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 ūüôā
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.

REGISTRATION:

Online Registration – closed, will open first of the year 2020

DATE: November TBD, 2020

START TIME: 8:30 am… both distances

DISTANCE:
*Marathon (26.2 miles)
*Half Marathon (13.1 miles)

LOCATION:
River Bends Park
5700 22 Mile Rd
Shelby Twp., MI 48317
** use 22 mile entrance only **

COST:
Half Marathon
$48 through February 28, 2020
$53 through September 30, 2020
$68 through October 31 , 2020 – 2pm
$75 Race Day Registration (cash or check only)
Marathon
$68 through February 28 , 2020
$73 through September 30 , 2020
$88  through October 31, 2020 Р2pm
$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

  1. Aid Station = 3.3 mile: Water, Gatorade, EGel, Pickles and Fruit. 
  2. Aid Station = TBD: Water only
  3. 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
*Finishers Medal
*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

 

Pictures:

 

 

 

 

2019 Results:
Marathon – click here
Half Marathon – click here

2018 Results:
Marathon – click here
Half Marathon – 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.

2017 50K Results
2017 20 mile Results
2017 10 mile Results

 

 

 

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