As a way to honor the courageous people that the Memorial Bridge represents, active military, reservists, and veterans participating in the Annual Memorial Bridge 5K run free. 

Please note: Bring your military ID with you at registration.

The Memorial Bridge 5k Road Race is a collaborative effort between Prescott Park Arts Festival and Seacoast Community School.

About Us

Seacoast Community School has been a leader in nurturing care and educational programs for all children since its start in 1967. As a longstanding advocate for the importance of early education, we are passionate about ensuring that all children in our community have access to the highest quality child care.

260+ children enrolled Monday-Friday or part-time.
Scholarships available to families in need.
Open year-round.

  • Nationally Accredited Early Childhood Education for ages 8 weeks to
    6 years at Community Campus including preschool and kindergarten
  • Inclusive Half-Day Preschool for ages 3 to 5 in partnership with Portsmouth & Greenland Schools
  • Before & After School Programs for ages 6-12 years at all Portsmouth & Greenland Elementary Schools (New Franklin & Greenland After-School Only)
  • Summer Camp for 1st through 5th graders, held at a Portsmouth School location


Learn more at or by calling (603) 422-8223 today!

One of the Seacoast’s favorite summer traditions! Prescott Park Arts Festival celebrates its 44th anniversary of presenting music, art, theater and dance on the banks of the Piscataqua River. Since 1974, it has successfully reached over 3.5 million people through more than 10,000 productions offered at no fixed admission.

The primary objective of the Festival is to provide quality family entertainment, promote artistic excellence in the community and maintain quality presentations of both entertainment and educational events. Implicit in this charge is the exercise of cultural leadership, sensitivity to the community and fiscal responsibility.

Located on 3.5 acres in beautiful downtown Portsmouth, the arts festival has a long and rich history of successfully presenting the arts with no fixed admission. Because of this policy, many people have their first experience with a live performance at Prescott Park.

Get a schedule of events & learn more at

This race is so important to the Seacoast community as well as both our organizations. We are immersed in our community, and know that our community is better when it serves all people. Seacoast Community School and Prescott Park Arts Festival serve many of the same families and make it possible for all families to have a life full of diversity and vitality through arts and education. Our programs are affordable and within reach of everyone.

Race Information

Congratulations to all of our 5th Annual Memorial Bridge 5K participants! Check out the race results below!

2017 Results

Race Route

Title Sponsor

2018 Silver Sponsors

2018 Bronze Sponsors

Two Events. One FANTASTIC Day.

Free for PPAF Members & Race Participants!

Come and enjoy the generous samplings on offer and experience one of the best Chili Cook-Off events around! Local restaurants serve up their best chili in decorated booths for attendees to sample and vote on. Classic, veggie, chicken, seafood… you name it, we’ve got it! Held on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, the WHEB Chili Cook-Off presents more than a dozen restaurants from the Seacoast and beyond who serve up their best chili in decorated booths for thousands of attendees to sample. Plus, once again, we’ll be offering Cisco beer to complement the chili goodness!

Join us to taste the finest and fieriest chili, then cast your vote for the People’s Choice and see how it compares to food critics’ Judge’s Choice award!

Adult Entry  $14 in advance; $16 day of
Kids’ Entry  $7 ages 5 and up; kids under 5 are free!

29th Annual WHEB Chili Cook Off

2018 Ribbon Sponsors

HM Payson
Cambridge Trust
Saltwater Collective
Kennebunk Savings

2018 Fan Sponsors

Martin's Point HealthCare
Tidal Media
Berry Dunn
Runner's Alley
Lonza Pharma
People's United Bank
Salem Five Charitable Foundation