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Fall Marathon cancelled? Don't let all that training go to waste. Race the Region is happy to announce we will be hosting a marathon and half marathon on November 1st. This will be Race #11 in the Race the Region series and replace the Fall Frolic in the series.
Race features include:
*Certified Race Course (Yes, that means it is a Boston Qualifier)
*Long Sleeve Brooks technical race shirt
*Custom Finishers Medal
*Custom Finishers Certificate
*Timing mats at the Starting Line and Chip Timing for Finish Results
*Live timing splits provided at miles 2.5, 9, 13.1, 15.6, and 22.1
*Live results via text and email messaging
*All turns will have directional signs
*No processing fee for online signup
Overall & Age Group Awards – Top Overall Male & Female, Top Masters Male & Female, Top 3 Male and Female in the following age groups: 14 and under,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and up
The race will start and end at Dogwood Park and will be primarily on the Duneland bike trail. The marathon course will be two loops of the half marathon course. Both race courses will be certified. The USATF certification numbers are as follows: Full Marathon - IN20017TDK Half Marathon - IN20016TDK
Race Registration Fees:
Full Marathon - $80 with race shirt, $75 without a shirt
Half Marathon - $50 with race shirt, $45 without a shirt
Shirt sizes and availability only guaranteed if registered by September 1, 2020
Race participation size limits:
For the safety of our runners we are limiting the number of participants in each race. The Marathon will have a cap of 200 participants. The Half Marathon will have a cap of 300 participants
We are under very strict requirements from the Health Dept. with regards to the number of participants. Once a race has reached the maximum number of participants you may join the waiting list. New spots will only be made available as currently registered participants drop out and request a refund. When someone cancels their registration and a spot is made available the next person on the waiting list will be notified and given 12 hours to register for the race. If they do not register within that time period the next person on the list will be notified, and so on.
Pre-Race Packet Pick Up:
Early packet pick-up will be available at the Extra Mile Fitness Company, 1330 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383. from October 29 thru October 31 from 10:30AM - 5PM.
Packet Pick Up and Race Day Registration opens at 6:30 a.m., Dogwood Park, Corner of 23rd and 1100 in Chesterton, Indiana.
The starting line for the Marathon will open at 7AM.
The starting line for the Half Marathon will open at 8AM
Because of the current COVID 19 pandemic will be utilizing a rolling start for the both races. This will allow runners to start individually or in small groups of associated participants (family member or participants that live together) during designated times. When registering, participants will be asked to select a 15 minute starting time slot. Participants may begin their race anytime during the selected time slot. There is a limit of 50 starting positions available for each starting time slot and they are available on a first come, first serve basis. In order to maintain safe distancing and traffic control on the race course participants must start during their selected starting time slot. If a particular starting time is not available it means it has reached the maximum number of participants for that time slot. Please do not ask us to make any exceptions, because we will not. The race course will remain open until 2:00PM. All course support, timing, and other race activities will conclude at 2PM.
Each participant’s start time will be recorded as they cross the starting line. As participants finish, they will receive a text message and/or email with their finishing time. A list of overall finishing times for all competitors will be continually updated at www.thtiming.com while the race is in progress. Shortly after 2PM the final race results along with the Overall, Masters, and Age Group awards will be posted. Award winners will be able to pick up their awards on site from 2PM-2:30PM or at The Extra Mile Fitness Company any time during regular business hours from November 2nd - November 30th. After November 30th all unclaimed merchandise will be donated or recycled.
Due to road closures participants will only be able to access the race start/finish and parking from the south on W 1100 N.
Half Marathon participants will complete 1 loop
Full Marathon participants will complete 2 loops
Water Stops will be available at miles 3, 4, 6.5, 9, 11.5, 13, 16, 17, 19.5, 22, 24.5
Port a Johns will be available at miles 6.5, 11.5, 13, 19.5 and 24.5
Participants in the FULL Marathon can set up an electrolyte/gel pick up stop in Dogwood Park at miles 4 and 17. The participant is responsible for setting this stop up, finding it while participating and cleaning up afterwards.
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