Individual half-marathon 13.1 miles
Relay Teams of 2 or 3
Date and Location:
SUNDAY - 8 November 2020
All race day activities take place outside at YCC building on Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge property. Use the following address for directions.
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge
103 Headquarters Road
Baring, ME 04666
Race Day Timeline:
-7am to 8:45am - Packet pickup and day of registration if available.
- 8:00am - Early start for runners and relay
teams expecting to run 2:25:00 (11 min/mile) or longer.
-9:00am - Race start for Individual and Team half-marathon
-10:15am - First Finisher Approximately, post race food ready!
-11:30 am - Awards Ceremony - approximate time.
Moose and deer, oh MY! 2020 run will take place all within the Moosehorn service road system! Car-free, dirt roads and possible wildlife encounters are features of this unique half-marathon.
The half-marathon course starts near the Refuge Headquarters building and meanders south through meadows and flowages. Keep your eyes open as you make your way, to the right is the 'Wilderness area', wildlife might be cheering you on! The first of two road crossings take place at 3.8 miles. A quick left onto Charlotte Rd, then right onto Snare Meadow Rd.
Rolling terrain awaits as you make a gradual climb to Snare Meadow. Eaton Heath at mile 7.5 could be a great chance to spot a Moose! Runners will make a left onto the only road you will come across, Moosehorn Ridge Road, a nice long downhill to Howard Mill Rd.
The 2nd quick-fill aid station (9mi) is right before you cross Charlotte Rd again.
Continuing straight you need to make one small loop(3 miles) before getting to the finish line. You will run the same first 1.5 miles but then make a left onto Mile Bridge Rd and back to the finish.
Teams of 2 or 3 can complete the 13.1-mile course
Leg 1 - 4 miles - From start line to mile 4 just after Charlotte Rd crossing. Use caution at road crossing!
Leg 2- 5.9 miles- From Charlotte Rd and Snare Meadow rd. intersection to Charlotte rd to Goodall Heath Rd and Charlotte rd Intersection.
Leg 3- 3.1 miles - From Headquarters Rd, loop around Headquarters Trail to the finish!
Refer to course map for exchange points. Runners are responsible for getting to leg start location, which will be marked with a sign. All parked vehicles need to be fully off the road.
Awards will be presented and are subject to change at the discretion of the race directors.
We will be complying with all guidance regarding COVID-19 as issued by the Federal and State governments, the RRCA, ATRA, and ACORD, at the time of the event.
Please do not show up if you are feeling ill or have flu-like symptoms.
Face Coverings will be required for this event when physical distancing is more difficult: check-in, staging areas, post-race area.
The total number of race participants will be capped at 80 to ensure we adhere to the state requirements. Pre-registration online is highly encouraged and the best way to ensure you are able to have a spot. Registration will open soon.
There are no aid-stations on course or at start/finish - carry your own fluids to avoid contact with others on course.
We will have “grab bags” at the registration table for all runners that will include their bib number, snacks, information items, etc. to minimize contact at the beginning of the race.
We will practice social distancing and ensure appropriate spacing between runners with a “wave start” (A wave is simply a subset of runners starting at different times and will help us send participants off in smaller groups with a short time delay between each group). This will be seeded, after a pre-race announcements we will ask small groups to make their way to the start line. Every minute we will send off a wave of runners.
There will not be the traditional post-race celebration party with food but a small socially-distanced announcement of awards for the finishers.
In case of change in the official COVID-19 guidance we may make adjustments at short notice but these will be communicated to you in advance.
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