Harriers FastFeet

Event Status

August 19th, 2021

2021 Race Cancelled. Next race will be held Sunday May 1st, 2022


The Race of Champions Marathon is held in memory of Walter H. Childs Sr., the founder of the race who died in 1991.
The race served as the AAU National Championships and was the Pan American qualifier in the late 60's
Nearly 60 years later it is one of the oldest consecutive running marathons in America and the world.

Race Details

  • Sunday, May 1st, 2022
  • USATF sanctioned & certified course and a Boston Mararthon Qualifier
  • T-shirts to first 250 pre-registered runners.
  • Finishers medal & post-race dinner for all runners
  • New USATF Certfied Course: Ashley Resevior MAP
  • Registration

  • RunReg - Registration is closed until we can determine if the event can be safely held. Updates coming around Sept 14
  • Awards

    Cash Prizes Top 3 Male & Female Overall: 1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50
    Fast Feet Certificates Winners in each age group: Under 40, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over (no double dipping)


    Results History


    There are many motels in the area, particularly on Route 5, Exit 13 off I-91 in West Springfield. Including: Days' Inn (413-785-5365), Red Roof Inn (413-731-1010), Clarion (413-781-8750). In addition the America's Best Value Inn, 671 Northampton Ave. (413 536-3377), Holyoke Hotel & Conference Center, at exit 15 (413 534-3311) and are located near to the start in Holyoke.


    There are a variety of restaurants along Route 5 from West Springfield to Holyoke.
    For the traditional carbo-loading, we suggest Red Rose Pizzeria, 1074 Main St., Springfield, Pizzeria Uno at the Holyoke Mall (exit 15 rte 91, JP's, and Cracker Barrel on Whiting Farm Rd off of Rt 91 Exit 15.

    If you have any questions, contact us



    Fast Feet Running Store
    Your official race headquarters
    231 Elm St, West Springfield
    (413) 734-0955