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We’re excited to announce the inaugural Smashed Pumpkin Half Marathon & 5K on Saturday October 26th, 2019! Enjoy the crisp fall air while running along the countryside in Freeport, Maine. After a fun filled half marathon and 5K race you’ll finish with a music-filled party in Memorial Park just a couple blocks from L.L.Bean’s Flagship store where all half marathon and 5k participants will receive a finisher's medal, a 16 oz. can of Shipyard Brewing’s Smashed Pumpkin beer, and tasty pizza!
All participants will receive a long sleeve cotton race shirt (actual colors shown below)
All participants (21+) will receive one 16 oz. can of the following Shipyard beers:
Smashed Pumpkin beer: 9.0% ABV; coppery orange color. A big-bodied beer with a pleasing aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg. Pale Ale, Wheat, and Light Munich malts combine with the natural tannin in pumpkin and the delicate spiciness of Saphir and Hallertau Hops to balance the sweetness of the fruit.
Smashed Blueberry beer: 9.0% ABV; is a hybrid between a Porter and a Scotch Ale. It has a rich mouthfeel and a full, complex body. Up front, there are notes of coffee and chocolate; beautifully accentuated by the aroma of blueberries. The finish features a delicate balance of sweet fruit and dry hops.
Finder IPA beer: 7% ABV; Finder is the result of our ongoing search for new and innovative ways to brew the most flavorful styles of beer. This mouthwatering New England Style IPA has a creamy mouthfeel. The Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado hops create a drinkable, juicy ale with flavors of grapefruit, orange peel and lemongrass. Finder finishes with a slight bitterness and notes of tropical sweetness.
We will also be offering fresh-pressed apple cider for those looking for a gluten free option or those who don't drink alcohol (see below).
All participants will receive a commemorative finishers medal!
START TIME – 8:00 AM
The race starts on Depot Street and then proceeds gently downhill on Bow Street past Memorial Park and then right on South Street. Turning left onto Cove Road and a quick left on Lower Mast Landing you will enjoy this sparsely populated rolling road that passes open fields and the Harraseeket River where you might even see Great Blue Herons and Osprey. Then a right on Bow St, right on Flying Point rd, left on Highland Rd, left on Pleasant Hill Rd, right on Flying Point Rd, straight on Bow St, right on Park St and finish.
START TIME -- 8:30 AM
The race starts on Depot Street and then proceeds gently downhill on Bow Street past Memorial Park and then right on South Street. Turning left onto Lower Mast Landing you will enjoy this sparsely populated rolling road that passes open fields and the Harraseeket River where you might even see Great Blue Herons and Osprey. After turning left back onto Bow Street and up and over a long hill you'll head back towards Freeport center turn right on Park St and finish next to Memorial Park.
The after-party will be held in the beautiful Memorial Park that includes two Civil War cannons and the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, which commemorates Freeport’s Civil War veterans and was dedicated in 1906 by the famous general, Joshua L. Chamberlain. Following the race, runners who are 21 and older may enter the beer garden to receive a 16 oz can of Shipyard Brewing Smashed Pumpkin. You’ll also be treated to some tasty pizza and great music.
Bib and Shirt Pick-up
Bib and Shirt Pickup will be in the Memorial Park (Bow St Freeport, ME 04032) on race day morning from 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Both races start on Depot Street Freeport, ME 04032. Please arrive by 7:00 a.m. to ensure you have time to park, check-in, and stretch before the race begins.
Please carpool with your friends and family. There is plenty of free parking near the start line on Depot St and in either of the two Freeport Village Station garages. Please do not park at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Can I register on race day?
No. There will be no race day registration.
Can I update my registration info?
Yes! All changes to your registration, besides the runner’s name, can be made free of charge. Simply log into your account on runsignup.com, click on Manage Registration, and then Participant Info.
Can I move down to the 5k (or up to the half)?
Yes. You may switch from one race to another. If you switch from the 5k to the half marathon then you will need to pay the difference in entry fees based on the date of your request. If you switch from the half marathon to the 5k then you will forfeit the difference. Simply log into your account on runsignup.com, click on Manage Registration, and then Transfer Event.
Can I transfer my registration (bib) to another person?
Yes! You have two options here. You can “Gift” your registration where you will not receive a refund, and the recipient is able to register for free. The second option is a “Transfer Request”, where you offer your registration to another person and upon that person’s paid registration, the original registrant receives a refund. In this case you will be charged a $5 processing fee. Simply log into your account on runsignup.com, click on Manage Registration, and then Transfer To Another Runner.
What's your refund policy?
You may request a refund through the following page. https://runsignup.com/Race/79741/RefundPolicy
Can I defer my registration to the following year?
Yes. You may defer your registration for one year only. If you defer your registration no refund will be given and you will receive a credit that may be applied to registration for the following year. After the event registration opens for the following year you will receive an email containing a coupon code valued at the amount you originally paid for registration minus the processing fees. The deferral fee is $20 for the half marathon and $5 for the 5K until October 5th, 2019 at 11:59pm (no deferrals will be granted after this date). Simply log into your account on runsignup.com, click on Manage Registration, and then Defer Registration.
Can I transfer to one of your other races?
Yes! You may transfer your registration to any other event hosted by GiddyUp Events that is currently open and as long as space is available. There is a $5 transfer processing fee. You will be credited for the original amount minus the transfer processing fee. This credit can be used to cover the event cost in the new event. Please visit our Facebook page to view the list of current Events. https://www.facebook.com/GiddyUpMaine/
Is there a time limit?
There is no time limit in the 5k. There is a time limit of 3 hours 15 minutes in the half marathon (average 15 min/mile pace).
Are walkers allowed?
Walkers are not permitted in the half marathon; however, they are permitted in the 5K race.
Are strollers or dogs allowed?
Yes. People with strollers or dogs are only allowed in the 5K race. Runners must line up at the back of the start chute. Dogs must be leashed at all times
Is the race course USATF certified?
Both the half marathon and 5K courses have been measured and are pending USATF certification.
What is the minimum age?
There is no minimum age in the 5K race. There is a minimum age of 13 in the half marathon. A guardian of anyone younger than 13 must contact the race director first to discuss the circumstances that such a minor would be allowed to run in the half marathon.
Where are the water stops located?
Volunteers will serve cups of water and Gatorade (lemon / lime).
On the half marathon course the water stops will be located at miles: 1.4, 3.6, 6.1, 8.6, and 10.9.
On the 5k course one water stop will be located at mile 1.5.
Where are the restrooms located?
On the half marathon course restrooms will be located at miles: 3.6 and 8.6.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
In both the half marathon and 5k races the following award (laser etched made in Maine) will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers. Awards will also be given to the top 1 male and female finisher in the following age groups: 0-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+.
We'd like to invite participants to bring apples to the event and enjoy fresh pressed apple cider. We will have a hand-operated cider press in Memorial Park after the race and a limited number of apples for making cider. An attendant will manage the press operation and assist with anyone who would like to help. Cups of cider will be available until we run out of apples -- so please bring some!
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