20th Annual
Monson Memorial Classic

Certified Half Marathon
Certified 5K

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In Memory of Kelly Waldron
and Kathy Waldron Perry

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Date & Time

Race Updates

Location & Directions


The Cause

Awards & Amenities

Course Maps



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USA Track and Field

Date & Time:

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Half Marathon starts at 12:00 p.m. (check in 11:00-11:45 a.m.)

    Half Marathon Course is USATF Certified: # MA98031RN

5K race starts at 12:15 p.m. (check in 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)

    5K Course is USATF Certified: # MA98030RN

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Race Updates:

• Online Registration at Racesonline.com
• Race Day Timing by New England Timing using disposable tags with ChronoTrack
• Immediate race results available and upload on race night
• Part of the Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club Grand Prix Series, #14 in the Series
• Great food as in years past
• Monson Memorial Town Hall grounds are still under reconstruction, but we will have access to the adjacent area again

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Location & Directions:

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Start and finish at Monson Memorial Town Hall
Main Street (Route 32), Monson, MA 01057

From Mass Pike: Exit 8 - Palmer, Right off of exit. Left at first set of lights. Follow Rt. 32 South into Monson.

From Hartford, CT: Route 84 East to Stafford Springs exit. Left off of exit. Follow Rt. 32 North into Monson.

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REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.racesonline.com/events/monson-memorial-classic

Print out the entry form: Adult Entry Form (18 & over) or Minor Entry Form (under 18)    get a free pdf reader here
Make checks payable to: Monson Memorial Classic.
Mail entries to: Monson Memorial Classic, PO Box 496, Monson, MA 01057
All mail entries must be postmarked by October 31, 2015.

Please note that this is a charity event and we cannot offer entry fee waiver for elite runners. We welcome elite runners by offering great prize money. Please know that your entry fee is going to a great cause, always going to find a way to promote the best resources for cancer treatment.


Race Day Registration:
Half Marathon: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
5K: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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The Cause:

The Monson Memorial Classic road race was started in 1996, shortly after the deaths of Kelly Waldron and Kathy Waldron Perry. These sisters died eight months apart from different types of cancer. Kathy suffered with melanoma, and Kelly had breast, bone, and liver cancer. They were wonderful, loving people. This race is in their memory, and past proceeds have gone to American Cancer Association of Western Mass, American Lung Association, Quaboag Valley Hospice, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This year we are giving proceeds to Griffin's Friends and Melanoma Education Foundation.

Griffin's Friends was founded in 1994 in Springfield, MA and named in honor of Griffin Kelleher, who lost his courageous battle with cancer at 14 months of age. Griffin's Friends is a nonprofit group that provides support to children who are stricken with cancer, and their families. To learn more, visit www.griffinsfriends.com

The Melanoma Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization devoted to saving lives from melanoma, a common skin cancer that is often deadly unless detected early before there are any symptoms. The Foundation increases awareness of melanoma three ways: 1) Educates middle and high school health teachers nationwide and provides them with free classroom materials. 2) Provides complete information about early self-detection and prevention of melanoma in a user-friendly website. 3) Conducts talks and facial skin analyzer screenings for area organizations and businesses. The SkinCheck® Class is currently taught in over 1,000 schools in all 50 states. To learn more, visit skincheck.org


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Awards & Amenities:

1st Female & Male: $400 each
2nd Female & Male: $300 each
3rd Female & Male: $200 each
4th Female & Male: $100 each
5th Female & Male: $75 each

0-14 Female & Male: Trophy and Bonus Prize each*
15-19 Female & Male: Trophy and Bonus Prize each*
20-29 Female & Male: $50 each or if college student - Trophy and Bonus Prize*
30-39 Female & Male: $50 each
40-49 Female & Male: $50 each
50-59 Female & Male: $50 each
60-69 Female & Male: $50 each
70+ Female & Male: $50 each

* If under 18 or college student: trophy/prize - no cash due to MIAA and NCAA regulations.

Course Record Female or Male: $250 each
1st Monson Female & Male: $100 each
Repeat Winner Female or Male: $100 (Bonus) each

$100 prize to 1st Team in each division:
Open Male, Open Female, Masters Male, Masters Female
Teams must indicate their USA Track & Field team number on entry forms

1st Female & Male: Trophy & ale glass
2nd Female & Male: Trophy & ale glass
3rd Female & Male: Trophy & ale glass

0-14 Female & Male: Medal & ale glass
15-19 Female & Male: Medal & ale glass
20-29 Female & Male: Medal & ale glass
30-39 Female & Male: Medal & ale glass
40-49 Female & Male: Medal & ale glass
50-59 Female & Male: Medal & ale glass
60-69 Female & Male: Medal & ale glass
70+ Female & Male: Medal & ale glass

- Great food & music at the Post-Race Party!
- Long sleeve tech shirts for the first 200 to register for the half marathon
- Ale glasses for those who register for the half marathon
- Finisher medals to all half marathon finishers
- Short sleeve tech shirts for the first 200 to register for the 5K

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Course Maps:

Half Marathon Course Map:

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Half marathon course map with elevation

5K Course Map

5K course map with elevation

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Monson Savings Bank
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Results & Photos:


2014 Half Marathon & 5K

2013 Half Marathon & 5K

2012 Half Marathon & 5K

2011 Half Marathon & 5K

2010 Half Marathon & 5K

2009 Half Marathon              2009 5K

2008 Half Marathon              2008 5K

2007 Half Marathon              2007 5K

2006 Half Marathon              2006 5K

2005 Half Marathon              2005 5K

2004 Half Marathon              2004 5K

2003 Half Marathon & 5K

2002 Half Marathon & 5K

2001 Half Marathon              2001 5K

2000 Half Marathon & 5K

1999 Half Marathon & 5K

Female - 1:16:31 - Claudia Camargo - 2006
Male - 1:07:38 - Mathew Kiplagat - 2010

Female - 17:12 - Sarah Dupre-Healy - 2003
Male - 15:34 - Eric Nedeau - 2004

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2013     2012     2011     2010     2009     2008     2007     2006     2005

2004      2003

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