New England Half Marathon

Sunday, October 20, 2024 • Concord, NH • Course Map

Note: A virtual option is available for this race. Registration details are included below.

Set for its 11th annual running along the rolling country roads between Hopkinton and Concord, the capital of the state, the New England Half Marathon offers up plentiful scenery along the course, from the tree-lined roads that make up most of the route to the small city streets once you make it into Concord.

From the starting line at the Gould Hill Farm in nearby Hopkinton, a small town of just over 5,700 residents to the west of Concord, runners make their way east along Hopkinton Road and Currier Road, running through Hopkinton’s Main Street and past Kimball Lake.

Much of the course’s first half is rural, giving you a great view of the fall foliage that will be at its peak on half marathon day. With trees lining much of the course, shades of red, yellow, and orange will follow you throughout the entire course.

The course starts showing signs of city life near the mile 9 marker, as runners head closer to downtown Concord to the east into town. The course makes its way around the edge of the Horseshoe Pond before the final mile stretch into the finish line, in front of the New Hampshire State House on Main Street.

There will be 6 water stops during the race, organizers note — at the 2-mile, 4-mile, 6.2-mile, 8-mile, 10-mile and 12-mile markers.

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled along the winding Merrimack River in southern New Hampshire, about a 20-minute drive north from Manchester, Concord typically sees mild to cool and occasionally quite cold weather in October, which also brings the city’s first snowfall of the year later in the month.

On race day (Oct. 20), the average low is 36ºF and the average high is 62ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the New England Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM – wave starts


  • $70 – $100 for the in-person half marathon
  • $40 for the virtual half marathon


To reserve your spot in the fall 2024 running of Concord’s New England Half Marathon race, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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