Boston Bound Marathon & Half Marathon

Sun September 6, 2020 Suwanee, GA US 30024 Directions
Events

Marathon

6:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

Half Marathon

6:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

Virtual Marathon

$35 Registration ends September 1, 2020 at 2:59am EDT

Virtual Half Marathon

$35 Registration ends September 1, 2020 at 2:59am EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://fivestarntp.com/.

Place
Kids R Kids
4030 Johns Creek PKWY
Suwanee, GA US 30024
Description

* Event Update as of  7/27/2020 - due to current COVID-19 status, this event will be VIRTUAL ONLY *

Have you been dreaming of running Boston?  Need to shave a few minutes off your time to get in?  Looking for the perfect course to set a PR?  This is the event for you!  Regardless if you want to run Boston or not, this is the event!   We're racing in Johns Creek/Suwanee/Cumming and the Course is a 1-mile Super Flat and Super Fast loop! Both the Half & Full are USATF certified...so the Full will be a Boston Qualifier (FYI, a 1:26 in a half marathon was the time that qualified a seated position in the 2017 Peachtree Road Race.)

 

Race Contact Info

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Questions?
Early Packet Pickup
Come out and join us for Early Packet Pickup ... TBD

 

 
 
 
Entry Fees & Registration

Event Cap is a total of 150 participants.  In an effort to give the marathoners the best shot at obtaining a spot, Half Marathon registration will open on April 1.  

 

Preview Pricing (through Feb. 29)
Full...$80  

 

Early bird Registration (through Apr. 30)
Half...$60

Full...$85  

 

Regular Registration (through July 31)
Half...$65 Full...$95


Last Chance Registration (through Sep. 5)
Half...$75
Full...$105


Race Day Registration (available if event cap has not been met)
Half...$85

Full...$115


Virtual Option
Half...$35

Full...$35


Virtual Race You can't qualify for Boston by doing a Virtual Race, but you can get some awesome swag.  We've got some great stuff that we'll be getting all the runners, and you'll be able to get in on the fun, even if you can't make it out to the race.  You'll submit your time by end of day on September 6th, and we'll post your results compared to everyone else running the Virtual Race.  Shirts and medals are all mailed 1st thing after the weekend.

Click Here to Submit Your Virtual Time

Wave Starts

In order to keep the race course thin, to provide everyone with plenty of time to finish, and to allow participants to get an early start; we will have three start times available.

The official start time for the event will be 6:30 am, with additional waves at 6:00 am & 5:30 am.

Because of the extended time for traffic control, there will be a $5.00 fee for each additional 30 minutes you register for (before the official start at 6:30 am). 

The earlier waves will also be limited in size to 50 participants each.

Awards & Goodies

The primary goal of this event is for everyone to GO FAST, but we'll have some great awards for everyone.  Each race will have awards in the following categories:

  • Top 3 Overall M/F
  • Top 3 Master M/F
  • Overall Grand Master (50+)
  • Overall Sr. Grand Master (60+)
  • Age Groups (M/F)19 & Under
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75+
Boston Qualifying

Both the marathon and half marathon course is USATF certified, which means the Marathon will be a Boston Qualifier.  The number is:  GA17053WC

You will also be able to use your times for Peachtree Qualification, or any pretty much any other race that requires a qualifying time.

Here's a link to the Boston Standards   https://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/enter/qualify

Here's a link to the Peachtree Qualifying Standards  https://dynamix-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/atlantatrackcluborg/atlantatrackcluborg_547539165.pdf

Course & Timing Details

Course
1 mile FLAT & FAST loop
Both the Half & Full are USATF certified...so the Full will be a Boston Qualifier
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1692753803     (the map shows 1.2, the extra .2  is to the Finish, not part of the 1-mile loop.

Timing:

Chip timed Start & Finish
Chip timed split every mile
Mile splits are displayed on timing clocks as you pass by the mile point...helping you keep on pace.

Entertainment

 We realize that it might get a little repetitive running a 1 mile loop...so we'll have music & entertainment along the course to keep you going and entertained!
 

Course Cut Off

 Because of the nature of the event, the course will close at 10:30 am (4 hour race time).

 

Notes when running:

1. Run the tangents...that means always run the shortest possible route.

2.  If you want to walk or run slower, no problem...we just need you to run on the right so the faster participants can get through on the shortest path.

3.  Remember...it's a one mile loop, with the .1 or .2 going from the lap count to the finish.

Aid Stations

2 stations along the course (every 1/2 mile)

  • 1 station with cups of water along with bananas & oranges
  • 1 station with your (BYOB) personal aid (drinks & gel)...please make sure you drop your personal aid off in enough time before the Race Start!  You may leave a drop bag as well if needed.

 

Event Schedule

August 30        Last Day to Guarantee shirt & Size
DATE TBD       4 PM - 7 PM - Early Packet Pick up

September 6:  Race Day! 

  • 5:30 AM - Race Day Check in Opens
  • 5:30 AM - Wave 1 starts
  • 6:00 AM - Wave 2 starts
  • 6:30 AM - Races Start
  • 10:30 AM - Course Closes
Five Star Turkey Trot

All participants will earn FREE entry into one of the Five Star Turkey Trots.  See event website for additional details

Refunds, Transfers, & Deferments

Because of the small field limit and the customization for each participant, all registrations are final and there are no refunds, transfers, or deferments.

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