Heritage Park, during the peak for beautiful Fall colors, will be the site of the Inaugural Heritage 1/2 Marathon, Marathon and 50k Ultramarathon. Choose 13.1, 26.2, or 31 miles of beautiful trails, with minimal pavement for your Fall 1/2 or full marathon, 50k, or your first race/run experience on the trails.
The event is limited to the 1st 100 registered participants across all three race distances, as we will be following state and local guidelines in consideration for health and safety due to COVID-19.
All registered participants by Sunday, October 18th will receive a long sleeve tech race shirt. After 10/18 shirts and/or sizes may not be available.
Do I need to be an experienced runner to participate? No, all are welcome, and you can do it. Run or Jog! We do have a cut off time for the races: Runners will need to finish by 3:30pm. For the 50k that's 9 hours which equals 17:23 average per mile. For the marathon that's 8 hours which equals 18:19 average per mile. For the 1/2 marathon that's 7 hours which equals 32:04 average per mile.
What do I get for registering? All participants who register before 10/18/20 will receive our awesome long-sleeve tech race shirt! Runners will have access to fully stocked aid stations along the route, and food at the finish. All finishers will also receive a custom medal. Registration fees will increase after Oct 1st.
Will you have shirt and race # pick up before race day?Yes, on Friday, October 24th from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday October 25th from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Running With E's - 146 N. Main St. Adrian MI 49221 Participants may also pick up their shirt and race # the morning of the races at Heritage Park 3221 N. Adrian Hwy Adrian MI 49221 at the Oak Pavilion (across from the baseball fields) beginning at 5:00am for the 50k, 6:00 a.m. for the marathon and 7:00am for the 1/2 marathon.
What happens if I register for the 50k or marathon but change my mind before or during the race? During the race, participants may "drop down" and switch from the 50k to the marathon or to the 1/2 marathon. As long as a participant completes at least 13.1 miles, or 26.2 miles they will be recognized as a 1/2 marathon or marathon finisher. Please Note: After initial registration, we will not be able to refund the difference in the registration prices if you drop down a race. Also, you will not be able to bump up to a longer distance once the race has started.
What happens if local or state government restrictions cause the races to be cancelled? We will transfer your registration to the 2021 race (date to be determined). WE WILL NOT BE MAKING THIS A VIRTUAL RACE.
What will you have at Aid Stations?Expect water, sports drink, and energy food for 1/2 marathoners, full marathon and ultras will also have pop, sweet, salty, and savory snacks!
What will the course be like? Heritage park is a beautiful wooded park with paved trails, service roads, single and double track trails, along with wide open spaces. Trails are well maintained with occasional roots, and rolling hills. Some areas could be muddy in the event of rain, but for the most part, the park and trails are in excellent condition during the entire year, and especially scenic during the Fall.
What gear will I need? Sunrise on October 25 will be at 8:01am. We require everyone running the 50k or marathon to have a headlamp, flashlight, or other light to begin the race. Trail or road shoes will both work for the trails of Heritage park. There will be a designated area at approximately the 13.1 mile mark for marathon and 50k runners to keep a drop bag or other personal items needed during the race.
Someone I know just wants to buy a shirt, can they? Yes, click on "More" (toward the top right corner of the page) and then "Store" to order shirts or add additional shirts to your registration.
What can I win and how?We have some great prizes up for grabs. Awards will be given to the Male and Female Overall and Masters (40+ years old) champions and to Male and Female age group winners in the following categories: 18 & Under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+. All Finishers will receive a Finisher's Metal