GAP Marathon and Half Marathon

ry=480-8The inaugural GAP Marathon and Half Marathon is set for Wednesday, September 24, 2014. 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).

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Registration

To register, click here. Entrant fees: $60 for the half and $75 for the marathon to August 31; $70 for the half and $85 for the marathon after August 31.

Race Location/Info

ry=480-4The race start/finish is on the Great Allegheny Passage at the Frostburg GAP Trailhead located at 10062 New hope Road NW Frostburg, MD 21532. Use this link to obtain directions to the start/finish.

Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pick-up will take place on Sunday – time and place TBD.

Wednesday race morning packet pick-up will commence at 6:45 AM at the race start/finish.

Directions

Use this link to obtain directions to the start/finish.

Travel

Use this link to view the airports closest to Frostburg, MD. Runners who will complete all five days of the Mid-Atlantic Marathon and Half Marathon Series should consider using the DC area airports (Dulles (IAD), Ronald Reagan National (DCA), or Baltimore/Washington (BWI)).

Hotels

The Frostburg hotels are just minutes from the race start/finish. Runners conducting all five days of the Mid-Atlantic Marathon and Half Marathon Series should consider staying at one of the conveniently located Frostburg area hotels for the first three races in the series. This Trip Advisor link provides some info on the six Frostburg, MD hotels.

Course Info

ry=480-3Runners start on the Great Allegheny Passage at the Frostburg Trailhead and head towards Cumberland. Six tenths of a mile after crossing Woodcock Hollow Road NW runners turn around and head back towards the start/finish. Half Marathon runners will finish their race upon reaching the start/finish at the Trailhead. Marathon runners will do another out and back of the course to complete the marathon. The trail surface is a fantastic crushed stone surface which is great for running. The course map link below also shows the elevation profile of the course. The course is not flat, but the elevation change is gradual. The half marathon has about 1036 feet of gain and loss, and the marathon runners will experience about 2072 feet of gain and loss on the course.

ry=480-2The course map can be viewed at http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/428595618/

 

Volunteer

f 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

ry=480All finishers will receive a quality finisher award produced by Steel Images. There are no age group awards or first finisher awards.

Weather

Historical average high and low temperatures in Frostburg, MD on September 24th are 77 and 51 degrees.

Results

The results links will be posted here.

Aid Stations

Half marathon runners will pass six aid stations during their race, and the marathon runners will have 13 aid stations.

Aid stations for the half marathon are located at miles 2.0, 3.8, 6.0, 7.2, 9.3, and 11.1

Aid stations for the marathon are located at miles 2.0, 3.8, 6.0, 7.2, 9.3, 11.1, 13.1, 15.1, 16.9, 19.1, 20.3, 22.4, and 24.2

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 before the yet-to-be-determined shirt maker deadline for printing the shirts. 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 200 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.