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New Date: OCOTOBER 31, 2020
We are moving the Chasing the Unicorn Marathon and Alternaive Half Marathon to
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2020 with a new 10AM first starter out time.
The COVID MITIGATION PLANS we put in place for the original September 13, 2020 date are still in place
PLEASE READ THE RUNNERS GUIDE!
If you cannot make the new date you can defer or run virtually
If you've already deferred you're deferred until 2021.
IF YOU'D LIKE TO DEFER TO 2021 PLEASE..... SEE DEFER INSTRUCTIONS HERE
Additional race information can be found at http://www.runbucks.com/.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020 CHASING THE UNICORN MARATHON and ALTERNATIVE HALF IS REOPEN
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 220 ENTRANTS, SO TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND ENTER QUICKLY. *N.B. THERE'S A TYPO IN THE BRYN MAWR EMAIL
REOPENING REGISTRATION IS NOT A GUARANTEE THE RACES WILL BE HELD.
WE ARE NOT SURE WHAT THE REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR BAA BOSTON MARATHON 2021 WILL BE.
So here are the changes we expect:
We're going to ask that you not bring spectators...
We will continue to follow the recommendations of the CDC/State Government/ RRCA for group activities. We expect all participants to comply with those same guidelines. Our permits hinge on that complinace.
We're not going to have people manning hydration stations, We will have hands-free refilling where the stations were. We ask that you plan on carrying hydration.
We may have an open door with privacy blinds for toilets situation (a maze outside the toilet), no door to touch, AND improved ventilation. As always, please don't hover!
We will award only the top three men and women on site, Age Groups can be picked up at runBUCKS or can be mailed out.
The awesome post race meals we are known for may have to be box lunches.
New policy for new entrants:
if race is postponed or cancelled registration fee will be good for a credit on entry fees or merchandise for two years from race date.
As Sept 14 is Walter Koenig's birthday we will keep the same theme from last year for this year's Half marathon: RUN LONG AND PROSPER!
The singlet will be colored "Command Gold" this time.
We will offer CrackedBell singlets for sale on the runBUCKS.com merchadise page until July 15 if you'd like the shirt but don't want to race.
CHASING THE UNICORN MARATHON
was created as a last chance for runners to qualify for the Boston Marathon or improve their current seed times.
We ask that participants expect to be within ten minutes of their BQ times.
THE CHASING THE UNICORN MARATHON COURSE TIME LIMIT IS 5 HOURS 10 MINUTES
The Chasing the Unicorn Marathon is a double out-and-back course and runs concurrently with
The Alternative Half Marathon
Course: from Washington Crossing Historic Park along the Delaware Canal towpath (Delaware Canal State Park) to the south end of New Hope Pennsylvania and back. Course is concurrent with the Chasing the Unicorn Marathon, we ask that slower participants in the half marathon stay in single file and allow faster runners on their second lap of the Marathon to pass.
IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE THE POTENTIAL FOR BQ QUALIFIERS IN THE CHASING THE UNICORN MARATHON
THE TIME LIMIT FOR THE ALTERNATIVE HALF MARATHON WILL BE 3hrs15min
RACES START AT 7:30AM
THE DCNR WILL ALLOW THE RACE TO RUN IF BUCKS COUNTY IS IN THE GREEN PHASE, PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW CURRENT GUIDELINES TO HELP GET US THERE.
GREEN PHASE WILL LIMIT OUR PERMIT TO A TOTAL OF 250. That number includes Staff, Volunteers, Participants and Spectators. For that reason we respectfully ask that your spectators stay home this time.
We will update Pick-Up proceedures as the race gets closer. To reduce touchpoints, we anticipate using a hands free filling station for water, with no volunteers. Please plan on carrying your own hydration, with refill locations along the course.
As the course is narrow wave starts of (25) participants will be sent off :30 seconds apart.
SATURDAY PACKET PICK-UP WILL BE AVAILABLE THIS YEAR. LOCATION: TBA
As the planning for the 2020 are still a bit dynamic, please consult last year's Runners Guide, located for download in the tabs to your left.
THERE ARE PARTS OF THE COURSE WE ASK YOU TO TAKE YOUR EARPHONES OUT For your safety and the safety of all park users, and taking them out let's volunteers know you can hear them and the potential hazards
WE DON'T OFFER DISCOUNT CODES. We like to offer everyone the lowest prices we can. The earlier you register the more you save. Let's face it those other races are artificially inflating their fees so they can track where you found out about their event, and that data is often flawed.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS or TRANSFERS. FOR DEFERRAL INFORMATION SEE runBUCKS.com policy page.
Should the race be rescheduled or cancelled you will be given a credit, good for two years towards future runBUCKS events or merchandise. We will also offer the 2020 for sale at that point, to reduce our costs and remove clutter from storage.:
Packet Pick-Up info TBD
Sunday, September 13, 2020
PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE 2019 RUNNERS GUIDE for now! IT WILL ANSWER LOCATION and COURSE , WHERE TO PARK AND WHERE NOT TO PARK!
DOWNLOAD IT HERE: https://runsignup.com/Race/2018ChasingtheUnicornAlternativeHalfMarathon/Page/RunnersGuide
DEADLINE FOR CRACKEDBELL SINGLET IS JULY 15, 2020
PARTNER HOTEL: HAMPTON INN NEWTOWN, PA
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