Eastern States 20 Miler & Half Marathon | MillenniumRunning.com
 

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Course Information

20 Miler

From Kittery, Maine to Hampton, NH along the spectacular Seacoast!

The Eastern States is a great final training run for any spring marathon! The race begins in scenic Kittery, ME, runs through historic Portsmouth, NH, along Route 1A overlooking the Atlantic, to the finish at Hampton Beach, NH. If you are looking for a flat fast 20 mile run then the Eastern States 20 Mile is your best bet. The race fits nicely into your marathon training schedule.

COURSE TIME LIMIT: 4.5 hours

Half Marathon

From Rye to Hampton along the spectacular New Hampshire Seacoast!

The Eastern States is a great training run for any spring marathon! The race begins on the ocean in Rye, runs along Route 1A overlooking the Atlantic, finishing in Hampton Beach, NH. If you are looking for a flat fast half marathon then the Eastern States 20 Mile is your best bet!

COURSE TIME LIMIT: 3.5 hours

 

Event Details

RACE DATE:
Sunday, March 17, 2024

20 Miler Start Location:
Traip Academy (12 Williams Ave, Kittery, ME)
Start Time: 11:00am

Half Marathon Start Location:
Odiorne Point State Park (570 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH)
Start Time: 11:00am

Finish Location:
Hampton Beach State Park (NH-1A, Hampton, NH 03842


EARLY BIB PICK-UP:
Available at the Millennium Running Retail Store (138 Bedford Center Road, Bedford, NH) on  Saturday, March 16, 2024  (10:30am-6:00pm)

RACE DAY REGISTRATION & BIB PICK-UP: 
Race Day Bib Pick Up & Registration (if not sold out) for BOTH the 20 Miler and the Half Marathon is at the Runner Parking area located at Hampton Beach State Park (NH-1A, Hampton, NH, 03842) between 8:30am and 9:15am.

There is no bib number pick up at either of the start venues.


PARTICIPANT PARKING:
ALL participant parking is located at Hampton Beach State Park (NH-1A, Hampton, NH, 03842)

There is NO dedicated participant parking, drop-off parking, nor spectator parking at the 20 miler start line. Any parking must be in valid municipal parking lots or spaces as marked by the Town of Kittery, ME.  There is ample drop-off parking at the start line for the half marathon at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH

SHUTTLE BUSES:
Dedicated shuttle buses will take participants from the Participant Parking at Hampton Beach State Park to the Start of the 20 Miler at Traip Academy in Kittery, ME or the Start of the Half Marathon at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH, respectively.

  • All buses to the Start Line(s) will depart Hampton Beach State Reservation at 9:20AM, sharp.
  • It is approximately a 30 minute drive from Participant Parking and both start venues, respectively.
  • Buses will remain at the respective starting line areas in case of inclement weather
  • Bathrooms are available at Participant Parking and both start venues, and finish line.

RUNNER DROP OFF AT START:
Participant Drop off is permitted at the 20 Miler Start at Traip Academy (20 Williams Ave, Kittery, ME) and the Half Marathon Start at Odiorne Point State Park (570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH)

  • There is NO dedicated parking at the 20 Miler start at Traip Academy. Runner drop-off may be completed, however there will be no parking (even temporary) for the vehicle onsite. Any parking must be in valid municipal parking lots or spaces as marked by the Town of Kittery.
  • There is ample drop-off parking at the Half Marathon start at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH

GEAR CHECK:
Gear check drop off will be available for all participants at both start lines, Traip Academy or Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH, respectively.   Gear Check pick up can be claimed at the Gear Check tent at the finish line.


MILE MARKERS:
Mile Markers will COUNT DOWN in both the 20 Miler and Half Marathon.  The 20 miler will count down from 19 to 1 and correspond with the last 13 miles (from 13 to 1) in the half marathon.   i.e.  the 1st mile into the 20 miler will be a “Mile 19”  marker indicating 19 miles to go.

