Sunday May 7th, 2017 8:00am
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 is a full
marathon, 26.2 miles. The course is USATF certified and can be used as
a qualifying race for entry into the
Boston Marathon. The course is
very scenic including country roads, both dirt and paved.
NEW START TIME for HOLYOKE HALF marathon
only is 9:00 AM
(Marathon will start at 8 AM same time and place as listed)
Course change: The Holyoke half marathon course will be the final 13.1
miles of the marathon course. The STARTING location for the half is now
on Mountain Road. Please note: you will park at the finish (Summit View,
555 Northampton St, Holyoke MA) and be shuttled via bus to the start.
Please arrive by 8 AM to be shuttled in time for the start of the half
marathon which will be at 9:00 AM. Any clothing you wish to wear on the
shuttle and discard at the start of the half will be returned to the
finish for you.
For a map of the NEW HALF marathon route, please
refer to the marathon map pdf; the half course is the final 13.1 miles
of the marathon route.
Directions to Race
Start and Finish:
Number Pick-up at the Fast Feet store:
Friday, May 5th 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and
Saturday, May 6th 10.am-5:00 p.m.
Fast Feet Running Store
231 Elm St,
Phone (413) 734-0955.
Registration & Number
We will be setting up a
registration tent at the finish area for race day registration and
Post Race Party &
May 7th - Time: TBD
Summit View Banquet & Meeting House @ Pavilion
Post Race food for all
finishers by Hamels Catering
Parking and restroom facilities are available
in the rear by the Pavilion
Marathon: Top Male & Female Overall in Marathon: 1st $100 2nd $75 3rd
Marathon Age Group Winners (1-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+):merchandise prizes
- no double dipping
Half Marathon: 1-39, 40-49, 50-59.60+): merchandise prizes
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).
addition the America’s Best Value Inn, 671 Northampton Ave. (413
536-3377), Holyoke Hotel & Conference Center, at exit 15 (413 534-3311),
and Yankee Peddlar Inn at exit 16 (413 532 9494) are located nearer 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,
also IHOP at the junction of Route 5
and Elm St. in West Springfield, Pizzeria Uno at the Holyoke Mall (exit
15 rte 91, Bertucci’s on rte 5 near the Riverdale shops, JP’s, and
Whiting Farm Rd off of
rte 91exit 15.
If you have any
questions, contact us