Time: February 25th 2024. The Half Marathon Walk starts at 9:30 AM, the Half Marathon Run at 10:00 AM and the 4 Mile Run/Walk at 10:20 AM. The races begins inside of park. Walkers are only allowed to start at 9:30. The course officially closes at 1:15 PM (3:15 half marathon). The race will be limited to 475 entries due to limited parking.
Parking: There is limited parking so we strongly encourage carpooling. There is a $3 fee to park. Make sure you bring exact change so you can get in quickly. If you carpool, tell the attendant and she will give you a free pass.
Course: The course is very flat. It begins by the north shelter in the park. You run south through the park until you come to Reiger Road. You turn right and run for 2 miles to the turnaround (look for reflectors in road). You come back south on Reiger road all the way past the park and turn right onto bike path. Follow bike path all the way to Frenchman’s bar. Turn around at the bathrooms. Follow the exact same route back to Vancouver Lake and to the same turnaround (at the reflectors). Run back on the left side of the road until you get to the north entrance. Turn left onto gravel path. Follow bike path to north picnic shelter. The course will be well marked and there will be mile markers at each mile. Look for orange cone at each mile.
Packet Pick-up: Packet pick-up will be on race day from 8:30 AM and ends at 9:45 AM. We will also have an optional packet pickup on Saturday, February 24th at Vancouver Lake from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. All packets that are not picked up by 10:00 am will become property of CCRC including the shirts.
Pre-Registration: Pre-Registration is $40 for the Half Marathon and $25 for the 4 Mile.
Clothing Check: There will be clothing check on Reiger road right by the start. Also, you will running by clothing at the 3 mile mark. You can also drop your clothes off then.
T-shirts: T-shirts will be available for $15 (XXL are $18).
Awards: Finishers medals will be presented to all half marathon finishers. Awards will be presented to the top six males and females in each division in the Half Marathon (including walk division). There is no awards ceremony but you will be able to pick after you finish
Finisher medals: Every finisher will receive a medal with the race logo.
Port-a-pots: There will be Port-a-pots at the start and finish. There will also be one at the Frenchman's bar turnaround
Water Stops: There will be water at mile 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11. There will be no sports drinks.
Food: We will be bringing back home made cookies this year