New England Valentines Races 2023

Looking for a Valentine’s Day race, or something close to it?
Check out these local races.

Looking for a New England Valentines race for 2023?

In New England we believe in getting outside, even in the middle of winter. New England Valentines Races are a great excuse to go out for a run with your somebody special.

Massachusetts Valentines Races

Cupid’s Chase 5K

11 February | Saturday | 10AM | Wakefield, MA

Cupids Chase 5k, wakefield valentines 5k, february 5k

The 10th Annual Cupid’s Chase Valentines Race is in person for 2023.

Registration is: $35 for individual runners and they encourage running club participation.

100% of proceeds from the 5k road race will be donated to the National MS Society and Neurofibromatosis Northeast. Over the past eight years this race has raised more than $50,000.

I ran The Cupid’s Chase in 2017 in Wakefield, MA.

2022 Race Results

2020 Race Results

Bradford Valentine Road Race

TBD February | Saturday | Bradford, MA

Valentines Day 5K road race, Bradford

The Bradford Valentines Road Races went virtual for 2021, was cancelled in 2022, and I cannot find any details for 2023.

The 5 Miler should return to an in-person race in 2022.

2021 registration was $35 for either the 5 Miler or 6K race.

Registration included:

Customized race bib for download
30th anniversary commemorative long sleeve shirt
Custom participant medal and ribbon
Sampler box of chocolates
Valentine flower
Personal online photo album
Virtual online leaderboard results
Access to members only Facebook group
Personalized digital finisher’s certificate for download

Paddy Kelly 10K Road Race

5 February | Sunday | 11:00 AM | Brockton

This race was cancelled for 2021 but came back for 2022 and for 2023 it has gone from a 5-miler to a 10K. And it’s close enough to Valentine’s day!

The race is based out of Harry’s Westgate Pub and Grill in Brockton. Race start is at D.W. Field Park about a quarter miles away at 11:00 AM.

This race is produced by the Colonial Road Runners and registration is $35. First 250 to register are guaranteed a gift. All runners will enjoy hot chili/pasta and one complementary beer or soft drink.

Age group and top finishers receive awards. This race does not provide a finisher’s medal to all runners.

2022 Race Results

2020 Race Results

Valentines Race in Vermont

Cupid 5K

? February | Saturday | 9:00 AM | Shelburne, VT – no details for 2023

Registration was $30 and includes finisher’s medal for all finishers. Registration is limited to 100 runners.

T-shirts were available for $15.00.

Racevermont.com will be donating a percentage of the net income from this race to Healing Winds and the Cancer Patient Support Foundation.

2022 Race Results

2020 Race Results

Valentines Races in Connecticut

Bob and Peg Andrulis Memorial Sweetheart Run

11 February | Saturday | 11:00 AM | Litchfield, CT

This USATF certified 5 mile course (#CT13035JHP) starts at the Litchfield Community Center at 11AM.

There is also a 3 mile walk which also begins at 11AM.

Registration is $30, Kids 10 and under are $10.00, folks 80+ are FREE!

Proceeds benefit the Litchfield Community Center. Long sleeve shirts guaranteed for the first 150 registrants.

Cupid Made Me Do It! 2 Miler

12 February | Saturday | 10:00 AM | Willimantic, CT

The Cupid Made Me Do It is a 2 mile run or walk to be held in downtown Willimantic. This “urban scramble” will be held as a part of the Romantic Willimantic Chocolate Festival and will benefit the Windham Area Interfaith Ministry.

Valentine’s Day fancy dress is appreciated and applauded.

The first 250 registered runners receive a free Cupid Gloves or a FANDANA.

Everyone registered by February 3rd receives a shirt. There are age-group awards and team awards – so bring your friends!

Registration is $25 and $10 for 12 and under.

2020 Cupid Made Me Do It Results

IRIS Run for Refugees 5K

12 February | Saturday | 10AM | New Haven, CT

Registration includes their iconic Run for Refugees shirt, post-race food and entertainment.

Registration is open at $33 for adults and $27 for students.

IRIS served more than 2,000 immigrants last year and welcomed over 280 newly arrived refugees! The mission of IRIS is to enable refugees and other displaced people to establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities. Refugees are men, women and children who fled their countries of origin due to persecution on the basis of their race, nationality, religious belief, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

Run well my Friends!

Andy

St. Patrick’s Day 5K Races Greater Boston 2023

Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day 5K race in the GBA? This updated listing for 2023 has you covered.

Here are the 2023 St. Patrick’s Day 5K races in the Greater Boston area.

St. Patrick’s Day 5K races, like most holiday themed races, take place around the actual holiday.

St. Patrick’s Day falls on Friday March 17th, 2023

This gives you the opportunity to run a St. Patrick’s Day themed race two weekends in a row or twice in a weekend if you want!

To register for a race click the race title or the registration information link.

To order a finisher’s medal for your runner, click HERE.

St. Patrick's Day 5K finisher's medal

Shamrock Shuffle 5K

11 March | 9:00 AM | Saturday | Medway

Medway Shamrock Shuffle, St Patrick's 5K

Sponsored by the Medway Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, the race raises funds for Medway’s elementary schools.

Supporting creative arts programs, cultural arts programming, teacher appreciation events, and other activities that benefit Medway schools and enhance the children’s education.

The 5K course winds through the scenic back roads of Medway and is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities, including children and families. 

My First 5K medal, running medal

Registration is: Adults $30, 17 and under is $20. T-shirts available through February 1st.

Now in it’s 12th year, this race has cash awards for the top three male and female finishers. Age group medals for first through third place runners will be awarded. This race does not have a finisher’s medal for all runners.

Shamrock Stampede 5K

18 March | 11:00 AM | Saturday | Plymouth

St. Patrick's Day 5K, Plimouth

This race is based out of the DCR Pilgrim Memorial State Park. Registration includes one free beer ticket for the post race party.

Proceeds benefit:

Kathy Frank Scholarship Fund – providing a scholarship to a graduate of Silver Lake High School going into the field of nursing in memory of Kathy Frank.

Kathy was a Kingston resident and a nurse at South Shore Hospital who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in April 2011.

Registration is $30 for adults, $20 for 11 – 20 and 70+, and $15 for 10 and under. Add $5 for race day registration. T-shirt with registrations through February 26th.

Awards for top 1-3, male and female and 1st place age-group runners.

This race does not have a finisher’s medal for all runners.

Mick Morgan’s St. Patrick’s 5K

11 March | Noon | Saturday | Sharon  

Registration is: $30, $35 day of race. The first 300 to register receive a long-sleeve tech t-shirt. This race often draws up to 800 runners, so sign up before they hit capacity.

Event location: Mick Morgan\’s Irish Pub, 973 Providence Highway (Route 1), Sharon, Massachusetts 02067

Proceeds support HESSCO programs and services of providing support and services to seniors, individuals living with a disability and their caregivers in South Norfolk County.

HESSCO packages and delivers an average of 130,000 home delivered meals each year and serves an additional 30,000 meals annually in dining room settings. Our drivers not only deliver a hot, nutritious meal, but they provide a wellness check and a friendly visit. For many, this is the difference needed to maintain their dignity and independence at home.

My First 5K medal, runners medal

It appears that this race does not provide a finishers medal to all runners. If you are bringing someone to their First 5K, make sure to order a My First 5K medal for them!

Marshfield St. Patrick’s 5K

18 March | 10:00 AM | Saturday | Marshfield

Marshfield St. Patrick's Day 5K Race

This St. Patrick’s Day 5K is sponsored by the Marshfield Education Foundation and is now in it’s 13th year. This USATF certified race usually draws over 2,000 runners.

