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.
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)
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.
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Fast Feet Running Store
Your official race headquarters
231 Elm St, West Springfield