AID STATIONS:
Located approximately every 2.5-3 miles for both distances, there are 7 Aid Stations in the 20 Miler and 5 in the Half Marathon.

All aid Stations will include water, Gatorade, and port-o-johns/toilets.

Clif Bloks will be available at the mile 15 aid station of the 20 miler /  mile 8 of the half marathon.

Trash (including nutrition packets, cups, etc.) should be disposed of at the trash receptacles at each aid station.

Their locations are at the following mile markers:

 

Mile # (Half) Mile # (20 Miler)
1.5 2.5
3.7 6.3
6 8.5
9.5 10.7
11.8 13.1
16.5
18.8


BATHROOMS:
Each aid station (see above for locations) will have a port-o-john. Ample facilities will be provided near the Start & Finish lines.

TIME LIMITS:
20 Milers have a 4.5 hour time limit and Half Marathoners have a 3.5 hour time limit.

STROLLERS:
Due to safety concerns, strollers are not permitted.


RESULTS
Live online results will be published exclusively on MillenniumRunning.com and emailed and texted to those that opt in during registration. Results will be located on-site at the Millennium Running trailer at the finish line.

FINISHER MEDALS:  
Medals will be distributed at the finish line to all 20 Milers and Half Marathoners.

AGE-GROUP AWARDS: 
Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female by Net Time in each 5-yr age group. (Half marathon: 12-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34 … 80+) (20 Miler: 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34 … 80+). Overall award winners for the top male and female of both races based off Gun Time will also be recognized. Stop by the Awards Tent following the race to claim your award.


POST RACE REFRESHMENTS:
Water, Gatorade, Stonyfield Yogurt, bananas, snacks and hot soup will be available at the finish line.

FOOD TRUCK
Visit the Stark Brewery Company Food Truck located in the post race venue for delicious food for purchase.

 


RACE PHOTOS
Millennium Running is happy to provide FREE digital race photos from this event. Photos will be posted online 3-4 business days following the event.


TRANSFER TO ANOTHER RACE DISTANCE, TO VIRTUAL, OR TO A NEW PARTICIPANT
Should you wish to transfer to another race distance or to the virtual option, begin HERE by editing your entry. After triggering your edit entry link via email, please select “Change Category” button at the top of your entry. From there, you will complete and check out with a new registration and your existing entry will be removed. Be sure to complete and finish the check out of your new registration to finalize your transfer. Please read our Refund & Transfer Policy for full information.
If you’d like to transfer your registration to a new participant, begin HERE by editing your entry. After triggering your edit entry link via email, please select “”Transfer Registration” button at the top of your entry. You may then enter the email address of the person who will be transferring into the event in your place. They’ll receive a link to register with your previous entry fee carrying over. Please note, there is a $10 transfer fee to complete this process. Please read our Refund & Transfer Policy for full information.

GENERAL FAQs: Read a full list of General FAQ’s here.

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Virtual Details

VIRTUAL RACE DATE & TIMES
Anytime before Monday, March 18, 2024. Whatever time that works for you.


HOW DO I SUBMIT MY RESULTS?
It’s easy! On the week of the event, we will be sending you a unique link via email to your RunReg entry that will allow you to submit your race results. Results must be submitted by 11:59pm on Monday, March 18.


RESULTS
Official Results will be published exclusively on millenniumrunning.com on Tuesday, March 19. You have until 11:59pm on Monday, March 18 to submit your time using the unique link provided in your confirmation email.


What about the Elliot Millennium Series and Delta Dental Points Chase?
Virtual registrants will earn miles towards the Elliot Millennium Series Jacket! However, no points will be assigned for the Delta Dental Points Chase.

Go the distance. Earn the jacket!

Complete at least 3 events totaling 26.2 miles to earn the Elliot Millennium Running Series Jacket. For complete list of events, rules and details, Learn More…

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