Registration is $30 for adults and $20 for 19 and under. After March 11th, registration is $35. 

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at “America’s Most Irish Road Race”! Wear your green and join 4,000 runners, walkers and crawlers at the South Shore’s premier road race!

Flat, fast, USATF certified 5K ocean course with cash prizes ($683,$250,$100) for the top three overall male and female, along with $317 ($1,000 total!) for a new male or female course record! (M-14:39 & F-16:28). Age group awards first through third.

Great finish parties at the pubs and restaurants of Brant Rock! A fun day for all!!

St. Patty’s Day 5K/10K & Pub Crawl

11 March | 10:00 AM | Saturday | Portsmouth, NH

This race is entirely within the Pease Development Authority, on straight paved roads. These races used to be held in Salisbury Beach State Park.

The 5K is a single loop and the 10K is two loops plus a bit.

5k & 10k participants (21+ only) may redeem their Sam Adams beer ticket at Paddy’s American Grille or at Cisco Brewers, Portsmouth.

FREE photos and finish line video will be available at no additional cost! There is also a gear check for these races!

Age group awards start at 19 & under for both the 5K and 10K.

Registration is:

5K – $30 through race day of if available. Ages 12-20 $30 and under 11 is $10.
10K – $40 through race day of if available for all age groups.

Age group and top three male and female runners will receive awards.

Hyannis Shamrock Shuffle 

15 March – 11:00 AM – Sunday – Hyannis – cancelled?

Hyannis Shamrock Shuffle, St Patrick's Day 5K

This race is based out of the Michael Aselton Memorial Park in Hyannis. Registration includes a beer ticket for the post race party.

Proceeds benefit The Shawn Thornton Foundation. ​The Shawn Thornton Foundation is dedicated to helping find cures for diseases close to Shawn’s heart, specifically, Parkinson’s and cancer. 

Registration was $30 for adults, $20 for 11 to 20 and $15 for 10 and under. Add $5 for race day registration.

St. Patrick’s Day Road Race

19 March | 11:00 AM | Sunday | South Boston

boys and girls clubs of Boston, Boston 5K road race

A Southie tradition since 1940, this race takes place just before the famous South Boston St. Patrick Day’s Parade.

The race is hosted and sponsored by Keystone, the Edgerley Family South Boston Boys & Girls Club Teen Leadership Program. Funds raised at the race will help support the Keystone program.

Event location: 230 West Sixth Street Boston, MA

Registration is open for only $30.00 though March 10th.

Registration is limited to 650 runners and the race always sells out, so don’t wait!

The Connolly Medal is given to the first South Boston resident to finish the St. Patrick’s Day Road Race. It is named for James Brendan Connolly, a son of South Boston, who medaled in the 1896 Olympics in Athens and is considered the first modern Olympic champion.

The Father Lane Medal is awarded each year to the first place Edgerley Family South Boston Club Kid Finisher.

2022 Race Results

2021 Race Results

Guinness Celtic 5K

12 March | 11:00 AM | Sunday | Worcester

This race was cancelled due to the Corona Virus but is back for 2023!

Guinness Celtic 5K, Worcester

Held at the Elm Park at 284 Highland Street in Worcester, this race features an extensive list of bars for post race parties. So you know it’s going to be a good time!

The Guinness Celtic 5k is the first race of Tour de Worcester, a three part race series starting in March

Registration is $32 through January 31st

The post race party takes place at five Worcester bars!

Mayflower Brewing St. Patrick’s Day 5K

? March 9:30 AM – Sunday – Plymouth – Cancelled

Plymouth St. Patrick's Day 5K, Mayflower Brewing

Sponsored by and based out of the Mayflower Brewing Company brewery at 12 Resnik Rd # 3, Plymouth, MA.

Registration was at $37.

Each runner will receive a short sleeve tech shirt and runners over 21 will get one Mayflower brew. So bring your ID. Free finish line photos will be taken for you!

This race does not offer  a finisher’s medal for each runner.

Shamrocks on the Rocks 5K

12 March | 1:00 PM | Sunday | Lunenburg

This race is organized by the North Medford Running Club and is an out and back 5K Run and Walk around Lake Whalom.

The race is listed on the club site, but there isn’t a link for registration.

Custom designed apparel for the first 150 entrants and a party after the race at On The Rocks!!! with pizza from Embers Pizzeria!

Event location: 96 Lakefront Street, Lunenburg, MA

Prizes: Cash for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Male and Female Runners Overall Only. If you’re bringing the kids, spouse or a friend for their First 5K, make sure you get them a finisher’s medal!

Registration was $25.00 with race day registration available.

11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hibernian 5K

? March 11:00 AM – Sunday | Lynn – no info for 2023

Course: The Hibernian 5K is a loop course starting at Hibernian Hall that goes through some of the residential neighborhoods of West Lynn and finishes at Hibernian Hall. Walkers are welcomed! 

Race Amenities: Long-sleeve dri-fit shirts to the first 500 pre-registered runners, race timing, water on the course, post-race raffles and entertainment.

Prizes for the top three male and female adult overall winners, and top male and female under 13 years of age, and top Hibernians.

Event location: Hibernian Hall, 105 Federal St., Lynn, MA

Registration was $30 through race day.

Holyoake St Patrick’s Road Race 10K & Walk

18 March | 1PM | Saturday | Holyoke

Registration is open for the 45th annual running of this race. The 10K is $30 and the walk is $25 until February 16th.

There is a FREE kid’s race that does not require registration for children 2 to 10 years old.

Rás na hÉireann 5K

12 March | 11:00 AM | Sunday | Somerville 

This race has become a tradition among local runners over the past twenty years. The race took a 4-year hiatus between 2018 and 2022, but is back for 2023!

Run from Davis Square the course is moderately challenging and well marshaled.

The after party is one of the best with most bars in Somerville participating.  Check the web site for locations and sign up!

Registration was $40.14 and included all fees, shirt and a medal. 2023 registration is not open yet.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, run well and may the wind be at your back!

Andy

Cambridge 5K Race Directory 2023

Find all of the 2022 Cambridge 5K races in one place. Check back for updates as some races have not updated for 2022.

Cambridge 5K Race Directory

Updated December 28th

The Cambridge 5K Race Directory 2022 has morphed into the 2023 Cambridge 5K Race Directory.

2022 saw the return of in-person Cambridge 5K events, and race directors tell me that registrations are picking up.

We’re not back to normal yet and we lost a few races over the past two years but we are headed in the right direction, just as runners always do.

Click any race name to go to that race web site.

Please note races that have published their 2023 date.

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Super Sunday 5-Miler and 5K

12 February | 10:00 AM | Sunday – 2023

The Super Sunday 5 is back in Kendal Square!

2023 registration is open at $40 for the 5K and $45 for a 5 Miler.

The 5 Miler and 5K drew about 2,000 runners in 2022 and should be even better in 2023! Cambridge 5k race directory, 5k races near me, 5k race in Cambridge

I’ve run the 5K in freezing cold and I ran the 5 Miler in above freezing temps. You never know what you will get, but you will have a good time.

This well-organized running event features hot food and a huge beer garden. They always have a dozen or so local breweries on hand to get the party rolling and keep it going into the early afternoon.

Proceeds benefit the RACE Cancer Foundation. Leave the keys and the kids at home. The Kendall/MIT red line station is right around the corner from the race area. 2019 Race Recap 2020 Race Recap

Cambridge City Run 5K and Andrea Harvey Walk

* April | 9:00 AM | Sunday – no official date for 2023 yet

2022 was the 34th running of this race. Managed by Friends of Cambridge Athletics, this race loops the Fresh Pond Reservation.

