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2018 Standing Stone Half Marathon Weekend

Huntingdon County, PA. October 13-14, 2018

The Standing Stone Half Marathon and Festival is in rural Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. You will have a memorable experience completing our very challenging 13.1 mile course that winds through our historic town or one of our shorter distances. The Half Marathon & 5K starts in Knox Stadium on the campus of Juniata College and travels across campus and then through the streets of historic Huntingdon. The Half Marathon has a new trail section this year. The new course includes the flagpole hill and peace chapel trail system, taking runners directly past the flag pole, peace chapel and near Meditation point. 

The Peace Chapel was designed in 1988 and constructed in 1989 by architect and sculptor Maya Lin, who also designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. The Elizabeth Evans Baker Peace Chapel, like many of Lin's designs, is remarkable in its simplicity, yet very powerful and moving. 

The Peace Chapel consists of two main sites, one large and one small, with a series of 24 granite steps leading up a slope to the larger of the sites, which is situated at the center of an open field. The larger site, consisting of a 40-foot circle composed of 53 rough-cut, salt-and-pepper blocks of granite, accommodates groups of people in a spectacular setting overlooking surrounding mountains and forests. Each of the stones was hand picked by the artist from a Vermont quarry.

The second site, several hundred yards from the first, is located in a small grove of trees on a knoll slightly higher than the circle of stones. This element of the Peace Chapel consists of a single smooth granite disc, four feet in diameter, situated for individual, private meditation. The flagpole hill turn around will offer runners a spectacular fall view. 

You can expect to see smiling and cheering spectators along the course. Music and cheerleading squads will also be stationed along the course to encourage runners and entertain spectators. Watch the race from any spot along the course or join others at one of our special designated cheer zones. We will have plenty of fluid stations along the course.

8K Start time: 8:00AM (Rails to Trails) Alexandria, PA. 

Half Marathon & 5K start time: 10:15AM (Knox Stadium) Juniata College Huntingdon, PA. 

WARNING: The half marathon & 5K courses are very challenging with plenty of uphill climbs and downhills on both road and trail surfaces. Please prepare accordingly. 

Our race would not happen without the help of our tremendous volunteers. We had nearly 90 dedicated volunteers that worked very hard to make our inaugural 2017 race a success. We would like to recognize the following outstanding 2017 volunteers that truly went above and beyond: Joy Weidel, Dave Berger, Renee Berger, Dana Jefferson, Ed Tos and Rickey Himes.  2018 Outstanding Volunteers to be announced soon! 

The Standing Stone Half Marathon/5K is a professionally chip timed race. The 2K Charity Walk is untimed. 

$2 discount for USATF members.

Registrations after 9/29/2018 are NOT guaranteed a t-shirt on race day. In such cases, a t-shirt will be mailed to you after race day.  

Coupon codes available on our twitter page and our facebook page.

Presented by Standing Stone Events LLC

Huntingdon, PA. is located approximately 30 miles south of State College, PA. (Penn State University). 

RACE DETAILS

 

 

HALF MARATHON

 

ALL HALF MARATHON RUNNERS RECEIVE

 ✓ T-shirt  (Registrations after 9/29/2018 are NOT guaranteed to receive a t-shirt by race day. In such case, the t-shirt will be mailed after race weekend.)

✓ Post-race refreshments/food 

 

ALL HALF MARATHON FINISHERS RECEIVE

✓ Finisher medal

✓ Finisher certificate (available online following the race)

✓ Free pictures (available online)

 

OVERALL AWARDS  - HALF MARATHON 

·       1st Place (Male & Female) $465. 

·       2nd Place (Male & Female) $265. 

·       3rd Place (Male & Female) $100.

(Race record holders: Bryan Morseman & Krista McCrum) 

 

·       1st Place Masters (Male & Female) $40.

·       2nd Place Masters (Male & Female) $25.

·       3rd Place Masters (Male & Female) $10.

 

·       1st Huntingdon County Finisher (Male & Female) $50. gift card from Rapid Transit Sports#

·       2nd Huntingdon County Finisher (Male & Female) $25. gift card from Rapid Transit Sports#

·      3rd Huntingdon County Finisher (Male & Female) $15. gift card from Rapid Transit Sports# 

# Gift cards will be mailed to the top 3 (M & F) Huntingdon County finishers within 5 days. 

 

Volunteer Recognition: (Our most valuable and hardest working volunteer(s)) 

Joy Weidel

Dave Berger

Renee Berger 

Dana Jefferson

Ed Tos

Rickey Himes 

 

Standing Stone Half Marathon awards are subject to change at anytime without notice.  

The winners (male and female) in each race will be based on actual order of finish (gun time). Finishers must be present to accept their award or awards will be considered forfeited.

