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New England Marathons Winter 2024

Updated March 1st, 2024

Astronomical Winter 2024 officially began on Saturday, December 21st at 4:21 AM EST and will last through March 20th. This link is to an article that nicely explains the seasons.

Astronomical Spring begins on March 19th but meteorological Spring bagan on March 1st. Either way, with longer days it is beginning to feel like Spring around here!

The New England Winter Marathon season for 2024 is winding down. The last two races are Half at the Hamptons and the Hyannis Marathon and Half on March 3rd.

There are very few winter races in New England, so I stretched the season to November and added several non-marathons. When the snow flies and the temperatures dip, it get’s pretty quiet around here.

New England Marathons Winter

Roxbury Marathon 2023

11 November | 8:30 AM  | Saturday – see you in 2024

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.

Registration for Winter 2024 should open in September.

In 2019, only 47 runners finished the marathon. In 2022 only 36 runners finished the marathon and 38 runners finished the half marathon. This race is not for the casual runner.

Here is a report on the 2017 race.

Race Results 2023

Race Results 2022

Millinocket Marathon and Half 2023

7  December | 10 AM | Saturday – See you in 2024

31-33 Penobscot Ave Millinocket, Maine

2024 registration has not opened

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 2023 194 finished the marathon and 1462 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 2015 to 2023

Boston Prep 16 Miler and 5 Miler 2024

21 January | 10:00 AM | Sunday –  See you in 2025

West Running Brook Middle School – Derry, NH

New England Marathons Winter, Boston Marathon Training, Derry, NH

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 28th 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!

2025 registration is not open yetFor 2024 it was, $90 for the 16-miler and $40 for the 5-Miler through January 19th.

Proceeds Benefit the Greater Derry Track Club’s Kids Summer Fun Run Program.

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

Here is my 2015 race recap.

PEAK Snow Devil Winter Races

10-11 February | 8:00 AM | Saturday & Sunday – see you in 2025

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 67 runners finished any of the races in 2024! Of which, 5 finished the marathon and non finished the 100K or 100 mile.

New England Marathons Winter, Vermont Marathon

2024 registration was: $145 for the 100 Miler, $130 for the 100K, $95 for the Marathon, $85 for the Half, $65 for the 10K. – 85 bibs are left as of January 26 –.

MV Winter Classic and Amity Relay

17 February| 11:00 AM | Saturday –  2024

Vineyard Haven, MA

The MV Classic is a 20 mile run and the Amity Relay is a 2-person 10 mile run each. taking place on Martha’s Vineyard.

2024 registration was: $85 for the Classic and $80 for the Amity Relay. Registration ended February 15th.

Registration includes: Race T-shirt, a finisher’s medal, bag check at the starting line, a post race meal, busing back to the boat, and a great experience overall.

The MV Winter Classic and Amity Relay is a “must race” for die-hard runners of many levels. From highly competitive athletes looking for a test of their Boston and spring marathon readiness to dedicated recreational runners seeking to extend the length of their monthly long-run, this race offers the chance to combine a visit to one of the East Coast’s most beautiful shore communities with a race on a fast, USATF certified course.

The MV Winter Classic and Amity Relay will benefit several Island youth programs. Proceeds from your registration fee will be distributed among these programs to help offset expenditures and rising costs of operation.

Martha’s Vineyard is an island and the race website provides some directions for you to make ferry reservations.

2024 Hyannis Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & Marathon Team Relay

3 March | 10:00 AM | Sunday  –  2024

Hyannis, MA

New England Marathons Winter, Hyannis Marathon

Now in it’s 41st year, the course is paved and mostly flat and gentle, with a few rolling areas along an an extremely picturesque and historical route.

2024 registration is closed: $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 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

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

TBD March | 8:00 AM | Saturday –  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 2024 has not opened. In 2019 registration was: Marathon – $90.00,1/2 Marathon – $60.00 and 4 Miler – $30.

I’ve checked their website several times and I don’t see any updates since 2019. We may have lost another New England running event.

The 2024 Hampton Half 

3 March | 10:00 AM | Sunday – 2024

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.

2024 registration is sold out!

If you are a race director and I have missed your race please contact me at: info@omnirunning.com. 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

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