USATF Certificate: This event can be used as a Boston Marathon qualifier. The USATF certificate ID# is OH14003MW.
Participation Limits: This event has a 1,000 runner limit. Register early for discounted entry fees and best shirt selection.
Event Start time: Full marathon 7:15 am in Celina.
MARATHON EVENT STARTS AT LAKESHORE PARK
The Course: Flat and 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. Aid stations will be available approximately every 2 miles. Port a Johns at every other aid station. Aid stations along the course serve water and other performance fuels.
Important Course Information: Participants must reach maintain a (15:00 pace). A follow vehicle will be on course that will maintain a 15:00/min per 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. The course will be open until 2:00PM (6.5 hours Full, 3.5 Hours Half way point).
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 Full and Half Marathon routes.
Dogs: Please do not bring your pet.
Marathon Aid Stations
Mile Marker Water Electrolyte Drink Gels
Mile 1 X
Mile 2 X
Mile 3 X
Mile 4 X X
Mile 5 X
Mile 6 X
Mile 7 X
Mile 8 X X X
Mile 9 X
Mile 10 X X
Mile 11 X
Mile 12 X X
Mile 13 X
Mile 14 X X
Mile 15 X
Mile 16 X X
Mile 17 X X
Mile 18 X X
Mile 19 X
Mile 20 X X
Mile 21 X
Mile 22 X X
Mile 23 X
Mile 24 X X
Mile 25 X
Marathon Aid Stations are approximated
locations and are subject to change.
Timing: Marathon will have split timing points at 6.55 miles , 13.1 miles and 19.65 miles. You can track your runner by knowing their bid number on our website at grandlakemarathon.com
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.
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.
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
Medical Services provided by: Mercer Health