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Marathon, 13.3 Half Marathon (with a 13.1 split mat!) and a 6 Mile option as well! At Secchia Meadows in Millennium Park, one of the great facilities of our Kent County Park system.
A good warmup for your fall marathon or just a chance to run in our beautiful Millennium Park! CONTACT US WITH QUESTIONS firstname.lastname@example.org, 616 293 3145
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The course for the marathon is the same as the Last Chance BQ.2 Marathon - Grand Rapids. The half marathon uses the same course, but only 3 loops instead of 6 with a shorter leg to the finish line for a total of 13.35 miles (with a 13.1 official half marathon split mat). The 6 mile uses the marathon course but with only one loop. It's about a mile from the start to the loop, and about a mile from the loop back to the finish. FOR THE MARATHON ONLY--A 6:00AM EARLY START IS RECOMMENDED FOR RUNNERS WHO WILL TAKE MORE THAN 6 HOURS!
The loop is 4.05 miles long. Mostly flat. The section between 2.5 and 3.5 (on the first time around) rolls gradually uphill but there are no major hills.
Aid stations at the beginning of the loop (about the 1 mile mark) and in the middle (just past the 3 mile mark) with Gatorade, Water, and maybe a little extra nutrition as well. We're likely to have some GU packets available, but plan to carry your own stuff as well.
MARATHON ONLY--6AM START AVAILABLE FOR "VELOCITY CHALLENGED" RUNNERS. IF YOU PLAN TO WIN AN AWARD OR QUALIFY FOR BOSTON, YOU NEED TO START AT THE NORMAL START TIME AT 7AM
Age Limits? No. You or your parents determine if you're old enough.
Packet Pickup--On race day at the race site at 5:30 a.m. The day before from 2pm-4pm at Fulton Street Pub & Grill, 801 W. Fulton
Early Start available for MARATHON ONLY at 6:00 a.m.
Finisher medals for all events. Gender specific T-shirts for all events. Age Group Awards 3 deep in 5-year age groups.
YES, this is a Boston qualifying course.
Time Limits? Keep moving and act like you're trying to finish in a reasonable time. We won't have any problems. Stop for a picnic and we'll probably go home without you.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. You can defer your entry to next year, or transfer to another person. Go look up your entry and click on the "MORE INFO" link. Then select Defer or Transfer to another runner.
Anyone signing up for the event after 8/22/2019 shirts will be available on race day after the event. If you don't get one at the event, we will get you one!