Roxbury marathon earns certified status

The seventh annual Roxbury Marathon will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, at 8:30 a.m.

The 26.2-mile course has been certified by USA Track & Field. Competitors in Roxbury will be able to qualify for the Boston Marathon in April if they at least meet their age-group standard.

The $5 entry fee can be paid Dec. 11 from 7 to 8:15 at the Everett Hurlburt Community Park on West Apple Lane, near where the marathon will start and finish.

There will be several water stations, mile markers and directional arrows on the course.

The marathon is sponsored by the weekly Roxbury Road Race Series.

For information, contact race director Scott Benjamin at (O) (860) 210-2146, ext. 129, or access www.beatfrequencies .com.