Walter Childs Marathon

Holyoke MA/USA

Website: www.harriers.org/marathon

Race Winners (54 runnings)
01 May 2016 2:34:22 Scott Leslie-2 3:27:56 Kimberly Shooshan (MA/USA)
03 May 2015 2:37:12 Scott Leslie (MA/USA) 3:29:46 Kim Handzel (MA/USA)
04 May 2014 2:48:45 Adam Bulewich (USA) 3:01:50 Melissa Stellato (USA)
05 May 2013 2:37:43 Felix Moser (USA) 3:26:47 Apryl Sabadosa (MA/USA)
06 May 2012 2:37:57 Matthew Shamey (USA)

3:24:41

Joni Fredette-2
01 May 2011 2:45:29 Robert Landry-4

3:16:00

Joni Fredette (USA)
02 May 2010 2:50:58 Robert Landry-3

3:26:51

Karin George (USA)
03 May 2009 2:42:59 Robert Landry-2

3:34:03

Katrina Bisheimer (USA)
04 May 2008 2:48:02 Robert Landry (MA/USA)

3:44:22

Gina Marie Ciampa (USA)

06 May 2007

2:46:09

Michael Carroll-5

3:39:03

Sarah Shapiro (MA/USA)

07 May 2006

2:52:25

Mark Bell (MA/USA)

3:15:32

Meghan Lout (MA/USA)

01 May 2005

2:55:16

Michael Carroll-4

3:32:03

Maria Urso (MA/USA)

02 May 2004

2:51:39

Michael Carroll-3

3:19:01

Melissa Bowser (MA/USA)

04 May 2003

2:49:50

Michael Carroll-2

3:19:16

April Lynn Marko (MA/USA)

05 May 2002

2:54:42

Michael Carroll (MA/USA)

3:15:18

Daniele Cherniak (NY/USA)

06 May 2001

2:52:00

Gennaro Conte (MA/USA)

3:43:59

Annie Ryan (MA/USA)

07 May 2000

3:01:11

Celio Hernandez-5

3:48:48

Angela Boudreau (USA)

02 May 1999

2:42:01

Dave Hanechak-5

3:16:26

Jodi-Lyn Couture (USA)

03 May 1998

2:46:35

Harry Lepp (CT/USA)

3:13:09

Lynn Liberatore (USA)

04 May 1997

2:35:46

Dave Hanechak-4

3:16:48

Cheryl Dube-3

05 May 1996

2:39:22

Dave Hanechak-3

3:11:09

Cheryl Dube-2

14 May 1995

2:29:48

Dave Hanechak-2

3:26:34

Barbara Mathewson (USA)

01 May 1994

2:33:40

Dave Hanechak (MA/USA)

3:03:00

Cheryl Dube (MA/USA)

09 May 1993

2:42:53

Celio Hernandez-4

3:43:36

Diane McNamara (MA/USA)

10 May 1992

2:37:58

Celio Hernandez-3

3:11:45

Kathy Holt (MA/USA)

12 May 1991

2:41:35

Rich Marion (MA/USA)

4:05:01

Janice Partyka (MA/USA)

13 May 1990

2:39:18

Steve O'Connell (MA/USA)

3:11:13

Kim Marie Goff (RI/USA)

07 May 1989

2:36:10

Robert Hensley-2

3:07:54

Christine Gibbons-2

15 May 1988

2:24:15

Scott Bagley (MA/USA)

2:47:33

Nancy Conz (MA/USA)

17 May 1987

2:33:22

Robert Hensley (FL/USA)

3:12:34

Christine Gibbons (NJ/USA)

18 May 1986

2:46:45

Larry Skinner (MA/USA)

3:39:33

Mary Ryczek-5

19 May 1985

2:32:03

Celio Hernandez-2

3:14:20

Mary Ryczek-4

20 May 1984

2:35:14

Celio Hernandez (MA/USA)

3:10:01

Mary Ryczek-3

22 May 1983

2:37:01

Ed Sandifer (MA/USA)

