Frequently Asked Questions

New England Challenge FAQ

Are the courses flat?

The courses are scenic and beautiful; however, our only true flat course would be the Old Colony Marathon in Massachusetts.

 

Are these races chip timed? Are the courses USATF certified? Are these races Boston Qualifiers?

Yes to all three questions!

Do you have early starts?

No, all our races start at 6AM.

 

Do you have a time limit?

We have a seven hour time limit. If you feel like you need more time, send us a message!

 

How often do you have water stops?

All of our races have one aid station right next to the start/finish line. We also have a secondary water station for our Granite State Marathon (Nashua, New Hampshire) and Maple Leaf Marathon (Fairlee, VT). Check out our race information for the length of each loop.

 

What kind of food do you provide?

Everyday: Chips, Cookies, Pretzels, Peanut M&M’s, Jelly Beans, Energy Balls, Salted Baby Potatoes & Sandwiches (Peanut Butter & Jelly, Turkey & Cheese and Ham & Cheese)

Breakfast: Grilled Cheese (with and without ham and egg), Breakfast Burritos (with and without sausage) and Waffles.

Lunch Specials (Each day we would have 2 to 3 of the following menu items available): Vegetarian Pesto Pasta Salad, Sweet & Sour Meatballs, Hotdogs with Caramelized Onions, Pork Spring Rolls, Veggie & Tofu Spring Rolls, Chicken Noodle Soup, Veggie Chili and Pasta with Meatballs in Red Sauce, Pozole Rojo and more!

 

Can I defer for next year? Do you offer refunds?

Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds or deferrals.

 

Do you provide accommodations for the race?

No, but we do have host hotels with price quotes. These will be updated for 2023 in January. If you're looking to share a room, our facebook page is a great resource to finding other runners.

 

What's the swag?

For each race, you will receive a medal. You will also receive a shirt from the series.

 

How much is each race?

The Full Marathon is $95, increasing to $110 on 11/01/2022 and increasing to $125 on 2/1/2023. 

The Half Marathon is $85, increasing to $100 on 11/01/2022 and increasing to $115 on 2/1/2023

Online registration closes on May 1, 2023 for New England Challenge I and May 8, 2023 for New England Challenge II.

 

Do you accept race day registration?

Yes, we do! Race day registration for the full marathon is $140 and for the half marathon is $130.