For half marathon participants who wish to hike the course and take more than 4.5 hours, we will offer a "Hiker Division" start at 7:30 am. Those starting at 7:30 should carry water as the first and second aid stations might not be 100% up and running, depending on the hikers speed. Hiker starts will not be eligible to win the race or for age group awards, but will be listed as official finishers in the Hiker Division and will still receive finisher medals.
The Brazen New Year's Eve races will be held at Quarry Lakes in Fremont. Courses take runners on the trails of Quarry Lakes and (for 10K and half marathon) onto the Alameda Creek Trail.
The courses are almost entirely flat with just a few small sections that rise up.
All courses will be marked with flour, ribbons and signs to help get you through the race. Participants can also receive a copy of their appropriate course map (accompanied by directions) on race day.
Water stations will be stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pretzels, candy, etc. and will be placed at the following approximate mileage:
Water stations on course:
1/2 Marathon: 4
Water station locations are shown on maps above. Those needing water more frequently are encouraged to carry a water bottle or hydration pack.
Toilets will be available at the race start/finish area.
Note: To lower the amount of waste at our races, we ask that our half marathon runners (and all runners where possible) be "cupless" during their runs, especially at the half-marathon-only water stations.
Since the course and conditions of these half marathon courses already dictate that carrying water bottles/hydration packs is the best practice, this is usually easy to do. Water station volunteers will be ready to refill whatever container one brings. Runners can also carry reusable cups that easily collapse and can be stuffed into their pockets/attached. If you wish to purchase a Hydrapak Speed Cup (available for $5 with sales tax), we have those available at our merchandise tent.
Half marathon water stations will not have full cups waiting for runners, but safety is their priority and so if you have nothing and need the fluids, they will get a cup for you.
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