Registration For Runner’s World Classic Now Open

Spearheaded by alum and road race director Dave McGillivray ’76, Merrimack College will play host to the first-ever Runner’s World Classic in July, bringing together runners of all levels and ages for a weekend’s worth of festivities on campus.

The three-day event, which will be held July 15-17, 2016, will be centered around three races – a 5K, a 10K and a half-marathon – with each race starting and ending on campus.REGISTRATION SPOTS ARE FILLING UP QUICKLY; DON’T WAIT – REGISTER TODAY!

The editors of Runner’s World magazine and McGillivray were instrumental in the formation of the weekend-long event. The race courses will feature a start and finish on campus, and will take runners through historic downtown Andover and past the famous grounds of Andover Phillips Academy and through a tree-lined, shaded residential community.

Along with the three races, other weekend activities include:

  • Seminars presented by top industry leaders
  • Half marathon on Sunday
  • Live music after the half marathon (Sunday)
  • Pre-race dinner with Runner’s World editors (Saturday)
  • Kids races and children’s programming (Friday)
  • 5K and 10K races (Saturday)
  • Celebrity Mile (Saturday)

Of course, multiple-race options for the weekend include:

  • The Hat Trick – 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon
  • The Five & Dime – 5K and 10K

To register for any of the weekend’s races, please click here. Please direct any questions to

About the Author

Mike McMahon
Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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