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HALF MARATHON — SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014, START TIME 8:15 AM

ROAD CLOSURES ON SUNDAY FOR HALF 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 the map icon to enlarge and print out) 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Half Marathon begins at ArcelorMittal Dofasco Park, (Map) at Green Mountain Road and First Road East, Stoney Creek ON, and heads down the Red Hill Expressway towards the lake and then along Beach Blvd. The half then turns onto the beautiful waterfront trail and takes you back towards Confederation Park where there will be many spectators waiting to cheer you on.  It is a beautiful fast downhill route! 

TIME LIMIT - The only time limit is to be off the Red Hill Expressway by 12:00 noon. For the half marathon that is around the 12K mark.

CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE RACE WEEKEND QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 

PARKING AND REGISTRATION KIT PICK UP

Buses will be available for you (starting at 5:30 a.m.) at Confederation Park to shuttle you to
ArcelorMittal Dofasco Park where the start of the half marathon will begin.
 The arena is open and
there is lots of room inside to stay warm so come early. ALL RACE DAY REGISTRATION KITS CAN ONLY BE PICKED UP AT ARCELORMITTAL 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 is NO PARKING at the park. There is free parking at the Starlight Drive-In on Green Mtn. Rd., just 400 m. from the park.

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.

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.

THERE IS NO SAME DAY REGISTRATION. THERE WILL BE REGISTRATION ON FRIDAY
AND SATURDAY ON RACE WEEKEND ONLY IF THE MAXIMUM RUNNERS HAS NOT BEEN REACHED. 
REGISTER EARLY SO AS NOT TO BE DISAPPOINTED!
 

**NEW** THE FULL AND HALF MARATHON WILL BE CAPPED AT 3000 PARTICIPANTS. AFTER THAT THERE WILL BE 200 CHARITY SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR $150 EACH. REGISTER EARLY!!

CHARITABLE DONATIONS AND PLEDGES

Pledge a participant online

REGISTRATION

Entry Fees,  Register Online,  Register Offline

HALF MARATHON COURSE MAP

Click here to view half marathon course map and elevation.

Click here for printable half marathon course map and elevation

START TIME

8:15 A.M. DiCENZO HOMES 1/2 MARATHON - RUNNERS & WALKERS
Buses will be available for you (starting at 5:30 a.m.) at 
Confederation Park to shuttle you to
ArcelorMittal Dofasco Park where the start of the half marathon will begin.
 
(Last bus to Half Marathon leaves at 7:15 a.m.). 

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 kilometre, 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. 

RACE KIT

Kit Includes: Chip embedded bib, shirt, race day information, sponsor samples, and promotion materials.

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  5:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.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 bring 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

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.

PACE BUNNIES

The CLIF BAR Pace Team will be this year’s “officialHamilton Marathon Road2Hope  Marathon Pace Team. 

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:

Half Marathon -  1:40; 1:50; 2:00; 2:15; 2:30

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

 

RACE BIBS — NEW — THE CHIPS ARE ATTACHED TO YOUR BIB

NEW —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—DiCENZO HOMES (http://www.dicenzohomes.ca/)