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Hey Gang: We need support at the Lowell City Council meeting on Tuesday night at 6:30pm, at City Hall on Arcand Drive. The Council is bringing a petition on behalf of one of Lowell's citizens to change the route of the Baystate Marathon and we need to show the city how important the event is to everyone, and that changing the route would be detrimental. ... See MoreSee Less

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Race Details

Date: Sunday Oct. 19, 2014

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
$75                     $55               before Aug 1st
$80                     $60               before Sept 1st
$85                     $65               before Oct 1st
$90                     $70               before Oct 15th (on-line closes)
$95                     $75               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 17th – 6pm to 9pm
*   Saturday, Oct 18th – 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 18th – 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 Oct 1
* You may can transfer between events for a fee ($5) and pay any increases, until Oct 1
* Marathon Deferrals are only granted for medical issues.  You must request before Sept 1.
* There are no deferrals for the Half Marathon.
* After Oct 1, 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 17th – 6pm to 9pm @ The Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford (click for map)
*   Saturday Oct 18th – 10am to 6pm @ The Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford (click for map)
and
*   Sunday Oct 19th – 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
*   Marathon Women: Katie Misuraca, 2:45:36 (2014)

*   Half Marathon Men Scott Cody, 1:06:46
*   Half Marathon Women: Kristen Beaney, 1:13:47