Run The Bends Marathon
This is a great course, great TRAIL run! Elevation is minimal, approximately 300 ft. of rolling hills throughout the loop. Trails are a mixture of dirt/blacktop, single/wide track, switching back and forth between trail surfaces to keep you from getting bored 🙂
Approximately 3.75 miles blacktop trails(not all at one time), 9.25 miles dirt trails, Railroad 0.2 miles.
*Due to single track dirt trails, course can not be certified. All distances/elevation are measured by RDs Garmin watch. See break down under course description.
Online Registration – closed, will open first of the year 2020
DATE: November TBD, 2020
START TIME: 8:30 am… both distances
*Marathon (26.2 miles)
*Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
River Bends Park
5700 22 Mile Rd
Shelby Twp., MI 48317
** use 22 mile entrance only **
$48 through February 28, 2020
$53 through September 30, 2020
$68 through October 31 , 2020 – 2pm
$75 Race Day Registration (cash or check only)
$68 through February 28 , 2020
$73 through September 30 , 2020
$88 through October 31, 2020 – 2pm
$95 Race Day Registration (cash or check only)
START/FINISH: Hickory Grove Pavilion
COURSE: *Due to the use of single track dirt trails, course can not be certified. All distances/elevation are measured by RDs Garmin watch. See break down under course description.
Loop (13.1 miles) is a mixture of dirt and blacktop trails, ( single & wide track ).
There will also be a small portion of Rail Road tracks, not rails for trails REAL TRACKS. No worries about a train coming through while on the tracks, they haven’t been used in years!!!
Full Marathon = 2 loops… total elevation approximately 600 ft.
Half Marathon = 1 loop… total elevation approximately 300 ft.
**Sanctioned by… USA Track and Field
COURSE BREAKDOWN for 1 loop:
- Blacktop = 3.75 miles (not all at once)
- Dirt Trails = 9.25 miles
- Railroad Tracks = 0.2 miles
CUTOFF: Marathon and Half Marathon have a 6.5 Hour time Limit.
* Marathon must start second loop by… 11:45am (strict)
PARK FEE: Free
RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP:
River Bends Park @ Start/Finish area = 7:00 – 8:15 am
TIMING: Pull tag system.
- Pin bibs in front
- Do not pin the bottom removable bottom portion
- Bottom will be given to volunteer @ finish
- Bottom portion will be pinned to result board with finish time
AWARDS: Top 3 finishers male/female for each distance.
AID STATIONS: Per Loop
- Aid Station = 3.3 mile: Water, Gatorade, EGel, Pickles and Fruit.
- Aid Station = TBD: Water only
- Aid Station = 8.0 mile: Water, Gatorade, EGel, Pickles and Fruit. Porta Potty
** Marathon will have an aid station @ Start / Finish 13.1 mile = Water, Gatorade, EGel, Pickels and Fruit.
DROP BAGS: At start/finish area.
*parking lot 100 ft from start/finish , so you will have access to your car!!
WHAT YOU GET:
*Gender Specific Long Sleeve Tech Shirt
*Swag = TBD
*Post Food= TBD
*Well marked course
2019 shirts and gloves(swag) shown below.
Course Map: 13.1 mile loop… Marathon will do two loops.
Click on link to download map – MAP click here
NOTE: 2017 race was a 10 mile loop = 50k, 20 mile, 10 mile in June. Race was moved to November and due to less daylight was changed to a Marathon and Half Marathon.