Novemberfest Race

The Curley Goulet Memorial Novemberfest Trail Run and Party (aka Novemberfest) has been held on and off (but mostly on) since 1995 with a tradition of bringing in celebrity guests to entertain the runners. Over the years, the celebrity guests have included Bob Dole, Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, The Pope, The Three Stooges, (headless) Ted Williams, John Kerry, Doctor Anthony S. Fauci, and Father Dick.  Join us for the 26th running of this fun and charitable event on November 24th, 2024!

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Novemberfest is hosted by the Wednesday Evening Church Group (WECG) with all the proceeds benefiting The Nashua Children’s Home. Keep up with information and announcements by following Novemberfest's Facebook page.

Novemberfest features: Special celebrity guests, a start and finish line, cutting edge Timing Technology©, inaccurate 7.3k(ish) course through beautiful Mine Falls Park, no toll booths, Martha's famous microbrews, wicked swell prizes, ton's O' fun and, did we mention, No Whining or Complaining!

The Novemberfest Race is a festive 4-mile race through beautiful Mine Falls Park followed by a post-race party and raffle held at Martha's Exchange Restaurant & Brewery.

Race day registration and number pick-up is held at Martha’s Exchange at 185 Main St. in Nashua from 9:30am until 11:00am on Sunday 11/24/2024. The race starts promptly at 11:33 am.The start finish area is near the Pine Street Extension Entrance into Mine Falls Park about 200 yards west of the Millyard Smokestack.

All entrants are eligible for our Children's Home raffle where you are likely to win a prize of significant value. Raffle prizes include (but aren't limited to!) gift certificates from Goodale's Bike Shop, accessories from Tulley BMW, jewelry from Cardin Jewelers, a mystery door prize, and much more. You must be present to win.

When you purchase your first draft beer, Martha's Exchange will donate the cash payment to the Nashua Children's Home.  The bartender will then give you a ticket for a free beer. You receive 2 draft beers for a small cash donation to the Nashua Children’s Home. Please don't forget to tip your bartender and waitress.

Novemberfest is hosted by the Gate City Striders with all the proceeds benefiting The Nashua Children’s Home. Keep up with information and announcements by following Novemberfest's Facebook page.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Lea Reilly at

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Race Registration


There is plenty of free parking on Main Street and behind Martha’s Exchange which is located at 185 Main Street in Nashua NH.


  • Custom medals to first male and female finishers
  • Custom medals to top 3 male and female finishers in 10-year age groups
  • Medals presented at post-race party at Martha’s Exchange
Novemberfest is often a very colorful event!

Post-Race Party at Martha’s Exchange and Brewery

For a small donation to the Nashua Children’s Home, Martha’s will serve you a refreshing draft micro-brew from their fine selections and a ticket for second beer. Martha's Exchange and Brewery

Martha’s full food and bar menu will also be available.


Entrants receive one raffle ticket to select among the various raffle prizes

Prizes include restaurant gift certificates, jewelry, equipment and much more from local merchants. Additional tickets available for sale.

Celebrity Guests

Each year race organizers invite celebrity guests to entertain the runners.

In 2017, the pre-race mini-concert featured Fats Domino, David Bowie, Tom Petty and Prince. Way back in 1999 Bob Dole set the bar when the race was sponsored by Viagra. Previous years’ celebrity guests included Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton, Big Papi, Tom Brady, Pope Davey XVII, Ben Carson, Artie T. Demoulas, Artie S. Demoulas, The Most Interesting Runner In The World, David Ortiz, Mike Napoli, Replacement Officials, Charlie Sheen, Peter Griffin, Stewey Griffin, Tiger Woods and Friends, Bernie Madoff, Ted Williams Frozen Head, Headless Ted Williams, John Kerry, Drs. Howard, Fine and Howard, Father Dick, Fritz Weatherbee, Mark Martin, Bill Clinton & Monica Lewinsky.

Race Course Details 

The course is a beautiful "lollipop" design and is mostly flat with a few hilly sections. The trails through Mine Falls Park are mostly wide flat dirt trails that are easy to run on. As trail races go, this would be rated a very easy course. The course will be marked with signs.

The race starts and finishes near the Pine Street Extension/Nashua Millyard entrance to Mine Falls Park.

· The course goes downhill into Mine Falls Park along Spine Road and the Nashua River

· At the flagpole, continue straight on Spine Road toward the highway underpass

· There will be one water stop near the flagpole that you will go by twice.

· Continue under the highway, bear right staying on Spine Rd.

· Continue up the 2 hills on Spine Rd. to the top of Mine Falls

· Turn left at the end of Spine Rd and follow the path keeping the Mill Pond and canal on your right. (Stay on north side of canal. Do not cross the bridges to south side.)

· Continue back under the highway and stay on Spine Rd.

· At the flagpole, stay straight on Spine Road, up the hill and the finish at the mill buildings.

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