RACE KITS, RUNNERS EXPO, START TIMES & RACE WEEKEND DETAILS
2015 RACE WEEKEND: OCTOBER 21 & NOVEMBER 1, 2015
- Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 1K (Costume Run), 5K, 10K
- Sunday, November 1, 2015 - Half Marathon & Full Marathon
START TIMES FOR FULL AND HALF MARATHONS
Full Marathon - 8:00 am
Half Marathon - 8:15am
To avoid the congestion when arriving at Confederatin Park there are 3 exits
off the QEW that should be used:
1. Woodward Ave — OR
2. Centennial Parkway — OR
3. Fruitland Rd (Exit) to North Service Road
PARKING FOR SPECTATORS WATCHING START OF RACE
For runners getting dropped off, or for spectators at ArcelorMittal Park start location, there is NO parking at the actual Park this year. The FREE parking is provided 400m from the Park at "Starlite Drive-In" located on Green Mountain Road. See parking for drop-offs at start map!
IMPORTANT: The "Starlight Drive-In" parking should only be used by people watching runners start the race. Runners NOTE: THERE IS NO SHUTTLE BUS BACK TO THE START AT ArcelorMittal Park AFTER THE RACE!
MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON SHUTTLE BUS AND PARKING DETAILS:
Marathon and Half Marathon shuttle buses leave Confederation Park for the start line at ArcelorMittal Dofasco Park starting at 5:30 a.m.
(Last bus for Marathon and Half Marathon - 7:15 a.m. )
**Come early in order to get to the start line in plenty of time. You will pick up your race kit at ArcelorMittal Park (start line) and there is a nice warm place to wait until the race begins.
IMPORTANT FOR ALL MARATHON RUNNERS REGARDING PARKING!
- TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED from the finish line at Confederation Park to the start line at ArcelorMittal Dofasco Park starting at 5:30 a.m.
- NO TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED back to the start line at ArcelorMittal Dofasco Park.
- All runners driving to the race should park at the finish line at Confederation Park where you will catch a shuttle bus to the start of the race.
RUNNERS! DO NOT PARK AT THE RACE START. There will be NO shuttle buses to take you back to the start of the race location.
Be sure you have a ride home from the finish line at Confederation Park.
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON RACE WEEKEND
If you have any questions or concerns our race representatives and volunteers will be happy to assist you at Confederation Park:
Friday 1pm-6pm., Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 5:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
DATES AND TIMES FOR ALL RACES AND EVENTS
Following the race you can get your finishing time screened onto your race shirt! Go to the Expo tent and Race Merchandise will screen your time for only $5.
Please Note: If you want your time screened, DO NOT wear the shirt to run in. The sweat leaves burn marks when screening.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Saturday, October 31, 2015 (All Saturday Events are at Confederation Park)
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Registration for 1K, 5K
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Registration for 10K
1K Run for Kidz (Costume Run) - Presented by JIM PAULS REAL ESTATE (Under 12)
5K Run and Family Walk - Presented by DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE
10K Run - Presented by DUFFERIN CONSTRUCTION
Saturday from 9:00-1:00 - "KIDS ZONE" Inflatables & Games for the children!
Sunday, November 1, 2015 - NO SAME DAY REGISTRATION
5:30 - 7:15 am
Buses leave for start of Marathon and Half Marathon races from Confederation Park
5:45 am - 7:00 am
Race kit pick up at start line (ArcelorMittal Dofasco Park)
8:00 am Marathon
Marathon and Half Marathon - Presented by DiCENZO HOMES & GRANTEK
RACE KIT PICK UP
Pick up all Race Kits at the Health and Fitness Expo held at Confederation Park on
October 30 & 31, 2015 at Confederation Park, 680 Van Wagner's Beach Road, Hamilton.
**November 1, 2015 race pick up for Half Marathon & Full Marathon at start line (ArcelorMittal Park). Come early in order to pick up your race kit. There is a nice warm gym to wait in until the race begins.
ROAD CLOSURES ON SUNDAY FOR FULL AND HALF MARATHONS
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.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
Please note that daylight savings time takes effect on race weekend. Please adjust your
clocks accordingly and enjoy an extra hour's sleep!
- The 1K, 5K and 10K start at Confederation Park.
