USATF Certificate: This event can be used as a Boston Marathon qualifier. The USATF certificate ID# is OH14003MW.
Walkers: Walkers are welcome.
Wheelchairs: The course will be wheelchair friendly.
Participation Limits: This event has a 1,000 runner limit. Register early for discounted entry fees and best shirt selection.
Expo, Late Registration and Pick-up: Friday, September 25th at Lakeshore Dr, Celina, OH 45822 (near the full marathon start/finish line), Noon - 7 PM
Race day packet pick up is ONLY available for an extra $10 fee (can be elected at time of registration). Packet pick up at the Friday expo is the preferred pick up method. Plan ahead. You MUST have a photo ID to pick up your packet! If someone is picking up your packet, they must a copy of your ID and this Authorization for alternate pick up form.
Bib Ship Option: Bibs and runner packets will not be shipped. If you are not able to make it to the Expo/Packet Pick Up on Friday Sept 25th, race day packet pick up is available for an additional $10 fee. This fee is non-refundable and packets elected for this race day option WILL NOT be available for pick up on Friday at the expo.
Event Start Time: Full Marathon and Full Marathon Relay begin at 7:15am in Celina, Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relays begin at 8:45am in St Marys. The 5K will begin at 8:00am in Celina. The Kids Run will begin at 1:00pm in Celina.
Parking: Free parking is available at Lakeshore Dr this year. You may park near the start/finish line
Costs: Online registration is open. Cost is tiered based on date registered.
Timing: Marathon will have split timing points at 6.55 miles, 13.1 miles and 19.65 miles.
Event Shirts: Late registrations may get a shirt based on availability. Exchanges may be available after the race.
Gear Check: Gear check will be located at tent near Start/Finish
Items left at Start/Finish after the finish will be donated to C.A.L.L. clothing bank in Celina.
Important Course Information: Participants must maintain a reasonable pace along the course (15 Min/mile pace). A follow vehicle will be on course after the park that will maintain a 15 Minute pace. Participants who fall outside of that pace will be asked to take a sag vehicle to the start/finish area. All aid stations will close in succession with this time plan. The course will be open until 2:00PM
Amenities: Tech-T, Finisher's medal, on course and post race food, beer token and goody bag.
Post Race Showers: Available at the Auglaize-Mercer YMCA after the races.
Roads will be closed to traffic: Auglaize County Sheriff, Mercer County Sheriff, City of St.Marys police department, City of Celina police department and Ohio State Park Patrol will monitor the course.
Spectator Maps: Maps will be provided for spectators to leapfrog the course to view participants. Please have your support crew be respectful of the enclosure and follow maps provided.