Hop River 5K
The 5K starts at the top of Center St, entering the Hop River Rail Trail at approx. 1/10 mile. Runners then head east on the rail trail, crossing the new bridge and continuing for approximately one mile. Runners will then exit the trail on Lake Road, taking a left and then running a loop around the grounds of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, one of the race sponsors. Runners will then head back up Lake Road, taking a right onto Merritt Valley and continuing, going under the rail trail to the end of the road. They will then round the cul-de- sac and head back, re-entering the rail trail and heading back. They will exit at Center Street and head to the finish line at the Andover Senior Center.
Course Map found here
Hop River 10K
The 10K also starts at the top of Center St (5 minutes before the 5K race) and heads east on the Rail Trail. Runners will cross Lake Rd just past the 1 mile mark and cross Parker Bridge Rd at 2.65 miles. The turnaround is approximately 1/2 mile east of Parker Bridge Rd. Runners then head back, exiting at Center Street and finishing at the Senior Center.