New Moon Half & Quarter Marathon, Crescent Moon 5K
6:00 PM Saturday, May 26, 2018
Online Registration closes Friday, May 25 at 6:00 pm. Onsite registration begins at 4:30 pm on Race evening downtown Delaware.
Join us and celebrate the "unofficial" arrival of Summer on Memorial Day weekend for the exciting 5th annual New Moon Half & Quarter Marathon AND the Crescent Moon 5K. The event kicks off fun summer evenings with a Half Marathon (13.1 miles), Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles) and the Crescent Moon 5K (3.1 miles). All three races, which begin and end in the heart of downtown Delaware, Ohio are open to runners and walkers.
The New Moon is a party and celebration of all that is fun on great summer nights - including a festive post-event Celebration Block Party for you and all your friends and family.
The urban run course starts directly in the downtown of Delaware, takes you through historic business district, the neighborhoods that make up the city, through the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University, around the beautiful Mingo Park and alongside the Olentangy River, to an exciting downhill finish back at the heart of downtown. The New Moon Half & Quarter Marathon and Crescent Moon 5K is the must-do running and walking event of the summer.
Who can participant? You. We encourage runners and walkers of all shapes, sizes and abilities to participate. The course is open and fully supported for three and a half hours. Walker must be able to walk at an approximately 15:30 pace to complete the half marathon.
Lifestyle Event Shirt
Best DJs in Central Ohio at the Start, on Course, and Finish Line
Outstanding Post Race Food
Custom offical New Moon finishers Medal for the Half, Quarter & 5K. Separate medals for separate distances!
Great Swag Bag
First beer on us!
Festive Post Race Party in downtown Delaware
No Medal. Shirt, Pint Glass. Get Food & 1 Ticket Adult Beverage (if of age)
No shirt, medal or pint glass. Get Food & 1 Drink ticket (if of legal age)
Quick summary of event details:
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, May 26, 2018 Downtown Delaware, OH
START TIME: 6:00 PM
END TIME: 10:00 PM
COURSE: 6.55 mile loop, ideal for spectators to cheer
Saturday, May 19: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Mount Carmel Fitness Center, 7100 Graphics Way, Lewis Center 43035
Sunday, May 20: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mount Carmel Fitness Center, 7100 Graphics Way, Lewis Center 43035
Thursday, May 24: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Second Sole of Delaware, 28 N. Sandusky St; Delaware 43015
Friday, May 25: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Second Sole of Delaware, 28 N. Sandusky St; Delaware 43015
Saturday, May 26: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Second Sole of Delaware, 28 N. Sandusky St; Delaware 43015 (Note: Packet pick-up begins at 4:00 pm Event Day at Race Site outside Second Sole)
RESTROOM LOCATIONS: N. Sandusky St and Winter St (NEAR PNC BANK LOCATION)
PREFERRED PARKING: Delaware County Offices 140 N. Sandusky St, Delaware, OH 43015 (Approx 0.50 mile from Start)
WATER STATION: Water and Gatorade
The course is OPEN for 3 hours amd 30 minutes (3:30); walkers must be able to walk at a pace of 15:30 per mile to complete the half marathon within the scheduled time;
The course is a 6.55 mile loop through the heart of Delaware. The Quarter Marathon is one loop then finish, the Half Marathon is two loops and then finish.
Seven aid stations on course; an aid station at approximately each mile, key spots along the course, and at the intersection of Winter St and Sandusky St for the half marathoners starting their 2nd lap.
Fantastic course support led by the community and residents of Delaware, the school system, fraternities and sororities, and more.
Entry to the post-race Celebration Block Party, starting at 7:00 pm featuring live music, grilled food, and summer drinks.
All finishers will receive a custom New Moon Medal and commemorative New Moon mug. Finishers will be able to enjoy the 1st glass of the summer drink of their choice in the New Moon Celebration Block Party.
We have established a corral system to allow the field of participants to spread out nicely along the course route. We have those who plan to run fastest in the half and quarter marathon towards the front, and those who plan to walk towards the rear. During the registration process, you will be asked to predict your expected minute per mile pace for your respective distance. You can change your corral up to April 15 (bibs are printed after that date). You can always move back to a slower corral on race day if you need to, but you will not be permitted to jump to a faster corral. The corrals will go one after another and your start time will not begin until you cross the starting line.
Please bring a household, canned or dry food item to packet pick-up location or to event on race day. We are collecting these items for donation to People in Need of Delaware County.
