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2015 Race Information

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 11:00 AM
South Williamsport Community Park
545 E. Central Avenue
South Williamsport, PA 17702

Check In/Packet Pick Up Times/Locations
Registered participants may pick up timing chips, numbers, and shirts at the following times from the following locations:

Friday, October 30, 4:00PM-6:00PM
Fitness Factory, 330 Hughes Street, Williamsport, PA 17701


Saturday, October 31, 9:30AM-10:30AM
South Williamsport Community Park, 545 E. Central Avenue, South Williamsport, PA 17702

Half Marathon Prizes

1st Place Male and Female: $100 Gift Card from
Elite Feet
2nd Place Male and Female: $100 Gift Card from
Inside Track
3rd Place Male and Female:

Half Marathon Age Group Prizes (messenger bags)
1st Place Male and Female 29 and Under
1st Place Male and Female 30-39
1st Place Male and Female 40-49
1st Place Male and Female 50-59
1st Place Male and Female 60 and Over

Almost a Quarter Marathon Prizes
1st Place Male and Female: Gift Card from
Fitness Factory
2nd Place Male and Female: Gift Card from
Aquarius Pool & Patio
3rd Place Male and Female: Gift Pak from
Faxon Lanes

If there is a good turnout for the 2015 Almost a Quarter Marathon division, we will add age group prizes in 2016.

Fundraising Prizes
The top fundraiser and top fundraising team will receive special prizes. The top fundraiser will be based on online donations as of 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 30. This year the top fundraiser will receive gift packs from Planet Fitness.

Costume Prizes
Best Male and Best Female Costumes.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM EARLY! Available rooms are harder to find in Williamsport these days, as the gas companies need the rooms for their employees. That being said, if you do not have any luck with the regular chain accommodations, you may want to try one of the area Bed and Breakfasts, as they may not be on the gas company’s radar.

Water Stations
There will be at least five water stations out on the half marathon course.

Rest Rooms
There will be rest rooms at the start/finish of the race. There will also be a restroom around Loyalsock Riverfront Park.

Chip Timing
We will use Integrity Sports for chip timing in the half marathoners.

There are several parking lots in South Williamsport Community Park.

Dogs/Baby Strollers
Running with a stroller is not advisable in the half marathon, as there is a small section in Loyalsock Riverfront Park that goes off the paved path. Running or walking with a stroller in the almost a quarter marathon should not be a problem.

My dog is my training partner, and I wish there were more races where I was allowed to compete with her, so you may run or walk with your dog in either category, the half or the 5-mile. Please ensure dogs are well-behaved and leashed - and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure to bring baggies so you can pick up after your dog. Also, your dog’s safety and health is your responsibility, so take it upon yourself to ask your vet if your dog is up to the challenge.

Time Limits
We will have volunteers out on the Half Marathon course directing runners up until 2:00 PM.

South Williamsport Community Park has plenty of parking to accommodate spectators. You may watch the start and finish of the race in the park.

There is a small pull off with limited parking at the
Maynard Street Bridge on the South Williamsport side.

There is also a small lot/pull off point where the bike path meets Commerce Drive. If you get on I80, get off at Exit 25 toward Faxon, and t
urn right at Commerce Park Drive, you will see the lot across from the race water station.

Loyalsock Riverfront Park would be a good location to view runners, as there is a parking lot available.

Race Etiquette and Safety
If you feel as though you need to stop, don’t stop short. Look behind you and make sure there won’t be a runner’s pile up. Once the coast is clear, get as far over to the side of the road/path as you can. This goes for water station stops too. Grab your water and get out of the way so other runners can get their water as well.

If you’re running with friends, make sure to be aware of the runners coming up from behind. Be considerate and get in single file, so they don’t have to go out in the middle of the road/path to get around your group.

If you’re running with headphones, you also need to be aware of your surroundings.

If you discard trash, please toss it by water stations so that race volunteers can pick it up. Local residents will not embrace future races if we trash their town during this race.

Please listen to volunteers and follow their commands. They are there to keep you safe.

Please note that there are several active railroad crossings throughout the course. Do not try and beat the train if those lights are flashing and those gates are closing!!!! Please be patient and look at is as a little breather/reflection period.

If you see another runner in distress, please notify the first volunteer you see. There will be volunteers out on the course.