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Course Information

Sunday - June 5, 2016


Iron Horse Boulevard, Simsbury, CT

Start Time:  10K 7:30, 5K & Half 7:45, Kids 10:30

Note:  Road Closures occur prior to first event.

Course Description heading

Race Start is on Iron Horse Blvd. approximately 1/2 mile north of the intersection of Iron Horse and Drake Hill Road. Plan to arrive at least 60 minutes early – Iron Horse Boulevard will be shut to traffic at 6:45 a.m.

The Half Marathon is relatively flat with no major hills. It follows the Farmington River on country roads and uses portions of the paved bike path. Roads used include Drake Hill, Riverside, Terry’s Plain, Quarry Road, Rte. 315 and Iron Horse.

The 10K follows the same route as the Half Marathon, only using one loop of the course. The 10K is flat, scenic, and loaded with volunteer support.

The 5K event starts with the Half Marathon and follows portions of the 10K route.

Half Marathon Course Limit

Course limit is 3 hours for the Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon.

As a courtesy to the communities impacted by the races and the volunteers who serve, we have established Course Time Limits of 3 hours for the Half Marathon.

To finish within these time limits you must maintain a pace of approximately 13:44 minutes per mile. Official finishing times are recorded through 3 hours for the Half Marathon.

Along the Half Marathon race course, roads will reopen to traffic and water/aid stations will close down as the race moves by on a 13:44 minute per mile pace.

All runners running beyond Course Time Limits are doing so at their own risk. If you think your pace will be slower than a 13:44 minute mile pace, please be prepared and carry your own fluids and energy gel with you throughout the race.

Race staff will begin breaking down the finish line after course limits. Runners who come in after limits that are not able to collect a finisher medal on site, please contact the race office within 48 hours of the event. You may also request to receive a replacement race bib at that time.

Course Map heading

Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon

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Amica Iron Horse 10K 
Amica Iron Horse 5K

Click here to read information regarding course length for USATF certified courses.

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Course Markings

  • Yellow signs with blue arrows mark all turns.
  • All mile points are marked on the road and mile signs at each mile.
  • Mile clocks at several locations along the course.

Course Amenities:

  • This race is timed using the B Tag Chip system.  The official timer is Bay State Race Services
  • Fluid Locations: every 1 - 2 miles along the course and Start and Finish Line.
  • Portalets located along the course.
  • Medical personnel.
  • Carb Boom! energy gel at mile 8
  • Pace Teams – click here for more information

Course Records heading

Half Marathon:

Male:      1:10:38 set in 2012 by Brian Fuller of Ludlow, MA
Female:  1:23:21 set in 2004 by Maureen Terwilliger of Guilford, CT


Male: 33:20 set in 2013 by Brian Nelson
Female: 36:13 set in 2014 by Katie Edwards of South Glastonbury, CT


Male: 15:53 set in 2014 by Colin Sauter of Tolland, CT
Female: 19:54 set in 2011 by Mary McNally of West Simsbury, CT

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Amica Insurance

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