Massachusetts > Oleksak Lumber Spring Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk
Westfield, MA • Sunday, March 24, 2013 • Course Map
More than 800 runners cross the finish line each year in both races combined at the annual springtime running of Westfield's Oleksak Lumber Spring Half Marathon & 5K, with nearly 670 of those runners completing the 13.1-mile race alone at the race's 2012 running.
Run to benefit the local Boys and Girls Club organization in this town of about 40,000 residents in the southern central part of the state, the race takes runners on a tour of the rural areas just outside of town, along a course marked by plenty of green, rolling hills, especially in the race's first few miles.
Race organizers tout the course as a "great tune-up" for the Boston Marathon later the same month (it's held each April), and that most of the hills along the course occur in the first 4 miles. While the half marathon is for runners, the 5K is open to both runners and walkers. Registration is available on the day of the race from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the Boys & Girls Club, and the race starts at the same place at 11:00 AM.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in western Massachusetts, about 10 miles west of Springfield and roughly 95 miles southwest of Boston, Westfield typically sees March temperatures that average between 48°F and 29°F, while precipitation amounts average about 3.5 inches for the month. On the day of the race (March 24), the average high is 52°F and the average low is 32°F.
View the race route map for the Oleksak Spring Half Marathon
$40 for the half marathon, for pre-registered runners
$45 on the day of the race
To reserve your spot in the early spring 2013 running of Westfield's Oleksak Lumber Spring Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at Active.com.
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