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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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Posted 19 hours ago

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I am a first timer to this race, what time does the parking at Tsongas Arena usually fill up? ... See MoreSee Less

Posted 21 hours ago

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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

Posted 24 hours ago

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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

Posted 1 day ago

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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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Half Marathon Course

The Half Marathon consists of a double loop course. The loop starts at the Tsongas Center and ends after the second loop at back at the Tsongas Center

Interactive MapMyRun Course map showing water stops and medical support
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Water Stops for Half Marathon (approx. mileage from course start):

1.7 Miles
4.2 Miles
5.7 Miles
6.6 Miles
8.1 Miles
10.6 Miles
12.1 Miles 

The half marathon starts at the corner in front of the Tsongas Center (the intersection of Fr. Morissette Boulevard and Arcand Drive). Half marathon runners start on the right side of the road (full marathoners start on the left side of the road). The runners go west. along Fr. Morissette Blvd, which turns into Pawtucket Street., which turns into Middlesex Street. Runners will take a right onto the Rourke Bridge and take right onto Route 113. At Aiken Street the runners turn right and cross the Aiken Street Bridge. At LeLacheur Park runners turn left onto Perkins Street. At the end of Perkins Street runners turn right onto Suffolk Street.

On the first loop, at the end of Suffolk Street, runners turn right back onto Fr. Morissette Blvd, which changes into Pawtucket Street and then Middlesex Street. Again the runners will take a right onto Rourke Bridge and a right onto Route 113. At Aiken Street the runners again turn right and cross the bridge. At LeLacheur Park the runners again turn left onto Perkins Street and proceed to the end of Suffolk St.

On the second loop, at the end of Suffolk Street the runners this time turn left onto Fr. Morissette Blvd and make the short run to Arcand Drive where they turn left into the finish area.

Distance: 13.1 miles.