New England Series: June 10-15, 2024

Day 1 (Mon, June 10): Simsbury, Connecticut
Day 2 (Tue, June 11): Lincoln, Rhode Island
Day 3 (Wed, June 12): Holyoke, Massachusetts
Day 4 (Thu, June 13): Springfield, Vermont
Day 5 (Fri, June 14): Claremont, New Hampshire
Day 6 (Sat, June 15): Sanford, Maine

Quick Overview
Series Dates: Monday, June 10 – Saturday, June 15, 2024
Race Times: All Regular Starts are at 6:00 AM (ET) and optional Early Starts are at 5:00 AM (ET). Early Start available for distances of half marathon or longer. We encourage any 6+ hour participants to take advantage of the Early Starts. Pre-Race Briefing will start approximately 10 minutes before each of the two race start times.seriesgroupfb

Packet Pickup Options

  • Pre-Series Packet Pickup: Sunday, June 9, 5-6:30 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, there’s NO pasta dinner.
  • Race Day Packet Pickup/Registration: Packet Pickup is available each race day morning from 4:00-5:45 AM . If picking up your packet less than 15 minutes before the race start could result in not being ready for the race start – please plan accordingly.

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. ( 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: 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 moderate shade.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 13′
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon.
    • Course Lap Preview


  • Day 2: 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 and moderate rolling hills.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 69′
    • Tentative Course Laps: 16 laps for Marathon.
    • Course Lap Preview

Lincoln, RI

  • Day 3: Massachusetts
    • Ashley 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.
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon.
    • Course Lap Preview


  • Day 4: 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 5: 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. Some short narrow sections.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 46′
    • Tentative Course Laps: 16 laps for Marathon.
    • Course Lap Preview

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: 14 laps for Marathon.


Travel distances/times between race locations (estimates):

  • 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!

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

June 10-15 2024
Race Type By 10/31/23 11/1/23-12/31/23 1/1/24-4/30/24 After 4/30/24
Full $110 $120 $135 $155
Half $95 $105 $120 $135
10K $55 $55 $55 $65
5K $45 $45 $45 $55
50K $120 $130 $145 $165
Register Online: HERE!!
Mail-in Registration Form: HERE!!
Prices are per race. 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 to another participant.
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