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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!",
  • RT : Four weeks until race day---FOUR! ,

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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

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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

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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

Posted 18 hours ago

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Race FAQs

  1. All pre-race activities take place at Lowell High School (see maps):
  • Race Day Number Pick-up
  • Baggage Check
  • Lowell High School will be open until 2:00 p.m.
  1. All post-race activities take place on the grounds of the Tsongas Center(see maps)
  • Finish Line
  • Post-race Runner Refreshments
  • Race Results Posted Live
  • Awards Ceremony – There will be NO official awards ceremony. All awards will be mailed out within three weeks.
  1. The Marathon and Half Marathon start at 8:00 a.m. on Father Morissette Blvd., just outside the main entrance to Lowell High school. The starting lines will be marked.
  2. You should plan on arriving at Lowell High School AT LEAST 90 minutes before the start of the race. The downtown area gets very congested on race morning, and traffic back-ups on major roads leading into the city.
  3. Race day parking is available in area garages for a flat fee of $5.00.
  4. Course Support:
  • Water is available at the start and finish.
  • Clocks will be out on the course at miles 2, 4/14, 6/16, 8, 10/20, 12/22 & 24 (of the marathon course)
  • Water Stops – approximately every 2 miles.  Lemon-line gatorade, water, and porta-john at every water stop.
  • PowerGel is available on the MARATHON course only at (approximately) miles 7 and 17.
  • Medical aid is available at the Rourke Bridge, which is miles 3.5 and 9.5 on the Half Marathon course and miles 3, 12.5 and 22.5 on the Marathon course.  All water stops and course volunteers have means to connect to the medical team and get you assistance anywhere on the course.

   Medical aid is also available at the finish line

  • Official support ends 6 hours after the start of the race at 2:00 p.m.
  1. Spectators can watch the race at the Rourke Bridge.
  2. Showers are available inside the Lowell High School Field House after the race.
  3. Capstone Photography ( is our official race photographer. They will be out on the course and at the finish line.