2021 Race Weekend

2021 Race Weekend

Schedule – Sunday September 26th

Street image of the line of runners

Full Marathon starts at 7:00 am sharp. 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.
Final bus schedules on race day subject to changes due to COVID-19 safety measures. We will update registered runners as changes are made.

Half Marathon starts at 8:00 am sharp. The 1st bus will leave from Keene State College to bring you to the start at 6:30 am. The last bus will leave at 7:00 am.
Final bus schedules on race day subject to changes due to COVID-19 safety measures. We will update registered runners as changes are made.

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

Pre-Race Schedule

Friday & Saturday, September 24-25, 2021.

Volunteer  Orientation & Check in
Tuesday, September 21, 2021. 6:00 pm
MoCO Arts – Founders Theater

Full and Half Marathon Runner check in and bib pick up
Friday, September 24, 2021
4 – 7 p.m.
Ted’s Shoe & Sport
115 Main St, Keene, NH
Final runner check in schedules subject to changes due to COVID-19 safety measures. We will update registered runners as changes are made.

Saturday, September 25, 2021
12 – 5 p.m.
Spaulding Gymnasium
Keene State College
Final runner check in schedules subject to changes due to COVID-19 safety measures. We will update registered runners as changes are made.

Pre-Race Pasta Dinner
Saturday, September 25, 2021
5:15 p.m.
Courtyard Marriott Hotel
75 Railroad St Keene NH

Schedule:
Arrival: 5:00
Welcome & Opening Remarks: 5:30
Program: 5:30
Dinner: 6:30
(Pasta, meat & vegetarian sauce options, salad, rolls, desert. Cash bar available)
Pasta dinner subject to cancellation due to COVID-19 restrictions

Keynote Speaker is Bill Rodgers! Need we say more?!

man walking in race with SPEED visorRace Day Schedule

Sunday, September 26, 2021

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.

Watch for bus schedule changes due to COVID-19 adjustments in race starting changes.
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
Important:  The gate to Surry Mtn Beach will be closed and locked at 2:00 pm on Sunday.

1st bus leaves at 12 p.m.
2nd and final bus leaves at 1 p.m.

Watch for changes in the bus schedule as we finalize race starting details and monitor COVID-19 conditions.
Download the bus schedule

Brick House PizzaPost Race Celebration
Join us at Brick House Pizza & Wings for our post race celebration.
101 Key Rd, Keene NH

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.

Register for the race