Half + 10K + 5K + Kids + Celebrity Mile • July 22-23 • Andover, Ma.



DMSE Sports Classic

START, FINISH, POST-RACE FESTIVITIES AT MERRIMACK COLLEGE Run the Beautiful and Historic Streets of Andover & North Andover. The DMSE Sports Classic (formerly known as the Runner's World Classic) will feature a start and finish on the beautiful campus of Merrimack College for a weekend of running. Founded by and managed by Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises, there’s a race for runners of all levels and for the entire family. With separate courses for the kid’s fun run, a 5K, 10K, and half marathon, each showcases a traditional New England road race in “The Town for All Seasons” — the beautiful town of North Andover in Essex County. LOCATION Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike Street - North Andover, MA 01845

Fast Facts

RACE DATES & TIMES
  • 5K Race – 7am Saturday, July 22, 2017
  • 10K Race – 8:30am Saturday, July 22, 2017
  • Kid’s Fun Runs – 10am Saturday, July 22, 2017
  • Celebrity Mile – 11am Saturday, July 22, 2017
  • Half Marathon – 7am Sunday, July 23, 2017
GOING LONG AT THE CLASSIC
  • Do the Hat Trick 5K + 10K + Half Marathon
  • Run the Five & Dime 5K + 10K
Merrimack College:  315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA 01845

Separate Unique Courses

SHOWCASING THE NEW ENGLAND AREA & CHALLENGING RUNNERS

Our undulating courses will keep you honest through historic downtown Andover, past the famous grounds of Andover Phillips Academy, and through a tree-lined, shaded residential community, which sits on the banks of the Merrimack River, near Lake Cochichewick and the Shawsheen River, approximately 24 miles from Boston. Learn More about Race Day >>

Meet Over 35 Celebrities

 SPORTS, MEDIA, POLITICAL & PERSONALITY CELEBRITIES

The Celebrity Mile celebrates why we run by brining people we respect to the starting line. They may not be the fastest or the strongest, but they have quickly moved us with their stories or strengthen our resolve with their contributions. The Celebrity Mile starts at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 22nd;  and will feature over 20 local sports, media and political celebrities and personalities. Meet the Celebrity Mile Participants >>

Celebrate Your Achievements

FESTIVITIES FOR RUNNERS AND SPECTATORS

A SUMMER RUNNING FESTIVAL  Once again, our partners will provide a great selection of free food and beverage sampling all weekend. And be sure to hang after the half marathon on Sunday to enjoy an ice-cold beer and some live music in our beer garden. Headquarters for the weekend will be on the grounds of Merrimack College in North Andover / Andover, Massachusetts. Check Out the Post-Race Festivities >>

Stay at the Host Hotel

GET THE BEST ROOM RATES AT THE MARRIOTT COURTYARD BOSTON ANDOVER BOOK BEFORE FRIDAY • JUNE 3oTH
Traveling to N. Andover for The Classic? Get great rates - best peak-summer weekend rates. Special Runner Rates: • 07/21-23/2017 King — $139.00 • 07/21-23/2017 Queen/Queen — $154.00 Visit our Pre-Race page for more Travel Planning Information >> USE THE CLASSIC ROOM BLOCK CODE: M-8IM3Q4B Call Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 321-2211 or (978) 794-0700 Book your rooms before June 30th at our Official Hotel, the Courtyard Boston Andover >>

Our Partners

A SPECIAL THANKS TO YOUR SPONSORS