The 2022 Dover Race Series Finishes Strong


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Dover, NH, January 23, 2023 – The 2022 Dover Race Series, underwritten by Mass General Brigham Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, finished its 15th year with 261 registered participants across ten races hosting over 2100 runners from March to November. The Dover Race Series appreciates the continued dedication of our runners, many of whom have participated since the inception of the DRS in 2008.

Registered DRS participants who complete six out of ten races each season qualify for a free custom race series jacket. This year’s DRS jacket pickup will take place on Monday, February 13 at Cinco de Mayo in downtown Dover between 4pm - 7pm. Any qualified registrants who cannot pickup their jacket on February 13 will be able to claim their jacket at the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce after that date until April 1, 2023.

The Dover Race Series recognizes the accomplishments of a select few runners who stand out in each category with best overall timing across all races. Cash prizes for winners are $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place. Here is the list of winners for the 2022 Dover Race Series:

Top 3 Female 14 & Under 

  1. Sadie Wagoner - Dover, NH
  2. Grace Paradis - South Berwick, ME
  3. Molly Pellatt - Dover, NH

Top 3 Male 14 & Under

  1. Oliver Schartner - Rollinsford, NH
  2. Conall Jumper - Durham, NH
  3. Theo Sawyer - Dover, NH

Top 3 Female 15-59

  1. Maggie Woodward - Dover, NH
  2. Laura Towle - Dover, NH
  3. Megan Giguere - Dover, NH


Top 3 Male 15-59

  1. Christopher Dunn - Kennebunk, ME
  2. Carlton Robie - Dover, NH
  3. John Shatinsky - Rochester, NH

Top 3 Female 60 & Over

  1. Jean Schwab - Dover, NH
  2. Laurinda Snow - Dover, NH
  3. Lois Pinsince - Somersworth, NH

Top 3 Male 60 & Over

  1. Francis Lamy - Durham, NH
  2. Dennis Towle - Dover, NH
  3. Rick Wehrhan - Sanbornville, NH


Free Race Series registration for 2023 is currently open. Season Passes are also available for purchase, which registers pass holders in all ten races automatically, while saving on race registration fees. Please visit for more information.

About the DRS: Since its inception in 2008, the goal of Dover Race Series is to support local nonprofits while encouraging fitness for local runners and walkers. The DRS point system compiled each registrant's race times from all races and established a global series ranking for overall performance. The top winners are rewarded in three runner classes. For more information and for sponsorship opportunities, please visit

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