This page has 2013 information. It has not yet been updated for 2014.
Race Day Schedule
4:00 - 6:00 am Runner check in at Doyon School gym
6:15 am Start of 50 mile
6:30 am Start of Marathon
3:15 pm Cutoff to begin last loop of the 50 mile
6:45 pm Finish line closes
Sunrise: 7:18 am
Sunset: 5:36 pm
The race will start before sunrise, so you will need a light for about the first hour. It is darker in the trails than out by the start line.
The 50 milers and marathoners will start separately. The 50 milers will head straight out onto the 12.5 mile loop. The marathoners will first run a 1.2 mile loop around the school, then will begin the main 12.5 mile loop.
The Home Stretch
50 Milers must start the last loop by 3:15PM! There is a 12:30 Hour Time Limit. The 3:15 cutoff will be strictly enforced.
You will need your light again if you expect to run more than eleven hours. It will be dark at 5:30 so you must take a light on the last loop if you go out after 2:45.
Aid Stations and Drop Bags
There are three aid stations. Aid stations are at 4.2 miles (Al Cat's Lounge), 7.5 miles (Fast Freddie's Cafe), and start/finish of loop - marathoners will run 1.2 miles first so add that to the aid distance for the first loop.
Aid stations will be well stocked with water, gatorade, soda, munchies, sandwiches, GACers, advice, etc.
The 4 and 7.5 mile stations are reachable by car and a short walk (under 5 minutes). Please park off the side of the road and do not drive into the aid station as there will be no parking at the aid area.
There will be a place at the start/finish line for drop bags. The school will remain open, so you may leave stuff in the gym. There will not be anyone guarding the bags. There are no showers available.
4:00 am - 6:00 am Saturday morning, at Doyon School gym
10:30 am - 7:00 pm Friday, at New England Running Company, Beverly, MAShirts/Finisher's Award
All entrants will receive a long-sleeve shirt.
All finishers will receive a special finisher's item.
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