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Baystate Marathon

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Distance Marathon

About Baystate Marathon

Ever since the first running of the Baystate Marathon & Half Marathon back in 1990, these two races have become known as one of the fastest and flattest events of their kind anywhere in the Northeast, and have also become one of the region’s most popular events used by competitive runners to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

The Lowell Sun Half Marathon shares the same starting line and time as the full, 26.2-mile marathon, near the city’s Paul Tsongas Arena, named for the former senator who ran for president in the early 1990s.

Distances

Baystate Marathon

  • 42.195km

The Lowell Sun 1/2 Marathon

  • 21.097km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

Water Stops – approximately every 2 miles. Lemon-line Gatorade, water, and porta-john at every water stop. PowerGel is available on the MARATHON course only at (approximately) miles 7 and 17. Medical aid is available at the Rourke Bridge, which is miles 3.5 and 9.5 on the Half Marathon course and miles 3, 12.5 and 22.5 on the Marathon course. All water stops and course volunteers have means to connect to the medical team and get you assistance anywhere on the course.

Maximum Time

Official support ends 6 hours after the start of the race at 2:00 p.m.

Baystate Marathon Route Map

Baystate Marathon Route Map

Start:

Tsongas Arena

Lowell,us

Overview

Marathon

The marathon starts at the corner in front of the Tsongas Center (the intersection of Fr. Morissette Boulevard and Arcand Drive). Marathon runners start on the left side of the road (half marathoners start on the right side of the road). The runners go west. along Fr. Morissette Blvd, which turns into Pawtucket Street., which turns into Middlesex Street. The runners go by the Rourke Bridge. At the fifth left, runners turn left onto Brouilette Street (also known as Grosvenor St).

At the end of Brouilette , turn right onto Princeton Street in Chelmsford. At end of Princeton Street, the road turns right and goes through Vinal Square to Middlesex Road. Runners head into Tyngsboro and take a right onto the Tyngsboro Bridge. At end of the bridge, turn right onto Old Pawtucket Blvd. In a short distance this connects with Pawtucket Blvd (Route 113). On the first loop, runners will turn right and cross the Rourke Bridge and take a right back onto Middlesex Street.

Again, runners will take the left onto Brouilette Street. Turn right onto Princeton Street and go through Vinal Square to Middlesex Road. Head into Tyngsboro and take a right onto the Tyngsboro Bridge. At end of bridge, turn right onto Old Pawtucket Blvd and then Route 113.

On the second loop, runners go past the Rourke Bridge and proceed to the Aiken Street Bridge where they turn right. Runners turn left at LeLacheur Park onto Perkins St. Perkins St turns right and becomes Suffolk St. Runners proceed to Fr. Morissette Blvd, where they turn left. They make the short run to Arcand Drive and turn left into the finish area.

Half Marathon

The half marathon starts at the corner in front of the Tsongas Center (the intersection of Fr. Morissette Boulevard and Arcand Drive). Half marathon runners start on the right side of the road (full marathoners start on the left side of the road). The runners go west. along Fr. Morissette Blvd, which turns into Pawtucket Street., which turns into Middlesex Street. Runners will take a right onto the Rourke Bridge and take right onto Route 113. At Aiken Street the runners turn right and cross the Aiken Street Bridge. At LeLacheur Park runners turn left onto Perkins Street. At the end of Perkins Street runners turn right onto Suffolk Street.

On the first loop, at the end of Suffolk Street, runners turn right back onto Fr. Morissette Blvd, which changes into Pawtucket Street and then Middlesex Street. Again the runners will take a right onto Rourke Bridge and a right onto Route 113. At Aiken Street the runners again turn right and cross the bridge. At LeLacheur Park the runners again turn left onto Perkins Street and proceed to the end of Suffolk St.

On the second loop, at the end of Suffolk Street the runners this time turn left onto Fr. Morissette Blvd and make the short run to Arcand Drive where they turn left into the finish area.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.