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Saturday, MAY 16, 2020



Saturday, MAY 16, 2020

Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Martha's Vineyard is an amazing island located south of Cape Cod, famous for it's natural beauty with miles of beaches; walking, hiking, and biking trails. Check out Oak Bluffs history, shop in Edgartown and explore the whole island's undeniable charm.  A summer playground for all ages. Now you have a reason to make this bucket-list destination race your "RUN-CATION".  Martha's Vineyard offers 2 beautiful courses for the relay, half and the full marathon that showcase this amazing island in Massachusetts.   Both the full and the half marathon are relatively flat with a few gentle rollers in the full marathon.  Whether you're trying to qualify for Boston or just want to run a beautiful race, see why Martha's Vineyard is so famous and a spend a few extra days pre or post race.  A destination favorite!

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The Half Marathon starts at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School and runs the first 2 miles with the marathon and a total of 3 miles through the middle of DCR Manuel Correllus State Forest and pass the airport.  Then left on Edgartown road on the paved bike path for 5 miles.  Then left again, along Beach Road over the famous "JAWS" bridge with a finish in beautiful Waban Park in Oak Bluffs.


Boston qualifier (USATF Cert #MA16036JK)  6 HOUR TIME LIMIT (CLICK HERE to view USATF map)

The Marathon starts at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School and runs the first 13 miles through DCR Manuel Correllus State Forestthen right down through Edgartown on Meeting House Way to Atlantic Drive.  Then left up Katama Rd through the quaint town of Edgartown with a finish on Beach Rd, over the famous "JAWS" bridge with a finish in beautiful Waban Park in Oak Bluffs.


The 2-person Half Marathon relay starts with the rest of the race at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School.  Runner #1 will start at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School and runs the first 5.3 miles of the half marathon course.  Runner #1 will hand off to Runner #2 at Water Station F where Runner #2 will run the remaining distance 7.8 miles to the finish line at Waban Park.  Vans will transport runners from the transition area to the finish.

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Friday, May 15, 2020 - BIB PICK UP

  • 11am - 7:30pm: Bib pick up at WABAN PARK, 29 Tuckernuck Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Saturday, May 16, 2020

  • 6:15am - 7:45am: Buses depart from OAK BLUFFS (see bus info below)

  • 6:15am - 7:45am: Buses depart from EDGARTOWN (see bus info below)

  • 6:15am - 7:45am: Buses depart from TISBURY (see bus info below)

  • 8:30am: Wave 1 Start (full, half & relay)

  • 8:33am: Wave 2 Start (full, half & relay)

  • 8:35am: Wave 3 Start (full, half & relay)

  • 8:38am: Wave 4 Start (full, half & relay)

  • 9:00am: Entertainment at finish line begins

  • 9:30am: Buses begin returning those runners staying in Edgartown and Tisbury.

  • 10:30am: Awards ceremony Half Marathon

  • 10:35am: Awards ceremony Relay Teams

  • 12:30pm: Awards ceremony Full Marathon


13 aid stations will be provided along the course placed approximately 1.5 - 2 miles apart.  All aid stations will be staffed and have water.  Gatorade will be provided at most water stations and filtered water is provided at all stations.  Each aid station will be equipped with a first aid kit and Medics will be at miles 6(marathon), 5(Half) / 13(marathon) and 9(half) / 21(marathon). 


Medical and EMT's will be positioned at the 13 mile mark of the marathon and mile 6 of the half marathon.  

Portable Toilets along the course will be located at miles 6(marathon), 5(Half) / 13(marathon) and 9(half) / 21(marathon), the start and the finish. 


We are offering TWO types of RUNNER TRACKING in the mobile app, RaceJoy.

BIB Tag alerts - no need to carry your phone. No pre-setup of numbers required. Just do the race and have friends download RaceJoy and add you to their participant list. They will then automatically receive progress alerts as you cross timing equipment. 

GPS Tracking - Carry your phone so your friends and family can track your location live on race day. Download the app, click I Want to Be Tracked, and follow the prompts. Track other runners and send cheers. Make sure to turn on tracking on race day.

Download the app here: http://www.racejoy.net/download




RUNNER #1: 5.5 miles RUNNER #2: 7.6 Miles

Both runners should arrive at the start at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School 100 Edgartown Vineyard Haven Rd, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.

RUNNER #2: 7:50am - Bus departs from MV High School to transport Runner #2 to transition area Water Station F.

RUNNER #1: 8:00am - Start race. RUNNER #1 carries the baton

After Runner #1 finishes, and passes the baton to Runner #2, vans will transport Runner #1 between 8:20am - 9:45am from WATER STATION F (transition area) to the FINISH LINE.

Every 2020 participant will receive the following:

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  1. Bus transportation to the start

  2. Return bus transportation for those staying or returning to Edgartown and Tisbury.

  3. Race bib, timing chip, and pace band

  4. Custom water-wicking race shirt

  5. Custom race bag with swag

  6. Custom buff

  7. Race Medal (after you cross the finish)


If you plan on driving to the start at Martha's Vineyard High School, the address is:  100 Edgartown Vineyard Haven Rd, Oak Bluffs, MA.  Parking is limited but you can drive or have someone drop you off.  However, there is NO BUS TRANSPORTATION back to the high school after the race. 


