NEW! Half Marathons Now Available!
The New England Challenge
5 Marathons, 5 States, 5 Days
May 20, 2013 - Friday May 24, 2013
Hi, I am Chuck Savage, race director of the New England Challenge. I have been running marathons since 1979 and have run a lot of them all across the US.
I was inspired by the Dust Bowl Marathon Series and notice how close the New England states were from each other. I thought of how expensive it was for 50 Staters and Maniacs to make several trips to New England, so I asked why not do them all at one time? I believe that it will save runners a lot of money to do these races. All runners will recieve individual finisher medals for each race, a t-shirt and a special award for finishing all five races.
There will be a limit of 50 runners for each race at this time. Unfortunately, since this is such a small race, we are not able to give refunds for anyone that signs up. These races meet all rules of the 50 States but are not certified. All races are 26.2 miles each and start at 6:00am EST. These races are designed by runners for runners.
HALF MARATHON INFORMATION
All of the sites for the Half Marathons will be at the sames sites as the full Marathons. All of the Half Marathons start at 6:30 am (a half hour after the full marathoners start). I have room to allow about 25 Half Marathoners only. There will be no race day registration for Half Marathoners. All registrations are due by May 1, 2013.
Pine Tree Half Marathon: Portland, Maine
Since the marathon is 7 laps, we will run a short lap at first at a new starting point and then 3 more laps, finishing where the full marathoners finish.
Granite State Half Marathon: Nashua, New Hampshire
Since the marathon is 5 laps, we will run a short loop and then 2 complete loops and then finish in the same place as the full marathoners.
Red Island Half Marathon: Warwick, Rhode Island
Since the marathon is 9 laps, we will start 4/10 of a mile after the start line of the full marathon then do 5 laps and we will finish in the same place as the full marathoners.
Nutmeg Half Marathon: Heartford, Connecticut
Since the marathon is 12 laps, we will do 6 laps plus a .58 miles at the start then finish in the same place as the full marathoners.
Old Colony Half Marathon: Springfield, Massachusettes
Since the marathon is 4 laps, we will do 2 laps plus .58 miles at the start then finish in the same place as the full marathoners.
Below is a list of the races that are available to register for in the New England Challenge. Simply click on the race or races that you would like to participate in and follow the instruction on each page. You can also register for each race through Active.com or meet the challenge and register for all 5 races.
NEW ENGLAND CHALLENGE RACES:
These races are a product of Savage Racing, Inc.