Cross County Trail Marathon and Half Marathon

Unknown-5The inaugural Cross County Trail Marathon and Half Marathon is set for Thursday, September 25, 2014. Both the marathon and half marathon will start at 7:30AM. This event will take place in its entirety in Virginia on a 3.28 mile section of the Cross County Trail surfaced by crushed stone and dirt.

 

 

 

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Registration

To register, click here. Entrant fees: $70 for the half and $85 for the marathon. Online registration ends at 11:59 PM Monday September 22nd. Runners can also register for the race starting at 6:45 AM race morning near the start/finish.

Race Location/Info

Unknown-7The race start/finish is at Wakefield Park at 8100 Braddock Road  Annandale, VA 22003.

Packet Pickup

There will not be a pre-race packet pick-up on Wednesday night. Race morning packet pickup commences at 6:45 near the race start/finish.

Parking

Parking is at the park. A google maps satellite image of the southern portion of Wakefield Park can be viewed here.

Directions

Use this link to obtain directions to Wakefield Park.

Travel

Use this link to view the airports closest to Annandale, VA.

Course Info

Unknown-6The races take place on a crushed stone and dirt surfaced section of the Cross County Trail. Runners will head north from the start to the north turn point at mile 1.4. At this point runners will turn around and head south on the trail. After running 3.28 miles south on the trail runners will again turn around and head back north towards the start/finish line. Upon reaching the start/finish line runners will have completed a quarter marathon – or one course loop. Half marathon runners will run this course loop twice and marathon runners will run this loop four times in order to record finishes in their respective races. The course is fairly flat with about 222 feet of elevation gain and loss in the half marathon and about 444 feet of gain and loss in the marathon. To read more on the 40 miles long Cross County Trail go to http://www.traillink.com/trail/cross-county-trail-(va).aspx

 

Unknown-8The course map link can be viewed at http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/393083806/

Volunteer

If you would like to be a race volunteer please contact Mike at events@altisendurance.com. Volunteers earn free race entries for themselves (or to donate to a friend/relative) in any Altis Endurance race and/or donations to a favorite charity/non-profit organization.

Awards

The finisher awards are being produced by Steel Images. An image of the award artwork is above. There are no age group awards or first finisher awards. Great thanks to Steel Images for the fantastic finisher awards!

Weather

Historical average high and low temperatures in Annandale, VA on September 25th are 76 and 59 degrees.

Results

The results links will be posted here.

Aid Stations

Aid stations for the half marathon are located at miles 1.4, 2.8, 4.4, 4.9, 6.6, 8.4, 11.0, and 11.5

Aid stations for the marathon are located at miles 1.4, 2.8, 4.4, 4.9, 6.6, 8.4, 11.0, 11.5, 13.1, 14.5, 15.9, 17.6, 18.0, 19.7, 21.1, 22.5, 24.1, and 24.6

Cutoffs

Runners have eight hours to complete their respective races.

Swag

A Mid-Atlantic Marathon and Half Marathon Series shirt will be provided to entrants who enter by September 4th. Runners who enter the event on September 5th or later are not guaranteed a shirt. All finishers will receive a quality finisher medal.

Refunds/Transfers/Miscellaneous

As is the case with most races, there will be no refunds of entry fees to entrants. Transfers of race bibs from one runner to another is also not allowed. This event is limited to 100 entrants. There will not be a waiting list if the race fills.

Questions

If you have any questions please contact Mike at events@altisendurance.com.