PACE team:

BEAST PACING will provide pacers for the full and the half marathon.  In addition..  Pacers and Pace bands will range in 2:50 - 4:30 marathon times and 1:40 - 2:30 for half marathon times.  Pace bands/tattoo will be provided at the expo for $8.


GEAR CHECK is provided at the start.  Gear / bag check is an easy way for us to store your items (like extra clothing) during your race. Your race packet, available at packet pick up, will contain everything you need! To check-in your gear, place your items in the gear bag, cinch it closed, and use the enclosed zip tie to attach your gear check label to your bag. (Your gear check label can be found along the bottom portion of your race bib and has your bib number pre-printed on it for easy identification & retrieval after your race). Please do not use gear check for valuables such as your car keys, cell phone, or jewelry, as we cannot be responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.

bus transporation PRE AND POST RACE

Buses for the FULL and the HALF MARATHON will be loading and departing from the following locations Oak Bluffs, Edgartown and Tisbury.  Buses begin loading at 6:15am - 7:45am. 

VINEYARD HAVEN / TISBURY bus departure: 6:45am & 7:45am

LOCATION99 WATER STREET, VINEYARD HAVEN.  The first bus will leave after the first ferry from Woods Hole arrives at 6:45am.  If you are STAYING in Vineyard Haven, you can walk to the ferry for bus transportation to the start. Those that ARE NOT staying on the island may can take one of the first 3 morning ferries departing Woods Hole at 6:00am and 7:00am.  All ferries will get you to the start in time.

FERRY RIDERS...NOTE:  If you are coming over on the ferry from Woods Hole, you can take the ferry back after the race from the Oak Bluffs Ferry (FINISH LINE).  The Oak Bluffs Ferry is located directly across the from the finish line.

Post Race:  Buses will shuttle runners from Oak Bluffs to Vineyard Haven from 9:30am - 3pm



OAK BLUFF bus departure:  6:15am - 7-45am

29 Tuckernuck Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

LOCATION: WABAN PARK, OAK BLUFFS.  Buses will pick up runners on the corner of Seaview and Nantucket Ave.

The finish line is in WABAN Park in Oak Bluffs.  If you are staying in Oak Bluffs you can walk to the bus pick up.  If you need to take the ferry back to Woods Hole you can walk across the street from the finish line and take the ferry.

Post race:  If you are staying in Vineyard haven or Edgartown, buses will shuttle you back between 9:30am - 3pm




EDGARTOWN bus departure: 6:30am -7:45am. 

LOCATION131 N WATER STREET, EDGARTOWN.  Buses will pick up in front of Harbor View Hotel.

If you are staying in Edgartown, it is a quick and short walk from any hotel to the Harbor View Hotel.  If you are staying Harbor View, you can roll out of bed!

Post Race:  Buses will shuttle runners from Oak Bluffs to Edgartown from 9:30am - 3pm

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Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard



Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard

bib pick up

WHERE:  WABAN PAK - 29 Tuckernuck Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

WHEN:  Friday, May 15, 2020

TIME:  11am - 7:30pm

If you cannot pick your bib up on Friday you should choose to pay the "mailing" fee. Your bib and timing chip will be mailed to you if you choose this . All additional swag can be picked up at the finish line after you cross the finish line.

You can have someone else pick up your bib, shirt and bag provided they have a copy of your ID and you have signed the online waiver when you registered.  If you did not sign the waiver, you can download the waiver by clicking the button below and signing the PDF.  You can then email, message or fax it to whoever is picking up your bib for you.  CLICK HERE for waiver. 

Cancellation Policy

Per industry standard, entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE . Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. Sorry, no exceptions.  Switching from the full to the half, and vice versa, is permitted.  You may DEFER to the following year or transfer to another person for a fee provided you do so on or before April 17, 2020.  No exceptions.  TO DEFER YOUR ENTRY, EMAIL HERE with a request statement.



Giving back...


Giving back...


Proceeds from this event benefit the following:

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School must literally be all things to all people. This relatively small 700 student school provides all the educational services and most of the social services for students in grades 9 to 12. This includes full vocational programs, special education collaborative, mentorships, human services, and a complete range of college preparation courses, including Advanced Placement. The school serves an island which is economically and socially diverse and has the lowest per capita income in the state. To meet these challenges it has one of the most honored high school faculties, an extremely involved student body and many active parent groups.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands, a proud member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay family, is the only one-to-one youth serving mentoring organization in the area. We’ve been around for over 42 years and serve more than 300 kids in the community. With research and proven outcomes at our core, we’re an organization that’s making a real difference with young people.


National Blood Clot Alliance

Blood clots do not discriminate. They can affect anyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, or race.  The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is the leading nonprofit organization in the United States focused singularly on building awareness and building community among people who are affected by blood clots or at increased risk for blood clots, including people with clotting disorders, atrial fibrillation, cancer, traumatic injury, and risks related to hospitalization and surgery, lengthy immobility, childbirth, and hormonal birth control.