Race Description

Join us for the annual Marathon Park Prep 13.1 Mile Race on Saturday March 18, 2017. The race begins and ends at Marathon Park, which marks the original starting line area for Boston’s marathon for its first 27 years, from 1897-1923.

The MPP Half Marathon is a 13.1 mile course running through picturesque Ashland Massachusetts. The half marathon course is a mixture of flats and hills at some points running the Boston Marathons traditional route through Ashland and also running parallel to the Subdury River and at others skirting Ashland State Park.  The starting line is at Marathon Park on Pleasant Street.

After Race:  Lunch & Medals.  Adult beverage for adult (21+) runners is available at the lower level lounge of the VFW and any alcohol must be consumed inside the VFW. Soda also available at the lounge.

The race is held at Marathon Park, Ashland MA, 311 Pleasant Street, Ashland MA 01721
Free parking is available at 6 lots 


This event is brought to you by the Ashland Sports Authority, a non-profit incorporated in 2013.  The race has community support from many of the town's business community and the efforts of many community members and volunteers.

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  •   Course Map
  • Location: Ashland, MA
  • Race Date: 11/08/2019 11:00 (Estimated)
  • Categories: Half Marathon Race, 5 Mile Race, Half Marathon Team, 5 Mile Team Race
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