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Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Running-Half marathon - Individual Age group/open
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About This Activity
MARATHON - [mar-uh-thon] A commemoration of Pheidippides, an Ancient Greek hero who ran 26.2 miles and died.
MIKRO MARATHON - [mee-kro mar-uh-thon] A celebration where you run 13.1 miles & FEAST!
Go Greek this fall as the YMCA and the Roanoke Greek Festival present the first annual MIKRO HALF MARATHON! This 13.1 mile race will begin and end at The Greek Festival located at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. The MIKRO Marathon is an out and back course with challenging hills and great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. To reward you for your Herculean endeavor, join us post-race for a feast fit for the gods.
Event details and schedule
The half marathon course (13.1 miles) is an out and back course. The course has challenging hills and great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. View the course map here.
PARKING Parking is available at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church located at 30 Huntington Blvd NE, Roanoke, VA 24012. [Parking Map]
REGISTRATION Click on the "register" tab above.
PACKET PICK UP
Packet pick-up is at The Greek Festival on Friday, September 18th from 4:00pm-8:00pm. There will be a YMCA table set up out front for those who want to pick up their packet and leave. The Greek Festival is located at 30 Huntington Blvd NE, Roanoke, VA 24012. Please allow at least 15 minutes to pick up your packet.
There will be very limited packet pick-up available on race day, so we strongly encourage going to The Greek Festival on September 18th. Packet pick-up the day of race will take place at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church between 6:30am-7:00am. Look for the YMCA table.
EVENT SCHEDULE Friday, September 18
4:00-8:00pm - Packet Pick Up at the Greek Festival. X:00-X:00pm- Greek Festival
Saturday, September 19
6:30am-7:15am - Race Day packet pick-up (registration will be closed) 8:00am - MIKRO Marathon starts 11:00am - MIKRO Marathon awards will be announced 11:30am – Go Greek! Join us at the Roanoke Greek Festival for food, games and fun!
12:00pm – MIKRO Marathon course closes
ARRIVAL We recommend getting to the Greek Festival by 7:30am on race day (if you have already picked up your packet the day before). This will give you time to park, stretch and warm up. The MIKRO marathon will start promptly at 8:00am.
WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY The MIKRO Marathon will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme or unsafe conditions on race day, the MIKRO Marathon may be altered or canceled to ensure the safety of all participants and the community as a whole. Changes to the status of the race will be communicated to all participants as promptly as possible.
TIME LIMIT The time limit for completing the MIKRO marathon is four hours. In order to complete the race faster than the roads are being re-opened to vehicular traffic, all MIKRO marathon participants must be able to maintain a pace of 13:45 per mile or faster over the first nine miles of the course. Any half marathoners finishing after four hours will not be scored as official finishers.
At the conclusion of the MIKRO Marathon, we will present our MIKRO Half Marathon award winners on the left stage at the Greek Festival area. Award presentations will begin at 11:30am. Runners must be present to receive their prize. We are unable to mail awards after the race.
Age Group Awards: Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in the following age groups: 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
A FREE Greek festival meal fit for the gods
One complimentary beer/wine ticket
Race shirt (must register by August 1st to be guaranteed a shirt)