Here is a copy of the email we sent to registered runners on Thursday, October 8th.
If your message did not contain a bib number – relax (don’t worry, be happy) it just means your number has not yet been assigned. When we assign it, we’ll send you an update email.
Greetings from the Ashworth Awards Baystate Race Committee!!
With just 10 days before the Baystate Marathon and Half Marathon this email contains everything you need to know about the when and where – right up to the starting gun.
Your race number is xxx
Your race bib is personalized with your information. Use the tear off strip at the bottom of the race bib as your bag check number. Remove the strip and affix it to your bag before you drop off at the bag check location (see Helpful Links below).
If your number is below 2100, you will have a green marathon bib. If your number is greater than 3000, you will have a yellow half marathon bib.
Number Pickup and Expo*:
Day/Date Time Location
Friday Oct 16th 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Radisson Hotel
Saturday Oct 17th 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Radisson Hotel
Sunday Oct 18th 6:00 am to 7:30 am Tsongas Center
*Bring this email or look up your bib number on printed list on the wall before entering number pickup and tee shirt area.
Ashworth Awards Baystate Marathon and Half Marathon**
Day/Date Time Location
Sunday Oct 18th 8:00 am Fr. Morissette Blvd (outside Lowell High)
**Warning: Expect significant traffic delays on race morning. You should plan to arrive least 90 minutes before the race starts. Number pickup closes at 7:30. The start of the race will not be delayed.
Pace Teams: To help you meet your marathon goals, pace teams will run 3:05, 3:15, 3:25, 3:35, 3:45 and 4:00. Please meet the pacers at the starting line. They will be lined up in the appropriate pace area. They will be wearing bright Orange Pace shirts and holding a Pacing Sign stick.
Email & Text Message Tracking: Tracking is by iResultsLIVE! This allows you to enter email addresses and/or phone numbers for text messages which will be sent updates as you pass our course timing locations. The timing locations will be located at marathon miles 3, 10K(6.2), 8.5, 13.1, 16.3, 30K(18.6) & 23; and at half marathon miles 3.7 & 9.9. [The odd looking splits are due to the course loops].
Use this link to update your tracking addresses. You can use the link mulitple times to enter multiple addresses.
Course Support Time Limit: The marathon is a timed event, with a six hour limit. We will have a rolling close on the course, after the time limit is reached you may not have course resources available (such as water or access to safety personnel). If this applies to you, please plan appropriately. We reserve the right to ask participants significantly over the limit accept transportation to the finish area.
About the pasta – unfortunately the pasta dinner was a victim of its own success. We just can’t feed 1,000+ runners in two hours. Now we know why the “big” races don’t have pasta dinners. Sorry.
ENHANCED FINISH LINE SAFETY ZONE
In cooperation with local public safety officials, a safety zone has been created around the finish area. Spectators are restricted from the safety zone. Once a runner exits the finsh area, they will not be allowed to reenter. Please refer to the Finish Area link under Helpful Links.
The links below will guide you to information that will help you prepare for a successful race weekend!
Expo Location – The Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford
Race Day Parking
Finish Area and Race Day Services (Bag Check, Refreshments, Family Meeting Area, Safety Zone)
Need a Port-a-john (where to find the bathrooms)
Using the Chronotrack B-Tag Chip (Yankee Timing)
Tracking (register addresses for tracking updates)
Course Info / Course Maps / Etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
Runner’s Information Packet (help us save trees by downloading this file)
“Remember you have NOT crossed the finish line until you get your pictures @ Capstone Photography.” Capstone is the official photographer of the Baystate Marathon and Half Marathon. Keep an eye out for an email after the race with a link to YOUR personal pictures from our event. Your picture purchase helps support our organization. Thanks in advance for that support.
Please support our sponsors, who make Baystate possible…