Half-Marathon Map

The following map of the entire course is interactive and is linked to ridewithgps.com.  To achieve a full screen view of the map, click on “Veiw Full Version” in the upper left of the map image.  When viewing the interactive map, you can highlight a section of the course to view a more detailed elevation chart of that section.  To view a more detailed section:

  1. Move your cursor along the x-axis (mileage) of the elevation graph.  Mileage, elevation, and % grade will be displayed.
  2. Click and hold a beginning point on the elevation graph.  Drag your cursor and highlight the segment/distance that you wish to view in greater detail.  When you release your mouse, the highlighted segment will be displayed.
  3. To return to the full graph, single click the “de-select” button or single click the graph.

Half Marathon Course Notes:

  1. The Start and Finish Lines for the Half Marathon are located on the grass lawn adjacent to the Riverside Restaurant.
  2. The course is predominantly paved with 3 dirt/gravel road sections.
    • The first section (Mile 0.9 – 2.0)
    • The second section (Mile 5.2 – 5.5)
    • The third section (Mile 11.2 – 12.3)
  3. Race Flow:
    • Start – Mile 0.9: Flat and on asphalt in the river valley.
    • Mile 0.9 – 1.6: Long gradual uphill on a packed gravel road.
    • Mile 1.6 – 2.0: Downhill on gravel road.
    • Mile 2.0– Mile 4.4: A flat run on asphalt along the New River
    • Mile 4.4 – 4.6: A short out-and-back into the Todd Community.  You will be directed to “Run on the Right” for this short section.
    • Mile 4.6 – 5.6: You’ll run the flat section of Big Hill Rd, which also includes 1/4 mile gravel section.
    • Mile 5.6 – 6.8: Changing gears as you run the “rolling” hills on Big Hill Rd. (+125 ft, -125 ft)  However, you will not have the “pleasure” of the road’s namesake.
    • Mile 6.8 – 7.4: A 1/2 mile loop on Betsy Circle with noticeable uphill and downhill.
    • Mile 7.4 – 9.4: Back to the scenic valley along the river and River Rd (+13 ft).
    • Mile 9.4 – 10.0: Climb to 3231 ft, the highest elevation on the course (+244 ft).
    • Mile 10.0 – 11.2: Enjoy the long recovery downhill as you drop back to the river valley (-271 ft).
    • Mile 11.2 – 11.6: That downhill you enjoyed at Mile 1.6…well now it’s time to run back up the gravel road.
    • Mile 11.6 – 12.3.  A long downhill on packed gravel.
    • Mile 12.3 – FINISH: A long flat stretch along the river for your finishing kick.
  4. Support Stations: approximately every 2 miles.  Refer to the Race Day Logistics page for details.

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