NEW START/FINISH LINE LOCATION
The courses plotted out on MapMyRun.com provide awesome resources like a 3D Fly Over, turn by turn directions, and course elevation information. We encourage you to check them out before raceday.
All turns on the course will be marked with signs and colored duck tap arrows on the ground (unless it’s on the gravel road then look for just signs).
The Half Marathon Course will be marked with [BRIGHT GREEN] arrows.
The Marathon Course will be marked with [BRIGHT PINK] arrows.
THESE COURSES ARE NOT CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.
Though these courses are not closed to traffic the most vehicle traffic you will see will be from folks involved with the event and from regular park visitors on the main state park road. The course runs WITH the flow of traffic.
We cannot stress it enough that you have to stay to the right and never run in the middle of the road. Do not be the habitual middle of the road runner that ruins the event for everyone when you force the ranger service to shut the event down.
Also since the course is open, your friends and family are more than welcome to set up a cheer/food/water/aid station or stations along the course.
The courses will have a water/Gatorade/first-aid stop approximately every 2 miles. Some of the aid stations may not have volunteers working them. It depends on which groups actually show up on race day.
Some aid stations will have PowerGel and PowerBars, and a roll of Toilet Paper (in case you need to hit the woods [yes, it happens!]). If you rely on course supplies at specific points than we suggest you consult your Coach, Physician, Nutritionist, and carry your own supplies.
There will be 2 porta-potties on the course. The first one will be located at the half way point for both races - 6.5 for the half and 12 for the full. The second porta-potty will be at mile 19 for the full marathon.