I ran this race when it was a 5 mile race in 2015. My recap from 2015.

Fees benefit CRLS student-athlete scholarships, team travel/equipment, and The Andrea Harvey Memorial Fund to help victims of domestic violence.

Parking is available at the Tobin School, 197 Vassal Lane. NO parking at Fresh Pond, and they will ticket!

Registration was $35 for adults and $25 for students. Race day registration will be $45 adult and $35 student. CRLS students 18 and under can register for FREE.

2019 Results

2022 Results

Bionic 5K

30 April | 9:30 | Sunday – 2023Bionic 5K, Cambridge 5K

The Bionic5K celebrates hope over despair, diversity over uniformity, possibilities over disabilities.

Run in Harvard Square or Virtually from anywhere in the world!

The Bionic5K recognizes the resilience and tenacity of disabled athletes while celebrating advances in science and technology that are ushering in a new bionic age.

Whether you are running with a prosthetic, an artificial hip, an upgraded knee, an Apple Watch or a fitbit, join us. All are welcome: disabled runners, able-bodied runners, walkers, scientists, technologists, students, teachers, kids and parents.

All proceeds will benefit the Bionic Project Inc, a non-profit whose mission is to help advance new prosthetic technologies and to broaden the access to resources that promote active lifestyles and athletics for those who must overcome physical challenges.

2023 registration is not open yet.

Race Photos 2019 Results

2022 Race Results

ALS Race 4 Research 5K

Moving to Newton for 2023. No other details yet.

This race and walk raise funds to support ALS research. The race is held in Technology Square and features a 5K run, 4 mile walk and wheelchair ride.

All proceeds benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Fundraising is encouraged, but not required.

This is a nice run through East Cambridge with several small hills. This is a remarkably small race for Cambridge with only 184 finishers in 2018. If you are looking for a nice race for your kids, this is it.

Registration was $35. Nerdy costumes are encouraged. Finisher’s medals are not provided.

If your company team has first time 5K runners have a special awards ceremony at your tent with the My First 5K medal! They will be excited to receive a medal and everyone will have a great time!

My First 5K medal, runners medal
click to order

Surprise your first time runner with a medal at the finish line! It’s a great way to build comradery on your team!

2019 Event Results

Cambridge Spring Classic 5K

1 May | 9:30 AM | Sunday – See you in 2023! Cambridge Spring Classic 5K, fun races in Cambridge

This race takes place off of Mass Ave on Sidney Street.

This is a large race with a great post race party. Public transportation is a good idea, keys and kids are optional.

I’ve run this race several times and it is always a good time. It’s great to see the fast runners and hang out with friends, old and new, at the apre race party.

This is a flat course and over a mile of the race is down Mass Ave. Total elevation gain for this Cambridge 5K is 30 feet. Get 19 of your friends to form a team and get a VIP tent complete with cold beer. The tent comes with a table and they are close to the music and pouring stations. Plus they make a great place to stow your gear and hang out with your friends.

Registration was $40 Get the Season Pass for $140, run all four races and get a cool 1/4 zip fleece! 1853 runners finished this race in 2019.

2022 Event Results

REI Co-Op 5K at Cambridge Crossing

5 June | 9:30 AM | Sunday – See you in 2023!

Cambridge 5K raceStarting and finishing at the REI Co-op store in Cambridge, this double loop 5K course explores the new Cambridge Crossing neighborhood as well as the waterfront along North Point Park.

REI is proud to kick-off the summer season early with a community run and post-race celebration outside the store. Come move with us in a way that feels good for you – we welcome participants of all levels, from those who have their sights on a PR to those running their first 5k.

And, whether you’re running, cheering, or just coming out to see what all the fun and sunshine is about – let’s get outside together on June 5th. Celebrate your finish at our post-race party!

Exchange your beer tickets with Lamplighter Brewing. Check out the various vendors including REI, Nuun, and so many more. And my friends from Athletic Brewing Co. will be there as well. If you haven’t tried one yet, make sure to stop by their booth and give them a try.

Registration was $45 through day of race. All participants will receive a branded Nalgene bottle and a neck gaiter with registration.

2022 race results

RACE Cancer Summer Series 2023

Since the American Legion Marsh Post #442 is such a great location for 5K races, the Race Cancer Foundation has relocated their Summer Series to this location.

2023 registration has not opened

If you work in Cambridge or Boston, these events make great after work races. Recruit some friends or get together an office or company team to enjoy the summer running season!

These after work events are a great way to relax with colleagues and build relationships.

Registration opens 30 minutes before the Women’s 5K (start times vary by date) Women’s 5K starts first – Open 5K starts ~35 minutes later June 9 7:00 June 30 7:00 July 21 7:00 Aug 11 6:30/7:05 Sep 1 6:30/7:00 Sep 15 7:00 Race begins at 5 Greenough Blvd, Cambridge, MA

My First 5K medal, runners medal
Click to order!

A finisher’s medal is not offered for these races. If your company team has first time 5K runners make it a night they will never forget with a 5K medal! It’s a great way to build comradery on your team!

Cambridge Summer Classic 5K

14 July | 6:30 PM | Thursday – See you in 2023

Cambridge Summer Classic 5K Road Race, Cambridge racePart of the Cambridge Classic Series, this race was introduced in 2016. This race encourages teams and since it is on a Thursday night, it’s a great way to get together with friends and colleagues!

Registration is closed. This has become a very popular race and always sells out. So get your friends together now. Get 19 friends and colleagues to join you for a beautiful evening run through Cambridge and as a team you will get:

  • Reserved tent and table in the post-race area
  • Cold beer waiting for your team after you finish
  • Pouring station near your tent
  • Prime spot to enjoy our post-race music

These races are all children and car-key optional. This is a great summer, after work race. Especially if you work in Cambridge! If your company team has first time 5K runners have a special awards ceremony at your tent with the My First 5K medal! They will be excited to receive a medal and everyone will have a great time!

My First 5K medal, runners medal
click to order

Surprise your first time runner with a medal at the finish line! It’s a great way to build comradery on your team! 1770 runners finished this race in 2018 and 1,649 finished in 2022. It looks like this race is back! 2022 race results

Cambridge Fall Classic 5K

18 September | 9:30 AM | Sunday – See you in 2023

Cambridge Fall Classic, 5k race, running shoesBrought to you by the same folks who brought you the Cambridge Summer Classic.

This race takes place at the same location and runs the same course. This is another large Cambridge race with a fast, young crowd that runs hard and stays until the beer is gone. Kids and keys are optional. The Kendal/MIT station is a short walk from this event. My First 5K Medal, company running events

If your company team has first time 5K runners have a special awards ceremony at your tent with the My First 5K medal! They will be excited to receive a medal and everyone will have a great time! Registration was $43

2020 race results

2121 race results

2022 race results

Paddy’s Cambridge Classic 5K

25 September | 10:00 AM | Sunday – see you in 2023!

This race benefits the girls of Cambridge by supporting the Cambridge Girls Softball League and other girls’ sports. These great organizations work on team building, athletic skills, and strengthen the connection among physical, mental and social well-being of girls.

Post-Race Block Party After the race there will a block party and celebration of our survival of COVID. It will be held outside Paddy’s until 6PM! Walden Street will be closed off to traffic and there will be a large beer garden and local food trucks.

This year the race will be dedicated to our beloved and much missed Tom Courtney, aka Black Cloud. Registration was: $40 until September 24th, then $45 day of registration.

Cambridge Winter Classic 5K

4 December | 9:30 AM | Sunday

Race Day registration opened at 8AM and was $45.

