FAQ


Where can I get find the race results?

Results for all New England Half Marathon Tour events will be posted on the individual race websites, on the 3C Race Productions website, and on the Cool Running website.


How accurate are the race courses?

Some NEHMT course have been certified, while others are not yet certified or cannot be certified per USATF rules (if they include trails). However, every NEHMT course has been carefully measured twice with a calibrated wheel and is extremely accurate. If the courses are not EXACTLY 13.109 miles then they are within 0.02% too long - not short. Note that if you GPS says the course is 10.9 miles or 11.3 miles it is due to the innate inaccuracies of the GPS system and/or that you may have cut the course by little bits in places or ran a little extra in other places.


Am I guaranteed the right size shirt?

We try our best to ensure that all runners get a shirt that fits them to a T. However we cannot guarantee we will match every runner to the perfect size despite asking for shirt sizes in advance. We use this to gauge how many of each size to order, but since we must order several weeks in advance we will never achieve 100% success. The best way to ensure you get the right size is to pick up your race packet as early as possible.


Where are the Aid Stations?

Aid stations for each race are located at approximately 2 mile intervals along the course. Go to each individual website for more information.


What if I can't finish the race?

Ask for assistance from race officials on the course and they will help as needed.


Can I defer until next year?

There are no refunds for the half marathons. But up until the date of the half marathon, you may request to defer your registration until 2015 with a doctor's note to prove medical need.


Can I pick up my race packet prior to race day?

Yes. Each race will have packet pickup the day before either at the race site or a nearby business. This info will be posted on the individual race websites.


Can I sign up at the pre-race packet pickup?

Yes. You can sign up for each race the day before the race at pre-race packet pickup and save $10.00


What is the schedule of events on race day?

It may vary from venue to venue given local constraints but in for most races:
7:00 AM-9:00AM - Packet Pick-Up
9:00 AM - Start of Half-Marathon
9:30 AM - Start of 5K
10:30 AM - 5K Overall and Age Group Awards
11:15 AM - Half Marathon Age Group Awards
12:00PM - Course closes to participants


Can I sign up for the race on race day?

Yes, race day sign up will be from 7:00AM - 9:00AM for most races.


We are coming from out of town. Where can we stay?

Check the individual race websites for lodging information. Some races will have host hotels, while others will provide a link to various area hotels.


What time will the Half Marathon and 5K start?

The Half Marathon starts at 9:00 AM and the 5K starts at 9:30 AM for most races.


Will there be Kids Fun Runs?

Some races may offer a Kids Fun Run. If so, info will be o nthe individual race websites.


What are the deadlines for online and paper registration?

Online registration will close at 9 PM the night before each event. Paper registrations should be mailed at least 7 days prior to race day to ensure timely arrival.


May I change my originally registered event?

Yes. You can upgrade from the 5K to the half marathon at any time prior to race start by paying the difference in fees. You can also downgrade from the half marathon to the 5K marathon at any time prior to race start but will not receive a refund. You will still receive a tech shirt.


May I get a refund for my entry?

No, entry fees are nonrefundable.


May I transfer my registration to another person?

Yes. The person taking your place will need to fill out the printable entry form, enclose a note explaining that they are assuming your registration and submit the $10.00 transfer fee with the form.


Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes. In order to pick up someone else's packet, you must show proof of that person's confirmation, a signed note from that person authorizing you to pick up their packet, OR a copy of their Drivers License or photo ID. There are no exceptions. You must have documentation to pick up another person's packet.


Will there be a gear check?

No. All venues are designed so that parking is close enough for you to store your gear in your cars.


Are there pace requirements for the event?

An 14 minute (14:00) per mile pace is required for the Half Marathons. The Half Marathon courses will close after 3 hours. If you are unable to maintain the 14:00 per mile pace, you will be on your own for the finish of the race. There water stops and course marshals may not be available to assist you. If you know you will not be able to finish in 3 hours or less you can request an early start of 30 minutes or 1 hour and will be required to keep your own time and report it to the timing crew when you finish the race.


Where can I park on Race Day?

Parking will be available at all race venues - wither within a short distance or in some occasions at satellite parking lots with bus transportation.


Can I wear headphones during my run?

For safety purposes, we ask that headphones not be worn. It is important that you are able to hear any direction or instruction from volunteers, police and/or race personnel.


Can I bring my stroller or dog?

NO. Please, no dogs, skates, baby strollers or jog strollers.


Is there a minimum age requirement for the Half-Marathon?

You must be at least 12 years old by race day to participate in the Half-Marathon events. You must be at least 8 years or accompanied by an adult for the whole race to run the 5K.


Is there prize money for the top finishers?

No. The New England Half Marathon Tour does not offer prize money.


Will there be Age Group awards?

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers overall in the half marathons. Age Group awards will be given in both the Half-Marathons to the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers overall in the 5Ks. Age Group awards will be given in both the Half-Marathons to the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 1-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


Do finishers receive a medal?

ALL finishers in the Half-Marathons will receive a finisher medal.


Will there be an award ceremony?

Awards ceremonies will be at 10:30 for the 5K and 11:15 for the half marathon for most events. If an individual event has a different starting time from the list above, the award ceremony times will be adjusted accordingly.


If you place in your age group, please make sure that you pick up your award on race day. AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED.


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