3:12:57

Mary Ryczek-2

23 May 1982

2:43:12*

Jack Bristol (CT/USA)

3:07:52

Mary Ryczek (MA/USA)

31 May 1981

2:42:29

Martin Kittell (NY/USA)

3:22:30

Nancy Dauplaise (MA/USA)

08 Jun 1980

2:33:35

Dennis Tetreault (MA/USA)

3:13:31

Christine Short (VT/USA)

10 Jun 1979

2:33:09

Kurt Lauenstein (VT/USA)

3:23:16

Blanche Paine (MA/USA)

11 Jun 1978

2:47:01

William Hine (ME/USA)

3:46:39

Edna Curtain (NY/USA)

29 May 1977

2:30:50

Michael Burke (MA/USA)

3:21:01

Susan Murakami (NY/USA)

31 May 1976

2:34:51

Larry Frederick (NY/USA)

3:34:38

Nina Kuscsik-2

01 Jun 1975

2:34:40

Rick Bayko (MA/USA)

3:34:10

Merry Cushing-2

12 May 1974

2:33:04.6

Peter Kuchinski (MA/USA)

3:20:01

Merry Cushing (MA/USA)

10 Jun 1973

2:43:03

James Green (MA/USA)

3:18:57

Nina Kuscsik (NY/USA)

11 Jun 1972

2:38:04

Tom Derderian (MA/USA)  

06 Jun 1971

2:32:32.6

Ron Wallingford-2

07 Jun 1970

2:35:09

Jim McDonagh-3

3:16:52

Sara Mae Berman (MA/USA)

08 Jun 1969

2:33:04

Jim McDonagh-2  

09 Jun 1968

2:46:51

Jim McDonagh (NY/USA)

11 Jun 1967

2:40:04

Ron Daws (MN/USA) (nc)

12 Jun 1966

2:35:26

Jeff Reneau (NH/USA)

13 Jun 1965

2:22:29

Ron Wallingford (CAN)

14 Jun 1964

2:22:15.0

John J Kelley-2

16 Jun 1963

2:20:28

John J Kelley (MA/USA)
Notes: 1963 was the inaugural year. Known as the Holyoke Marathon into the 1970's and as the Race of Champions at least since 1978. Also known as the Walter Childs Memorial Race of Champions or the Walter Childs Marathon (1994-date). The three men's leaders in the 1982 race went off course in the rain and ran long. 

(nc) => national championships

Course

Year(s)

Type

Description

drop

sep

certification

1963-66

loop

S/F Mountain Park, loop thru Chicopee and Springfield

.

.

uncertified

1967-70

loop

S/F Mountain Park, loop thru Chicopee and Springfield

.

0

MA 66Nov19

1971-84

loop

S/F Mountain Park, loop thru Chicopee and Springfield

.

0

MA 71Jun05

1985-88

loop

n/a

.

.

uncertified

1989-90

keyhole

S/F Mount Tom, loop thru Chicopee and Springfield

0.5

3

MA 89010 WN

1991-98

loop

S/F Mount Tom, large loop around Mount Tom

0.5

3

MA 91006 WN

1999 =>

loop

n/a

.

.

uncertified

Drop is given in m/km; separation is in percent of race distance.


Most Wins (1963-date)

Men

5

Dave Hanechak (MA/USA) 1994-97,1999
. Celio Hernandez (MA/USA) 1984-85,1992-93,2000
. Michael Carroll (MA/USA) 2002-05,2007

Women

5

Mary Ryczek (MA/USA) 1982-86

Prize Money (ADR qualified runners)

Year        Men      Women      Total
2014       $250       $400       $650
....       
1990        500        500      1,000
Sums       $750       $900     $1,650


Race Time Bias Insufficient data to calculate race time biases.
Competitive Level Insufficient data to calculate competitive levels.

Quality Performances
Men 
No men under 2:20
Women
<2:48       1
<2:50       1

Last Updated on 12 May 2016

Contributors: Peter Stasz, Malcolm Heyworth, Klaas Loonstra (20), Jack Leydig (1), Dick Arsenault