Course Information & Details

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Half Marathon Course Course MHM-Course Directions  Half Marathon Course MAP (Map my Run) Half Marathon Course MAP  (Google) Elevation Chart, Half Marathon *Course is displayed in Map My Run:  Lake Medina will not measure accurately since it is off road. Please note our course is 13.1 miles, measured on tangents. It will appear long in Map My Run. Course Runs: Come run the course and learn about it with us! Runs start and finish at Gazebo.  GPS:  122 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256.  Course maps are passed out with turn by turn directions.  Options for shorter distances provided. Please carry water/nutrition.  We have a refill station at mile 7. Arrive 5 minutes early for course direction cards.   Next Course Run:  COMING SOON 5K Course

5K runners will begin at 7:00 am. The course finishes on Rt. 3 and blends in with the half marathon.  We are worried about spacing out the 5K runners and half marathon runners if we have dogs and strollers.  If you choose to have either, please be alert for our half marathon runners as they will be the leaders that will share the last 2.5 miles of their race with our 5K course. –Headphones/Ear Buds are not prohibited but strongly discouraged.  The 5K blends with the half marathon but has a couple turns that are NOT the same.  We will have signs and will be directing runners, please be aware! Turns:  Start at square, S. Broadway to 57.  Go right on Valley, Right onto Ridgeview end around to Gayer Drive back to Ridgeview via a right turn.  Turn Right onto S. Court, Right out to South and follow it to the finish line.   Mile Markers: Mile Markers will be highly visible at each mile

  • Water/Medical Aid Stations – There will be aid stations available to runners throughout the race course. Additionally, there will be an aid tent at the start and finish lines. Radio operators will be available approximately every mile if you need to alert someone that you need immediate medical assistance while on the course. Bike marshals will be on the course as well. Small aid kits will be available at each water stop as well.
  • Carb Boom -will be distributed near the half way point. Runners that require nutrition earlier or at different times should plan to be self-supported.  It is recommended that you try Carb Boom on a training run prior to race day.
  • Restroom Facilities –Portable restroom facilities will be available at the start/finish. 15 Restrooms will be located behind the Court House. A detailed map of restroom points along the course will be provided to all runners. (LOCATIONS: Coming soon)
  • Course Entertainment – We are doing our best to wrap the amazing spirit of our community around each of our runners! Stay tuned!

Water Station Locations: We will have water & Gatorade every 1.5 miles. Our locations will be based on safety of both our runners and volunteers, a couple of stations will be a tenth of a mile off or so to make sure our volunteers are safe. Locations include miles 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6 (Carb Boom), 7.5, 9, 10.5, 12 & Finish Line. If you require more water, please plan accordingly and self-carry. We are aware of the uncertain weather we have in May. Our race is capped at 1000 runners simply for safety & hydration needs. Do NOT allow your family, friends, etc. to pace you. These non-registered runners can have a dramatic impact on safety of our expected runners.



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