The Winter Classic was live and in person on December 5th 2021 with 2268 runners. This is one of the very few races that I ran in 2021. Cambridge 5k races

The last in the Cambridge Classic Series for 2022 and you don’t want to miss it. Bring some extra clothes and leave the kids and keys at home! The Kendal/MIT station is just a short walk from the party.

Teams of 20 get their own tent with their own beer and great location near the pouring station. Race Day registration was $45.00.

CAMBRIDGE CLASSIC 5KS SERIES MEDAL
Medals will be given to runners who have a recorded finish time for all 4 2022 Cambridge Classic 5Ks – Spring Classic (5/1/22), Summer Classic (7/14/22), Fall Classic (9/18/22) & Winter Classic (12/4/22).

Your bib will have an indication on it so you can claim a medal when you cross the finish line.

Medals will be given out after you receive post-race water, along the left hand side of the finish shoot, prior to getting to the after party area.

Please collect your medal after crossing the finish line. Medals will not be mailed after the race.

2020 Virtual Results

2021 Race Results

Get a finisher’s medal for your first time Winter Classic 5K runner!

do I get a medal
click to order

If your company team has first time 5K runners or you are trying to recruit non-runners to join your team the medal could be just what you are looking for. Who doesn’t love a medal and the bragging rights that go with it? You can have a special awards ceremony at your tent after the race! Click the photo to order.

About Cambridge 5K Races

The 2022 Cambridge 5K season ended with the Cambridge Winter Classic on December 4th.

I will be making updates for 2023 as new information becomes available, so bookmark this page.

Run well my Friends, and I look forward to seeing you in Cambridge!

Andy

New England Marathons Winter 2022

A short list is better than no list of winter marathons!

Updated December 21st, 2022

COVID-19 has been tough on winter marathons and it looks like we may have lost a few. Keep your laces tied!

Astronomical Winter 2022 officially began on Thursday, December 21st at 10:27 PM EST. The “Winter Solstice” marks the beginning of winter. On the Winter Solstice the sun reaches the southern most point in the sky at Noon local time.

Click on race names for the latest details. Let me know if you know of other New England Winter Marathons.

New England Marathons Winter

Roxbury Marathon

12 November | 8:30 AM | Saturday – see you in 2023

Hurlburt Recreation Area – 18 Apple Lane, Roxbury CT

This scenic, hilly, no-frills, early winter 26.2 mile foot race will cost you only $45 or $35 for the Half.

In 2019 there were only 47 marathon finishers. This race is not for the casual runner.

Here is a report on the 2017 race.

Race Results 2022

Millinocket Marathon and Half 2022

3 December | 10 AM | Saturday

33 Penobscot Ave Millinocket, Maine

In 2015, twelve runners ran the marathon and 42 finished the Half and it has taken off from there.

The race was cancelled in 2020 but in 2021, 154 runners finished the marathon and 944 completed the half. In 2022 176 finished the marathon and 1191 finished the half.

This race continues to grow in popularity and make contributions to the Millinocket region.

Our FREE marathon & half was started in 2015 to help a struggling northern Maine mill town that has been devastated by the closing of their major employer. Do not run Millinocket for what you get instead RUN MILLINOCKET for what you GIVE. Please do not take spots in our race unless you are serious about doing your very best to show up (of course we know life happens) but please don’t register just because our race is free. All participants are required to generously patronize Katahdin area businesses in lieu of an entry fee. Our 2016 edition was a tremendous success and we look forward to growing our event in 2017 and all the positive influence it brings!

Millinocket used to be a mill town with two paper mills. When I was growing up the economy and the town were vibrant. The high school had competitive sports teams and they were just another city in Maine.

Now the mills are gone and times have changed in Millinocket. The organizers of this race seek to draw runners from near and far to help inject a little economic life into this Northern Maine town.

As they say in the quote above, don’t sign up just because it is free. Sign up because you want to run the race and provide some stimulus to the local economy while you are there.

Race Results 2022

Boston Prep 16 Miler and 5 Miler

22 January | 10:00 AM | Sunday 2023

West Running Brook Middle School – Derry, NH

Derry 16 miler, winter running, New England Marathons Winter

I’ve run this race twice and it’s been very cold or freezing both times. The first time I ran the race the school parking lot was glazed in black ice. I kept sliding down the parking lot while waiting for the race to begin.

Bring your big boy shorts for this run!

The 27th Annual Northeast Delta Dental Boston Prep – this moderately challenging 16-miler is ideally scheduled for runners training for the Boston Marathon, any other spring marathon or a Runner looking for a mid-winter challenge! Are you a regular runner but not ready for a full 16? Try the “BP-Lite,” which offers a taste of the Boston Prep experience on a 5 mile course!

Registration is open: $75 for the 16-miler and $40 for the 5-Miler through January 20th.

Everyone should put this race on their bucket list. It really is an experience not to be missed.

Here is my 2015 race recap.

2023 Hyannis Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & Marathon Team Relay

5 March | 10:00 AM | Sunday 2023

Hyannis, MA

New England Marathons Winter, Hyannis MarathonGranite State Race Services has this race on their calendar, but they do not have registration information listed.

Registration is open: $70 for the Marathon, $60 for the Half, and $55 for the 10K. The Marathon relay is $120 per team.

The marathon has a registration limit of 400 runners, so once registration opens don’t wait.

These races are USATF Certified:

  • USATF Certification # MA11001RN – Marathon
  • USATF Certification # MA11002RN – Half Marathon
  • Boston Marathon Qualifier – 6 Hour Course Time Limit

2020 ALL Race Results

PEAK Snow Devil Winter Races

3-11 February | 8:00 AM | Saturday – 2023

Pittsfield, VT

This is a snow shoe event where you can run a 100 miler, 100K, a Marathon, Half Marathon or a 10K.

The 100 miler begins at 6AM and the 100K begins at Noon on February 5th The Marathon begins at 7:30AM, Half at 8AM, 10K at 8:30AM and 5K at 9AM all on February 6th.

Snow shoes are required and this race is not for the faint of heart. The course is a 6.5 mile loop with 1200 feet vertical. Only 13 runners finished the marathon in 2018!

Registration is open:$175 for the 100 Miler, $120 for the 100K, $85 for the Marathon, $65 for the Half, $55 for the 10K.


New England Mararthons Winter

The Ocean’s Run Marathon, Half Marathon, 4 Miler & Kids’ Fun Run

TBD March | 8:00 AM | Saturday – possibly cancelled

Misquamicut State Beach, Westerly, RI

All courses are USATF Certified and the marathon is a Boston Qualifier! This race has always been a great tune-up for Boston and other late Spring Marathons.

This race winds through the quiet Westerly beach communities of Misquamicut and Weekapaug. There are water views at nearly every stretch of the race. With hardly any climbs to speak of, this race is fast and furious!!

The race starts and finish at the Misquamicut State Beach! A portion of the proceeds to benefit The Westerly Track and Athletic Club!

Registration for 2022 has not opened. In 2019 registration was: Marathon – $90.00,1/2 Marathon – $60.00 and 4 Miler – $30.

This race received some bad reviews for 2019 and I do not see any information listed for 2022. It looks like this race was last held in 2019.

The Hampton Half

5 March | 10:00 AM | Sunday – registration is open!

Hampton Beach, NH

I know it’s not a marathon, but who wants to sit around until spring?

I’ve run this half three times and it’s one of my favorite halfs.

It’s often cold and sometimes there is a cold breeze off of the Gulf of Maine. Sometimes it’s just a beautiful day.

Here is my 2019 race Recap.

This is a USATF measured and certified course.

Registration is open!

