The Baystate Marathon, Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay are excited to offer a course preview. This will give registered runners an opportunity to become familiar with the full or half marathon courses prior to race day.
Members of the Greater Lowell Road Runners familiar with the courses will be available to guide runners at various paces for both full and half marathons. During registration, you will be asked for your approximate training pace so we can accommodate you.
The run for the half marathon course preview will be about 6.6 miles (single loop) and the run for the full marathon preview will be approximately 16 miles (single loop over the Tyngsboro bridge).
We understand many runners will want to run additional miles before or after the preview. We can recommend some options for those runners who want to continue after returning to the finish. Water stops will be set up at approximately mile 3 (half and full), mile 8 and 12.5 (full). Porta-potties will be available at the start/finish and mile 8.
Note: Take advantage of the pacer's knowledge of the course and the local area by asking plenty of questions along the way!
Note: This year's course preview has already been held.)