New England


New England Series: CANCELLED

Day 1 (Sun, August 30): Matamoras, Pennsylvania
Day 2 (Mon, August 31): Simsbury, Connecticut
Day 3 (Tue, Sept 1): Lincoln, Rhode Islandseriesgroupfb
Day 4 (Wed, Sept 2): Holyoke, Massachusetts
Day 5 (Thu, Sept 3): Springfield, Vermont
Day 6 (Fri, Sept 4): Claremont, New Hampshire
Day 7 (Sat, Sept 5): Sanford, Maine


Quick Overview
Series Dates: Sunday, August 30-Saturday, September 5, 2020
Race Times: All races in this series will begin at 6:00 AM EDT.
Packet Pickup: Saturday, August 29, 4-6 PM,  Airport Park
701 Avenue Q, Matamoras, PA 18336 (GPS map: N 41.362988, W 74.695318). Free pasta dinner will be served during packet pickup.

Race Day Packet Pickup/Registration: One hour before start time on race day, at the start line. (Early starters may pick up packets on race morning, beginning 30 minutes before early start time.)
Early Start: Yes, for 50K, marathon, and half marathon only. One hour before regular start time, every day.
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: PA, 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. ( 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!

Race Locations:

  • Day 1: Pennsylvania
    • Airport Park
    • 701 Avenue Q
    • Matamoras, PA 18336
    • GPS (map): N 41.362988, W 74.695318
    • Terrain: Smooth asphalt with no shade.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 26′
    • Tentative Course Laps: 14 laps for Marathon.
    • Course Lap Preview


  • Day 2: Connecticut
    • Iron Horse Greenway
    • Iron Horse Blvd
    • Simsbury, CT
    • GPS (map): N 41.87680, W 72.79881
    • Terrain: Asphalt on the Iron Horse Greenway with short section of gravel, moderate shade.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 13′
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon.
    • Course Lap Preview


  • Day 3: Rhode Island
    • Blackstone River State Park Visitor’s Center
    • I-295 (after mile marker 19)
    • Lincoln, RI
    • GPS (map): N 41.93974 W 71.44457
    • Terrain: Scenic, asphalt bike path with lots of shade.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 69′
    • Tentative Course Laps: 16 laps for Marathon.
    • Course Lap Preview

Lincoln, RI

  • Day 4: Massachusetts
    • Ashly Reservoir
    • Off from Whitney Avenue, behind Elk’s lodge
    • 250 Whitney Avenue
    • Holyoke, MA 01040
    • GPS (map): 42.175295, -72.651946
    • Terrain: Very scenic, wide crushed gravel trail with moderate shade.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 79′
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon.
    • Course Lap Preview


  • Day 5: Vermont
    • Toonerville Trail
    • 290 Clinton Street
    • Springfield, VT
    • GPS (map): N 43.284026, W 72.470736
    • Terrain: Smooth asphalt rails-to-trails path with moderate shade.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 31′
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon.
    • Course Lap Preview


  • Day 6: New Hampshire
    • Monadnock Park
    • 190 Broad Street
    • Claremont, NH 03743
    • GPS (map): 43.367485, -72.332879
    • Terrain: Mix of asphalt and crushed gravel on the Bobby Woodman Trail, moderate shade.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 46′
    • Tentative Course Laps: 20 laps for Marathon.
    • Course Lap Preview

New Hampshire

  • Day 7: 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 (PA):  1 mile, 0:02
  • Day 1 (PA) => Day 2 (CT): 139 miles, 2:37
  • Day 2 (CT) => Day 3 (RI): 89 miles, 1:54
  • Day 3 (RI) => Day 4 (MA): 80 miles, 1:36
  • Day 4 (MA) => Day 5 (VT): 88 miles, 1:23
  • Day 5 (VT) => Day 6 (NH): 14 miles, 0:21
  • Day 6 (NH) => Day 7 (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!

Pennsylvania – Connecticut – Rhode Island – Massachusetts – Vermont – New Hampshire – Maine

August 30-September 5 2020
Race Type By 11/30/19 12/1/19-2/28/20 3/1/20-5/31/20 After 6/1/20
Full $100 $115 $130 $150
Half $85 $100 $115 $130
10K $45 $45 $45 $55
5K $35 $35 $35 $45
Register Online: HERE!!
Mail-in Registration Form: HERE!!
You may also register during packet pickup or on race day (cash/check/credit card/PayPal). Entry fees are non-refundable and may not be transferred or deferred.

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