Georgetown Half Marathon

Kaimont
Presented by Kaimont LLC
Mercy
Presented by Mercy Center Foundation U.S.A.
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  • Saturday, October 6, 2018
    9:00 AM
    C&O Canal Towpath at
    Fletcher's Cove, 4940 Canal Road, Washington DC
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  • Enter On-Line
  • Express Registration
  • On-Line entry closes on Thursday, October 4, at 6:00 PM
  • After on-line entry closes, you may still register at packet pick-up on Friday, October 5, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Georgetown Running Company, 3401 M Street NW, Washington DC, upstairs
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  • GeorgetownHalf2017logo.jpg Invitation:
  • Limited to the first 350 entrants
  • Perfect for experienced runners and first-timers
  • Open to anyone who can finish within 3 hours
  • Aid stations shut down on this schedule: Lock 10 at 11:15 AM, Lock 7 at 11:30 AM, and Lock 5 at 11:45 AM (approximately 17-minute miles)
  • If you don't make those cuts, aid station volunteers will offer you transportation back to the finish
  • The finish line remains open until the last person finishes, we hope before 12:00 noon

    Weather Conditions:

  • We conduct this race under the supervision of National Park Service and U.S. Park Police
  • In the unlikely event they deem weather conditions to be dangerous, they have the authority to ask us to delay the start, to shorten the course, or to move operations such as the live music and post-race refreshments up from the lower level picnic tables to the upper level at the Towpath
  • We intent to conduct the event on-time as planned except in case of emergency
  • The Weather Channel forecasts
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions on race day

    Entry Fees:

  • After 3/1/2018, $75.00
  • After 6/1/2018, $85.00
  • After 9/1/2018, $95.00
  • After 10/1/2018, $100.00
  • $10 discount for active duty military, DC Capital Striders, entrants in Potomac River Run Marathon / Half on September 8 or September 29, 100 Half Marathons Club, 50 States Club, or 50 States + DC Club

    Benefits:

  • Race proceeds support

    Volunteer:

  • Do you want to help at an aid station or as a volunteer?
  • Please join us as a volunteer for the race using this form
  • Volunteer Instructions
  • For more information, please write the race director

    Race-Day Agenda:

  • 7:30 AM -- On-site volunteer set-up
  • 8:00 AM -- On-site packet pick-up opens
  • 8:30 AM -- Official introduction by Kaimont LLC and Mercy Center Foundation USA, on lower-level near boathouse
  • 8:40 AM -- Move to upper-level C&O Canal Towpath
  • 8:45 AM -- National Anthem, sung by member of Bach To Rock Bethesda
  • 8:48 AM -- Official welcome by Kaimont LLC (Monika Paris) and Mercy Center Foundation USA (Adrianne Doherty)
  • 8:53 AM -- Introduction of Marine Corps Marathon winner Desta Beriso Morkama and other dignitaries
  • 8:56 AM -- Course instructions by Safety And Health Foundation (Jay Jacob Wind)
  • 9:00 AM -- Race starts
  • 10:15 AM -- First finishers, finisher medals at C&O Canal Towpath
  • 10:15 AM -- Refreshments, food, live music by Bach to Rock Bethesda at lower level
  • 11:15 AM -- Awards presentation at lower level
  • 12:00 noon -- Last few finishers arrive
  • 12:45 PM -- Clean-up complete
  • 7:00 PM -- Results published at www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/20181006.html and thank-you e-mail to all entrants

    Sponsor Us:

  • Please join us as a sponsor | PDF | DOC
  • We announce our sponsors in pre-race mailings, on our web site, on our t-shirt, on race-day, and post-race

  • Sponsors:

    GRC

  • Georgetown Running Company
  • 3401 M Street NW, Washington DC 20007 (202-337-8626)
  • 15% off all running shoes and apparel during packet pick-up or with your bib number post-race on race day. Restrictions apply, not applicable to electronics
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  • Emoney.com
  • Leidos
  • Leidos
  • 11955 Freedom Drive, Reston VA 20190
  • ETS
  • ETS Corporation, Sterling VA
  • Edward W. Vaughan, CEO, ETS
  • PR-at-Partners
  • PR at Partners
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  • DeCarlo Studios
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  • Clyde's Restaurants
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  • International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC)
  • James Boland, President
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  • Barrel Oak Winery
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  • Patagonia Outdoor Clothing
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  • Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
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  • MOSAIC®
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  • ULLICO - Supporting the American worker for more than 85 years
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  • Saxby's Coffee
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  • Balducci's® Food Lover's Market™
  • EarthCare
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  • Pre-race Packet Pick-up:

  • Pre-race packet pick-up: Friday, October 5, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, at Georgetown Running Company, 3401 M Street NW, Washington DC 20007 (202-337-8626)
  • Race-day packet pick-up: Saturday, October 6, 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM on-site at Fletcher's Cove, 4940 Canal Road NW, Washington DC

    Course Maps:

  • Start and finish at Fletcher's Cove | 4940 Canal Road NW, Washington DC
  • USATF certified course DC09005RT | Certificate | Color Map | B&W Map | PDF | GMAP

    Course:

  • Totally flat gravel trail, alongside scenic C&O Canal Towpath
  • The half marathon is out 6.55 miles to Towpath mile 9.65 and back.
  • Aid stations with water & Gatorade at 4 locations accessible from Canal Road & Clara Barton Parkway:
        • Fletcher's Cove, miles 0.0 & 13.1
        • Lock 5, miles 1.8 & 11.3
        • Lock 7, miles 3.8 & 9.3
        • Lock 10, miles 5.8 & 7.3

    Spectator Access:

  • At the 4 points above, plus:
        • Under Chain Bridge
        • Lock 6
        • Lock 8
        • Lock 9
        • Lock 11

    Post-Race:

  • Live music by Bach To Rock Bethesda B2R
  • Snacks & refreshments
  • Guest speakers

    Awards:

  • Distinctive medals for all finishers
  • Gift certificates from Georgetown Running Company
          for 1st, 2nd, 3rd M/F overall and for 1st, 2nd, 3rd M/F in 10-year age groups 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over

    Parking:

  • We have 150 free parking spaces at Fletcher's Cove's riverside parking area, and we want to leave some spaces for other park users.
  • Once we fill all the parking at Fletcher's Cove (maybe 8:15 AM), we direct cars to turn right on Reservoir Road towards free on-street parking, 0.3 to 0.7 miles away.

    Off-Site Parking Options:

  • To park off-site, so that we leave some parking spaces available at Fletcher's Cove for the general public, here are options:
  • River School, 4940 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC 20007
  • Palisades Library, 4901 V St NW, Washington, DC 20007
  • Our Lady of Victory School, 4755 Whitehaven Pkwy NW, Washington, DC 20007
  • CVS/pharmacy, 4859 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Washington, DC 20007

    Results:

  • Complete results will be up'n'running the afternoon of the race at www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/20181006.html

    Headphones and water belts:

  • Re personal listening devices, we follow USATF rule 144.3.b (Assistance to Athletes):
  • Because we must be able to communicate instructions to you at certain points in our races, we specifically allow wearing headphones during the race, but we specifically prohibit wearing headphones at these points:
      • Start line
      • Aid stations
      • Turnaround
      • Finish line
  • You may carry water or wear a hydration vest, but won't it slow you down? We have aid stations with water and Gatorade roughly every two miles.

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