Track To Boston Marathon
Not-quite-complete lap-by-lap results
Read all about us in The Washington Post
Congratulations to our finishers!
Bib ## Name G Age City State Time M F
--- -- -------------------------- - --- ---------------- ------ - -
10 1 Miguel Angel Sanchez-Ruano M 45 Woodbridge VA 3:50:11 1
3 2 Nicklaus Randall Combs M 29 Fairfax VA 3:55:20 2
13 3 Jay Jacob Wind M 62 Arlington VA 3:56:35 3
8 4 Deborah Margraff F 54 Reston VA 5:07:41 1
2 5 Tammy M. Bagdasarian F 44 Herndon VA 5:25:43 2
5 6 Eugene Fritzel M 62 Lutherville MD 5:47:38 4
6 7 Edward Gerard Keller M 50 Topeka KS 6:14:26 5
this event specifically to give you one last chance to qualify for 2013
We provide lap counters, tents for shade on the track, and refreshments every lap.
Example Lap Counter Sheet
for 2013 Boston Marathon opens on September 10, so this race may be
your last best shot.
2013 qualifying times
Read our Welcome Letter
We plan to start at 3:00 PM
PVTC's youth track
meet and pentathlon precede our event.
Thus our start
time may be delayed a few minutes until the youth track meet and
pentathlon 1500-meter race are completed.
On-site packet pickup opens 2:15 - 2:45 PM
If you bring a
lap timer, you get a $10 discount on your entry free, AND
We pay lap
timers $50 for timing 3-5 athletes.
We provide a
chart for each athlete with 105.5 checkboxes.
The lap timers
fill in each checkbox with each athlete's time for that lap
The lap timers
inform each athlete how many laps finished and how many laps to go.
registration closes August 29 at midnight Eastern Time.
You may register on-site 2:15-2:45 PM on race day.
If you provide
a lap timer, you get a $10
discount on your entry, AND we pay the lap timer $50 to time 3-5
Since we're on
a 400-meter track, 42.195 kilometers (26.21875 miles) is 5 meters less
than 105.5 laps.
more than 100 meters from refreshments - water, athletic drink,
Campbell's V-8 V-Fusion Wildberry -- and never more than 100 meters
from a bathroom.
no road crossings, start in daylight, finish at dusk.
We searched ARRS for all-time outdoor track
marathon world records, and we found none.
We think these are the world records:
• Men: 2:48:34 -- Chuck Engle on Day Four of Savage Seven Marathons, December 29, 2011, Pensacola FL
• Women: 3:53:21 -- Theresa Nosko Lyon at Drake Well Marathon, December 23, 2006, Titusville PA,
14 seconds ahead of 3:53:35 -- Shannon Hays on Day Two of Savage Seven Marathons, December 27, 2011, Pensacola FL
• Source: Savage Seven Marathons
• Source: MarathonGuide.com
• Please contact us if you know of a faster time on a 400-meter or 440-yard outdoor track
We provide printed personalized certificates of completion and commemorative medals to all finishers.
We offer a cash prize of $50 to the first male and first female finisher
We offer a $50 bonus for breaking a world record
We set up a registration table at 2:15 PM on race day so you can pick up your bib number
We set up four tents around the track with a water table, a PowerBar Energy Blast table, and two more, maybe one sponsor table with energy drinks
We have a pre-printed lap chart for each entrant | EXAMPLE
We have at least two lap counters, including a father and son and one other. Each lap counter can handle 4-5 runners
We may also have a skilled Time Machine operator
We bring the digital display clock, Time Machine, and whistle to the start point halfway around the track. At 2:55 PM, we gather everyone to the start, and at 3 PM, we start them with a whistle, and also start the Time Machine and clock.
Ideally, our Time Machine operator records each bib number and lap. Thus we have an independent verification of laps
As each runner finishes a lap, the lap counter records the CLOCK TIME (not just a checkmark) on the appropriate chart. Because the distance is 105.5 laps, the recordings are actually at 0.5, 1.5, 2.5, 3.5 ... 104.5, 105.5 laps
The jobs of the field director are to supervise the lap counters, to supervise the Time Machine operator, to assure that the four aid stations on the track are replenished with water and other provisions, and to report to the runners how many laps they have covered and when they are approaching their finish
We are considering a big-print display board that we update periodically with lap counts. We thought about 9 flip-charts numbered 0.5 to 105.5, but that would about 950 pages. Maybe we can come up with a low-tech solution
No t-shirts, but we have Potomac River Run Marathon medals for all finishers