In the event that a high school or collegiate athlete refuses the financial award, the next eligible finisher will be awarded the cash prize. We advise student athletes to check with their athletic compliance department to determine whether they can accept the cash award.

No double dipping! (overall placing and age group placing), except for top 3 (male & female) Huntingdon County finishers.* Top three (male & female) Huntingdon County finishers can double dip if they are an overall top 5 race finisher, a top 3 master's finisher or a age group top-3 placer. 

 

AGE GROUP/DIVISION AWARDS

The top three male and female finishers in each age group will receive awards for their performance. 

·       14 to 19

·       20 to 29

·       30 to 39

·       40 to 49

·       50 to 59

·       60 to 69

.      70+

Participants must meet the minimum age requirement by race day (October 14, 2018) in order to participate:

Half Marathon requires runners to be at least 14 years old

Overall winners are determined by gun time.

Age group awards are determined by chip-time.

Employees of Standing Stone Events LLC are not eligible to win prize money.

All decisions by the race director are final. 

Standing Stone Half Marathon awards are subject to change at anytime without notice. 

 

5K RACE

The 5K course offers a quick tour of Juniata College and parts of historic Huntingdon. This race has a fast start and a dramatic track finish.  

 

ALL 5K RUNNERS RECEIVE

✓ T-shirt (Registrations after 9/29/2018 are NOT guaranteed a t-shirt by race day. In such case, a t-shirt will be mailed to you after race weekend.)

✓ Post-race refreshments/food

 

ALL 5K FINISHERS RECEIVE

✓ Finisher medal

✓ Free pictures

 

OVERALL AWARDS  - 5K

·       1st Place (Male & Female) $100.

·       2nd Place (Male & Female) $55.

·       3rd Place (Male & Female) $20.

The winners (male and female) in each race will be based on actual order of finish (gun time). The winner will receive the dollar amounts listed above. Finishers must be present to accept their award or awards will be considered forfeited.

In the event that a high school or collegiate athlete refuses the financial award, the next eligible finisher will be awarded the cash prize. We advise student athletes to check with their athletic compliance department to determine whether they can accept the cash award.

No double dipping! (overall placing and age group placing)

 

AGE GROUP/DIVISION AWARDS

The top three male and female finishers in each age group will receive awards for their performance. 

·       14 & under

·       15 to 19    

·       20 to 29

·       30 to 39

·       40 to 49

·       50 to 59

·       60 to 69

.      70+

Participants must meet the minimum age requirement by race day (October 14, 2018) in order to participate:

5K requires runners to be at least 8 years old. Children ages 8 to 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Employees of Standing Stone Events LLC are not eligible to win prize money.

All decisions by the race director are final. 

Standing Stone 5K awards are subject to change at anytime without notice. 

 

8K RACE

The 8K is an out and back course on the flat and fast Trails-To-Trails (Lower Trail) that starts and finishes at the Alexandria, Pa. trail head. 

 

ALL 8K RUNNERS RECEIVE

✓ T-shirt (Registrations after 9/29/2018 are NOT guaranteed a t-shirt by race day. In such cases, a t-shirt will be mailed to you after race weekend.)

✓ Post-race refreshments/snacks

 

ALL 8K FINISHERS RECEIVE

✓ Finisher medal

✓ Free pictures

 

OVERALL AWARDS  - 8K

·       1st Place (Male & Female) $80.*

·       2nd Place (Male & Female) $40.*

·       3rd Place (Male & Female) $10.*

* Cash awards for the 8K will only be awarded if a minimum number of 12 runners are registered for the 8K. Invite your friends. 

The winners (male and female) in each race will be based on actual order of finish (gun time). The winner will receive the dollar amounts listed above. Finishers must be present to accept their award or awards will be considered forfeited.

In the event that a high school or collegiate athlete refuses the financial award, the next eligible finisher will be awarded the cash prize. We advise student athletes to check with their athletic compliance department to determine whether they can accept the cash award.

No double dipping! (overall placing and age group placing)

 

AGE GROUP/DIVISION AWARDS

The top three male and female finishers in each age group will receive awards for their performance. 

·       14 & under

·       15 to 19    

·       20 to 29

·       30 to 39

·       40 to 49

·       50 to 59

·       60 to 69

.      70+

Participants must meet the minimum age requirement by race day (October 13, 2018) in order to participate:

8K requires runners to be at least 9 years old. Children ages 9 to 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Employees of Standing Stone Events LLC are not eligible to win prize money.

All decisions by the race director are final. 

Juniata Valley 8K awards are subject to change at anytime without notice. 

