Now that I have done the legwork, there are 7 races that meet my criteria. My criteria is that they must be between September 1st and December 1st this year, and that they must be in New England, and that they must not be in Maine or Massachusetts.

The races are:

The Stowe Marathon and the Mystic Places Marathon would give me the biggest gap if I were to run two from that list. The Mystic Places Marathon is an out and back, but it is supposed to stay pretty close to the Long Island Sound so it is probably quite scenic. The Stowe Marathon is also likely to be fairly scenic, but if I run that then it means that I have to skip the Dan Cardillo 5k, which is a fairly fast course that I did fairly well at last year. It would also mean that I would not be able to compete competitively at the Portland Trails 10k, the course of which is one of my frequent training runs. I have done well in that race for the past couple of years, and I have some friends that will be in town to run it.

I don’t have much interest in running the Breaker’s Marathon, and the Hartford Marathon lost it’s appeal once they changed the course some years back.

Do you know of any other marathons that meet my criteria above that I have not yet found? If so, send me an email or drop a comment below.