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Area 13.1 half marathon and 5k
Sat, Sep 6, 2014
Castle Rock, CO
About This Activity
Area 13.1 is a nationwide Half Marathon/5K Series originating in Roswell, Georgia. This is a night race; seriously when have you ever heard of aliens invading during the day?
Castle Rock just seemed the perfect place for this event, come on, you really think that rock formed naturally like that? No, just like the pyramids it was the work of little green martians (or maybe they were from Jupiter).
All runners should dress in bright colors and bring plenty of glow-in-the-dark tools to ward off those pesky aliens that might be hiding along the course.
After the run get ready for an "out of this world" expo and after-party complete with food, hypnotic music, dancing, glow and strobe lights and more!
The invasion is coming, will you escape?!?
The AREA 13.1 Half Marathon/5K race was created to honor the life of Matthew E Russell, who passed away at the age of 22. Matthew had a passion to bring education and hope to the Zulu people of South Africa. His foundation supports the building of libraries and furthering higher education for children around the world.
Not into running?
We are opening up a contest for 10 special spaces for "Alien" stations along the course to mystify and "illuminate" the course for our runners.
Alien stations will be numbered and participants will vote for their favorite station at the finish line.
The station display with the most votes will get a $250 grand prize (US. Earth dollars), with a runner up prize as well.
Registration fee is $25 for a team up to 5 and includes a pass access to the pre-run "expo-terrestrial expo, after party and adult beverages.
Station rules and guidelines:
- Tons of glow in the dark objects and clothing!
- Costumes are great!
- No contact with runners (abductions and probing are not cool)
- Music and additional lighting is a bonus (you will have to supply your own power source, your flying saucer should have adequate technology for this)
- Most creative station wins!
Register now, these limited spots will go fast!!
This event benefits.....
The AREA13.1 Half Marathon/5K race was created to honor the life of Matthew E Russell, who passed away at the age of 22. Matthew had a passion to bring education and hope to the Zulu people of South Africa. His foundation supports the building of libraries and furthering higher education for children around the world.
Event details and schedule
We are excited to offer the 1/2 marathon AND a "terrestrial 5k" option this year.
Make sure to show up in your brightest clothing (glow in the dark apparel/accessories highly recommended)!
Friday, September 5th: 2pm-7pm Road Runners Sports Lone Tree
Saturday, September 6th: Invasion......um, we mean RACE DAY!
Packet pickup and day of registration ($75): 4:30-6:30pm
1/2 marathon start: 6:30pm
5k start: 7:30pm
Alien invasion expo and after party: 5pm- 10pm
Music, food, sponsor booths, out of this world dancing, glow and strobe lights and more!
Headlamps or some kind of personal lighting is required as there are spots along the course that are not lighted. Shirts are men and women's cut. Women's sizes run small. MYLAPS BibTag timing technology provided by Zulu Racing will be used to trace finish times
The timing is planned so the average runner will start in daylight and finish in the dark!