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America's 10th Oldest Marathon  and  the 19th Oldest Marathon in the World....

 
   

 

54th Annual
Sunday May 1st, 2016  8:00am

ONLINE REGISTRATION:
Online registration is open to all runners we do encourage Griffins Friends Runners to use online registration.
https://www.runreg.com/holyokemarathon

INFORMATION SHEET

HISTORY:  The Race of Champions Marathon is held in memory of Walter H. Childs Sr., the founder of the race who died in 1991. 

COURSE:  (we will have information on the 1/2 marathon course shortly)
The race is a full marathon, 26.2 miles.  The course is USATF certified 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.

MAP
:
2016 Marathon Route

Half Marathon:
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1025608637


Directions to Race Start and Finish:
http://www.mapquest.com/directions/to/us/massachusetts/delicatessens-holyoke/summit-view-banquet-304606567


Early Number Pick-up:

Friday & Saturday April 29th-30th until 10.am-7:00 p.m.
Fast Feet Running Store
231 Elm St,
  West Springfield
Phone (413) 734-0955.
 

Race-Day Registration & Number Pick-up:
We will be setting up a registration tent at the finish area for race day registration and number pick-up.

Post Race Party & Awards Ceremony
:
Sunday May 1st - Time: TBD
Summit View Banquet & Meeting House @ Pavilion
Post Race food for all finishers by Hamels Catering 

555 Northampton
St (Route 5)
Parking and restroom facilities are available in the rear by the Pavilion area.


Awards:    TBAverall Male & Female: 1st $250, 2nd $150 3rd $100
Age Group Winners: $50 (1-39,40-49,50-59,60+)
first 150 entrants will recve commeml finihers will also receive a finishing medallio

LODGING:   There 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).  In 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.

RESTAURANTS:  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 Cracker Barrel  on Whiting Farm Rd off of  rte 91exit 15.


If you have any questions, contact us


Sponsors

 
Jiffy Lube
http://flroberts.com
 
http://www.psrblaw.com/
http://www.psrblaw.com/
 

Chestnut Medical
300 Birnie Ave
Springfield, MA
(413) 785-5344

 

Marox Corp
Advanced
Manufacturing
Technologies
Holyoke, MA
http://www.marox.com/

 
Salon Bocage
44 Walnut Street
Chicopee, MA 01020
413-593-9011
http://salonbocage.com/
 



 
 

 
 


Course Records:
Dave Hanechak (GSH)
2:29:48 (1995)
 
Melissa Stellato
3:01:50 (2014)

 

 

Last modified: 21-Apr-2016