirates Cove” and hence the name was born.

We have two great courses for you to choose from. Both are along the beautiful Cotton Valley Rail Trail on Lake Wentworth! Both routes are on highly maintained and safely mapped out dirt trails along the old rail system.

The Advanced Course is a true 5K heading north, while the Recreational Course heads south, and is about 3.01 miles. The Recreational Course is a little shy of 3.1 miles for safety reasons. We do not want participants having to cross the main road.

Both courses start and end at the New Hampshire Boat Museum within a ¼ mile of Albee Beach in Wolfeboro. Post-race participants, friends, and family members may enjoy the beach, swim, or have a cookout if they desire, or simply stay and enjoy the many shops and locales of Wolfeboro.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Eastern Propane & Oil.

Thank you to all of our Sponsors:

Bayberry Financial Services

Admiral Climate Control

Bob & Dawne

Integrity Earthworks

Paul Zimmerman

Olympia Gym

Mitee-Bite Products, LLC.

Mill Street Market, LLC.

Luscious Lawn Care

Wolfgang’s Pizza Subs & More

Blocher Architectural Woodworking


Participants will receive a FREE short sleeve event shirt, first come first serve. Shirts can also be purchased when you register online.

Check out our photos from this and other events hosted by the Lakes Region Chapter.

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