If you are a race director and I have missed your race please contact me at: [email protected] If you are not a race director and know of a marathon that I missed, please contact me at the same email.

Run well my Friends and try to keep warm!

Andy

Medford 5K Race Directory 2023

The source for 5K races in Medford, MA!

Updated December 29th, 2022

Medford 5K race season is still a few months away.

In 2022, Dave McGillivray brought a new 5K and 5 mile event to Medford. Community participation was high and we look forward to running this race again in 2023.

Medford has several great 5K race routes including the Middlesex Fells and the Mystic River Reservation along the Mystic River.

Medford 5K Race Directory 2022 – no updates for 2023 yet.

Running Of The Leprechauns

TBD March | 8:00 AM | Sunday | see you in 2023

5k race, medford 5k racesCancelled in 2021 and 2022 due to COVID-19, it looks like this race will return in 2023.

The Running of The Leprechauns moved back to the American Legion Hall on Winthrop Street in Medford a few years ago.

This location provides plenty of room for people to stay warm and gather after the race.

This Medford 5K race has raised over $115,000 for Boston Children’s Hospital.

Tufts University Graduate Student Council 5K

TBD April | 9:00 AM | See you in 2023

Tufts GSK 5K, Tufts UniversityEach year the Tufts University Graduate Student Council 5K Run/Walk becomes more and more popular.

Like so many races, COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of this race in 2020 and 2021.

In the past, registration was only $20, so you can’t beat the price.

All proceeds benefit Medford, Somerville and Dorchester organizations. The event is sponsored by the Graduate Student Council of Tufts University as part of their effort to support the local community.

This race starts at Eaton Hall and takes place entirely on the Tufts University campus. This helps keep expenses down and provides a challenging course for runners.

Kiwanis SUPER HERO 5K

TBD June | 9:00 AM | Saturday | See you in 2023

Medford 5K race, Medford Kiwanis Super Hero 5KThe Kiwanis SUPER HERO 5K was a new race for Medford in 2019.

They had to cancel in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID and we may have lost this race.

The race took place at Mystic River Bend Park behind McGlynn Elementary School. For your map app use: 3002 Mystic Valley Parkway, Medford, MA 02155

The race route laps the Mystic River and is almost entirely on sidewalk or paths. This makes it a great race to bring the kids to.

Registration was $22.34 for 18+ and $17.02 for youth 6 -17

Summer Run Fest 5K and 10K

30 July | 9:00 AM | Saturday – see you in 2023!

Medford 5K race, boston road runnersA fun Summer race to bring the community together. The racecourse follows the scenic path of Mystic River Reservation.

The race website doesn’t mention the specific location.

The Mystic River State Reservation is on Rt 16/Revere Beach Parkway in Medford. The only way to get into the parking lot is heading east on Rt 16 as this is a divided parkway.

This is near the State Police barracks at Wellington Circle.

On-line registration is closed

I actually ran the 5K this year. I’m coming back from an injury and am horribly out of shape, so I did a race day registration. It was $40.

I’ll have a race review in the next week or so.

Here are the race results.

Run Medford 5K and 5 Mile

18 September | 1:00 PM | Sunday – See you in 2023

Medford City Hall

A new race event is coming to Medford!

The day kicks off at 11:00 AM with a kid’s fun run for children 3 – 12 years old.

Para/Adaptive Athlete Mile begins at 11:30.

At Noon, students aged 14-18 years old may participate in the High School Mile, which will be a three-loop course that starts and finishes at Medford City Hall.

At 12:30 PM the Mayor’s Celebrity Mile kicks off on the same route as the High School Mile.

At 1:00 PM the 5K and 8K/5 mile races begin.

5K/8K includes: t-shirt, finisher’s medal, beer tickets to the post-race party at Carroll’s for participants who are at least 21 years old. A portion of each registration will be directed toward student-athlete programs within the City of Medford. But don’t wait! T-shirts are only guaranteed until JULY 31.

This exciting running event is brought to Medford by Dave McGillivray and DMSE.

Registration was $45 for the 5K or 8K races.

Housing Families 5K

12 November | 10:00 AM | Saturday

2022 registration was $40!

The annual Housing Families 5K Powered by BOND brings awareness to the link between health and homelessness. Homelessness is closely connected to declines in physical and mental health. At Housing Families, we serve more than 1,000 families a year through supportive services and eviction prevention assistance.

You can run the event in person on November 12th at 10AM or virtually between November 12th and 13th.

Teams from Housing Families and BOND will be there to greet you and cheer you on! The race route will take place at River’s Edge Park along the Malden River.

This is a narrow path in some areas, so if you want to run a PR you may want to opt for the virtual race or start at the front.

Refreshments and bathrooms will be available onsite.

Event Results 2022

Medford Jingle Bell Run

? November | 11:00 AM | Sunday

The race was cancelled in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

I’ve heard through the grape vine that it is coming back.

The Medford Jingle Bell run is sponsored by Lonergan Insurance and Real Estate who cover the entire operating cost of the race. This allows every dollar from fundraising to go to the students of the Medford Schools.

Each school in Medford that participates receives race proceeds in proportion to their contribution to the race.

Some high school clubs raise as much in this one event as they would in several fundraising events. And many hands make for lighter work.

This is an innovative concept in fundraising. It allows each elementary, middle school PTO and High School teams and clubs in town to have a significant fundraiser and not have to deal with all of the logistics.

What better way to kick of the Holiday Season than a festive 5K the Sunday before Thanksgiving?

Bring the kids and make it a family run, a family tradition. Many Medford 5K races allow children to run with their parents. Some also feature shorter races just for the kids so they can have some fun and catch the running bug!

Registration fee was $10 for kids under age 11; $15 for kids 11-18; and $25 for adults in advance or $30 day of race.

Run Well My Friends!

Andy

New England Marathons Fall 2023

Looking for a great fall marathon in New England? This extensive listing of marathons all over New England has been updated for 2023.

Updated November 18th

The 2022 New England Marathons Fall season is over. I will be updating this post for Fall of 2023 New England Marathons.

Looking for a winter run? There aren’t many marathons in New England over the winter but I have a New England Winter Marathons 2022/2023 listing available HERE.

GREEN RACE – I am designating any race that makes a serious effort to reduce waste and keep recyclable materials out of a landfill.

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New England Marathons Fall 2023

45th Clarence DeMar Marathon and Half-Marathon

Keene, NH | 24 September | Sunday 2023

Start times: 7:00 AM FULL, 8:00 AM HALF

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2023 registration has not opened.

This point to point marathon is almost as legendary as the man.

Clarence Demar Memorial, Melrose, new Hampshire marathonClarence DeMar lived in Melrose Massachusetts and our club runs by his monument on many of our club runs. Many runners make it a point to touch the monument as they run by.

This race encompasses an entire weekend if you want it to. You can drive up to Keene Friday night and pick up your bib at Ted’s Shoe & Sport on Main Street. Drive the course or go for a short run on Saturday. Saturday night there is a pasta dinner at the Courtyard Marriott.

On Sunday buses take runners to the starting line at Gilsum Elementary School. The first Marathon bus leaves Keene State College at 5:15 AM and the last Marathon bus leave at 5:45 AM.

For the Half-Marathon, buses start leaving Keene State College at 6:30 AM. The last bus is 6:00 AM. Drop off point is Surry Mtn. Beach.

If you have never heard of Clarence DeMar here is a brief bio.

The Clarence DeMar Marathon is USATF Certified, a Boston Qualifier and was selected a Runner’s Choice Top New Hampshire Marathon from the readers of runnersgoal.com.

The weekend can be a family event with a Kid’s Marathon for children from Kindergarten to Grade 5.

