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About Loco Marathon and Half Marathon

The Loco Marathon and Half Marathon is a long-running race that takes place in Newmarket, New Hampshire. The race history traces back to 2014, when it was founded by Loco Races and has been held every year since then.

Take the Scenic Route

Runners running through beautiful landscape
Both the half and full marathon courses wind through four New Hampshire towns: Newmarket, Lee, Epping, and Newfields. The course is mostly flat, but there are a few hills along the way with the final few miles of both courses along a non-paved, recreational rail trail through scenic woodlands. The views of the countryside are beautiful, and the race is a great way to see some of the best that New Hampshire has to offer.

The Loco Half Marathon course is the same as the marathon course, but it is only half as long. The half marathon is a great option for runners who are new to running marathons, or for runners who want to challenge themselves but don’t want to run a full 26.2 miles.

Runners running through beautiful landscape

Qualifying for the Boston Marathon

The Loco Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifying race. This means that runners who finish the race with a qualifying time can earn a spot in the Boston Marathon. The Boston Marathon is one of the most prestigious marathons in the world, and it is a dream for many runners to qualify for the race. The Loco Marathon course was recently nominated by Runner’s Rave as the Best Marathon in the US.

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Ready to Run?

“Fall” in love with New Hampshire all over again at the 10th Annual Loco Marathon & Half Marathon. Join hundreds of runners on the course while experiencing the stunning autumn foliage and scenic country roads of FOUR New Hampshire towns.Join us in Newmarket on October 20th—Sign up to race today.