RACE WEEKEND

Amherst Half Marathon Race Weekend is centered in Downtown Amherst, the quintessential New England town center with striking commons and parks and distinctive architecture. It is the center of culture and activity with dozens of restaurants, unique shops and attractions. As home to 30,000 college students annually, Amherst is alive with the buzz of energy and motion from UMass Amherst, Amherst College and Hampshire College.

Please note:  No baggage check available on race day.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING (SATURDAY)

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The following parking options are available on Saturday for Amherst Half Marathon Weekend participants, volunteers and spectators to utilize, free of charge:

  • 75 Churchill St, Amherst, MA 01002
  • Spots are limited

On Street Parking is also available throughout downtown Amherst

  • Free of charge all weekend because of the Veteran’s Day Holiday
  • See local street signs for restrictions

DIRECTIONS & PARKING (SUNDAY)

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The following parking options have been made available on Sunday (only) for Amherst Half Marathon and College Tri Team Relay participants, volunteers and spectators to utilize, free of charge:

  • UMass Amherst – Lot 32 (1)
    345 Lincoln Ave, Amherst, MA 01002
  • UMass Amherst – Lot 32 (2)
    346 Lincoln Ave, Amherst, MA 01002
  • UMass Amherst – Robsham Visitor Center Lot
    300 Massachusetts Ave, Amherst, MA 01002
  • UMass Amherst – Lot 34
    38 Nutting Ave, Amherst, MA 01002, USA

ROAD CLOSURES

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Packet Pickup
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Expo
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Course Preview of the Amherst Half Marathon course
with Technical Director, Josh Miller
1:30 PM at the Amherst College Alumni House (Packet Pickup)

Race Start Times
5K: 11:00 AM
HMF FitKids Run: 12:30 PM

Awards
Top 3 females and top 3 males will receive their awards in the finish chute. All other awards will be handed out at the Alumni House starting at 12:00 PM

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Packet Pickup
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Race Start Times
Half Marathon & Relay: 8:00 AM

Awards Ceremony
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

CHARITY PARTNER WHO BENEFITS FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION

HMF is proud to name the Amherst Survival Center as the charity partner of the Amherst Half. The Amherst Survival Center provides a welcoming community where families and individuals who are struggling to make ends meet can come for food, clothing, health care and for companionship and relief from isolation. More…