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Run LOCO Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K


RaceJoy Ready Fri November 30 - Sat December 1, 2018
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Location: Loudon, TN US 37774 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
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Place
601 Grove Street
Loudon, TN US 37774
Description

Race in the scenic East Tennessee County of  Loudon

Race Requirements

You must be at least 6 years of age to register and compete in the 5K and at least 17 years of age to register and compete in the marathon and half marathon. The marathon and half marathon course will be promptly reopened to traffic at 2:00 pm (6 hours after the start of the race.) There will not be any support for runners or walkers along the race course after 2:00 pm. Race timing will be until 2:00 pm. The 5K Course will be promptly reopened to traffic at 9:45 am ( 90 minutes after the start of the race) There will not be any support for runners or walkers along the race course after 9:45 am. Dogs, vehicles to transport children, baby carriers, bicycles, skates, and skateboards, are strictly prohibited.

Race Entry Regulations

Entry fees are NON-TRANSFERABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE.
You must be at least 6 years old to run the 5k and at least 17 years old to run the Marathon or Half Marathon.
You must be in good health and physically prepared to run the race.
A race bib is required to run the race. You must wear the bib that you are assigned.
Race Officials have the right to remove participants who do not comply.

NO dogs, vehicles to transport children, baby carriers, bicycles, in-line skates or skateboards.
Race Officials have the right to disqualify or remove from the course any participant whose activity violates any condition set forth or who poses any harm to himself/herself or any other participant.

Race Amenities

Moisture wicking long sleeve technical race shirts for the Marathon and Half Marathon participants * Long sleeve 50/50 cotton blend race shirts for the 5K participants * Medals for Marathon and Half Marathon finishers * Marathon USATF certified course #TN18036MS * Marathon course is a Boston Qualifier Course * Chip Timing * GPS Progress Alerts at every mile of the Marathon and Half Marathon courses

After Race Street Party

After Race Party!  There will be dancing in the streets to celebrate the completion of our first Run LoCo!   LoCo Marathon After Race Party will be hosted by the Historic Downtown Lenoir City Merchants Association. On Saturday, December 1, 4 p.m. - 7pm.  Band performance begins at 3:30.  BBQ and Chili and Cold Beverages will be on sale.  Great opportunity to celebrate Run LoCo, have some great food and frosty beverages and get some Christmas shopping done in locally owned shops!

Race Packet Pick Up and Race Expo

Packet Pick Up and Race Expo for all events will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 12 noon until 6 PM.

RACE EXPO HAS BEEN CANCELLED

A parent or legal guardian MUST accompany a minor participant at packet pickup.

Pre Race Pasta Dinner

Pasta Dinner and Expo

Date:   Friday, November 30th.

Participants and Participant Guests can purchase tickets as an add-on during the registration process. Individuals who are not a Participant or Participant Guest can purchase a ticket by selecting the "Store" icon on the left side of the home screen.

Location:  The Venue (finish line of the marathon)

Time: 5:00 to 8:00 (Guest speaker at 6:30)

Menu:  Baked ziti, vegetarian lasagna, spaghetti, salad, dessert and drink

Cost:    Adults:  $20, 

             Children 12 and under:  $10

             Children 3 and under:  free.

Expo:  Local health and fitness groups/businesses

Guest Speaker:  John Kelly (last runner to complete the Barkley Marathons) 

For more information on John visit: 

 http://www.randomforestrunner.com

For more information on the Barkley Marathons visit:  

https://www.outsideonline.com/1924491/60-hours-hell-story-barkley-marathons

 

 

No Race Day Registration

THERE WILL BE NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION.

Registration for all events will close at 6:00 PM EST Friday, November 30, 2018.

