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The CHEAP! Marathon

The New England running community has so many great events to choose from throughout the year. We understand that costs for many these races tend to be on the higher side as the overall production budgets have increased. Here at Green Stride, we’ve decided to bring an event that strips down many of the expenses that organizers incur and focus on the essentials needed to produce a solid road race. By doing this, we pass the savings on to our participants and are proud to bring you The CHEAP Marathon.

1Days 123:Hours 44:Minutes 50Seconds
Apr 8, 2018
07:00 am
212 Beach Rd, Salisbury, MA 01952 United States
racedirector@greenstrideraces.com
1Days 123:Hours 44:Minutes 50Seconds
Apr 8, 2018
07:00 am
212 Beach Rd, Salisbury, MA 01952 United States
racedirector@greenstrideraces.com
025677
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The CHEAP! Marathon  

The New England running community has so many great events to choose from throughout the year. We understand that costs for many these races tend to be on the higher side as the overall production budgets have increased. Here at Green Stride, we’ve decided to bring an event that strips down many of the expenses that organizers incur and focus on the essentials needed to produce a solid road race. By doing this, we pass the savings on to our participants and are proud to bring you The CHEAP Marathon.

Blue Ocean Music Hall Post Race Party!!  Our awesome friends at BLUE OCEAN MUSIC HALL, which happens to be the coolest spot for all things music on the Northshore and is only steps away from our course, is inviting all our runners after the race for some live music. Drinks will be available at the bar for all to enjoy. We will most likely have some sweet beer sponsor to sample some of their great products. Definitely worth checking out!

Post Race Snacks and BRUNCH Option  We will be offering a very limited amount of post race snack options. If you have high expectations, please lower them. We encourage you to keep something nourishing in your car for after your run, OR enjoy a fantastic brunch from our friends at Sea Glass/Blue Ocean which is in the same location as the post race party. You may purchase the brunch option directly through your registration and may buy multiple if you have any significant others.

T-Shirts and Hats!  Sorry, these are not included. However, we are happy to add these as an “a la carte” item that you may pre-purchase during registration.
Awards  We’re probably not doing awards either. Unless, some awesome sponsor wants to come along and give us stuff to give you. We’ll keep you posted.
Parking  Super easy parking is right onsite and will be close to the start and finish line. Nearly 2,000 spots available. Woohoo!
Chip Timing  Our Racewire buddies will be onsite to make sure that this race is timed professionally and that your results are exact.
Water and Gatorade  We will have three water stops on the course, one with Gatorade. This equates to 18 water stops, 6 with Gatorade for the entire 26.2 mile race. We will have water stop crews constantly checking throughout the race to ensure hydration cups remain full and plentiful for our participants.
PACERS!  Our friends at Beast Pacing will be onsite and ready for you to tag along. They will represent all the various finishing times so that you can find your comfort zone and cruise your desired pace.
Bib Pick Up  As this is a 7am start time, we do not plan to offer registration pick up on the morning of the race. Therefore, you MUST pick up your bib the day prior to the race. If you cannot make registration pick up, find a friend who can. Just forward them your confirmation email and we will allow someone else to pick up for you. Time and place for bib pick up is TBD. Stay tuned.
Refunds  Under no circumstance will any refunds or deferrals to another race be granted. Even if you contact us seconds after you register to claim that “you didn’t know your 20th family reunion was on the same day and you were about to meet the identical twin you didn’t know you had” or if you try to give us a doctors note for the full body cast you ungracefully put yourself in, your not getting your money back. Your $35 is now our $35. Wait, is that all it really costs to run this full marathon? Wow, that’s CHEAP! Thank you and please be happy.
Medical Staff  Safety is always important no matter how cheap the race is. You can expect a qualified medical staff to be stationed around the start/finish area and will be ready for any medical needs and/or emergencies.

FLAT and Certified Course!  

We understand the desire many have to run their best marathon so they can qualify for that OTHER race in Boston. We have also noticed the increasing number of flat and “looped” courses in the New England. We have basically decided to do the same thing except do it so its CHEAP to you.The Salisbury State Reservation is the perfect spot as a hosting location. Our 4+ mile course (6 total loops) cruises along some of the most gorgeous coastline in New England. With nothing but flat and private paved roads, you’ll have every opportunity to run your best race yet and be assured that our certified course will be exact for you to qualify for Boston.As many of you may be aware, this is a similar course to our St. Patty’s 5K/10K race (not identical). We encourage you to watch our most recent video of our St. Patty’s race which will give you a good idea of what our marathon course looks like. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO!

