Sunday May 4th, 2014 8:00am
Notes March 5, 2014:
Welcome Griffin's Friends
Marathon Challenge !
making further changes to accommodate
the increased number of runners expected.
Look to this
page for more updates in the upcoming weeks detailing race day
number pickup, parking, post race activities as well
as a detailed course map with parking, water stops markings, etc.
If you are running as part of the Griffin's Friends Challenge
please do not send in an application or register in person at Fast
Feet. Check with your Griffin's Friend contact first. Thanks!
The Race of Champions Marathon is held in memory of Walter H. Childs
Sr., the founder of the race who died in 1991.
COURSE: The race is a full
marathon, 26.2 miles. The course is USATF certified
Map and can be used as
a qualifying race for entry into the
Boston Marathon. The course is
very scenic including country roads, both dirt and paved.
Directions to Race
Start and Finish:
17A to Route 5N (a right off exit and left at light): Follow Rt 5 North 1.2 miles
and take a left at light
onto Mt Tom Access Rd.
Mt Tom Access Rd to the I-91overpass, approx .6 miles up the road. This
is the finish line.
To get to the start line take the right at
the gated road just after the overpass up Mt Tom Ski Rd for one mile to the
former Ski Lodge. Parking is allowed on both sides of road.
The race start line is approx 200 yards past the Ski Lodge
inside the gravel yard.
Ski Lodge 5
Mt Tom Ski Rd
Take Exit 17
to Route5 South turn right onto Mt Tom Access Rd. Follow directions
Friday & Saturday May 2nd-3rd
until 10.am-5:00 p.m.
Fast Feet Running Store
231 Elm St,
Phone (413) 734-0955.
Registration & Number
New Changes 3/5/14
We will be setting up a
registration tent at the finish area for race day registration and
It will not be at Hamel's or at the start area as in
The finish area is one mile from the start area.
We will publish more details as we finalize start and finish area
parking transportation etc.
Post Race Party &
4th - Time: TBD
Summit View Banquet & Meeting House @ Pavilion
Post Race food for all
finishers by Hamels Catering
Parking and restroom facilities are available
in the rear by the Pavilion
Directions from finish area
Overall Male & Female: 1st $250, 2nd $150 3rd
Age Group Winners: $50 (1-39,40-49,50-59,60+)
Overall Team: $200 Top 3 Scorers
Merchandise prizes to male and female
winners in Open, Masters, Seniors, and Veterans age groups. The first
150 entrants will receive commemorative T-shirts.
will also receive a finishing medallion.
are many motels in the area, particularly on Route 5, Exit 13 off I-91
in West Springfield. Including: Days’ Inn (413-785-5365), Red Roof Inn
(413-731-1010), Clarion (413-781-8750).
addition the America’s Best Value Inn, 671 Northampton Ave. (413
536-3377), Holyoke Hotel & Conference Center, at exit 15 (413 534-3311),
and Yankee Peddlar Inn at exit 16 (413 532 9494) are located nearer to
the start in Holyoke.
There are a variety of restaurants along
Route 5 from West Springfield to Holyoke. For the traditional
carbo-loading, we suggest Red Rose Pizzeria, 1074 Main St., Springfield,
also IHOP at the junction of Route 5
and Elm St. in West Springfield, Pizzeria Uno at the Holyoke Mall (exit
15 rte 91, Bertucci’s on rte 5 near the Riverdale shops, JP’s, and
Whiting Farm Rd off of
rte 91exit 15.
If you have any
questions, contact us