The 22nd Annual Eastern States 20 Mile
18th Annual Run for the Border Half Marathon
SUNDAY March 26, 2017 - 11:00 a.m. both events
Kittery, Maine to Salisbury, Massachusetts along the spectacular New Hampshire Seacoast. Seven towns, three states - all in one race! Running The Boston Marathon? The Eastern States is a great final training run!
The race is now just a few days away! Currently the field between the two races numbers more than 1,000 runners, a nice sized field.
A full information sheet has been e-mailed to all registrants.
The forecast is for seasonably cold weather. For half marathon runners, we have a tent at the start/registration but no indoor facility. There will be heated buses on which to keep warm. 20-mile runners will gather inside at the Traip Academy in Kittery.
Here are a few links that you may find helpful:
Here is a map of the route. Aid stations will be at miles 3.5, 7, 10, 12.5, 15, and 17 for the 20-mile and miles 3, 5.5, 8, and 10 for the half marathon.
You can scroll and/or minimize to see the entire route
This is the location of the Casino ballroom, where the buses will load (in the back parking lot) in Hampton to take you to the start of the respective races. If you use the bus service it will take you everywhere you need to go before and after the race.
This is where runners will gather before the start of the 20-mile (you can park there but there is no return bus service after the race).
This is where runners will gather before the start of the half marathon (you can park there but there is no return bus service after the race).
This is where the race will finish. If someone is going to pick you up, please have them park on route 286, a 1/4 mile or more away from the intersection with 1A, which is VERY congested with runners and vehicles. There are lots for some restaurants and an ice cream shop on 286.
This is the location of the Ashworth Hotel in Hampton Beach, where the awards and massage therapists will be after the race. It is a quarter-mile from the parking at the Casino ballroom.
Also, please note number pickup will take place on the day of the race at the start and also at the Runner’s Alley in Portsmouth from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing everyone at the race!
Don Allison, R.D.
Designed as a pre-Boston Marathon training race, the Eastern States 20 Mile (formerly Border to Border) Race has been called "the single best and freshest idea in road running in ten years." The race runs through historic Portsmouth, along scenic Route 1A overlooking the Atlantic, to the finish in Hampton Beach.
If you are looking for a flat fast 20 mile run then the Eastern States 20 Mile is your best bet. "It is one of those races that everyone should do one time or another," says race director Don Allison. The race also fits nicely into the training schedule for those training for the Boston Marathon. Read the rest of this story!
Also! Run for the Border Half Marathon - 11:00 a.m., Wallis Sands Beach, Rye, New Hampshire to the Massachusetts border
Watch a full day at the Eastern States in 99 seconds, courtesy of Peter Connors
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