Race Info

About the races

Event Schedule:

Event

Date/Time

Location

Friday Packet Pick Up

10/4/19; Time TBD

TBD

Saturday 5K

10/5/19; 8:00 AM

Forest Park (200 Trafton Road, Sprinfield, MA)

Saturday Packet Pick Up

10/5/19; Time TBD

TBD

Sunday Events (Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, Kids Fun Run)

10/6/19 beginning at 7:30 AM

Court Square (1300 Main Street, Springfield, MA)

What you get:
5K

All 5K registrants will receive a short sleeved t-shirt (size not guaranteed).  All 5k finishers will receive a custom finishers medal (distributed at the finish line).

Relay

All relay registrants will receive a long sleeved t-shirt (size not guaranteed).  All relay finishers will receive a custom finishers medal (distributed at the 3 transition points and the final finish line).

Half & Full Marathons

All half and full marathon registrants will receive a long sleeved t-shirt (size not guaranteed).  All half and full marathon finishers will receive a custom finishers medal (distributed at the finish line).

Kids Fun Run

All kids fun run registrants will receive a short sleeved t-shirt (size not guaranteed).  All kids fun run finishers will receive a custom finishers medal (distributed at the finish line).

THE CHALLENGE

All participants who COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE will also receive a custom challengers medal!

the challenge 

Complete the 5k on Saturday and any one race on Sunday to COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE!  All challenge finishers will receive a medal for the 5k, a second medal for their Sunday race, and a THIRD medal for doing both!  And as a BONUS, you get $5 off your Sunday race registration when you register as a challenge participant!

All participants wanting to complete the challenge must register for BOTH the 5k on Saturday AND either the relay, half marathon, or full marathon on Sunday.  

Challenge medals will be distributed at a designated point at the finish line on Sunday – just look for the sign!

registration costs
5K
REGISTRATION STARTING REGISTRATION ENDING PRICE
January 18, 2019, 12:00am EST June 30, 2019, 11:59pm EDT $25.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee
July 1, 2019, 12:00am EDT August 31, 2019, 11:59pm EDT $30.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee
September 1, 2019, 12:00am EDT October 5, 2019, 7:30am EDT $35.00 Race Fee + $3.00 SignUp Fee
Relay
REGISTRATION STARTING REGISTRATION ENDING PRICE
January 18, 2019, 12:00am EST June 30, 2019, 11:59pm EDT $185.00 Race Fee + $12.10 SignUp Fee
July 1, 2019, 12:00am EDT August 31, 2019, 11:59pm EDT $195.00 Race Fee + $12.70 SignUp Fee
September 1, 2019, 12:00am EDT October 5, 2019, 7:00pm EDT $205.00 Race Fee + $13.30 SignUp Fee
Half Marathon
REGISTRATION STARTING REGISTRATION ENDING PRICE
January 18, 2019, 12:00am EST June 30, 2019, 11:59pm EDT $70.00 Race Fee + $5.20 SignUp Fee
July 1, 2019, 12:00am EDT August 31, 2019, 11:59pm EDT $80.00 Race Fee + $5.80 SignUp Fee
September 1, 2019, 12:00am EDT October 5, 2019, 7:00pm EDT $90.00 Race Fee + $6.40 SignUp Fee
Marathon
REGISTRATION STARTING REGISTRATION ENDING PRICE
January 18, 2019, 12:00am EST June 30, 2019, 11:59pm EDT $90.00 Race Fee + $6.40 SignUp Fee
July 1, 2019, 12:00am EDT August 31, 2019, 11:59pm EDT $100.00 Race Fee + $7.00 SignUp Fee
September 1, 2019, 12:00am EDT October 5, 2019, 7:00pm EDT $110.00 Race Fee + $7.60 SignUp Fee
Kids Fun Run
REGISTRATION STARTING REGISTRATION ENDING PRICE
January 18, 2019, 2:05pm EST October 6, 2019, 7:45am EDT $10.00 Race Fee + $2.00 SignUp Fee
Waved start
Our Sunday events will feature a waved start based on the paces below.  For the safety of others and to ensure that all runners are able to start at their goal paces, we ask that you only line up with the group that corresponds with your pace.
  • 7:30 AM: 7:00 pace or faster
  • 7:35 AM: 9:00 pace or faster
  • 7:40 AM: 11:00 pace or faster
  • 7:45 AM: All others
Packet Pickup

We plan to offer multiple opportunities for packet pickup.  More information coming soon!

Parking
SATURDAY 5K

Parking at Forest Park will be limited.  We encourage carpooling and will provide further information about specific parking locations closer to race day.

SUNDAY RACES

There are a number of parking facilities to choose from in downtown Springfield. Please visit the Springfield Parking Authority website for more information.

Bag Drop

We will be offering a bag drop.  Stay tuned for more information.

 

about the courses

course maps – Click HERE

**Pending final approval from the City of Springfield

Time limits

Half marathon participants should plan to finish in 3 hours, 30 minutes or sooner.

Marathon participants should plan to finish in 6 hours, 30 minutes or sooner.

Aid Stations
Saturday 5K

There will be one water stop on the 5K route, at approximately the half way point.

Sunday Races

13 aid stations will be provided along the course placed approximately 1.5 – 2 miles apart.  All aid stations will be staffed and will have water and an electrolyte beverage (brand TBA).  Each aid station will be equipped with a first aid kit. 

Stay tuned for more information on specific locations of these aid stations, as well as brands served.

Medical Services & Toilets

Medical stations and portable toilets will be located at several points on the half/full/relay courses.  Please stay tuned for more specific location information.

 

Additional Information

Awards
Custom, race-specific finisher medals will be given to all 5k, relay, half marathon, and marathon race finishers.  There will also be fun finishers medals for the kid’s race!

Awards will be presented following the race to the:
• Top 3 male and female runners in the 5k, half marathon, and full marathon
• Top 3 in each age group in the 5k, half marathon, and full marathon (5 year increments, Under 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+) 

Runner Tracking
Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts by RaceJoy! (Sunday events ONLY, excluding kids fun run)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Hoop City Marathon.  Participants MUST CARRY THEIR PHONE to use this service.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts
  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.
Live GPS Tracking
  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.
Send-a-Cheer
  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.
Results

On race day, you will be able to view and sort results HERE.

Photography

More information coming soon!

Pacers

Please come back soon for more information about our pacer teams.

Timing

Please stay tuned!

STARTING POINT

1300 Main St., Springfield, MA

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