RACE DAY INFO
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RACE START TIMES
Wheelchair Start – 7:55 AM
Marathon Start – 8:00 AM
Half Marathon Start – 8:00 AM
Half Marathon Relay Start – 8:00 AM
Don't forget about our Covid-19 protocols for this year's race. Go to the Covid-19 page for more details.
Please give yourself ample time to park and get prepared for your race. Vehicle access around the start area ends promptly at 7:30.
PARKING / BAG CHECK
RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP
You may pick up your bib and race shirt the morning of the race from 6:00am until 7:30 am at the Tsongas Arena, 300 Arcand Dr. Lowell, MA 01852
Event parking is available at:
The George Ayotte Parking Garage ($5 cash only). This one fills up quickly, so arrive early for space.
The John Street Garage – 75 John Street (Regular rates)
The Market Street Garage at 100 Market St. Approx a ½ mile south of the Tsongas Center. The Market Street Garage will have easiest access and departure pre- and post-race as it is outside of the road closures. (Regular rates.)
Street parking is also available on a first come, first serve basis.
More information about the garages can be found here.
RACE DAY ROAD CLOSURES
Race Start area: Arcand Drive from Merrimack St to the Tsongas closes at 7:30. After that time, cars can not enter the start/finish area and will have to park or drop runners outside the area and walk in (about ¼ mile).
On race day many roads are closed to traffic, so please plan accordingly when trying to find the right spot to cheer on the runners. Here are some closures of note:
Arcand Drive from Merrimack St to the Tsongas closes at 7:30. After that time cars can not enter the start/finish area and will have to park or drop runners outside the area and walk in (about ¼ mile).
In Tyngsborough, the Pawtucket Blvd East-Bound from Sherburne Ave / Varnum Ave to Old Ferry Rd is closed for the race from 8:00AM to 12 Noon.