Sunday May 1st, 2016 8:00am
The Race of Champions Marathon is held in memory of Walter H. Childs
Sr., the founder of the race who died in 1991.
(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.
2016 Marathon Route
Directions to Race
Start and Finish:
Friday & Saturday April 29th-30th
until 10.am-7:00 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 1st - 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
TBAverall Male & Female: 1st $250, 2nd $150 3rd
Age Group Winners: $50 (1-39,40-49,50-59,60+) first
150 entrants will recve commeml finihers
will also receive a finishing medallio
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