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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 4 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 4 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 2 months ago  ·  

Race Details

Date: Sunday Oct. 18, 2015

Directions for all race weekend venues and locations: (Click for directions)

Start Times:
*  
8:00 AM Half Marathon Start
*   8:00 AM Marathon Start

Course Information: (Click for course maps)
   *   Flat & Fast
   *   Half-Marathon double loop using portions of the marathon course
   *   Marathon primarily a double loop
   *   Roads are not closed to automobile traffic
*   Course is not suitable for strollers, in-line skates or wheelchair athletes

Weather:
Typically in the 50s (Click for current forecast)

Entry Fees:
Marathon          Half-Marathon
$85                     $65               before Aug 1st
$90                     $70               before Sept 1st
$95                     $75               before Oct 1st
$100                   $80               before Oct 15th (on-line closes)
$105                   $85               on-site during race expo (if space available)

Note: If registering on race weekend only cash or checks will be accepted (NO CREDIT CARDS on race weekend)
You MUST BE 16 or older to register for this race

T-Shirts: Long-sleeved t-shirts to all runners.

Marathon Prize Money:
* Open:                 $400  $300  $200  $100  $75
* Masters (40+):     $200  $100   $50
* Seniors (50+):      $100   $75   $50
* Veterans (60+):      $75   $50
Monetary prizes are awarded on gun time only

Awards:
*  
Medals to ALL Marathon and Half Marathon Finishers
 (New in 2011) Personalized Award Plaques (your award, your name, your finish time)
*  
Top 3 Overall male & female
*   Top 3 male & female in the following age group divisions:
*  19  & under
*  20 – 29
*  30 – 39
*  40 – 49
*  50 – 59
*  60 – 69
*  70+ 

Note: All awards and monetary prizes will be mailed after the race.
Winners will be notified by email and asked to confirm information for the customized plaques.

Pace Teams:
There will be six pace teams: 3:05, 3:15, 3:25, 3:35, 3:45, 4:00

Expo:
*   Free
*   @ The Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford (click for map)
*   Friday, Oct 16th – 6pm to 9pm
*   Saturday, Oct 17th – 10am to 6pm
*   All major suppliers
*   Booths and Demos
*   Number & packet pick up

Pasta Dinner:
*   All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner
*   Free for Registered Runners
*   $10 For Guests (cash only)
*   @ The Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford (click for map)
*   Saturday, Oct 17th – 4pm to 6pm

Refunds, Transfers & Deferrals:
* Entry fees are not refundable
* You may can transfer your registration to another runner for a fee ($10) until Sept 15
* You may can transfer between events for a fee ($5) and pay any increases, until Sept 15
* Marathon Deferrals are only granted for medical issues.  You must request before Sept 15.
* There are no deferrals for the Half Marathon.
* After Sept 15, no changes can be made.

Number & Packet Pick Up :
*   You may pickup packets for your friends.  You must have a copy of their drivers license
*   Friday Oct 16th – 6pm to 9pm @ The Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford (click for map)
*   Saturday Oct 17th – 10am to 6pm @ The Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford (click for map)
and
*   Sunday Oct 18th – Race Day  – 6am to 7:30am @ The Tsongas Center
*** Warning:  If you wait until race day to pickup your packet, we cannot guarantee you get to the starting line on time.  Be prepared for traffic & lines.  ***

 

Click for Chip/Bib Timing Instructions

Runners Services:
*  
Bag check at starting line
*   Digital clocks at every 2 miles for marathon
*   Water and Lemon-Lime Gatorade approximately every 2 miles
*   Power Gels at approx miles 7 and 17
*   Water & porta-potty stations on course (Click for course maps)
*   Timing via B-Tag RFID system
*   Course is maintained for a 6 hour marathon running time
After the 6 hour limit on a rolling basis course services may not be available

Click for Race FAQs

Course Records:
*  
Marathon Men: Dave Dunham, 2:21:36 (1998)
*   Marathon Women: Katie Misuraca, 2:45:36 (2014)
*   Half Marathon Men Scott Cody, 1:06:46 (1997)
*   Half Marathon Women: Kristen Beaney, 1:13:47 (1999)