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  • Market Square Day 10K kicks off 2021 Market Square Day Festival

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    PORTSMOUTH—Start your Market Square Day in Downtown Portsmouth with the MSD 10K Road Race on Saturday, Sept. 18.

    NEW FOR 2021: The Road Race starts at 8am in Market Square. (As in past years, the Festival runs from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m.).  

    This year’s race is a hybrid, offering both in-person, and virtual options. Virtual participants may log their finishing times from Saturday, Sept. 11 through Sept. 18.

    In-person race registration closes on Monday, September 13th; there will be no further registration (no race day registration). The registration fee for both virtual and in-person racing is $40.

    All MSD 10 information, as well as the registration link, can be found here: https://proportsmouth.org/events/market-square-day-10k/

    Parking restrictions do take place in downtown Portsmouth beginning at 4 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18. Streets will be posted on Friday, Sept. 17 to indicate where parking is prohibited during the festival. Parking restrictions will be enforced and vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.

    REMINDERS: Pro Portsmouth, in partnership with the City, is encouraging all race participants and festival attendees to use the Foundry Garage on Market Square Day. Special event day fee of $3 for entry between 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. All event parking information is noted at https://proportsmouth.org/market-square-day-parking-and-street-closures/

    The Market Square Day 10K Road Race is produced by Pro Portsmouth. Pro Portsmouth, Inc. is a 501c (3) organization serving the Seacoast area. Its Mission is to promote the arts, culture, history and community of the area through such events as Children’s Day, Market Square Day, Summer in the Street and First Night® Portsmouth. For information on the group, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.proportsmouth.org.