About This Event
This year’s annual SKP 5k run/walk will be held on September 17th as part of Pelham, NH Old Home Day. All proceeds raised as a result of this race will go towards the Sean K. Paradis (SKP) Memorial Scholarship Fund in an effort to continue establish educational scholarships for local, Pelham, NH students. This fund provides two annual educational scholarships for local Pelham, NH High School students looking pursue a college degree.
Sean was a well known and beloved graduate of Pelham High School who excelled in academics, athletics and social activities. His academic and athletic capabilities landed him at Wentworth Institute of Technology where he became a staple on the mens lacrosse team, an exceptional architecture student and a great friend to many on campus. This fundraiser will continue to fund scholarships for local students that embody Sean’s incredible spirit and drive as a similar student athlete.
In honor of Kate Biedron
Kate was the driving force behind the SKP Memorial Scholarship as the race director for the SKP 5K and getting this all started. Kate's energy, infectious laugh and beautiful smile not only helped pull together the race but also made it enjoyable for all of those involved. We tragically lost Kate in 2020 but her spirit continues to encourage us to “rock on” and drive forward.
In honor of Kate Biedron, we ask that you please bring an item for the Food Pantry (canned good, pasta, etc). There will be boxes located near the registration tables clearly marked for any donations! If you forget and would like to donate to the Food Pantry we will also have a dropbox available for any cash willing to be donated.
In remembrance of Katie, there will also be Kate Biedron rocks placed all around the race. Please feel free to pick up a rock and join the movement of spreading Kate’s love.
How it works: When you find a Kate Rock please read the back. Once found, please place the rock in a place that will bring you comfort, peace, or remind you of Kate, no matter where you are or where
If you pre-register before August 1st, you will be guaranteed a tee-shirt and your size. For on site registration the day of, tee-Shirts will be given to the first 100 registrants and sizes are not guaranteed.
Usually, we can push this date out until the end of August but with the shortage of t-shirts (just like everything else!) We want to be safe with this date.
Number & Tee-Shirt Pick Up
You can get your bib and tee-shirt prior to the start of the race anytime after 8:30am. Volunteers will be there and ready to pass along to you your bib and tee-shirt.
Kids 12 and Under - FREE
Kids 12 and under can run the race for free. Please register your kids the day of the race and the registration will include a bib.
Parking is available at the Memorial School, Elementary School and Senior Center.
Awards will be given to both male and females: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age group. Age groups will be:
14 and under
70 and over
The award ceremony will be over at the stage at Old Home Day at 11am.
Woo hoo! Good luck!
Not into running or walking... that's ok! We also need volunteers to make the race happen! If you would like to volunteer please contact Brooke Paradis at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will need help with passing out tee-shirts, directing the runners, passing out water, and cheering on people at the start and the finish line.
This event is rain or shine. Fingers crossed for good weather for the 5K and Old Home Day!!
Registration Day of the Race
Can't decide yet... That's ok... You can register the day of the race with cash or check for $30. Checks should be made payable to 'Family and Friends of Sean K. Paradis.'
Not close to Pelham on race day? Not ready for large crowds just yet? Sign up as a virtual runner!! Anyone who signs up as a virtual runner before August 1st will also get a tee-shirt. We will reach out to all virtual runners for tee-shirt delivery after the race.
If you are interested in sponsoring the race which includes getting your company logo/name on the back of the tee-shirt, please contact Brooke Paradis at 603-508-7701, email@example.com for details.
If you can't make the race and would like to donate... Please make checks payable to:
'Family and friends of Sean K. Paradis'
You can bring them to the race or mail them to:
506 Mammoth Road
Pelham, NH 03076
Note - There is a $3.20 fee on top of the $25 sign up fee. $1 of this fee gets donated back to us! Thank you so much for signing up!