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Half on the 4th & 5K
Half Marathon, 5K
Sat, Jul 4, 2015
Colorado Springs, CO
Running-Half marathon - Individual Age group/open
Running-5K - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
Welcome to the Half on the 4th Half Marathon & 5K! This fast and well shaded 13.1 mile course will begin and end in Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs. There are aid stations at every mile and bathrooms along the course. The race follows the Greenway Trail with a mix of cement and hard pack pea gravel. All participants will receive a free t-shirt and medals for half marathon finishers. There is a large play area in Monument Valley Park for the kids (that aren't running) to play on while mom or dad is finishing her/his race and a public pool (run by the YMCA at additional cost) to cool down after the race!
Event details and schedule
Date: July 4th 2015
Distance: 13.1 miles - Half Marathon / 3.1 miles 5K
Location/Directions: The Half on the 4th Half Marathon & 5K will be held in Colorado Springs, Monument Valley Park southwest of Cache La Poudre St. Coming into Colorado Springs from either north or south you will be taking I-25. Exit Uintah St east and take a right on Cascade Ave. Take another right on Cache La Poudre St and it will take you into the park. Look for street parking before you enter the park as spots along the park will fill fast.
Packet Pick Up: July 3rd, time and location to be determined. We will also have race morning packet pickup at the park on starting at 6:00am. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you pick up your packets on July 3rd. Our volunteers work hard, but it is inevitable that there will be a line at pack pickup race morning and to avoid this please pick up your packet on July 3rd if at all possible.
Course - Half Marathon: The half marathon will follow Greenway Trail south out of Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs until approximately 1 mile south of the El Pomar Youth Sports Complex and return on same route. The course is a mix of cement and hard pack pea gravel. This is a very fast course that follows Fountain Creek. There is a slight downhill on the way out and a slight uphill on the way back. Family and friends who are watching the race will be able to see the start, drive to the El Pomar Youth Sports Complex to see their racer at mile 5.5 and 6.5 (as they are coming back) and be able to drive back to the finish in time.
Course - 5K: The 5K will start 20 minutes after the half marathon and follow the Greenway Trail south out of Monument Valley Park for 1.55 miles and return on the same route.
Time Cut off: The official time cut off is 4 hours. If you feel this will be an issue please contact the race director firstname.lastname@example.org
Aid Stations: There will be aid stations at every mile and toilets along the course.
Cost - Half Marathon:
$45 through April 30
$55 May 1 - May 31
$65 June 1 - July 2
$75 July 3-4 (packet pickup-race day)
Cost - 5K:
$20 through May 31
$25 June 1 - July 2
$30 July 3-4 (packet pickup-race day)
Registration: All registration except packet pickup and race day registration will done online through Active.com. A small online registration fee will be added. July 3rd registration will be done during packet pickup, location to be determined. Race day registration will begin at 6:00am at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs.
Shirts/Medals: All participants will receive a free t-shirt and medals for half marathon finishers. We will have specific t-shirt's for men and women! If you signed up after July 27th you may need to get your race shirt after the event. For those that sign up late, their shirts will be available for pick up at a local running store (location to be determined) from July 23-30th. If you live out of town we can mail your your shirt as needed.
Swimming Pool: There is a community swimming pool next to the race start that opens at 10:00am.
Parking: Parking is available on Mesa Rd and other side streets by Monument Valley Park.
Timing:The Half on the 4th Half Marathon will be chip timed with race results posted soon after the race.