"If you want a fair, but fast course, usually perfect weather, great organization for aid stations, parking and getting to the start, and a chance for a marathon personal best, look no further. The Clarence DeMar Marathon is a terrific experience! Very cold at the start, shaded for the first 17 miles and somewhat shaded in spots thereafter, with a longish, gentle uphill at 15 and a couple of short, steep hills in the cemetery, around mile 23. Lots of downhills too. Beautiful scenery, nice shirt, and a nice medal. You are missing out on America's best kept marathon secret, if you haven't run this one." - marathonguide.com review
2nd Annual Kids' Demar Marathon
Run 25 miles through the summer, the finish your last 1.2 miles on the last 1.2 miles of the Demar Marathon Course! Click on the image for more info
See the 2013 Results
Check out the past years' results and winners list here.
"Very nice course during the first half, with mostly downhill running in the shade. The out-and-back by the dam was very nice. The spectators and volunteers were great."
This is the Official website of the 37th Demar Race Weekend.
Half Marathon | Marathon | Keene | New Hampshire - Check out the details of our new Early Start Option on our FAQ page!
Half Marathon Details
New for 2014, The Demar Race Weekend is adding a certified 13.1 course. The start of the 1/2 marathon to be in the Surry Mt Dam Recreation area located off of Rt 12A in Surry NH. New this year! The DeMar Half Marathon. Same day and start time (September 28th,...
About Clarence DeMar
What do you do after a doctor tells you that you shouldn’t run marathons? Win Boston 7 times. This is why Clarence DeMar is arguably the best marathoner that ever lived….
Run 25 miles through the summer, then on September 28th, you run the last 1.2 miles through the official DeMar Marathon/ Half Marathon finish line.
Review the Courses!
This is a great small marathon. Many fast runners in attendance but a slower runner like myself was welcomed and treated superbly. Beautiful course along a bubbling brook, across a historic stone bridge and trees with fall foliage. Excellent medal and well fitting shirt. Easy logistics for packet pickup, bag...
We need you! If you like having fun, have a positive and enthusiastic attitude, we would love to have you join our Clarence DeMar team for race day, Sunday September 28th, 2014. All volunteers get the coveted Clarence DeMar Volunteer shirt.
Elm City Rotary
Proceeds to go to Charities Supported by the Keene Elm City Rotary Club. Learn More….
Keene, New Hampshire | September 28th | 8am
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