Fredericksburg Blue & Gray 1/2 Marathon & 5km
Date/Time

Sunday December 3, 2017

Half-Marathon - 7:30am

5 km - 7:35am

Snow Date - December 16, 2017

Location

Old Mill Park in Fredericksburg, VA

2301 Caroline Street - Fredericksburg VA 22401

For Ages

Half-Marathon - All ages. Runners under 15 years old are not encouraged to run.

5 km - All ages.

Courses
Half-Marathon Course

USATF Certified - on the Heritage Trail and Canal Path, will always be in a counterclockwise direction.

On the first loop of the circuit, there is a small loop on the roads below the college

On the second loop of the circuit, there is a out and back spur on the Fall Hill Trail and a small loop on the roads of Normandy Village

Fun Facts about the Fall Hill Trail

Trail is 1.38 miles long, running from the junction with the Canal Path and Heritage Trail to Gordon Shelton Blvd.

Low point is 61 feet at the junction with the Canal Path and Heritage Trail, course mile point 5.25, and high point is 258 feet on the bridge spanning I-95.

From low point to high point is 5147 feet at a 3.8% gradient. Maximum gradient is about 16%. The first 1691 feet at the bottom has an average gradient of 11.1%.

You get to come back down the trail at mile point 9.8.

5 km Course

USATF Certified - out and back course on the Heritage Trail and Canal Path with a small loop on the roads below the college.

Time Limits

Half-Marathon - 3 1/2 hours

5 km - 1 1/2 hours

Aid on Course

Half-Marathon - Water at miles 2.5, 4,4. 6.4, 8.8, 10.5, 11.8 - Gatorade at miles 4.4, 6.4, 8.8, 10.5, 11.8 - Porta Pots at miles 2.5, 3.0 7.5, 10.5, 11.8

5 km - Water at miles 1.3 - Porta Pots at miles 1.3, 1.8

We are not providing any Gu or Gel on the course. So, bring your favorite and dispose of the packets at aid stations.

Fees
Half-Marathon Fees

Until October 31, 2017 - $50 (No T-shirt? $45)

November 1 to November 30, 2017 - $60 (No T-shirt? $55)

After November 30, 2017 - $70 (No T-shirt? $65)

5 km Fees

Until October 31, 2017 - $25 (No T-shirt? $20)

November 1 to November 30, 2017 - $30 (No T-shirt? $25)

After November 30, 2017 - $35 (No T-shirt? $30)

Premium

Finisher's Medal. Tech shirt to all registering before November 18, 2017. Don't want a shirt or when we run out? Entry fee will be reduced by $5.

Personalized Finisher Medal

Each finisher will receive a medal. For an additional $10, we will mail you a plate with your name and finish time, that you can attach to your medal.

Post Race Food

Soup from Sammy T's, Pizza from Cici's and Glazed Donuts from Krispy Kreme. Bananas, Hot Cocoa, Water and Gatorade.

No Beer This Year

For those that have run in the past, there will be No Beer served this year. File this under the "Too many Lawyers" heading. If we do provide beer in future years, we can not advertise that information in advance.

Registration

Early Registration closes at 8am on Friday December 1, 2017. After that time, registrations will only be accepted at packet pickup.

Packet Pickup & Late Registration

Packet Pickup - December 2, 2017 from 10am to 5pm - BIO Crossfit - 1623 Princess Anne St - Fredericksburg VA 22401

Race Day Pickup - Sunday December 3, 2017 starting at 6:30am

Awards & Categories
Half-Marathon Awards

Overall Top 3 Men and Women - Cash $150, 75, 50

Masters - Top Man and Woman - Cash $50

Age Groups - 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over - Top 3 Men and Women in each age group - Sammy T's Gift Certificates

Event Record Bonuses - $100 - for first man finishing faster than 1:07:59 and first woman finishing faster than 1:18:32

5 km Awards

Overall - Top 3 Men and Women - Sammy T's Gift Certificates

Age Groups - 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over - Top Man and Woman in each age group - Sammy T's Gift Certificates

Result Timing

Chip Timing using Chronotrack Bib Tags provided by Race Timing Unlimited. Gun and Chip times will be recorded. All awards are based on Gun Time.

Information

Email: vic@farc.org



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