Both the marathon and half marathon will start at 7:30AM. This event will take place in its entirety in Maryland on the outstanding Great Allegheny Passage (GAP). Half marathon runners will run through the 914 foot long Brush Tunnel 10 times, and the marathon runners will run through the tunnel 20 times. The course consists of running out-and-backs on 1.31 scenic miles of the GAP in the hills above Cumberland – more on the course below. This event is limited to 40 runners. The start/finish is on the trail in the GAP Trailhead parking area just south of 11407 Cash Valley Road NW Cumberland, MD 21502.
This race will be the first event in the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Marathon and Half Marathon Series taking place from September 26-30. The other events in the Series are the GAP Marathon and Half, the GAP Trestles Marathon and Half, the Barnum Rail Trail Marathon and Half, and the Cumberland C&O Towpath Marathon and Half. The five races in the series take place – in order – in MD, MD, PA, WV, and MD.
“These are small low key races with limited runners allowed with outstanding support and views of the Great Allegheny Passage, great area to visit.”