USATF Certificate: OH14004MW.
Participation Limits: This event has a 1,500 runner limit. Register early for discounted entry fees and best shirt selection.
Age Limit: 16 with a signed parental release.
The Course: Flat, fast using city streets, state routes and county roads on the shores of Grand Lake. Course is USATF Certified. Miles will be marked and half distance splits will be provided.
Important Course Information: A follow vehicle will be on course that will maintain a 15min/mile pace for the remainder of the event. 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. This course will be open until 2:00pm
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.
Baby Joggers: Baby Joggers are prohibited on the Half Marathon routes.
Dogs: Please do not bring your pet.
Walkers: This race is designed for runners and walkers, provided you can make the time cut off. Race walkers and power walkers should participate only if experienced and able to complete the half marathon distance in 4 hours.
Wheelchairs: The course is wheelchair friendly.
Timing: Half Marathon will have a split timing point at 6.55 miles. You can track your runner by knowing their bib number on our website at grandlakemarathon.com
Headphones: These are considered a hazard while running on roadways. We and the USATF discourage you from using them during this event. You must be able to hear instructions from police and course marshals.
Scoring: All participants will be issued a race bib with a chip in the bib. Follow the instructions on the bib. Please wear the bib on the front with the number visible. There is no need to return your race bib. Participants will be scored based as per USATF rules.