GAP Marathon and Half Marathon

ry=480-8The second annual GAP Marathon and Half Marathon is initially planned for Friday, September 25, 2015. 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

Online registration for the 2015 event is not set up yet.

Runners can also register for the race starting at 6:45 AM on race day near the start/finish or at the the pre-race packet pick-up on Wednesday at the Hampton Inn located at 11200 New George’s Creek Road Frostburg, MD 21532 from 7:00-8:00 PM in the hotel lobby common area.

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 Wednesday at the Hampton Inn located at 11200 New George’s Creek Road Frostburg, MD 21532 from 7:00-8:00PM in the hotel lobby common area.

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

Parking

A satellite view of the parking area on Depot Street just up the hill from the race start/finish can be seen here.

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 four days of the Mid-Atlantic Marathon and Half Marathon Series should consider staying at one of the conveniently located Frostburg area hotels for 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

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 Frostburg, MD on September 25th are 67 and 48 degrees.

Results

The 2014 half marathon results are here, and the 2014 marathon results are 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

Swag for the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Marathon and Half Marathon Series is yet to be determined. 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.