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A lot of you have asked about when will 2015 registration open...

We'll open registration on March 1st.

The race this year is on Sunday October 18th
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Posted 3 weeks ago  ·  

We've been ask about "what Boston" can Baystate qualify you for...

When you run a Boston Qualifying time it is good for 18 months. So that said, if you run a BQ at the 2015 Baystate Marathon, then you are eligible/qualified for entry into the 2016 and the 2017 Boston Marathon events.

You might be able to enter the 2016 Boston - depending... on when they open registration and how quickly it sells out.
We continue to lobby the BAA to set their opening of registration for the weekend after Thanksgiving - that gives all the North American fall marathon participants a shot at the following Boston.
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Posted 3 weeks ago  ·  

Thinking about running this as my first marathon. I will be 57 at the time.
What happens if one does not finish within 6 hours?
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Posted 1 month ago  ·  

Race FAQs

  1. Race Day Number Pickup is a the Tsongas Center
  • The center will close at 8AM
  • No bags maybe left in the center
  • No bags maybe left unattended
  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 the Tsongas Center AT LEAST 90 minutes before the start of the race. The downtown area gets very congested on race morning, and traffic backs-up 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. Capstone Photography (www.capstonephoto.com) is our official race photographer. They will be out on the course and at the finish line.