- The Half and Full Marathons start at ArcelorMittal Dofasco Park, located at Green Mountain Road and First Road East.
- All races finish at Confederation Park.
- For courses and start locations, see our Map and Course Info page.
FOOD TENT FOR REGISTERED RUNNERS
Food tent is for all registered runners only.
FOOD FOR SPECTATORS!
Food for Spectators is available for sale at one of our Vendor tents:
PAPPAS GREEK- Serving, Pitas (Gyros, Souvliki, Vegetarian) Greek Salads (Traditional, Pasta, Seven Bean) Greek Feta Fries. Pappas will be at Confederation on Sunday, Nov. 2.
NUDULZ FOOD TRUCK - Serving homemade comfort food in the form of noodles in all shapes, sizes and flavours. Nudulz will be at Confederation on Saturday, Nov. 1
JONNY BLOND FOOD TRUCK serving fresh-grilled flatbread sandwiches, soups and salads using locally-raised, antibiotic-free chicken, meats and local and seasonal produce. Jonny makes everything from scratch - from the sauces to the homemade dough, and butchers all the meat himself. Jonny Blond will be at Confederation on Sunday, Nov. 2.
HALF AND FULL MARATHON EVENT DETAILS:
STARTING TIMES for FULL MARATHON 8:00 am and HALF MARATHON is 8:15 am
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL MARATHON RUNNERS:
All runners must be off the Red Hill Valley Parkway by NOON. NO exceptions! (23km mark)
WATER STOPS are approximately every 3km, some vary in distance.
There will be HoneyMaxx drink and water at each stop.
GELS are available for the Full Marathon at the 29k marker only.
PORTABLE TOILETS will be at located every water stop except the first stop.
Please write your name, emergency contact and any allergies/medical conditions on the back of your bib #!
Thanks for your participation and support of the Road2Hope, and for supporting CityKidz and
Joy & Hope of Haiti or one of our Charity Partners!
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 too!
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
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.
PARKING, ACCESS AND SHUTTLE BUSES
There will be free access and ample parking at Confederation Park during the events. Shuttle
access will bring participants to their respective start lines for the Full and Half Marathons. All events
finish at Confederation Park, so runners will be able to get to their vehicles easily after finishing.
Arrive early to catch your shuttle to the start line (approximately 2 hours before race start time).
NOTE: Shuttles will NOT be returning people to the start area, so DO NOT park by the starting line
up top. Rather, take advantage of the ample parking at Confederation Park and take the
shuttle up before running down.
14 water stations on the Marathon course, 6 water stations on the Half Marathon course and
2 water stations on the 10k route. Washroom stations will be provided at each water stop along
the course, approximately every 3km. For the half and full marathon, aid stations will have water and HoneyMaxx energy drink.
St. John Ambulance will be on location plus bike paramedics on course.
If you have a medical problem on the course, each water station has communication.
There will be medics on bikes, plus 3 vehicles patrolling the course as well as St. John Ambulance.
Thanks to the "Mikey Network" for providing a defibrillator for our medic tent!
All racers and runners will be using timing chips. Pick up your timing chip at the race kit pick-up.
Without your timing chip, your time will not be recorded!
Participants are responsible for verifying that the timing chip device provided by Chip time Results
or the participants own device is working properly prior to race and worn correctly during the race.
Any problems with the timing chip device must be addressed at the Health and Fitness Expo
at the corrections desk.
FREE BAGGAGE CHECK FOR MARATHON PARTICIPANTS
Full and Half Marathon participants can check their bags on SUNDAY at the race start to be bussed back to
Confederation Park for retrieval upon race finish. Please allow ample time to check your
bags prior to race start.
CHANGES OF BIBS AND RACES CAN ONLY BE DONE AT THE EXPO
If you need to change your bib or race, you can do that at the EXPO before your race. Check the registration details and times on the EXPO page. THERE IS A $20 FEE FOR ANY CHANGES.
For information on signing up for a training regimen, click here.
For a link to the hotels in the area click here.
FOR SAFETY—NO DOGS OR STROLLERS IN THE HALF AND FULL MARATHON. It is recommended that iPods and headphones not be used for the safety of others.
Phone: (905) 308-4878
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