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  • 3 WEEKS from today you will be running the Baystate Marathon or Half Marathon! R U Ready????,
  • Like to run with a pace team? This year we will have six: 3:05, 3:15, 3:25, 3:35, 3:45 and 4:00.,
  • Crappy race day news, we've again increased the number of toilets on race day! How cool is that?! :-) ,
  • 27 = number of days until you can wear your medal and say "I ran Baystate yesterday and got my PR!",
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Any runners from Somerville area driving to the race? Will buy you beers after the race, or during. But not before maybe. ... 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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Found someone who wanted to transfer her bib to me but looks like you guys shut it down earlier than midnight. That's too bad. I know it's my own fault for not registering earlier but I'm a Market Basket employee who lost hours during the boycott and had to wait until I'd accumulated enough money. Maybe next year, I guess. ... See MoreSee Less

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I did this race 4 years ago and just noticed that the finish line is no longer in the stadium. Kinda sad about that. Why was it changed? ... See MoreSee Less

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I need a half or full bib at this point prepared to run which ever! Thank you ladies and gents. ... See MoreSee Less

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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 [...]

Portable Toilets – We’ve Got’em

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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:

Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) Sign up! Choose your spots [...]

Save $5

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 [...]

Qualifying for Boston

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 [...]

Outside Magazine Ranks Baystate 4th Fastest in the Country

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 [...]

Good Luck at Boston

We want to wish all of our Baystate runners good luck and good running at Boston.

We know it will be an emotional day for everyone. We are confident you will do well. Remember to enjoy the race and savor the experience.

Best of Luck!!

Visit Us at the Boston Expo

To those of you running Boston – come visit our booth at the expo.

We have past year race shirts (great as a pre-race over-shirt you can toss in the first mile or two) and few other goodies.

We’d love to say “Hi” and “Thank You” to those of you who have supported us over [...]

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