New England Series: June 5-10, 2023
Day 1 (Mon, June 5): Simsbury, Connecticut
Day 2 (Tue, June 6): Lincoln, Rhode Island
Day 3 (Wed, June 7): Holyoke, Massachusetts
Day 4 (Thu, June 8): Springfield, Vermont
Day 5 (Fri, June 9): Claremont, New Hampshire
Day 6 (Sat, June 10): Sanford, Maine
Series Dates: Monday, June 5 – Saturday, June 10, 2023
Race Times: All races in this series will begin at 6:00 AM (ET).
Packet Pickup: Sunday, June 4, 5-6 PM, Iron Horse Greenway, Iron Horse Blvd, Simsbury, CT – GPS (map): N 41.87680, W 72.79881
Due to hosting a race at the same time as Packet Pickup, NO pasta dinner.
Race Day Packet Pickup/Registration: Packet Pickup is available each race day morning starting 90 minutes prior to the Regular Start (30 minutes prior to the optional Early Start).
Early Start: Optional Early Start recommended for 50K, marathon, and half marathoners expecting a 6+ hour finish time. One hour before Regular Start.
Time Limit: None. We have a “no runner left behind” policy, and we happily stay until the final finisher crosses the line. Walkers are always welcome!
Pets/Strollers: Pets are not allowed, for the safety and comfort of our runners/walkers; you’re welcome to bring a stroller if you have small children.
Group dinners, hotels, and airports: Check New England Series Facebook Group.
Hotels Searches: CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME
Discounts: $10 discount on marathon/half marathon to active military, as well as members of any club that will list these events on their calendar. (Active.com requires a code to receive discount, which you can find on the club’s site or by contacting us.) We also offer a discount for local participants; contact us for details.
Food/Aid Stations: Due to our unique multi-loop course setup, we have one giant “aid station,” with more food and drink than you could ever need! Ask anyone who’s run at least one of our races; we’ve got everything from fruit to jelly beans to sandwiches, water to Gatorade to hot coffee, and everything in between. Way more than just granola bars and bananas–we even have our very own mobile kitchen, Loony Lunchbox!
Registration information is below. You may do any number of races; special medals are awarded to those who complete all seven races!
- Day 1: Connecticut
- Day 2: Rhode Island
- Day 3: Massachusetts
- Day 4: Vermont
- Day 5: New Hampshire
- Day 6: Maine
- Sanford Springvale YMCA
- 1 Emile Levasseur Drive
- Sanford, ME 04073
- GPS (map): N 43.456720, W 70.782594
- Terrain: Asphalt on the Mousam Way Trail with lots of shade.
- Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 36′
- Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon.
Travel distances/times between race locations:
- Independence Series (NY) => Day 1 (CT): 139 miles, 2:37
- Day 1 (CT) => Day 2 (RI): 89 miles, 1:54
- Day 2 (RI) => Day 3 (MA): 80 miles, 1:36
- Day 3 (MA) => Day 4 (VT): 88 miles, 1:23
- Day 4 (VT) => Day 5 (NH): 14 miles, 0:21
- Day 5 (NH) => Day 6 (ME): 105 miles, 2:14
What about the bling?
We all know that’s the best part! Every participant will receive one t-shirt and other fun goodies.
All finishers will receive a separate medal for each day; in addition, we give a special medal to those who complete all races in a series.
We even give a special award to each person participating in his or her first full or half marathon!
The best part: The famous caboose, given to the final finisher of each marathon and half marathon!