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With registration closed - the focus now changes for us

Get ready for the expo and number pickup on Friday and Saturday before the race at the Radisson in Chelmsford (see website for links).
Course prep - the repainting of the course started Monday (with Miles 4/14, 5/15, 6/16, 10K, 7/17 and 8/18 done). Waiting o the weather to continue
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We will get an email with a more printer friendly course map for our family and friends to print out? ... See MoreSee Less

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We are now closed to registrations and changes to the race entries.

We did have to close a bit earlier than we wanted last night. The process turned out to be manual, so we could not last until midnight.

We will have email update tracking and hope to provide information on how to set that up in the coming days.

We have assigned the bib numbers and are sending that data, along with your custom text to the bib printer and to the safety teams. We will be sending an email with your bib number and information about race weekend in the coming days.
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Registration and Changes Are Now Closed

We have now frozen our databases for the marathon and half marathon.  We cannot accept anymore changes.

The bib numbers have been assigned and the database has been sent to our bib printer.

In the coming days will send email to each runner with your bib number and information to help you prepare for the big weekend.

We appreciate the support and faith you have shown us.  We will do our best to make your race the best possible.


Volunteer Registration is Open

2014 Baystate Volunteer Registration

We are using VolunteerSpot to coordinate our volunteers this year.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
  3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!


Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact and Jen can sign you up manually.

Additionally – We are always looking for creative, self-activated people to help with the race committee.  All positions are “volunteer based” – none of us are paid.  We meet once a month until August, then every two weeks and starting in September – every week.  If you can take a job – make it your own – and run with it – we ‘d be interested in having you help.  Just email Glenn at

Managing Your Registration

You can manage and make changes to your registration on-line.

Things you can do are:

  1. Verify your registration and/or edit personal details
  2. Switch between the marathon and half marathon
  3. Transfer your registration to another person

Registration Is Now Closed

Thank you runners!!!!

We have sold out both our marathon and half marathon at 2000 runners each.  Thank you so much.

We can no longer accept “new” registrations.

Those wishing to switch from the marathon to the half marathon, or transfer their registration to another person have until the end of Tuesday (Sept 30) to do so.  After that time all lists will be frozen and delivered to the bib printer and the safety teams.

Thanks again – and good luck on race day!!

Both Races Are Now Sold Out

Thank you again runners – you’ve made this earliest sell out for the Marathon and now Half Marathon.

We no longer have spots we can sell for the either race.

Transfers and those with wait list invites have until September 30th, at which time we will lock the lists and send them to our bib printer and safety teams.

Registration Lists and Changes Will Close October 1st

This is a reminder to everyone – we must freeze our registration lists next Wednesday October 1st.  After that time we will not allow transfers nor switches from the Marathon to the Half Marathon.

At that time will be sending our list to the bib printer and to our safety partners.  So the numbers allocated at that time are then fixed.

Please complete all transactions by the end of Tuesday so we can complete our work.


Portable Toilets – We’ve Got’em

Portable Toilet Map

Need A Bathroom?

The bane of every marathon race director!  The lowly portable toilet (aka port-a-john).

Every year this is at the top of the gripe list and every year we increase the number of toilets.  And it’s no different in 2014.  We’ve again increased the number of toilets, even though we’re well ahead of the recommended race planing average.  This year there will be 70 toilets in the area (compared to 60 last year).  We are running out of room for them :-)

One thing we’ve noticed is, some are over utilized and many are under utilized.  So, to help you on race day here is a map of the expected locations of the toilets.  Happy…. ah… whatever on race day.

The Marathon Wait List Is Now Closed

At this point in the process, we have closed the marathon wait list.  Prospects for receiving an entry via the wait list are now unlikely.  Those looking for an entry are best advised to monitor and/or solicit a transfer via our Facebook page.

Also, please be aware that on October 1st we must shut down all transfers and registrations in order to send the registered runner list to our bib printer.  We also at that time share our list with our safety partners (medical, EMS, fire and police) to ensure the safety of our runners.

Marathon Wait List – FULL

The wait list for this year’s marathon is full.

If your name is on the wait list, you will be notified when a spot becomes available. When you reach the top of the list, you will get an email with a “bypass” code that will allow you to register.  You have 72 hours to complete the registration process before your spot is given to the next person.

Good luck.

Marathon – Sold Out

The high level of interest in the Baystate Marathon (thank you runners!) means that we have reached maximum capacity. Registration for the marathon is closed.

Save $5

Save Me

Save yourself five bucks by registering before Friday August 1st.

As Friday arrives – at midnight – so do the new prices.  We will still be one of the most affordable races you can find – at $80 for the marathon and $60 for the half.

But hey – five bucks is five bucks – so save it and register now!

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