Hoop City Marathon

Sat October 5 - Sun October 6, 2019 Springfield, MA US 01103 Directions RaceJoy Ready
Countdown to Race Day


$25 10/05 8:00AM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

1/2 Marathon

$70 10/06 7:30AM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT


$90 10/06 7:30AM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

3-4 Person 26.2 Relay

$185 10/06 7:30AM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Kid's Fun Run

$10 10/06 8:00AM EDT Registration ends October 6, 2019 at 7:45am EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.hoopcitymarathon.com.

1300 Main St
Springfield, MA US 01103

Join us for the inaugural running of the Hoop City Marathon & Half Marathon as we run through beautiful parks, pass by historical landmarks, and share in the community spirit that is Springfield, Massachusetts.  Springfield, known to some as “Hoop City”, is the city of firsts, the birthplace of basketball, and the revitalized urban center of the Pioneer Valley. There’s so much more to this city than meets the eye and you really need to get out there on foot to appreciate it!  Not up for a full or half marathon?  Round up some friends and create a marathon relay team or join us on Saturday for a picturesque 5k through Forest Park.  Just like the city of Springfield, there’s something for everyone in this event – even a kid’s race and activities to keep spectators entertained while they wait for their beloved finishers!  

A weekend full of events!
Kid's Fun Run (12 and younger)
Half Marathon
Full Marathon
3-4 Person Marathon Relay

The Slam Dunk Challenge!!

Complete the 5k on Saturday and either the 1/2, Full or 26.2 Relay on Sunday and here's what you get:

  • A Slam Dunk Challenge long sleeve shirt
  • A special Slam Dunk Challenge medal
  • Bragging rights!


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To bring moments of joy to courageous kids.

This message conveys our aspiration for all of our efforts, whether event planning, fundraising, or Marathon running. We strive to ease the hardships of children in treatment for cancer and the families who love and support them.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Hoop City Marathon.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Hoop City Marathon is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy

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