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For 2021, Millennium Meadows Marathon is planning a LIVE Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k. All three events will take place Sunday August 29th.
The 4th Annual Millennium Meadows Marathon events occur at Secchia Meadows in Millennium Park, one of the many Kent County Parks and what we think is the most scenic and beautiful. You will run on a wide and paved path that crosses a footbridge, winds along the Grand River and cuts through meadows. Most of the course is heavily shaded.
COVID PROTOCOL: Special protocols, such as masks, etc, may be necessary at time of event. We will operate based on the latest information from CDC, Michigan Department of Public Health, Kent County Health Dept.
Full Marathon 6 loops for 26.2 miles
Half Marathon 3 loops for 13.35 Half Marathon (with a 13.1 split mat!)
10k Distance 1 loop
There will be two aid stations located on each loop, stocked with water and Gatorade. Water and Gatorade tables will be well spread out and volunteers will place cups onto the tables. There will be no food provided on course.
Full Marathon 6:00am
Half Marathon 7:00am
10K (1 Modified loop) 8:00am
After completing your event, Post-Race Village will be open to come and pick up a prepackaged snack and beverage. Secchia Meadows is blessed with tons of grassy space to spread out, recover and cheer on incoming runners
You will have an opportunity to pick up your bib and swag, both the day before the race, at a location to be later announced, as well as race morning, starting at 5:15am
We can’t thank you enough for your participation and look forward to seeing you at the starting line for a fun race day!
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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
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NOTE--FOR 2021 WE ARE CHANGING TO A 10K COURSE. MAP TO BE POSTED SOON.
Six Mile Course (Note--the 6 mile finish line is adjusted to be at the same place as the marathon finish line, so the course is about 58 feet longer by the time you get to the finish line.)
Age Limits? No. You or your parents determine if you're old enough.
Packet Pickup--On race day in the pavillion at the race site at 5:15 a.m. SATURDAY from 1pm-4pm at the Secchia Meadows All-season parking lot. (It's the lot out beside Maynard before driving all the way into the pavillion Look for the U-Haul truck) LATE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY. USE YOUR SMART-PHONE FROM YOUR CAR TO REGISTER. SUBJECT TO REGISTRATION LIMITS
Early Start for MARATHON at 5:00 a.m. General marathon start is at 6:00. No early start for Half Marathon or 10K
Finisher medals for all events. Gender specific T-shirts for all events. Age Group Awards for all age groups and places.
Timing All timing and placing will be chip time. If you have ego involved about crossing the finish line first, then start near the front and pass the person in front of you.
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 DETAILS" link. Then select Defer or Transfer to another runner.
Anyone signing up for the event after 8/25/2021 shirts will be available after the event. If you don't get one at the event, we will get you one!
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