Although USATF has yet to post the link for voting, they will be doing so “soon”. I’ve got no particular favorites for what races get picked next year, although the Maple Run ½ marathon and the GMAA 15k would be my favorites in the “pick two category”. Here are the races with the entry fee listed (which should always be a consideration since this impacts a LOT more people than how much prize money is given) along with my “plus” and “minus” column. With this election finally being one without slates I hope everyone takes the time to VOTE!
Date Dist Name City, St Entry Plus Minus
3/22 3.1 An Ras Mor Cambridge, MA 30 No dedicated parking (race in the city), poor course marking
6/11 3.1 Fast 5k Hollis, NH 25 Wide start, plus women's sep start Thursday night race
6/21 5 Ribfest Merrimack, NH 30 Fast mostly flat course Uninspired out/back course, tight turn at the start, NO RIBS!
8/9 5 Bobby Doyle Narragansett, RI 27 RI race (the only one to bid) 15 turns in 5 miles
5/31 6.2 Newton Newton, MA 30 Nice course, well managed Serious lack of parking, very tight start
9/20 6.2 Lone Gull Gloucester, MA 30 Well managed, multiple time GP race Parking lot is a cluster-fuck, both pre and post race
10/4 6.2 Canton Canton, MA 25
3/15/ 13.1 New Bedford New Bedford, MA 50 Always competitive and well managed Terrible post-race food
5/3/ 13.1 Maple Run Middlebury, VT 40 Very well organized, plenty of parking
10/20 13.1 New England 1/2 Loudon, NH 75 Drop course 75 dollar early entry fee! Point to point - buses to start
5/24 26.2 Vermont Ctiy Burlington, VT 90 Finally a Spring Marathon!
11/1 26.2 Manchester Manchester, NH 75 Poor response to the mistake made in 2014
5/16 7.4 Rotary Bedford, NH 25 Well managed, excellent post race Can't find a website (which is troubling)
9/6 9.3 GMAA Burlington, VT 35 Excellent first time in the GP in 2014
2/22 10 Amherst Amherst, MA 40 Solid race management Possible mud or ice for the "reservoir" section
8/29 10 NH10 Auburn, NH 35 Millennium knows how to put on a race
9/6 12.4 Seasons Acton, MA 55 Unable to locate any information online
9/27 15.5 Nahant Nahant, MA 40 Very scenic course