Lock in your spring and fall long-distance races by committing to “The Mill Cities Double.” The Gate City Marathon and Half Marathon and the Baystate Marathon and Half Marathon have become partners, offering runners the chance to complete “The Mill Cities Double” to earn a one-of-kind-jacket.
In order to complete “The Double,” the Nashua and Lowell races must be completed within 12 months of each other. However, the races DO NOT have to be completed in the same calendar year. So, a runner who commits to the Baystate Marathon or Half in 2018 can still complete “The Double” by running the Gate City Marathon or Half in 2019.
NOTE: To be eligible for the "Double" runners must complete the two half marathons OR the two full marathons, not a combination of a half marathon and a full marathon.
This package of races serves as the perfect race combo for runners in the Merrimack Valley or Southern New Hampshire. Both races are considered flat, fast courses, and both marathons are Boston qualifiers.
Experience the best of both cities that host these races. The Gate City Marathon and Half Marathon Course passes through Nashua’s historic district, as well as Mine Falls Park. The Baystate route takes runners along the Merrimack River through Tynsgboro and back to Lowell.
Not only do you get a really cool jacket, by signing up for the double you get each race at 10% off the "early bird pricing" for each event. So pay less, run the two races, earn a jacket!