Yes, of course.
Race day packet pickup is from 0545 am until the last person checks in at 10 am.
Via email, I have attached an excel file with your assigned bib number. It will be updated next week with new registrants. For packet pickup, you’ll socially distance go through a chute, get your bib, safety pins, shirt/jacket, etc., then you can go back to your car, get your prerace strategy in place, and start when you want. I know there are some unsassigned bib numbers for Sunday. I’ll send them in an update next week.
I know that some recent athletes who have registered have a confirmation that says to start at 07:45 am or 09:00 am. You are free to start anytime after 0630 am.
Finisher’s medals, results receipts, Hawaiian leis, water, I BQ’d shirts, I Did the Double shirts will be socially distanced available after the finish.
You will get your bib with timing chip, shirt or jacket, safety pins, etc. at packet pickup on race morning. I’ve attached the bib assignment file. This should make It easier for you to get your bib number at packet pickup on Friday or race morning.
If you are racing both days, please wear the same bib both days.
Parking is across from the Zane Grey Public Access Boat Launch, about 200 yards from the start/finish area. the parking lot is the area that looks kind of like a frying pan across from the boat launch and next to the Zane Grey Museum.
I've received many questions about a shuttle. There isn't a shuttle this year. The start/finish/packet pickup area is in the Lackawaxen Park at 107 Scenic Drive, Lackawaxen. When you see the Fire Department, the park is across the street. Please do not park in the fire department lot. They are having Easter Egg Hunts this weekend. Cell service is poor in the park.
Starts at 8 am both days. There are about 20 set for Saturday and 14 for Sunday. The top three finishers (female and male) in the half marathon and marathon will receive nice bottles of wine. The overall winners for the marathon and half marathon (female and male) will receive $50. Second and third place finishers will receive wine and an age group plaque.
The plan is for the Elite Wave to be socially distanced prior to the start, with masks on. We will have a two or three minute ceremony. Runners will then be told to advance to the initial start mat and we'll say, "on your mark, get set, go!" Time from being socially distanced to start of race will be less than 30 seconds.
There is an Elite Wave table at each aid station. It is prior to the water table and the age group fluids/nutrition tables. You are welcome to place your special fluids/nutrition/gels on this table. Please do not move another runner’s fluids around to make way for yours. Athletes are welcome to put their nutrition on the tables prior to the race. We’ll have a person who will be running special needs fluids out to the course, however, the best method is to place it there yourself so you know where it is.
If you are racing both days, you get an I Did The Double shirt. If you qualify for the Boston Marathon, you get an I Qualified for the Boston Marathon at the Two Rivers Marathon Race Festival. I’d like to see as many people qualify as possible! I’ve ordered what I think will be enough of these shirts and I’ll order more if needed. If you are racing one race and registered after the jacket deadline, you’ll receive a race shirt. There are some exceptions and I’ve tried to account for them. If we are out of what you were promised, please don’t worry, we will get it to you!
There are three aid stations on the course, approximately every two miles. I have 7000 16 ounce bottles of water for the aid stations and finish lines. If you have a water bottle belt and are comfortable racing with it, this size bottle fits very nicely into it.
There is a portapotty at each aid station and at least 6 in the park. There will be 4 portapotties in the start/finish area, as well as a hand sanitizer station. The park pavilion also has plumbing facilities and I'll see if it's a good fit for our event and open it if it looks good (I haven't seen it yet. The pavilion is brand new.) Each aid station will have a portapotty as well, so three portapotties on the course.
You are welcome to place your special fluids/nutrition/gels on this table. Please do not move another runner’s fluids around to make way for yours. Athletes are welcome to put their nutrition on the tables prior to the race. We’ll have a person who will be running special needs fluids out to the course, however, the best method is to place it there yourself so you know where it is.
I suggest that you write your name on each bottle/gel. Also, if we are placing it for you, please write aid station 1, 2 or 3 on it. 1 is the closest aid station, 3 the farthest.
If you race with any fluid other than water, please get it to the aid station prerace or we can get it out on the course for you. Plan accordingly. We will do our best to get hydration/nutrition to the aid stations. The best plan is to place your items on the aid station tables so you know where it is located.
There are garbage cans at the aid stations and about 200 yards past the aid station. Please dispose of garbage in the cans.
The Lackawaxen EMS paramedics will be on-site in the park on Saturday and Sunday. They may be called out for emergency calls in the township, but otherwise will be on-site at our events.
I have hired two Constables to patrol the roads and keep driver's speed low.
When you finish! Get your medal, BQ Shirt, I Did the Double Shirt, Hawaiian lei…and be sure to ring the bell at the finish to celebrate your achievement!
For Postrace food, we’ll have the Food Truck that we’ve had the past two years. The choices are generally chicken, hamburger or falafel. All are very tasty! There will also be coffee, sandwiches, chips and candy available for sale to support the Lackawaxen Council on Aging. They accept cash only and they said they are trying to minimize cash handling so if you can round up whatever you buy to the nearest dollar, they would appreciate it!
We have a photographer for both days. Photos will be posted at these links by the Wednesday after the race. There is no charge for you to download these photos.
You'll be parking very close to the start/finish area. We'll have a place where you can leave a bag near the finish area.
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With an open start line from 06:30-10:00 am
Of course, I understand that there will be fast finishers well before then. Just see me and we'll jointly determine if your finishing time will keep you in the top three in your age group. I ordered a ton of awards, so I'm going to go with giving out the award early if your time looks good, rather than mailing awards.
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