Race Info

This is 2014 information.  This page has not yet been updated for 2015.

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: 6:25 am EST
Sunset: 4:29 pm EST

The Start

The fifty mile will start just before sunrise, you should not need a light if there is sufficient twilight.

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 ten hours. It will be dark at 4:30 so you must take a light on the last loop if you go out after 1:45.

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.

While we will have cups available for fluids, we strongly advise you to carry your own bottles or hydration packs to reduce cup waste.

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 may not remain open this year, so you may need to bring anything to the start/finish or return it to your car.  There will not be anyone guarding the bags.  There are no showers available.

Number pickup
4:00 am  - 6:00 am    Saturday morning, at Doyon School gym
10:00am - 7:00pm     Friday, November 7, at New England Running Company, Beverly, MA

 Shirts/Finisher's Award

All entrants will receive a long-sleeve shirt. 
There will be separate men's and women's style shirts.

All finishers will receive a special finisher's item.

Answers to FAQs
  • Pacers are allowed on the last loop of the fifty.  There is no pacer number or shirt - pacers should stay with their runner.
  • Bandits are not welcome and will not be given aid.  Running with someone else's number is also banditing.
  • There is no elevation profile available - it is rolling or flat, with a few hills, the largest single climb being 150 feet.
  • There will not be "dropdowns".  Any distance run other than the distance for which the runner is registered will be recorded as a DNF.
  • This is a trail race and is not a qualifier for Boston.