Date & Time:
Sunday, May 17, 2020. Marathon and Relay begin at 7:00 am, Half Marathon starts at 7:50 am, rain or shine. Race day packet and T-shirt pick-up at the race headquarters tent from 6:00 am to 6:45 am for Full and Relay, to 7:30 am for Half.
Place: Main Street, Downtown Nashua; Note: Main Street will be completely closed for the duration, 6:00 am to 2:00 pm, between West Hollis and Pearl Street.
Distance: 26.2 miles - Four Legs OR
13.1 miles - Two Legs
Registration and Entry-Fee:

Online registration for 2020 is now open! Click here to be part of New Hampshire's fastest growing marathon, half marathon, and relay race. Online registration closes at 7:00 am. on 5/13/2020.

Until 10/31/2019 $175
$75 $60
11/01--12/26/2019 $195 $90 $70
12/27/19--03/29/2020 $215 $100 $80
03/30/20--05/13/2020 $230 $110 $85
Race Day $250 $120 $90

RELAY TEAMS: "Build-your-own" for one fee. Teams may have up to 4 runners and must complete all 4 loops, regardless of team size.

Pre-registration is available online only. Paper registration will be accepted (if not sold out) at packet pick-up and on race day (see "Race Day" for fees).

All entries are non-refundable.

Course Description: Start and Finish on Main Street in Nashua's downtown. Multiple loops through Nashua’s neighborhoods, all transitioning in one central location on historic Main Street. Course is mostly flat through various Nashua neighborhoods, business areas, and Mine Falls Park (paved paths only). View course map and start/finish area here.
Course Preview: Join us Sunday, March 8th 8am in front of Odd Fellows Brewing Co. on Main St. for a course preview group run of the Gate City Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay course. We will be doing both loops of the course, 7.1 miles and 6 miles for a total run of 13.1 miles. We will have group leaders heading up different pace groups to guide you through the course. We will have a water and fuel (Honey Stinger) stop at the start of the second loop.

Anyone is welcome to join for as many or few miles as they'd like! The group run is open to not just people running the race but the public too. Running partners, anyone that is just looking for some Sunday miles or maybe someone interested in the race and wants a look at the course before registering! The event will be rain or shine, just like race day.

Join us after at Odd Fellows Brewing for brunch and to refuel after a great morning of running. Race committee members will be around to ask questions and to chat with.

You can also sign up for the Facebook event.

Check back for details of future preview runs on Saturday, April 11th 8am and Saturday, May 2nd 8am.
Parking: There are plenty of convenient and accessible areas to park on race day. Please take a moment and familiarize yourself with the our parking map (scroll down to bottom of page) to locate a designated safe area for your vehicle.
Age Groups: Register for one division only:
Individual: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ (must be 18 or above for individual marathon).
Team: Open: 12-39, Masters: 40-59 and Seniors: 60+ (must be 12 or over to participate in the Relay). (Youngest team member determines age group category.)
Amenities: B-tag Chip timing, digital clocks at central relay point and finish, music, excellent free food, beverages and refreshments, water/Gatorade and gel pack stations, and medical. Runners, be sure to vote for your favorite water stop at the race headquarters tent after the race! Personalized bibs for all runners registered by April 7th at midnight.


All runners (individual marathoners, half marathoners, and members of relay teams) registered by April 22nd will receive custom T-shirts. These will be issued at packet pick-up. Be sure to indicate size(s) with online registration (unisex sizes).
Additional Information: Race-day registration until 6:45 am for Full and Relay, 7:30 am for Half. Guaranteed course support, finisher medals, and official finishing time up to 7 hours! Main Street will re-open, timing, and race support must be cleared by 2:00 pm. NO ROLLERBLADES, DOGS or STROLLERS PERMITTED. No support bicycles allowed on the course.
Mill Cities Double: We're partnering with the Bay State Marathon to offer runners the chance to complete The Mill Cities Double to earn a one-of-kind-jacket.

From the South: Everett Turnpike (Route 3) to Exit 4, East Dunstable Road (right at exit ramp) to Main Street; left on Main Street one mile to the heart of downtown.

From the North: Everett Turnpike to Exit 7E (Route 101A East), Amherst Street; follow Amherst Street to Main Street; right on Main to the heart of downtown.

This Event is certified and sanctioned by USATF.

The Gate City Striders, Member Club of the Mill Cities Alliance, and
the Road Runners Club of America.

No headphones allowed. This course is open to traffic.