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Course Information

Sunday - June 1, 2014


Iron Horse Boulevard, Simsbury, CT

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

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.  Course limit is 3 hours for the Half Marathon.

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.

Course Map heading

Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon
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.
  • Entertainment.
  • logo_guMedical personnel.
  • Carbo-gel at mile 6.5

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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: 38:46 set in 2009 by Nichol Sherry of West Hartford, CT


Male: 16:48 set in 2009 by Nathan Bussiere of Canton, CT
Female: 19:54 set in 2011 by Mary McNally of West Simsbury, CT

Title Sponsor

Amica Insurance

Amica Mutual Insurance Company, nationally known for exceptional customer service and going the distance, appreciates the marathoners’ passion, determination and achievement of personal excellence. The company is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, marine, and personal umbrella liability insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,200 people in 40 offices across the country.

Amica is considered the best kept secret in the industry. Founded in 1907, customers previously only knew of this award winning Company by word of mouth. Want to learn more? Visit or call 866-51-AMICA (26422) to be connected to an office near you.

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