FAQ

Where and when is packet pickup?

Packet pickup will be held during the Pre-Race Expo on Saturday May 24, 2014 from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM at Tanglewood. There will be a small packet pickup on the day of the race between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM at Tanglewood. We encourage everyone to get their packets in advance. A friend/relative can pick up your packet providing they have a valid copy of your ID. 

Race weekend registration will be available at all packet pick up times.

Trail Race runners and Dirt Road Riders can pick up their packets and register if space is available on Friday May 23 between 4-6 PM at the Arcadian Shop in Lenox, MA.  A seperate Packet Pickup will also be available for Trail Runners Only on Saturday morning May 24th between 7 - 7:45 AM at Tanglewood. 

Is there parking available?

Yes, there is plenty of parking available on site at Tanglewood. Please arrive for the races no later than 7:30 AM on Sunday.  Parking opens at 6 AM.  Please remember there are NO DOGS allowed at Tanglewood!

How will the race be timed and is the course certified?

ARE Event Productions will be providing chip timing using BTag Chip Timing. The marathon course is USATF certified.

Are the courses really hilly?

We have made every effort to make the courses reasonable for all runners and have taken steep grades into consideration which has forced us to reroute, but yes there are hills on the course. The course is challenging but fair and has spectacular views. You will run through the towns of Lenox, Stockbridge, and Great Barrington passing the Norman Rockwell Museum, The Berkshire Botanical Gardens, The Red Lion Inn and Stockbridge Bowl before finishing inside the back gate of Tanglewood.

Will the races sell out?

The 5th Annual Memorial Day Marathon Races will be capped at 2000. The Trail Race and Dirt Ride will be capped at 300 each and will not be included in the 2000 participant number for the Sunday races.  We are expecting the Trail Race to sell out this year.  To insure your space please register early! After capacity is reached we will maintain an active waiting list.

Can I walk and is there a time limit for the marathon?

Yes you can walk and yes there is a time limit of 6:30 for the marathon. After that time the clock will be kept running but there will be no more course support available. There is no time limit for the 5K, 10K or 1/2 Marathon which will all finish in the same spot as the marathon.

How can I register for the races?

The quickest and easiest way to register for the race is to click on the link on the Race Info page or the Home Page. We will be working with Marathon Guide to provide online registration services.  Discounted in person registration is also available at The Arcadian Shop in Lenox, MA. Race Day registration will be available between 6:30-7:30 AM at Tanglewood on Race Day provided we have not reached 2000 registrants.

How do I get the Military, Fire or Police discount?

If you are a former or current military, fire or police personnel you are entitled to 25% off of your race entry. Please contact info@memorialdaymarathon.com for additional information.

Are there awards, medals and Prize Money?

In honor of Memorial Day and our Fallen Heroes all Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and Trail Race finishers will be receiving a special customized dog tag finisher medal. You must register by Sunday May 20, 2012 to have your custom finisher medal available after the race. If you register after this time it will be mailed to you. Overall awards, prize money and age group awards will be available for all races.  Prize Money will be awarded to the first place male and female finishers for all races.  $225 - Marathon Winners, $200 1/2 Marathon Winners, $200 Trail Race Winners, $150 10K Winners, $125 5K Winners.

How can I get in contact with someone if I have a question?

The best and quickest way is via email to info@memorialdayraces.com or call 561-470-7966 between 9 AM and 3 PM Monday thru Friday.