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Course Info

Both the Marathon and Half Marathon start and finish at the Madison Barracks Polo Fields on Pike Rd next to Lake Ontario (Black River Bay). Both courses are out-and-back routes with the Half runners turning around at mile 6.55. There's only one difference between the out route and the return route: the course goes down Main St during the first mile but then comes back on Washington St during mile 25 (Full) and 12 (Half). There are some rolling hills and gentle elevation gain then you head back down towards the finish.

 

Click here to explore the interactive course maps and elevation charts for both the Marathon & Half Marathon. Use the Marathon/Half Marathon menu options on the map page to switch between courses.

Click here to see the course certification maps and certificates.

 

Approximate Elevation Stats for the Marathon:
Lowest Point: 246 ft
Highest Point: 470 ft
Elevation Gain: 570 ft
Elevation Loss: 570 ft

 

Course Preview:
Do you like to be super prepared for race day? ...or maybe you're a first-timer and a bit nervous. Click below for a full preview of the entire course on Youtube:

🎥 Watch the Full Marathon course preview on YouTube.
🎥 Watch the Half Marathon course preview on YouTube.

 

Well Marked:
There will be at least three course directional arrows at every turn along the route, guiding you through the scenic course. We'll also have a course marshal to direct you at as many turns as possible.

Water Stations and Toilets:
There will be 8 water stops on the Half marathon course and 16 on the Full marathon course. Each stop will have water and 14 of them will have lemon-lime Gatorade. Each water station will have a portable toilet nearby.

 

Here are the approximate locations of the water stations and portable toilets:
Half Marathon:
Mile 1.5
Mile 3.5
Mile 5
Mile 6
Mile 7
Mile 8
Mile 10
Mile 11.5

Full Marathon:
Mile 1.5
Mile 3.5
Mile 5
Mile 6
Mile 8
Mile 9
Mile 11
Mile 12
Mile 14.5
Mile 15.5
Mile 17.5
Mile 18.5
Mile 20
Mile 21.5
Mile 23
Mile 25

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