For 2022 there were 229 marathon finishers and 307 half-marathon finishers.

Event Results 2019

Event Results 2021

Event Results 2022

29th New Hampshire Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10K

Bristol, NH | 30 September | Saturday | 9:00 AM 2023

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This event features a 1-mile kids race and registration is FREE.

2023 registration has not opened. But had been $90 for the marathon, $70 for the half and $50 for the 10K.

In 2022, this race had it’s best turn out since 2014. There were 188 marathon registrations, 304 for the half, and 114 for the 10K. Total registrations were 606, up from 475 in 2021.

You may want to drive up Friday and enjoy the pasta dinner at 5:00pm at the Union Lodge, and get a good night’s sleep.

This race takes place around Newfound Lake, and lodging options are listed on the race website.

The New Hampshire Marathon was selected as a Runner’s Choice Top New Hampshire Marathon by Runnersgoal.com readers.

All three races are USATF Certified and the New Hampshire Marathon is a Boston Qualifier!

Cash prizes for the top finishers of all three races!

Viewtherace.com NH Marathon course video

Event Results and Photos – 2022 and previous years

Fly to Pie Kingdom Marathon, Half and 10K

Coventry, VT | 7 October | Saturday | 9:00 AM 2023

Fall New England Marathons, Vermont races, Vermont marathonRun it – Bike it – Hike it – But do it!
Doin’ the dirt through “the gut” of the Northeast Kingdom – 26.2 miles, 17 miles, 13.5 miles and 6 Miles courses.

Registration is open for 2023 : $75 for the Marathon and 17 Mile Iconoclast, Half Marathon is $60 and the 10K is $25.

On-site registration IS NOT available.

20% of all registration fees are donated directly to Halo Foundation which provides support for local individuals and families battling cancer to help fund un-covered expenses related to travel and treatment.

Registration is limited to 100 per distance race and 200 for the 10K run/walk.

If you want to run this race you should read their disclaimers are register today!

The full address for your GPS: 2628 Airport Rd, Coventry, VT 05825

There are four great routes, offering four very different options to all types of athletes, runners, bikers, and hikers of all ages and all abilities.

A tough, “vista riddled,” and spectacularly beautiful full marathon that will challenge the best marathon runner.

The 13.5 distance is also the course for the family bike challenge is perfect for kids and parents of all ages.

The 17 mile Iconoclast for something just a little different. (It’s a great training run for the NYC Marathon) And, new in 2016, a 6 mile walk, run, or bike from Irasburg Common to Parker Pie.

For one day in September, we fill these dirt roads through “the gut” of The Northeast Kingdom. Everybody but the 6 milers start at Lakeview Aviation at the Newport Airport in Coventry and heads one way or another to Parker Pie in West Glover, with a great pizza party, great beer, and great music. 6 milers start at Irasburg Common. Shuttle service back to the start is provided by our friends at Jay Peak.

Event Results for 2019

Event Results, write up and Photos for 2021

Event Results and write up for 2022

NipMuck Trail Marathon and Relay

Ashford, CT | 2 October | Sunday | 8:00 AM – see you in 2023

The race is a double out-and-back covering a distance of 26.4 miles. The course is simply a 13-mi-long, northern section of the Nipmuck Trail, which is one of the Blue-Blazed trails managed by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association.

2023 registration has not opened

Marathon registration was $40 and the marathon relay was $70.

Registration was limited to 180 runners in total and there is no race-day registration.

The start line, and middle point, is located at Perry Hill Rd in Ashford. The course runs south for 6.2 mi until reaching Rt 44, then back to the start, then north for 7 mi until reaching Boston Hollow Rd, and finally back to the finish/start line at Perry Hill Rd.

The NipMuck Trail Marathon is a classic old-school trail race taking place along a northern section of the Nipmuck Trail. The race aims to preserve many of the qualities from the early days of the New England trail racing scene.

The race site warns of rough terrain and that in some areas an injured runner may wait an hour or more for medical assistance. This is not for the casual runner!

Event Results 1984 – 2022

Maine Marathon, Half-Marathon and Relay

Portland, ME | 1 October | Sunday | 7:45 AM – 2023

Maine Marathon, New England Fall MarathonThis New England fall marathon went virtual in 2020 but was back to in-person event for 2021 and 2022. As in 2022, this race will feature both in-person and virtual running options.

Virtual runners can run a marathon, half, relay, 10K or 5K either on the course or anywhere.

2023 registration is open!

Through January 1st, 2023 registration fees are:

$75 – Marathon
$50 – Half Marathon
$120 – Marathon Relay

This is a Maine Track Club event and approximately 40% of gross revenue is donated to charities each year. Since 1997 this has amounted to $5.8 million going back into the local community.

Featuring an out-and-back course with rolling hills and views of the Portland skyline, the Back Cove, Casco Bay, and peak fall foliage.

The Marathon is USATF certified and a Boston Marathon qualifier. The Half Marathon is also USATF certified and the Marathon Relay is a unique 2 to 4-person marathon-length event.

While the Maine Marathon community is hopeful for a return to live racing, we will continue to offer our virtual race option, which, in addition to the full, half and relay, includes a 5K and 10K, so all can enjoy this race safely wherever they may be.

We’re also committed to providing as much certainty as we can in these constantly changing times, which is why we have a refund policy if your — or our — plans change.

Viewtherace.com Maine Marathon course video

Event Results 2019

Event Results 2021

Event Results 2022

Joe English Twilight Challenge

Amherst, NH | 1 October | Saturday |5:00 PM – see you in 2023

The Joe English Twilight Challenge is an evening/night trail run hosted by Freestyle Farm in Amherst, NH. The event consists of a marathon, a half-marathon and a 6-hour ultra-marathon. The marathon and half-marathon may be run individually or by relay teams. The relay teams (half or full marathon) consist of 2 or 5 runners completing either 5 or 10 laps on a 2.62-mile loop beginning at 7:00 p.m. The 6-hour ultra-marathon begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. Ultra participants run the 2.62-mile loop continuously for 6 hours.

Most of the race will be run at night on the groomed equestrian trails at Freestyle Farm.

The event is expected to draw 350 runners ranging from casual athletes to experienced ultra-runners. The event is set within a unique venue with high quality trails around a 50-acre pond. The course will be marked with fluorescent light sticks, ground flags and signal fires.

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Medals will be awarded to the first and last place finishers.

All proceeds benefit the Amherst Land Trust. The trust protects rural, scenic, and open-space lands for future generations. Founded in 1975, the trust has worked to educate the public about conservation and protect thousands of acres of land similar to the lands across which most of the challenge runs.

Registration for 2022 is closed but had been $45 for adults and $35 for youth for all distances.

This race is USATF Sanctioned.

Event Results 2019

Hartford Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K

Hartford, CT | 8 October | Saturday – see you in 2023

Registration for 2022 is closed but had been – Marathon – $130, Half Marathon – $110, 5K – $40, Youth Charity 5K – $20. HMF FitKids is only $12.00

All virtual races were $46.00

GREEN RACE

hartford marathon, new england fall marathons2022 marked the 28th running of the Hartford Marathon, wherever you run it.

I ran this marathon in 2012 and can verify that it is very well-organized with lots of community and spectator support.

You can read my race recap HERE.

The Hartford Marathon Foundation takes sustainability seriously. Click HERE to see how they make their races eco-friendly.

When you run the virtual events this year, be sure to keep the spirit alive and be responsible with your trash.

359 people ran the virtual marathon and 1,135 ran the virtual half. Thousands of people ran the 5K and 10K.

