The IMC's Goals

  • Support the broad purposes of the museum, hall of fame, endurance sports, athletics, health and well-being, with an educational focus on history, democracy, freedom, fitness, nutrition, and human potential
  • Incorporate an auditorium, meeting, and event space available for use by business, academic, private, and community groups
  • Construct both indoor and outdoor spaces to celebrate the year round nature of running and the natural beauty of New England's landscape and seasons
  • Create a destination that engages visitors intellectually, emotionally, and physically
  • Encourage repeat visitors through interactive and state of the art exhibits along with best practice education programs
  • Generate marketing and promotion packages in keeping with the highest level of sporting, social, and entertainment venues


Global Connections - The Power of Collaboration

Create partnerships with like-minded institutions:


  • Basketball Hall of Fame - Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Volleyball Hall of Fame - Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • The Sports Museum - Boston, Massachusetts


  • U.S. Long Distance Running Hall of Fame - Utica, New York
  • International Tennis Hall of Fame - Newport, Rhode Island
  • The National Hellenic Museum - Chicago, Illinois


  • Marathon Museum - Marathon, Greece
  • AIMS Museum - Berlin, Germany