 

Where can I find out more about the CHEAP! Marathon?

Please visit the website directly at www.cheapmarathon.com

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The CHEAP! Marathon  

The New England running community has so many great events to choose from throughout the year. We understand that costs for many these races tend to be on the higher side as the overall production budgets have increased. Here at Green Stride, we’ve decided to bring an event that strips down many of the expenses that organizers incur and focus on the essentials needed to produce a solid road race. By doing this, we pass the savings on to our participants and are proud to bring you The CHEAP Marathon.

Blue Ocean Music Hall Post Race Party!!  Our awesome friends at BLUE OCEAN MUSIC HALL, which happens to be the coolest spot for all things music on the Northshore and is only steps away from our course, is inviting all our runners after the race for some live music. Drinks will be available at the bar for all to enjoy. We will most likely have some sweet beer sponsor to sample some of their great products. Definitely worth checking out!

Post Race Snacks and BRUNCH Option  We will be offering a very limited amount of post race snack options. If you have high expectations, please lower them. We encourage you to keep something nourishing in your car for after your run, OR enjoy a fantastic brunch from our friends at Sea Glass/Blue Ocean which is in the same location as the post race party. You may purchase the brunch option directly through your registration and may buy multiple if you have any significant others.

T-Shirts and Hats!  Sorry, these are not included. However, we are happy to add these as an “a la carte” item that you may pre-purchase during registration.
Awards  We’re probably not doing awards either. Unless, some awesome sponsor wants to come along and give us stuff to give you. We’ll keep you posted.
Parking  Super easy parking is right onsite and will be close to the start and finish line. Nearly 2,000 spots available. Woohoo!
Chip Timing  Our Racewire buddies will be onsite to make sure that this race is timed professionally and that your results are exact.
Water and Gatorade  We will have three water stops on the course, one with Gatorade. This equates to 18 water stops, 6 with Gatorade for the entire 26.2 mile race. We will have water stop crews constantly checking throughout the race to ensure hydration cups remain full and plentiful for our participants.
PACERS!  Our friends at Beast Pacing will be onsite and ready for you to tag along. They will represent all the various finishing times so that you can find your comfort zone and cruise your desired pace.
Bib Pick Up  As this is a 7am start time, we do not plan to offer registration pick up on the morning of the race. Therefore, you MUST pick up your bib the day prior to the race. If you cannot make registration pick up, find a friend who can. Just forward them your confirmation email and we will allow someone else to pick up for you. Time and place for bib pick up is TBD. Stay tuned.
Refunds  Under no circumstance will any refunds or deferrals to another race be granted. Even if you contact us seconds after you register to claim that “you didn’t know your 20th family reunion was on the same day and you were about to meet the identical twin you didn’t know you had” or if you try to give us a doctors note for the full body cast you ungracefully put yourself in, your not getting your money back. Your $35 is now our $35. Wait, is that all it really costs to run this full marathon? Wow, that’s CHEAP! Thank you and please be happy.
Medical Staff  Safety is always important no matter how cheap the race is. You can expect a qualified medical staff to be stationed around the start/finish area and will be ready for any medical needs and/or emergencies.

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FLAT and Certified Course!  

We understand the desire many have to run their best marathon so they can qualify for that OTHER race in Boston. We have also noticed the increasing number of flat and “looped” courses in the New England. We have basically decided to do the same thing except do it so its CHEAP to you.The Salisbury State Reservation is the perfect spot as a hosting location. Our 4+ mile course (6 total loops) cruises along some of the most gorgeous coastline in New England. With nothing but flat and private paved roads, you’ll have every opportunity to run your best race yet and be assured that our certified course will be exact for you to qualify for Boston.As many of you may be aware, this is a similar course to our St. Patty’s 5K/10K race (not identical). We encourage you to watch our most recent video of our St. Patty’s race which will give you a good idea of what our marathon course looks like. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO!

 

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