Event Results 2019

Virtual Results 2020

Event Results 2021

2022 Event Results and PHOTOS

Amica Newport Marathon & Half

Newport, RI | 8 October | Sunday | 7:30 AM – 2023

Amica Newport Marathon 2022

Race along the ocean and help support six local charities.

The Amica Newport Marathon was recently voted as having the “Best Half Marathon” and “Best Race Swag” in the Northeast by Competitor Magazine.

In 2018 they were voted as the “Best Marathon in Rhode Island” and a “Top 20 Half Marathon in the USA”.

2023 registration is open! Marathon $100, Half Marathon $70 through December 31st.

Both races are USATF Certified and the marathon is a Boston Qualifier.

Shuttle service to the start begins at 5AM. FREE PHOTOS and bag check will be available.

This is something that I wish more races did. I have bags of race shirts already.

Donate Your Shirt to Charity
You are now able to opt out of receiving your event t-shirt when registering. We will then in turn donate the cost of producing that shirt to our partner charities, and announce the donation amount from this initiative following the event.

The race’s charitable partners are the Aquidneck Land Trust, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Boys Town New England, The YMCA Newport, and Clean Ocean Access and other local non-profits.

ALL EVENT RESULTS 2019

Event Results 2021

51st GMAA Green Mountain Marathon & Half

South Hero, VT | 16 October | Sunday | 8:30 AM

The marathon and half-marathon begin and end near the house where Clarence H. Demar, 7 time Boston Marathon Winner, once lived.

vermont marathon, fall new england marathonIt is out and back on the west shore of South Hero and Grand Isle; a land of farms, apple orchards and summer cottages. The terrain is flat to rolling and about half dirt road (hard packed and well maintained).

The half marathon course is an out and back that finishes at the Folsom School (same as the full marathon).

Both races are USATF Certified: VT15301JK

2023 registration is not open

This is a race for runners by runners and has a reasonable registration fee of $60 for the marathon and $40 for the Half. Day of registration is $70 and $50, respectively.

Field is limited to 750 runners.

2019 Event Results

2021 Event Results

2022 Event Results

CircumBurke Trail Challenge

East Burke, VT | ? October | Sunday | 8:02 AM – CANCELLED

Burke Mountain, Sherburne Lodge, East Burke, VT

This race was last run in 2018. I’ll keep it on the list and will make updates as new information becomes available.

Circumbruke Trail Challenge, fall new england marathons, vermont marathon

 

The Ride With GPS app will be used to map and track progress. Participants must have access to a device to run the app during the event.

The Marathon Trail Run is one 27 mile lap and starts at 8 AM. The CircumBerzerk Bikers MTB Challenge starts at 10 AM.

This 27 mile circuit brings athletes through single track and logging trails on Burke Mountain, the Victory Hill Sector and Kingdom Trails.

The one lap event is for runners or bikers. The two lap “CircumBerzerk 50+ miler is for bikers only.

Elevation gain on the course is more than 3,000 feet.

Registration is closed

Late (onsite) registration was $160. Number pickup & late (onsite) registration is at Sherburne Lodge from 5:00 to 7:30 PM and on race day from 6:45 until 9 AM.

All proceeds go towards building and maintaining trails along the route!

Start/Finish Venue: Burke Mountain, Sherburne Lodge, East Burke, VT 05832

Event Results 2018

Mohawk Mountain Races

Cornwall, CT | 15 October | Saturday | 8:00 AM – see you in 2023

In cooperation with Mohawk Mountain, the Mohawk Mountain Race is sponsored by Steep Endurance at Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall, CT.

Normally a ski mountain in the winter, the mountain will be transformed into a super fun course! With its challenging ascents and descents on the ski mountain, it is sure to be a race to remember with sweeping viewpoints of the popping Fall foliage at every turn. With several distances to choose from (5K/10K) and NEW this year, Half Marathon/Marathon options, there’s something for every member of the family!

Registration is closed : $90 for the marathon, $80 for the half, $50 for the 10K and $40 for the 5K.

Trapp Lodge Mountain Marathon

Stowe, VT | 15 October | Sunday | 8:00 AM 2023

This race will challenge you! Although Trapp lodge has some of the smoothest, most runnable trail around, they also boast some incredible single track. Steep climbs and descents and a newly updated climb to the highest point on the Trapp Lodge Property; Round Top Mountain!

The 13.1 mile loop course is approximately 2/3 double track wide trails and dirt roads, and 1/3 serpentine, rugged single track. Full marathon racers will traverse this loop twice. This is a challenging trail race with significant elevation gain and loss and some steep scrambling segments.

2023 registration is not open yet Full Marathon was $105 and the Half was $95 in 2022.

2019 Event Results

2021 Event Results

2022 Event Results

Mount Desert Marathon, Half and Relay

Bar Harbor, ME | 15 October | Sunday | 8:00 AM – Marathon and Marathon Relay,
Half begins at 8:30 in Northeast Harbor – See you in 2023

MDI Marathon, Maine Marathon, fall new england marathons

Named ‘Most Scenic & runner-up Best Overall Marathon’ by Runner’s World

New England Runner Magazine’s Race of the Year! And many other accolades, too many to list here.

The Marathon and Half Marathon are sold out. Only the Team Relay has a few bibs available.

The Marathon and Marathon Relay begin in Bar Harbor, hits the half-way mark near Northeast Harbor and ends in Southwest Harbor.

Miles 12 through 19 are run along the eastern shore of Somes Sound, the only true fjord on the Atlantic Coast. While the entire island is beautiful, Somes Sound has always been one of my favorite areas on MDI.

The Half Marathon begins at 8:30AM in Northeast Harbor and runs north along Somes Sound for five miles.

The marathon had 737 finishers in 2018, and the half had 632 finishers. The Marathon is USATF Sanctioned & Certified: ME12018JK.

2023 registration is not open yet But was – $130 for the Marathon, $115 for the Half, Three-person relay is $100.

PAST RESULTS – All races

Baystate Marathon & Half Marathon

Lowell, MA | 15 October | Sunday | 8:00 AM – 2023

2023 registration has opened $115 for the Marathon, $100 for the Half and $50 for the half-marathon relay.

baystate, bay state marathonThis marathon always sells out. There are very few flat marathons in New England, but Baystate is one of them.

If you are looking to qualify for Boston, this is a good choice. The race is mostly flat with the bridges over the Merrimack having the most elevation gain. Part of the course is a double loop, so it can be challenging to see the “Mile 22” sign when you are at Mile 12 and starting to feel it.

This is a well supported race with local high schools competing to have the best water stop! There is plenty of parking at the Tsongas Arena garage.

This is a favorite race for many GBA runners and had about 1,300 finishers in 2018. I’ve run Baystate four times. Baystate Recap – 2014

Viewtherace.com Baystate Marathon course video

EVENT RESULTS 2021 back to the 90s!

8th Annual Ocean State Rhode Races

Narragansett, RI | 29 October | Sunday | 7:30 AM

GREEN RACE

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The Marathon starts at 7:30AM, Half at 8AM and the 5K at 8:15AM.

2023 registration opens on November 22nd

Marathon – $80, Half Marathon – $55, 5K – $20

Virtual Marathon and Half – $50, virtual 5K – $30.

These races feature FREE PHOTOS and a secured bag check at the start.

The Marathon is a Boston Qualifier. The Ocean State Rhode Races Half is the final stop of the Rhode Race Series, a four stop series of Rhode Island Half Marathons.

This race harkens back to the original Ocean State Marathon with the start in Narragansett Beach.

It follows beautiful Rt 1a and showcases wonderful ocean views, old stone walls, working farms, estuaries and kayak stands. It really is a pretty one.

