Team Logistics

Traveling to the Start
The start of the race is in the Casimir Pulaski State Park in Chepachet, RI. Directions to the start will be available in the Race Handbook distributed 30 days prior to the event. The start is 1.5 hours from Boston MA, 50 minutes from Providence RI, and 1.5 hours from Hartford CT. The finish is 1.25 hours north of Boston, and 1 hour from Manchester, NH. If you are traveling from out of town, we recommend flying into/out of Boston Logan Airport and staying near the start the night before the event.

Recommended Hotels near the Start
While there are no discounted rates, we recommend staying at one of the following hotels. We have done our best to list to most current rates, but they may have changed.

  • Comfort Inn & Suites - 10 miles from the start
    16 Tracy Road, Dayville, CT, US, 06241
    (860) 779-3200
    Regular Rate: 129.95 (plus tax)
    Free breakfast, free internet

     
  • Budget Inn - 12 miles from the start
    771 Hartford Pike, Dayville, CT 06241
    (860) 774-4515
    Regular Rate: $65 (plus tax)

     
  • Comfort Suites - 19 miles from the start
    1010 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917
    (401) 231-6300
    Regular Rate: $139.99 (plus tax)
    Free breakfast, free internet
 

  • Quality Inn - 19 miles from the start
    355 George Washington Hwy, Smithfield, RI 02917
    (401) 232-2400 60
    Regular Rate: $129.99 (plus tax).
    Free breakfast, free internet, pool & hot tub
     

Van Rental
For your comfort, 12 or 15 passenger vans will be the best vehicles on the race course. Such vehicles can be hard to come by. Below is a list of reputable van rental companies in the New England Area who have a fleet of such vehicles. Should you not be able to get to one of these locations, or should they sell out, the next best option would be large SUVs or mini-vans. You can rent usually these from any car rental company (i.e. Enterprise, Avis, Budget, Alamo, etc).

  • Connecticut
    • EZ Car Rental
      75 Windsor Avenue (Route 83)
      Vernon-Rockville, CT 06066
      860.875.3398
       
  • Massachusetts
    • Peter Fuller Car Rental
      160 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA
      617-926-7511
    • All-Star Truck & Car Rental
      385 Memorial Drive (Rt 33), Chicopee, MA
      413-594-7400
    • Adventure Car Rental
      Allston 617-783-3000
      Somerville 617-623-6408
      Waltham 781-899-2000
       
  • New Hampshire
    • Merchants Auto
      1278 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, NH
      603-695-9277
    • U-Save
      455 Winchester Street, Keene, NH
      (603) 352-7900
    • Hertz Rent-A-Car
      2800 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH
      603-422-6707
      This location only has a few vans on-site, but they can arrange to have more vans brought in from other area locations. For this reason, making a reservation with Hertz means they will take your information and call you back to say whether they have other vans available.
    • Adventure Vehicle Rental
      3 Highlander Way, Manchester, NH
      866-625-6007
       
  • Rhode Island
    • Thrifty Car Rental
      2312 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI
      401-435-3300
    • Adventure Vehicle Rental
      122 Dewey Ave, Warwick, RI
      866-625-6007


Sleeping on the Course
We have two major transition areas in the middle of the night that are appropriate for outdoor sleeping (i.e. sleeping bags and tents) or parking your van and sleeping inside the van. However, if you would like arrange hotel rooms, we recommend booking in Manchester NH, which is directly on the course and has plenty of accommodation options.

After the Event
The Kittery, ME / Portsmouth, NH coast has much to offer in terms of tourism. If possible, we recommend you spend some time in the area after the event. For more information on things to do and places to stay, visit the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce website.