Eastern States 20 Mile
Run for the Border
Half Marathon

SUN. Mar. 25, 2018
11:00 a.m.

Eastern States 20 Mile Run

Kev Molloy design


The 23rd Annual Eastern States 20 Mile
19th Annual Run for the Border Half Marathon
SUNDAY March 25, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. both events

Kittery, Maine to Salisbury, Massachusetts along the spectacular New Hampshire Seacoast. Seven towns, three states - all in one race! Running The Boston Marathon? The Eastern States is a great final training run!

We do hope you will join us on Sunday, March 25 for our 23rd year running along the Seacoast. This is a race for everyone, and a great destination event. Last year we had runners from nearly half the states in the USA in the field. And where else can you run in three different states in one race (or two, in the half marathon)?

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Best wishes for good training and racing!
Don Allison, R.D.

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Greetings runners,
Please note a couple of changes to this year’s event:

• We will be offering two days of pre-race day number pickup at the Runners Alley at 103 Congress Street in downtown Portsmouth. You can also pick up your race packet on race day before the start of the race.

The hours will be as follows:
Friday, March 23: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 24: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please come visit us at the store. We would love to meet you!

• The bus loading will be in a different location this year, the Winnacunnet High School in Hampton. It is located at 1 Alumni Drive in Hampton, near the Routes 1 and 101 intersection. As has been the case in the past, the buses will begin to take runners to the start at 7:30 a.m. (20-mile) and 8:15 a.m. (half marathon). Shuttle buses will return you to the high school from the finish. There is plenty of parking at the high school.

• The post-race food and awards will also take place at the Winnacunnnet High School.

• Here is a link to a map of the high school location:

Link to Winnacunnet HS

Designed as a pre-Boston Marathon training race, the Eastern States 20 Mile (formerly Border to Border) Race has been called "the single best and freshest idea in road running in ten years." The race runs through historic Portsmouth, along scenic Route 1A overlooking the Atlantic, to the finish in Hampton Beach.

If you are looking for a flat fast 20 mile run then the Eastern States 20 Mile is your best bet. "It is one of those races that everyone should do one time or another," says race director Don Allison. The race also fits nicely into the training schedule for those training for the Boston Marathon. Read the rest of this story!

Also! Run for the Border Half Marathon - 11:00 a.m., Wallis Sands Beach, Rye, New Hampshire to the Massachusetts border

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