All courses run on the dirt trails of Joseph D Grant park. There are not a lot of steep climbs, but you you will encounter rolling, mostly runnable, hills out there!
The half marathon will start at 8:00 am and the course will have a time limit of 4.5 hours. Runners must reach the 3rd aid station (mile 8.66) by 10:30 am.
All participants can receive a copy of their appropriate course map on race day.
Each course will be marked with colored ribbons that are unique to that distance, so that runners know they are on the correct course. Courses are also marked with flour.
Water stations will be fully stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pretzels, candy, etc. They will be approximately 2-3 miles apart, as trail access allows.
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 use 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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