It is a smaller marathon so if you are looking to BQ – you won’t have to fight through crowds of people at the start.

Rhode Races & Events is committed to recycling at this year’s Ocean State Rhode Races. Road Races create a lot of waste, but we’ll reduce our footprint by diverting hundreds of pounds of cardboard boxes, water jugs, and plastic bottles from the landfill.

To learn more about our race day efforts and how you can help – please click this link. Additionally – all clothing discarded at the start of the race will be donated to North American Family Institute.

Rhode Races offers a variety of discounts and packages for companies looking to foster their corporate health and wellness initiatives. Employees training and participating together helps promote team camaraderie, increased branding and a sense of goodwill. Join our Corporate Fit Challenge and compete to be the “Most Fit” or the “Most Philanthropic” business. Learn more

EVENT RESULTS and PHOTOS

Mayflower Wind Cape Cod Marathon and Half Marathon

Falmouth, MA | 7-8 October | 8:00 AM – Saturday and Sunday – 2023

cape cod marathon, New England fall marathonsThis is a great fall Cape Cod racing event.

Registration for 2023 is open! Early bird rates are: – $95 for the Marathon, $85 for the Half, and $35 for the 5K.

Included in entry fee: (subject to change due to state/town COVID health restrictions on race weekend)

Gender-specific long sleeve shirt
Customized bib with the first name spelled how you registered (if registered by September 13, 2021)
Secure gear check
Boston Qualifier and certified race course stocked with water and Gatorade
Unique coastal medal
Hot clam chowdah and soup station with vegan, gluten free and dairy free options at the finish line!
Apple cider donuts!
The best town, volunteers and committee to support you!

The marathon was named “The Best Marathon in Massachusetts” by the RaceRaves in 2018.

All Event Results

Cape Cod Marathon Half

Falmouth, MA | 7 October | 8:00 AM – see you in 2023

Please see above for details and registration.

2019 HALF RESULTS

Clam Chowdah Challenge

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The Clam Chowdah Challenge consists of the half and full marathon run on Marathon weekend.

Are you up to the Chowdah Challenge?

All finishers of the Clam Chowdah Challenge will receive a chowdah bowl and “medal” spoon, medals for both races and a race shirt.

Run the Chowdah Challenge for $185

Previous Marathon and Half Marathon results

In 2019 the organizers implemented changes to minimize the environmental impact of these races. They are reducing waste by:

Replacing plastic bags with Eco-Friendly for Number Pick Up bags
Providing compostable cups at all water stops
Replacing single-use plastic water bottles with reusable water bottles at the finish lines
Creating Compost/Recycle/Trash stations at the finish line
Providing compostable bowls and spoons for the soup and chowder at the marathon and relay finish line
Recycling left over medals when needed

While running your virtual race you can reduce your footprint also.

Don’t toss water bottles or drop that tare off from your gel pack. If you have trash while you are running, hold onto it and look for a trash barrel.

9th Annual LOCO Half and Full Marathon

Newmarket, NH | 22 October | Sunday | 8:00 AM – 2023

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The 9th Annual LOCO half and full Marathon is a spectacular 13.1 mile loop course run completely on tree-lined rural roads.

It travels through four local coastal towns: Newmarket, Lee, Epping and Newfields New Hampshire.

Not only is a scenic course, it is designed to be fast and easy. Half marathoners run one loop. Marathoners run a second loop. For the past two years over 32% on average of marathoners qualified for the Boston Marathon.

The Marathon is a double loop of the Half-Marathon. It’s all country roads and 3 miles of rail trail.

This is a runner’s race. The finish time cut-off for 59 years and under is 4:30. For 60 and older it is 5 hours even.

Most marathons have a 6 hour cut-off time. If you are running to see the foliage, you may want to pick another race. If marathon runners cannot make the half-way mark by 2:15 or 2:30 for 60+ years, you will be pulled from the course!

Oh, and marathon runners MUST bring photo ID. So no faking 60+ to get the extra 30 minutes to finish the race!

Cut-off time for the Half-Marathon is 2:30.

The course is USATF Certified at 13.10938 miles. Combined registration is limited to 1,000 runners. Finisher’s medals for all marathon finishers!

Hot food will be served after the race and Smuttynose Brewing will be pouring!

2023 registration is open! $79 for the marathon and $59 for the half marathon.

Events Results 2019

The Roxbury Marathon and Roxbury Half Marathon

Roxbury, CT | 12 November | 8:30 AM

The Roxbury Marathon and Roxbury Half Marathon are hilly, no-frills foot-races that are run over some of the roads used by the Roxbury Races annual series (about 40 races from February into early December each year).

The entry fee is $35 for the half marathon and $40 for the marathon to cover costs.

2023 registration has not opened yet

Manchester City Marathon, Half, Relays & 5K

Manchester, NH | 12 November | Sunday | 7:30 to 9:30 AM

You have the option to run in Manchester or run a virtual race.

Virtual races can be run between November 2nd and 8th.

New Hampshire Marathon, Fall marathon New England

 

 

 

 

START LINE PROCEDURES
This event will utilize “time trial start” format that will facilitate “social distancing” for the entirety of the event. Participants will be seeded based off their self-submitted paces. Athletes will start one-by-one in a time-trial format, 10 seconds after one another. Participants will be assigned a dedicated start time along with specific times for parking, check-in time and report to corral time.

See there website for more details.

The largest New Hampshire marathon, Manchester is USATF Certified and a Boston Qualifier.

The web site describes the race as hilly, challenging and scenic. Many friends have run this race and only had good things to say about their experience.

Registration OPEN – $90 for the Marathon, $75 for the Half, $160 for the 4-way Marathon Relay and $110 for the 2-way Marathon Relay. The 2-way Half Relay is $95. The 5K is $25.

The virtual marathon and half are $40. The virtual 5K is $30.

They are looking for volunteers.

The first 2,000 runners will receive a long sleeve event shirt. All runners will enjoy Sam Adams beverages as well as flat bread pizza, Dasani water and Stoneyfield yogurt.

Free race photos, finisher video and bag check will be available.

Event Results from 2007 to 2022

Viewtherace.com Manchester City Marathon course video

The Millinocket Marathon & Half

Millinocket Marathon, Maine marathon

Millinocket, ME | 3 December | Saturday

Marathon starts at 10AM
Half Marathon starts at 10:10 AM

The last of the New England Marathons for fall of 2022 and registration is closed!

2022 registration is closed

There is no registration fee for this race. This New England Marathon was conceived of as a way to help the economy of a Northern Maine former mill town: Millinocket.

When I was growing up the paper industry made Millinocket a bustling town. While I was attending college at The University of Maine the mill was on it’s last legs. Everyone knew that hard times were coming, just like they did in so many other mill towns across America.

Just like other mill towns across the country, Millinocket is working to reinvent itself.

This race allows you to be a part of that revival and run a great marathon or half marathon.

This race is at least five hours north of Boston. Throw in some traffic or weather and you’ll be well beyond five hours. Just keep that in mind.

Oh, it it’s guaranteed to be cold. It’s just a question of how cold. Keep this in mind before you register.

A note from the Race Director:

Important: Please don’t register unless you are somewhat serious about traveling to Millinocket in the first place. Although our race is FREE, we still prepare bib numbers and accrue expenses to prepare for your participation. We totally understand that life happens, but if you can’t come, don’t just NOT show up; it’s very important to officially cancel your registration in a timely manner so that those volunteering their time and funds do not expend them unnecessarily. Thank you for your understanding — we can’t wait to see you in the Magic City!

2021 Race Results

Looking for a Winter 2019 marathon? Click HERE.

Run well my friends!

Andy