Run The Bends Marathon

This is a great course, great TRAIL run!¬†Elevation is minimal, approximately 400 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 5miles blacktop trails(not all at one time), 7 miles dirt trails.
*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 CLICK HERE

DATE: November 2, 2019

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 , 2019
$53 through September 30, 2019
$68 through October 31 , 2019 – 2pm
$70 Race Day Registration (cash or check only)
Marathon
$68 through February 28 , 2019
$73 through September 30 , 2019
$88  through October 31, 2018 Р2pm
$90 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 800 ft.
Half Marathon = 1 loop… total elevation approximately 400 ft.

**Sanctioned by… USA Track and Field¬†

COURSE BREAKDOWN for 1 loop: (numbers are the mileage)…

  • 2.2 = blacktop w/Woodall loop
  • .40 = grass / single dirt ( boy scout trail )
  • .50 = road / blacktop¬† ( pines )
  • .60 = grass / single dirt¬† ( river )
  • .20 = blacktop
  • .50 = gravel ( out/back )
  • .20 = blacktop
  • 1.0 = single dirt
  • 1.0 = wide dirt
  • 1.0 = single dirt
  • .40 = blacktop
  • .70 = single dirt
  • 1.0 = blacktop
  • .90 = single dirt
  • .30 = blacktop
  • .40 = single dirt
  • .20 = RAILROAD
  • .50 = single dirt
  • .30 = blacktop
  • .80 = single dirt

CUTOFF: Marathon and Half Marathon have a 8 Hour time Limit.
* Marathon must start second loop by… 12:30pm (strict)

Course Map: 13.1 mile loop… Marathon will do two loops.

Click on link to download map –¬†MAP

Park may be adding more dirt trails in 2019. If they do, we will be updating course
using more dirt and less blacktop ūüôā

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 = .80 and 2.8 mile: Water, Gatorade, EGel, Pickles and Fruit. Porta Potty 
  2. Aid Station = 7.0 mile: Water only
  3. Aid Station = 9.0 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 Shirt: not available at this time

 

Pictures:

 

 

 

 

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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