We are also collecting your gently-used running shoes for donation to the Common Ground Free Store of Delaware. Please bring a pair to packet pick-up or check-in to be donated.
Thank you for giving back!
Packet Pick-up Schedule- Note: Locations, Times & Dates
Saturday, May 19: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Mount Carmel Fitness Center, 7100 Graphics Way, Lewis Center, OH 43035 (740) 879-4850
Sunday, May 20: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mount Carmel Fitness Center, 7100 Graphics Way, Lewis Center, OH 43035 (740) 879-4850
Thursday, May 24: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Second Sole of Delaware, 28 N. Sandusky St; Delaware, OH 43015
Friday, May 25: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Second Sole of Delaware, 28 N. Sandusky St; Delaware, OH 43015
Saturday, May 26: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Second Sole of Delaware, 28 N. Sandusky St; Delaware, OH 43015
Event Day -Saturday, May 26 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Outside Second Sole)
5K Out-n-back course Map
There will a total of seven (7) aid stations on the course containing water and hydration drink, at the following locations:
If heat index exceeds 80 additional hydration stations will be added:
Aid Station #8 - Mile 3.7
EACH COURSE HYDRATION STATION IS EQUIPPED WITH BASIC FIRST AID KIT AND HAS THE ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE EMERGENCY MEDICAL NEEDS. DESIGNATED MEDICAL STATIONS/PERSONNEL ARE LOCATED:
If race day is significantly hotter than the preceding days, or if the few days leading up to and including race day are extremely hot, then the risk of exertional heat stroke is much increased. There is the possibility that as runners and walkers will either not be acclimatised or else they may start the race already dehydrated from previous heat exposure. If this is the case, the following activity and awareness activity will take place:
During the event, a graded flagging system based on the Heat Stress Index (HSI) has been devised. According to this system:
- Black flag (extreme risk, HSI > 88): If cancellation is not possible participants will be advised of the risks and not to compete.
- Red flag (high risk, 80 > HSI > 88): All runners will be made aware that heat injury is possible. Those susceptible to heat will be advised not to compete and all runners urged to slow their pace and hydrate adequately.
- Yellow flag (moderate risk, 72 > HSI > 80): Participants with high risk for heat stroke will be recommended that they withdraw.
- Green flag (low risk, 72 > HSI)
Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event paying special attention to the possibility of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high winds and extreme temperatures. If necessary, athletes will be made aware of these predictions on the Greenswell website and on our Facebook so that participants can properly prepare for severe weather during the race as well as possible course alterations. Severe weather updates will also be sent to participants via email as necessary.
The Event Director and Safety Director will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include: altering the start time for the race or in extreme situations, cancellation of the event. Please listen closely to all public address announcements at the starting line of the race.
Visible lightning will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 15 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 15 minute increments.
If heat is predicted, extra water and hydration stations will be provided to the athletes, both prior to, during and after the event. The medical team will be alerted that athletes may require additional medical attention during and after the event due to the high temperatures. If it is felt that it is unsafe for participants to start the race due to severe heat that race may be suspended or cancelled.
Race personnel reserve the right to delay, cancel, or suspend the race due to inclement weather. Participants must abandon the race if ordered to do so the race personnel, medical staff, fire or police officers.
IMPORTANT- You will be required to acknowledge the policy guidelines during registration.
BIB or RACE ENTRY TRANSFERS
Note: If it is your original intent to Gift someone a registration, please use the Gift Registration feature when you initially register.
INJURY DEFERRAL POLICY
May 26 4:30 PM EDT - Athlete Check-in Event Site Begins
May 26 5:30 PM EDT - Event Formation Begins
May 26 5:30 PM EDT - Athlete Check-in Event Site Ends
May 26 5:40 PM EDT - Event Formation Begins
May 26 6:00 PM EDT - Corral A Begins (Crescent Moon)
May 26 6:03 PM EDT - Corral B Begins
May 26 6:05 PM EDT - Corral C Begins
May 26 6:07 PM EDT - Corral D Begins
May 26 6:09 PM EDT - Corral E Begins
May 26 6:10 PM EDT - Corral F Begins
May 26 6:12 PM EDT - Corral G Begins
May 26 6:14 PM EDT - Corral H Begins
May 26 6:15 PM EDT - Corral I Begins
May 26 6:45 PM EDT - Block Party Begins