 

Awards

Half Marathon and Marathon:  3 deep m/f overall   1 deep m/f master, grandmaster and veteran   3 deep m/f in age group 17-19, 20-24, 25-29,  30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49  50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

5K:   3 deep m/f overall   1 deep m/f master, grandmaster and veteran    3 deep m/f in age group 6-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49 50-54, 55-59,  60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+         

Text Messaging of Race Results

The Run LOCO Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5K Run offers results text messaging capability. The event offers this capability at no charge to the participants. If the participant does not have a data plan from their phone service, there may be a charge from their phone server for data transfer. If in doubt about your data plan, you should check with your phone service provider before selecting this option.

Disqualification

Race Officials have the right to disqualify or remove from the course any participant whose activity violates any condition set forth or who poses any harm to himself/herself or any other participant.

Race Proceeds Beneficiary

You may ask yourself, “What is the Loudon County Education Foundation? And, what do they do?” 

Currently, the Education Foundation offers scholarships to students, and classroom grants to teachers, conducts the annual Young Achievers Award Ceremony, holds an annual essay contest for grades 3 – 8 and facilitates funding for other programs for both the City and County school systems. Leadership Loudon County is also a part of the excellent package of programs offered by the Education Foundation. ​The Education Foundation is an important resource for our community. Total Contributions to the Educational System in Lenoir City and Loudon County since 2012:  2012 - $ 62,316, 2013 - $100,025, 2014 - $114,000, 2015 - $ 86,225, 2016 - $ 89,416, Total $451,982.00

According to Foundation historian and local attorney Harvey Sproul, the Foundation was created in answer to community need in 1998.  “For many years, the Loudon County Chamber of Commerce listed education as a priority in this community.  Businesses expressed the need for an educated workforce, and residents recognized the role of education in maintaining and growing a successful community.  It was in direct response to this need that the Chamber created the Education Foundation to offer support to the educational system in Loudon County,” said Sproul.  ​Board members Director of Loudon County Schools Dr. Jason Vance and Director of Lenoir City Schools Dr. Jeanne Barker see the value in the support that the Foundation provides to students and teachers in all school districts.

Event Transfers

We realize that sometimes circumstances arise that affect the event chosen during the registration process. The Run LOCO Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Race will allow participants to transfer between events after they complete the registration process under the following guidelines:

Transfer from the 5K to the Marathon or Half Marathon by 11:59 p.m. November 1, 2018.  Pay the additional fee for the Marathon or Half Marathon PLUS a $10 processing fee.

Transfer from the Marathon or Half Marathon to the 5K by 11:59 p.m. November 1, 2018. No refund of the Marathon or Half Marathon fee PLUS a $10 processing fee.

The following steps will enable a registrant to transfer to a different event prior to November 1, 2018:

1. Sign In to RunSignUp
2. Go to your Profile
3. Click My Registered Races
4. Click Manage Registration next to the registration that you would like to transfer your event for
5. Click the Transfer Event Pricing menu item
6. Click the Start Transfer button
7. Select your new Event from the Event Drop-Down and click Continue
8. Agree to the Waiver and click Continue to complete the rest of the registration

More information at: https://runsignup.com/How-To/Transfer-To-Another-Event

 

After November 1, 2018, all transfers must be approved by the event registrar and processed by the online registration coordinator.

Transfer from the 5K to the Marathon or Half Marathon after November 1, 2018 and before 11:59 p.m. November 29, 2018. Pay the additional fee for the Marathon or Half Marathon PLUS a $25 processing fee.

Transfer from the Marathon or Half Marathon to the 5K after November 1, 2018 and before 11:59 p.m. November 29, 2018. No refund of the Marathon or Half Marathon fee PLUS a $25 processing fee.

Transfer from the 5K to the Marathon or Half Marathon on November 30, 2018. Pay the additional fee for the Half Marathon PLUS a $40 processing fee.

Transfer from the Marathon or Half Marathon to the 5K on November 30, 2018. No refund of the Marathon or Half Marathon fee PLUS a $40 processing fee.

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Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Run LOCO Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K .

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Run LOCO Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

Note:
- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy

Course map for the Half Marathon click here.

 Course map for the Full Marathon click here.  USATF certification # TN18036MS

Course map for the 5K click here

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