FULL MARATHON — SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014. START TIME 8:00 AM
ROAD CLOSURES ON SUNDAY FOR FULL MARATHON
Northbound Red Hill Expressway all accesses from past Dartnall Rd. to QEW, closed at 7am. Expect delays on Centennial Parkway & Mud Street from 8am to 10am. Also expect delays at Barton Street & RHVP as well as Beach Road to North Service Road by Confederation Park. ( Click on map icon to enlarge and print out )
RANKED THE #1 BOSTON QUALIFIER
The Full marathon is a certified Boston Qualifer! It starts at ArcelorMittal Dofasco Park,
at Green Mountain Road and First Road East, Stoney Creek ON, (map) and the first 15k of the marathon is along the back country roads of Hamilton, and the edge of the escarpment. You will then head towards the Red Hill Expressway where you will meet up with some of the half marathoners. You will enjoy this down hill coast and the beautiful scenery of the Red Hill. It will be closed to traffic. Once you exit the Red Hill you will then start your journey towards Beach Blvd, running towards Burlington and then turning towards the Waterfront Trail, to finish the last 7 kms along the lake. This is a fast marathon route and rated the #1 Boston Qualifier on Canadian soil, by marathonguide.com.
Time Limit - The only time limit for the race is to be off the Red Hill Expressway by 12:00 noon. That is approximately at the 28K mark for the full marathon.
NO SAME DAY REGISTRATION
THERE IS REGISTRATION ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY OF THE RACE WEEKEND FOR THE FULL OR HALF MARATHON, OR UNTIL WE REACH THE MAXIMUM RUNNERS. WE WILL CAP THE HALF AND FULL MARATHON WHEN WE REACH 3000 PARTICIPANTS. AFTER THAT THERE WILL BE 200 CHARITY SPOTS OPEN FOR $150 EACH. REGISTER EARLY AND DON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!
PARKING AND REGISTRATION KIT PICK UP
Buses will be available for you at Confederation Park (Starting at 5:30a.m.) to shuttle
you to ArcelorMittal Dofasco Park where the start of the marathon will begin. The arena is
opened and there is lots of room inside to stay warm so come early. IF PICKING UP YOUR RACE KIT ON RACE DAY, YOU MUST PICK THEM UP AT ARCELORMITTAL DOFASCO PARK.
Please take advantage of the free bus shuttles at Confederation Park and park your car at Confederation Park where there is lots of free parking! There will be no shuttle after the race.
If you are being dropped off at the start line, please note that this year there will be NO PARKING at Arcelor Mittal Park. There is free parking at the Starlight Drive-In on Green Mtn. Rd., just 400 m. from the park.
Please be sure to write your full name, emergency contact information and any allergies or health conditions you have on the back of your race bib.
YOU MAY ALSO PICK UP YOUR RACE KIT AT THE EXPO ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY AT CONFEDERATION PARK!
CHARITABLE DONATIONS AND PLEDGES
FULL MARATHON COURSE MAP
START TIME 8:00 a.m. at ARCELORMITTAL DOFASCO PARK
8:00 a.m. GRANTEK MARATHON - ARCELORMITTAL PARK (MAP)
Buses will be available for you at Confederation Park (Starting at 5:30 a.m.) to shuttle you to ArcelorMittal Dofasco Park where the start of the marathon will begin (Last bus - 7:15 a.m.)
There will be no shuttle back to the starting area after the race.
Sorry, no in-line skates, roller-skates, bicycles, strollers or dogs will be allowed on the course.
For the safety of all participants, we strongly recommend you do not wear iPods, walkmans, or similar devices which inhibit your ability to hear surrounding sounds.
AID STATION & TIMING
The course will be marked every kilometer, as well as there will be one aid station every 3km.
We will serve water and HoneyMaxx at the aid stations.
All events will be timed using the chip time disposable chip system. The chip is embedded in your race bib and it is your responsibility to ensure that your clothing does not cover your bib and inactivate the chip.
Kit Includes: Chip embedded bib, shirt, race day information, sponsor samples, and
Pickup Dates and Times: Friday October 31, 2014 1:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. @ Confederation Park.
Pickup Dates and Times: Saturday November 1, 2014 8:00a.m - 4:00p.m. @ Confederation Park.
Pickup Dates and Times: Sunday November 2, 2014 5:30a.m - 7:00a.m @ ArcelorMittal Park.
Kits will not be mailed. Anyone can pick-up your kit at the expo. They may be asked for identification and your confirmation number (if you registered online) so please a confirmation email with you.
For information on inserting product samples into race kits, please contact our office directly at 905 308 4878.
Bag check is available on SUNDAY at ArcelorMittal Dofasco Park. You must clearly mark your bag with your bib number on it. Your bag will then be shuttled back to Confederation Park where you can pick it up in the Registration Tent. You must have your Bib number to claim your bag. Any bags not claimed will be donated to Helping Hands Street Mission. All clothing discarded along the race route will be donated to charity.
The CLIF BAR Pace Team will be this year’s “official” Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope Marathon Pace Team. Be sure to visit the CLIF BAR booth in the Expo tent.
Here’s How It Works:
Each Pace Leader will run even splits (every mile will be run in the same amount of time) throughout the race, and by following your Pace Team leader, you'll cross the finish line under two minutes of your goal time.
Pace Teams will be provided for the following finish times:
Full Marathon - 3:15; 3:35; 3:45; 4:00; 4:15; 4:30; 4:45
Meet Your Pacer at the Expo in the Registration Tent
You can meet your Pace Team leader before the race at the marathon expo in the registration tent where you pick up your race kit. Ask them about their marathoning backgrounds, how they fuel themselves during the race, and any other helpful tips.
Where to Meet on Race Day
On race morning you'll see them lined up according to their pace and holding signs with their finish times. Just fall-in with your group.
Need more info? Learn more about how the Clif Bar Pace Team can help you achieve your best marathon, or half marathon, ever by visiting: http://www.clifbar.ca/run-with-us
THE CHIPS ARE ATTACHED TO YOUR BIBS! Your bib must be visible
and NOT covered during the race!The chips are disposable. Please be sure to write your
full name, emergency contact information and any allergies or health conditions you have on
the back of your race bib.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR—GRANTEK SYSTEMS INTEGRATION (http://www.grantek.com)