2018 Race Weekend

2018 Race Weekend

Schedule

Full Marathon start time is being moved up to 7:00 am. The first bus will leave from Keene State College to bring you to the start at 5:15 am. The last bus to bring you to the start will be 5:45 am.

Half Marathon start time is 8:00 am. First bus will leave at 6:30, last bus will leave at 7:00.

Super Seniors Marathon begins at 8:00 a.m.

Kids Marathon begins at 8:30 a.m.

Jump to: Pre-Race Schedule or Race Day Schedule

demar-racers-preparingPre-Race Schedule

Friday & Saturday, September 28-29, 2018

Volunteer check in
Friday, September 28, 2018
4 – 7p.m.
Ted’s Shoe & Sport
115 Main St, Keene, NH

Saturday, September 29, 2018
12 – 5 p.m.
Spaulding Gymnasium
Keene State College

Full and Half Marathon Runner check in and bib pick up
Friday, September 28, 2018
4 – 7p.m.
Ted’s Shoe & Sport
115 Main St, Keene, NH

Saturday, September 29, 2018
12 – 5 p.m.
Spaulding Gymnasium
Keene State College

amby buffoot speakingPre-Race Pasta Dinner
Saturday, September 29, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Courtyard Marriott Hotel
75 Railroad St Keene NH

Schedule:
Arrival: 5:30 – 5:45
Program: 5:45 – 6:30
Dinner: 6:30
(pasta, meat & vegetarian sauce options, no alcohol)

2018 Keynote speaker: Amby Burfoot, East Coast editor for Runners World Magazine.

You MUST pre-register for spaghetti dinner when you register for the race. Pricing is $20 for runners and additional adults. $10 for children 10 and under. Pricing is free (for runner and 1 guest) for Team DeMar runners.

demar-man-running-202Race Day Schedule

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Bib & Packet Pickup and New Registration
Full Marathon Runner
Spaulding Gymnasium-Keene State College , 5:15 a.m. to 5:45 a.m.

Half Marathon Runner
Spaulding Gymnasium-Keene State College , 5:45 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Bus Schedule
All buses leave from the Spaulding parking lot at Keene State College. (see Parking Map) Parking for shuttles to the starting area in Gilsum and Surry will be in any of the Keene State College Lots. Please do not park in a lot reserved for residential students, a fire lane, a lawn, or a handicapped space without a permit as you will be fined and/or possibly towed.

Make sure you are on the right bus. They will be labeled.

Full Marathon runners to Gilsum start
Busses run from 5:15 a.m. to 5:45 a.m. Busses leave when full or nearly full.

The starting gun goes off at 7 a.m. sharp.

All Full Marathon runners will be dropped off at the Gilsum Elementary School where there is plenty of parking and they will have access to the gym/cafeteria before the race starts.There are no busses returning to Gilsum after the race.

Half Marathon runners to Surry Mtn. Beach
Busses run from 6:30-7 a.m. Busses leave when full or nearly full.

The starting gun goes off at 8 a.m. sharp.

If you are being dropped off by family or friends at the Surry Mtn. Beach start, you must arrive no later than 7:20 a.m.

Half Marathon runners return to Surry Mtn. Beach from Keene State College Maddison Street Parking lot
1st bus leaves at 12 p.m.
2nd and final bus leaves at 1 p.m.

Download the bus schedule (schedule coming soon!).

Weather/Cancellation Policy
Download the policy PDF.

Radio Coverage
We are proud to partner with the Monadnock Broadcasting Group and 3 of their local stations in promoting DeMar weekend as well as providing live broadcasts from the start of the race and at the finish area on race day.

Awards
Awards for Full and Half Marathon finishers will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the Keene State College quad near finish line.

Awards are given to the top male and female finisher in each race. All finishers receive a finisher’s medal.

Awards are also given to the first and second winners in each age category. We recognize the top three male and female winners from Cheshire County, as well.

Dream Big book coverDream Big
DeMar is proud to support and promote 2017 keynote speaker, Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon Race Director’s newly published children’s book “Dream Big”, available on-line at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. We are grateful for Dave’s generous support in celebrating our 40th annual event last year as our keynote speaker.

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