Run the Rail Trail 5-Miler

Results and photos from our annual ‘Run the Rail Trail 5-Miler’ run/walk held Saturday, May 4, 2024 at the Aviation Museum.


Runners and walkers step off at the start of the 2024 ‘Run The Rail Trail 5-Miler’ at the Aviation Museum.

Results

A total of 77 entrants, plus two infants in strollers and one service dog, completed the 3rd Annual ‘Run the Rail Trail 5-Miler’ under mostly sunny skies on Saturday, May 4, 2024. For complete results, please visit the Results page of www.runsignup.com, the Aviation Museum’s registration portal. (We expect results to be uploaded by Monday, May 6.) You can also view results from the previous two ‘Rail Trail’ events in 2023 and 2022.

2024 Top Finishers

Male category

  • 1st Place: Dave Dunham, Bradford, Mass. 30:59; pace 6:12 per mile.
  • 2nd Place: Finn Bilodeau, Littleton, N.H. 33:34; pace 6:43 per mile.
  • 3rd Place: Joseph Wanja, Dracut, Mass. 36:34; pace 7:19 per mile.

Female category

  • 1st Place: Jennifer Ouellette, Manchester, N.H. 33:51; pace 6:47 per mile.
  • 2nd Place: Krista Morris, Allenstown, N.H. 40:51; pace 8:11 per mile.
  • 3rd Place: Cassandra Saikin, Littleton, N.H. 41:46; pace 8:22 per mile.

Last place award: Declared a tie!

  • Katie Mills, Manchester, N.H. 1:46:02; pace 21:13 per mile.
  • Holly Aly, Hampton, N.H. 1:46:23; pace 21:14 per mile.

2024 Finish Line Photos

Relive your moment of triumph! Photographer Veronica Parsloe caught every participant crossing the finish line. Here they are in order—find yours and feel free to download. (Please note that sometimes the thumbnails below don’t display the whole image. Right click to view and/or download.)

About the course, and other photos

Starting at the Aviation Museum of N.H.’s historic 1937 terminal building at 27 Navigator Road, the course runs through lightly-trafficked streets, including a nearly one-mile stretch of forest path through undeveloped land. The route, which includes one water stop, then takes participants along the recently opened 1.2-mile section of the Londonderry Rail Trail, which passes through the remote Little Cohas Brook Reservoir area. The route then takes runners and walkers back to the Aviation Museum and the finish line.

Many thanks to the volunteer photographers who contributed to this collection of images from the 3rd Annual Run the Rail Trail 5-Miler, including Scott Smith, David Colglazier, Veronica Parsloe, Al Goetz, Steve Morin, Kirk Novotny, and Leah Dearborn.

The Aviation Museum, a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization based in the 1937 art deco passenger terminal at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, is dedicated to preserving the Granite State’s rich aviation past, and also inspiring today’s students to become the aviation pioneers of tomorrow.

The Aviation Museum of N.H. was named the ‘Best Place to Take Kids’ in Southern N.H. four years in a row (2021 through 2024) in the annual Hippo Reader’s Poll. The Aviation Museum is located at 27 Navigator Road, off Harvey Road, in Londonderry, N.H. For more information, visit aviationmuseumofnh.org or call (603) 669-4877.