All of us here at the Ashworth Awards Baystate Marathon and Half Marathon want to thank you the runners for making this another very successful year.
We hope we have been able to provide you with an affordable and enjoyable running experience – that met your expectations and goals.
Being an all volunteer organization that [...]
Traffic into the start/finish area is usually very heavy. Plan to arrive early and leave extra time (30 min) for traffic delays.
We recommend you pick up your number at the Expo (at the Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford). But if you wait until race day – arrive extra early and pick up your number at [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
2014 Baystate Volunteer Registration
We are using VolunteerSpot to coordinate our volunteers this year.
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/AFpMam Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) Sign up! Choose your spots [...]
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 [...]
We’ve had quite a few requests for information about qualifying for Boston in general and for 2015 specifically.
We’ll address general qualifying first.
You must run the marathon to qualify for Boston. Baystate is a certified course, accepted by the BAA for Boston Qualification. How fast you must run depends on your age (as it [...]
The elite men start the 117th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013. Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa would go on to win the race in 2:10:22. Photo: Associated Press
Outside Magazine looked at marathons with greater than 1,000 finishers and checked out their median times to determine the fastest marathons in the [...]