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.
All courses include a mix of fire roads, single track and very small sections of paved trail. The half marathon and 10K include a climb up to the top of Sanborn Park. Smart runners will walk the hills and save their energy for the flats and downhills!
COURSE TIME LIMITS
The half marathon has a 4.5 hour time limit to finish the course.
All half marathon runners must reach the third aid station (mile 6.55 by 10:45 am) and the fourth aid station (mile 9.94) by noon. Runners unable to reach the aid stations before those cut-offs will be instructed to exit the course and accept a ride back to the start/finish area.
COURSE MAPS + ELEVATION
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All participants will receive a copy of their appropriate course map on race day.
Each course will be marked with colored ribbons, signs and flour, so that runners know they are on the correct course. Volunteers will also be on the course at key locations to help direct runners.
Water stations will be stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pretzels, candy, etc.
Stations on course will be approximately 2-3 miles apart.
Those needing water more frequently are encouraged to carry a water bottle or hydration pack.
Note: To lower the amount of waste at our Ultra Half Series 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.
Restrooms will only be available at the race start/finish area.
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