The County Marathon

October 1st, 2017

14th Annual

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03 Oct

Yes....its decided.  Thanksgiving has pushed us back to our first run in September.  Alays an amazing weekend for weather the last weekend in September 2018 should be perfect.  Please mark your calender now - we will open registration as soon as we can. 

29 Sep

2017 Event Details Course Rules

• Stay to the right-hand side of the road at all times except for the final KM to the finish (pylons will direct you to the left). This is for safety and Boston Qualifying standards. Race Start Times

• The Full Marathon & Team Challenge start at 8:00am in Wellington at 167 Niles Street (Ball Diamond).

• For anyone planning to be 5 ½ hours or longer there will be an early 7:30am start for the Full Marathon.

• The Half Marathon starts at 10:00 am at the junction of County Road #12 & County Road #18 • The Wellington ESSROC Centre Arena will be open providing access to washrooms and the indoor walking track.

Vehicles • Parking is at the Picton Fairgrounds (located at the Prince Edward Community Centre – 375 Main St., Picton).

• Runners will be transported to start lines via buses.

• For the safety of runners, no unauthorized people, vehicles or bicycles are permitted on the route. These are official police road closures. You will be towed if you park on the main street outside the fairgrounds.

Buses • If you plan on getting yourself to the start of the full NOTE: Roads close at 7:30am No exceptions Full Marathon and Team Challenge Relay Runner #1 Only 6:45am Team Challenge Relay Runner #2 Only 7:45am Half Marathon and Team Challenge Relay Runner #3 Only 8:30am Team Challenge Relay Runner #4 Only 9:00am Team Challenge Relay Runner #5 Only 9:30am

Bib • Marathon bibs are yellow, Half Marathon bibs are red, and the Team Challenge bibs are blue. Chips • Your chip is in your bib, you must wear it at all times. Team Challenge participants will wear a belt which carries your bib. Each team member must pass the belt to the next runner and it must cross both the start and finish line in order to be recorded.

Pace Bunnies • Looking for a goal time? Pace Bunnies are available for the Marathon and Half Marathon. Full Marathon Pace Groups Half Marathon Pace Groups 3:30 3:45 4:00 4:15 4:30 1:40 1:45 1:50 2:00 2:10 2:20 2:30 3:00

Medical Assistance • Physiotherapists and massage therapists are available in the Rotary Hall at the finish line. The finish line will have emergency trained physicians and nurses. Ambulance crews will provide constant surveillance during the race.

Baggage Drop Off • Check your bag at the start line for transport to the finish line (bag tag provided at race kit pick-up) Pick up at Crystal Palace.

Showers • Showers will be available at the Prince Edward Community Centre, 376 Main Street, Picton from 11am-2pm.

Team Challenge • The first Team Challenge participant may use the bag check at the start line. When you meet your team member at the exchange zone and pass off bib belt, please take their personal belongings and convey them to the finish line.

• Team members are encouraged to join their final teammate and cross the finish line together. DO NOT to block the finish line from other runners trying to cross the finish.

• Relay points #2 through #4 will have a bus for runners to use as shelter.

Re/Max Water Stations • Water stations will be located at every 4 km in the first half and every 2 km in the second half. Water and Gatorade in 5 oz. Cups will be offered at each station. Water will be offered first and Gatorade at the back of each station. Eload gels will be offered at km 16 & 32. Port-a-Potties are located near water stations and start lines.

Kilometre Markers • There will be industrial pylons every kilometre throughout the course. Every KM will be marked visibly.

Post Run Events • Enjoy a cool drink of chocolate milk as you make your way through the finisher shoot. Relax during our Award Ceremony at 1:00 pm and enjoy a complementary beer and cider from Barley Days Brewery.

The County Marathon Executive thanks you, and wishes you the very best in your run on Sunday

28 Sep

Lovely food in Wellington - thanks to Kimberly and David for your contribution to our race.  We can't say enough good about the food here - simply plan on visiting while you are here!

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