2012-2013 New England Half Marathons and other races

Confession – I think I love training for marathon but racing half marathons more than running full marathon.

Confession – I might change my mind the next hour

Confession – Results for the Newport Half Marathon have not been posted and I already am compiling a list of potential racing to sign up so I’ll share it with you.

November 25th, 2012 – Half Marathon – Nashua, NH – About an hour away from home $50 before October 25th.  Probably won’t happen since its thanksgiving weekend and I haven’t picked which side of the family I’ll grace my presence with.  Wolf Hollow Half Marathon for more info.

January 27th, 2013 – 16 Miler – Derry, NH – About an hour away from home.  $45 until Potential to be freezing cold in a blizzard.  Derry 16 Miler for more info.

February 24, 2013 – Marathon/Half Marathon – Hyannis, MA – Approx 90-120 minutes from home.  Small race with only up to 3K runners for all races.  $60 for marathon $50 for half if registered by December 31, 2012.  Hyannis Marathon for more info

February 24, 2012 – Half Marathon – Hampton, NH – Approx 90 minutes from home. $55 through October 31st, 2012. Hampton Half for more info.

March 17th 2013 – Half Marathon – New Bedford, MA – Approx 90-120 minutes from home – $50 to register until Dec 31, 2012.  Potentially in conflict with the Malden 10K which I want to return to.  New Bedford Half Marathon for more info.

March 17th 2013 – Half Marathon – Quincy, MA – I would prefer this over New Bedford since it should be smaller and much closer to get to.  Sadly the city hasn’t approved the race yet for it’s third year and I’ll anxiously await.  Early registration should be $40.Here is the link HalfofQuincy.com for more info, so give them a holla and some support if you’re in the area!

March 30th, 2013 – 20-Miler – Rye, NH – Eastern states 20-miler hasn’t opened registration but looks like a great race as practice for Boston Marathon.  Eastern States 20 Miler for more info.  Not sure for the cost.

May 26th, 2013 – Half Marathon – Boston, MA – Probably will run it for the 3rd year.  Love the course, love not having to beg for a ride, and aside from Lowell this is as flat as New England races get.  $45 if registered by mid november.  Boston Run to Remember for more info.

I found a few other races that I probably won’t run due to proximity to the Boston Marathon and Salt Lake City one I booked myself up for.  However, since I already looked ’em up I’ll share the goods.

Great Bay Half Marathon – April 7th, 2013 – New Market, NH – $55 until December 31, 2012- Great Bay Half Marathon for more info.

Wallis Sands Half Marathon – April 28th, 2013 – Rye, NH – $60 until Feb 2013 – Wallis Sands Half Marathon for more info.

Gloucester Half Marathon – May 5th 2013, Gloucester, MA – $60 until Feb 2013 – Twin Lights Half Marathon for more info.

Sadly closing roads, chip timing, useless tech shirts, etc isn’t cheap and neither are race fees so I’ll be going through much debate in picking my races.  At the moment, the only way I can think of to save some $$$ is to stay local and pick up numbers on race day without any lodging being require.

Are you doing any races this winter/early spring?

Any tips to keep race costs low?

One thought on “2012-2013 New England Half Marathons and other races”

  1. I love the half mary distance. I think that it is perfect. I usually stay with friends and family and race in Portland or Seattle so I don’t really look at how much the race costs. Not sure what I will be racing next year. Maybe a spring marathon…

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