 

STANDING STONE CHALLENGE

The Standing Stone Challenge consists of the Juniata Valley 8K and the Standing Stone Half Marathon. Runners must complete (finish) both races in order to complete the challenge.

Each challenge participant will be assigned a corral during or shortly after registration. The corral letter refers to your half marathon corral (starting position). 

 

ALL STANDING STONE CHALLENGE RUNNERS RECEIVE

✓ T-shirt (Registrations after 9/29/2018 are NOT guaranteed a t-shirt by race day. In such cases, a t-shirt will be mailed to you after race weekend.)*

* Challenge participants only receive one t-shirt. 

✓ Post-race refreshments/food

 

ALL STANDING STONE CHALLENGE FINISHERS RECEIVE

✓ Standing Stone Half Marathon finisher medal

✓ Free pictures

✓ Standing Stone Half Marathon finisher swag

 

OVERALL AWARDS  - Standing Stone Challenge

The Standing Stone Challenge has no separate age group/division awards. However, the Standing Stone Half Marathon and the Juniata Valley 8K each have overall and age group awards that challenge participants can compete for. 

 

AGE GROUP/DIVISION AWARDS

The Standing Stone Challenge has no separate age group/division awards. However, the Standing Stone Half Marathon and the Juniata Valley 8K each have overall and age group awards that challenge participants can compete for. 

Participants must meet the minimum age requirement by race day (October 13, 2018) in order to participate:

The Standing Stone Challenge requires runners to be at least 14 years old.

All decisions by the race director are final. 

Standing Stone Challenge finisher awards are subject to change at anytime without notice. 

 

 

2K CHARITY WALK

The 2K Charity walk offers a relaxing tour of Juniata College. This is an untimed event with no overall winners and no age group/division winners or awards. The purpose of this event is to raise money for our charity partners. 

 

ALL 2K WALKERS RECEIVE

✓ T-shirt (Registrations after 9/29/2018 are NOT guaranteed a t-shirt by race day. In such cases, a t-shirt will be mailed to you after race weekend.)

✓ Post-race refreshments/food

 

ALL 2K FINISHERS RECEIVE

✓ Free pictures

 

OVERALL 2K AWARDS   -   NO OVERALL AWARDS

2K AGE GROUP/DIVISION AWARDS - NO AGE GROUP/DIVISION AWARDS

The 2K charity walk is an untimed event. 

 

Participants must meet the minimum age requirement by race day (October 14, 2018) in order to participate:

The 2K charity walk requires walkers to be at least 6 years old. Children ages 6 to 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

All decisions by the race director are final. 

 

The ALFARATA MILE - 1 MILE RACE

The 1 mile fun run/walk is a short out and back course on the flat and fast Trails-To-Trails (Lower Trail) that starts and finishes at the Alexandria, Pa. trail head. 

 

ALL 1M RUNNERS RECEIVE

✓ T-shirt (Registrations after 9/29/2018 are NOT guaranteed a t-shirt by race day. In such cases, you will be mailed a t-shirt after race weekend.)

✓ Post-race refreshments/snacks

 

ALL 1M FINISHERS RECEIVE

✓ Finisher medal

✓ Free pictures

 

OVERALL AWARDS  - 1M

·       1st Place (Male & Female) 

·       2nd Place (Male & Female) 

·       3rd Place (Male & Female) 

The winners (male and female) in each race will be based on actual order of finish (gun time). The winner will receive the dollar amounts listed above. Finishers must be present to accept their award or awards will be considered forfeited.

In the event that a high school or collegiate athlete refuses the financial award, the next eligible finisher will be awarded the cash prize. We advise student athletes to check with their athletic compliance department to determine whether they can accept the cash award. 

AGE GROUP/DIVISION AWARDS*

* NO age group or division awards for the 1 mile fun run/walk 

Participants must meet the minimum age requirement by race day (October 13, 2018) in order to participate:

The 1M run requires runners to be at least 9 years old. Children ages 9 to 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Employees of Standing Stone Events LLC are not eligible to win prize money.

All decisions by the race director are final. 

Alfarata 1M overall awards are subject to change at anytime without notice. 

BRIEF RULES

 

·       Participants must follow and stay on the course.

·       Unofficial entrants are not permitted on the course.

·       Only runners and walkers are allowed on the course. 

·       No participants going backwards, animals, bicycles, baby strollers, baby joggers, roller skates, scooters or skateboards are allowed.

·       All participants must maintain at least a 16-minute per mile pace throughout the course.

·       Bib numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt at all times, secured at all four corners.

·       Participants agree to follow the instructions of the race, medical, fire and police officials.

 

 This event is directed by an RRCA Certified Race Director.

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Knox Stadium
Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA US 16652
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