56th Annual Marathon &
4th Annual Half Marathon
Sunday May 6th, 2018 8:00am
Online Registration opens December 13
Friends Runners should use online registration.
The Race of Champions Marathon is held in memory of Walter H. Childs
Sr., the founder of the race who died in 1991.
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.
Course Map & USATF Certification #MA16007JK
NEW START TIME for HOLYOKE HALF marathon
only is 9:00 AM
(Marathon will start at 8 AM same time and place as listed)
Course change: The Holyoke half marathon course will be the final 13.1
miles of the marathon course. The STARTING location for the half is now
on Mountain Road. Please note: you will park at the finish (Summit View,
555 Northampton St, Holyoke MA) and be shuttled via bus to the start.
Please arrive by 8 AM to be shuttled in time for the start of the half
marathon which will be at 9:00 AM. Any clothing you wish to wear on the
shuttle and discard at the start of the half will be returned to the
finish for you.
For a map of the NEW HALF marathon route, please
refer to the marathon map pdf; the half course is the final 13.1 miles
of the marathon route.
Directions to Race
Start and Finish:
Summit View Banquet Holyoke, MA
Number Pick-up at the Fast Feet store:
Friday, May 4th 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and
Saturday, May 5th 10.am-5:00 p.m.
Fast Feet Running Store
231 Elm St,
Phone (413) 734-0955.
Registration & Number
We will be setting up a
registration tent at the finish area for race day registration and
Post Race Party &
May 6th - 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
Marathon: Top Male & Female Overall in Marathon: 1st $100 2nd $75 3rd
Marathon Age Group Winners (1-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+):merchandise prizes
- no double dipping
Half Marathon: 1-39, 40-49, 50-59.60+): merchandise prizes
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