Altis Endurance Sports is excited to conduct the inaugural Eastern Panhandle Marathon and Half Marathon planned for Monday September 30, 2019. The marathon and the half marathon starts at 8:00 AM. The race takes place at Poor House Farm Park in Martinsburg, WV.
To register click here: Entrant fees: $65 for the half and $80 for the marathon, and $70 for the half and $90 for the marathon after August 31st. Online registration closes at 5:00PM Saturday September 28th.
Runners can also register for the race starting at 7:15 AM race morning at the start/finish, or at the Friday and Saturday packet pickup in the DC area – time and location to be determined.
This event is a shirt optional race. Choose the No shirt (subtract $10) shirt option if you would prefer not to have a nice Eastern Panhandle race shirt.
The race takes place at Poor House Farm Park located at 233 Almshouse Road Martinsburg, WV 25403.↑
There is no Sunday night packet pickup. Race day packet pickup will commence at 7:15AM at the race start/finish line located at the park Kester Pavilion.↑
Please input 233 Almshouse Road Martinsburg, WV 25403 into your GPS devices to direct you to the Poor House Farm. The race site is nine minutes from the Martinsburg Holiday Inn. Head west on W King Street which changes name to Tuscarora Pike, turn left onto Poor House Road, and then left onto Almshouse Road and into the park.↑
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The event will take place on a loop course of 4.37 miles. The course loop is run in the clockwise direction. Half marathoners will run three loops, and marathoners will run six loops. The course consists mostly of single-track trail with some grass and some asphalt. Runners start each loop at the Kester Pavilion and head clockwise around the park fishing pond. Part way around the pond runners turn left and run over the Tuscarora Creek Bridge and then turn right onto hole 1 of the Disc Golf Course. After enjoying hole 1 for 100 plus yards runners take a hard left turn at the picnic table to enter the park bike/single-track trail. The trail is marked with blue blazes and crosses the disc golf course a number of times each loop. In addition to the blue blazes on the bike trail the entire loop will be well marked on race day with arrows, ribbons, arrow signs, and flags. Upon exiting the bike trail runners will cross an open field before running over the Tuscarora Creek. After crossing this second bridge of the loop runners turn right to head north on the west side of the pond back to the start/finish. The elevation gain and loss for each loop is approximately 300 feet. The bike trails map, elevation profile, and some pictures can be viewed at https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7012737/poor-house-farm-park.↑
The design image for the 2019 Eastern Panhandle Marathon and Half Marathon finisher award is pictured at the top of this page. Great thanks to super runner Markus Mueller for designing the race finisher award!↑
Historical average high and low temperatures in Martinsburg, WV on September 30th are 71 and 48 degrees.↑
Runners will have eight hours to complete their race.↑
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 125 entrants. There will not be a waiting list if the race fills.↑
If you have any questions please contact Mike at email@example.com.↑