We love our sponsors, and deeply appreciate all they do to keep DeMar running. This race would not be possible without their support. We encourage visitors to support these businesses while in the Keene area.

If being part of this event sounds like fun, contact us today!

John & Jean Hoffman at 2023 race

Sponsor Spotlight: Elm City Rotary

The Keene Elm City Rotary is a “hands-on” club of approximately 60 members. Chartered January 15, 1990, as part of District 7870, The Elm City Rotary is a spin-off of the long-established Keene Rotary Club.

Learn more about the Elm City Rotary.

“The City of Keene is honored to be the host city for the DeMar Marathon. This wonderful community event brings people from all over the country to our city. The DeMar well deserves its recognition as New Hampshire’s best marathon. It’s superb organization, community support and involvement is second to none. This marathon highlights Keene at its best.”
Kendall Lane, Keene Mayor 2011 – 2019

“The Demar brings the community together like few other events on the Keene calendar. It also attracts runners and spectators from around the county and the globe. As mayor, I’m grateful for this opportunity to show off Keene’s beautiful downtown and scenery. It’s a wonderful event that really helps set Keene apart.”
George Hansel, Keene Mayor 2019 – 2024

“Keene honors Clarence DeMar’s legacy with a community-wide marathon event, hosted by an army of volunteers, and open to runners around the world. You’ll meet runners from across the USA and foreign countries. The weekend offers runners and their families some wonderful fall-time activities — the Winchester Pickle Festival, Keene International Festival, fall leaf peeping and fruit picking opportunities. You’ll never be bored by spending this incredible weekend in the heart of New England, Keene, NH.”
Jay Kahn, Keene Mayor