Frequently Asked Questions
- Will you have water & Sports drinks at least every two miles? preferably every mile after 18 miles?
Yes, water and Gatorade will be at every aid station. Aid stations are every two miles. Miles 11.75 to 19.8 are running out alongside the Lackwaxen River. You then return the same way. There are 4 aid stations there (12, 14, 16, 18). The turnaround is at 19.8, then aid at 20, 22 and 24. I think there will be 8 aid stations from 12-24 miles.
- Will you have some fluids & veg.soup or snacks at the finish line? and hopefully vegetarian.
We will have some vegetarian hot food at the finish. Plenty of fluids and food. I literally had a ton of food at the finish last year but we had a difficult time cooking it–there was lots going on. The race had 70 people the first year. Two weeks before the second race, we had 75 people. 330 people ended up racing. The race exploded in the last two weeks and it overtaxed my planning. I will be ready this year. We have 144 registered as of today (Jan. 2)
- Will you have timing mats both at Start & Finish to clock Net times?
Yes, start line and finish line mats, as well as half marathon and 19.8 mile turnaround. I own a timing company.
- Will you start the race on time? Late comers can always start late without waiting for them. Their time won’t be affected if you have timing mat at the start as they will have net time. B-tags are very common now, some still use chips for net times.
The race will start on-time. We have the theater at Woodloch Resort for race day check-in and warmth this year. It is 1/4 mile from the start. Therefore, people can take the shuttle from the finish area. It will be their responsibility to get to the shuttle on-time.
- Why two marathons in two days? wouldn’t it affect the quality of the race organization?
Last year, we had about 25 Marathon Maniacs. They love to do two marathons in two days and asked if I could do that. I live 5 miles from the start and finish and my house is on the course. Since I have a timing company as well, it makes sense to have the 2 days of racing without incurring massive extra costs to put on the races.
Do you have a finite number of shirts/socks and medals which would require either a cutoff or a limit? Everyone who registers will get a shirt, sock and a finisher’s medal. I’ve ordered what I think will be enough. If I have to order more, I will.
Do you have parking at the start? You can park at the start at Woodloch Resort. See the next question.
Do you have a shuttle back to the start? There will be shuttles back to the start, however, I recommend getting a shuttle before the race. That way, your car is at the finish and you are free to go when you want. If you want a shuttle back to the start, you may have to wait 45 minutes if you just missed the previous shuttle waiting for it to return.
Do you have enough shuttles to the start if you get more race-day entries. Race day registration is at the start.
Do you have actively managed water stops along the course. Yes, every two miles, with people to hand water to you. We can also get any special supplies (fluids/nutrition) that you want and put them at an aid station that you specify.
Do you have an actively managed turn-around? Yes, volunteers will be at the turnarounds.
Do you have warming/changing/shower areas at the finish? No showers. I’m trying to see if the Fire Department will let me rent their facility but haven’t finalized that yet. It is at the finish line.
Do you have porta potties along the course? Yes, at mile 6, 12 and 18.
At what miles do you have water, gatorade?, Hammer gels along the course? There will be HEED fluid by hammer, gels and water at every aid station.
Do half marathoners get different items? They will get the same items.
Do you have separate day age group awards? Saturday and Sunday will have separate age group awards.
What overall and age increments are awards given? First overall female and male. 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+