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Loco Half and Full Marathon

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October 28, 2018 (Sunday)
26.2 Miles, Half Marathon
Newmarket, New Hampshire
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Looking to qualify for the Boston Marathonģ? This course is flat and fast, making it one of the easier qualifying marathons in New England!

Event Start Location
Rockingham Junction

Course Description
The race starts and finishes at the Rockingham Ballroom in Newmarket. There are just the right number of flat sections, a few rolling hills to help you use different muscles, and a spectacular 3-mile section on the Rail Trail. The first three miles are rolling and take you down a shaded road to Lee, NH. Next up is an almost totally flat section until Mile 5, after which thereís a gentle incline into Epping where youíll likely see a pair of Clydesdale horses grazing in the field as you pass Clarke Farm.

Youíll then run through Newmarket and up a small hill before heading out onto the last 3-mile stretch on the beautiful Rail Trail. Itís relatively flat with almost imperceptible gradual downhill sections, so take some time to look around and enjoy the views of beaver ponds and unspoiled forests!

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Packet Pickup / Expo
Packet pick-up will be held at the Rockingham Ballroom on the morning of the race from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. where youíll receive your bib and commemorative race tee! Youíll get your medals at the Finish, as always. Shirts wonít be mailed out after the event if you donít pick yours up, so donít oversleep!

Timing / Results
Electronically timed

Post Race Activities
Not only do you get a wonderful day of amazingly scenic running, but youíre also treated to an after-party in the Rockingham Ballroom, featuring FREE bone-warming soup, healthy Stonyfield Yogurt, energizing Clif Bars, and Hint flavored water. As if that werenít awesome enough, runners 21+ get tasty craft beer from our friends at Smuttynose Brewing Company! The best part? Itís all included with your registration!

Rain or shine.

Parking for the runners and spectators is FREE and will be in the Newmarket Industrial Park, 5 Forbes Road, Newmarket, NH 03857. The lot is 1 mile from the Start/Finish at the Rockingham Ballroom.

Weíll provide a free shuttle service between the lot and the Start/Finish

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