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Hoop City Marathon

Sat October 3 - Sun October 4 Springfield, MA 01103 US Directions



10/03 8:00AM EDT

1/2 Marathon

10/04 7:00AM EDT


10/04 7:00AM EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


1300 Main St
Springfield, MA US 01103


Join us for the inaugural running of the Hoop City Marathon & Half Marathon as we run through beautiful parks, pass by historical landmarks, and share in the community spirit that is Springfield, Massachusetts.  Springfield, known to some as “Hoop City”, is the city of firsts, the birthplace of basketball, and the revitalized urban center of the Pioneer Valley. There’s so much more to this city than meets the eye and you really need to get out there on foot to appreciate it!  Not up for a full or half marathon?  Round up some friends and create a marathon relay team or join us on Saturday for a picturesque 5k through Forest Park.  Just like the city of Springfield, there’s something for everyone in this event – even a kid’s race and activities to keep spectators entertained while they wait for their beloved finishers!  

A weekend full of events!
Kid's Fun Run (12 and younger) 
Half Marathon 
Full Marathon 
3-4 Person Marathon Relay

The Slam Dunk Challenge!!

Complete the 5k on Saturday and either the 1/2, Full or 26.2 Relay on Sunday and here's what you get:

  • A Slam Dunk Challenge long sleeve shirt
  • A special Slam Dunk Challenge medal
  • Bragging rights!


Benefiting Griffin's Friends Children's Cancer Fund

The goal of Griffin's Friends is simple and appealing:

To bring moments of joy to courageous kids.

This message conveys our aspiration for all of our efforts, whether event planning, fundraising, or Marathon running. We strive to ease the hardships of children in treatment for cancer and the families who love and support them.

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