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Erie Marathon at Presque Isle - September 18 2011 - Presented by the Erie Runners Club

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Individual Marathon

The Event:
Each participant will run a full USATF certified marathon (26.2 miles) at Presque Isle State Park on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 7:00 a.m.  

The Course:
The start/finish is in the Rotary Pavilion Area (approximately 3 miles from the entrance to the park) and the traditional two loop course will be run on Presque Isle State Park. This marathon is quite possibly the flattest course in the country.  World records were recently set on this course in 2003 and 2005. It is certainly a Boston qualifier and has course records prime to be broken: Male — Terrence L. Stanley 2:19:27 (1978); Female — Katie Aldridge 2:55:00 (2010).  Please note that all participants must maintain at least a 14-minute-mile pace. The course will close accordingly and those remaining on the course must surrender their chips and move to the paved multi- purpose trail that runs parallel to the course. Please note that there is NOT an early start option, however, the course will remain open for just over 6 hours. Champion Chip timing by Runners High
               
Commemoratives: 
Entrants will receive a micro-fiber shirt.  In addition, all marathon finishers will receive a finisher’s medal at the finish line, and will have access to a finisher’s certificate suitable for framing.

Registration:
Mail in registration ends on Sept. 7, 2011 and on-line ends Sept. 13, 2011.
Fees double for race day registration.
NO REFUNDS OR ENTRY DEFERRALS.
On-site registration available September 17, 2011.

Please note: All entry fees must be in US funds drawn on a US bank

Awards and Results: 
First, second and third places overall (M & F);
First place masters division (M & F); 
Individual awards (M & F) in the following age groups:
19 and under,  20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over.

Half Marathon

Run or Race-walk
The Event:
Each participant will run or racewalk a half marathon (13.1 miles) loop of Presque Isle State Park.  Half marathon participants start one half hour after the marathon at 7:30 a.m.  The race-walk division will be judged and running will result in disqualification.  

The Course:
The start/finish is in the Rotary Pavilion Area (approximately 3 miles from the entrance to the park) and the one loop course will be run on Presque Isle State Park. This half marathon is quite possibly the flattest course in the country.

Commemoratives:
Entrants will receive a micro-fiber shirt. In addition, all half marathon finishers will receive a finisher’s medal at the finish line.

Registration:
Mail in registration ends on Sept. 7, 2011 and on-line ends Sept. 13, 2011.
Fees double for race day registration.
NO REFUNDS OR ENTRY DEFERRALS
Please note: All entry fees must be in US funds drawn on a US bank

Awards and Results:
Half Marathon Run:  
First, second and third places overall (M & F);
First place masters division (M & F);
Individual awards (M & F) in the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over.

Half Marathon Racewalk: 
First five male and female finishers. No other awards in this division.

Timing: 
Champion Chip timing by Runner's High.

5K Fun Run/Walk

The Event:
The non-competitive 5K fun run/walk starts at 7:15 a.m. near the Rotary Pavilion. No awards will be given for this event, but an official clock will be in operation and results will be available.   All entrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt.

Timing:
Bib timing by Runner’s High.

FYI

For Your Safety:
The race committee reserves the right to reject any entry.  No dogs or other pets, bicycles, hand cycles, roller or in-line skates, strollers or vehicles of any kind are permitted on the course.  All water stops, support facilities, and other personnel will be instructed to close their station at a time corresponding to a 14-minute-per-mile pace.  Please bring a flashlight for early morning navigation; sunrise is not until 7:04 a.m.

Runner Services:
Stations serving water and GU Brew Lemon Lime sport drink will be placed along the course at approximately one mile intervals.

Race Day Parking:
Adequate free parking will be available at Presque Isle State Park, but please be sure to follow parking regulations and be aware illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed by park police. Specific parking instructions along with a detail map of the start/finish area will be provided in each participant’s packet.

Weather:
The average temperature for September is 61 degrees with an average high of 69 and an average low of 52.                               Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

Race Photographers:
Photographers from TSC Graphics will be on hand to take pictures, which will be made available to runners at www.runphotos.com a few days following race day.

Packet Pickup:
Packet pickup, including Champion Chip pickup, will be held at the Rotary Pavilion, Presque Isle State Park, on Saturday from noon until 7 p.m. and from 5:45 – 6:45 a.m. the morning of the race.  If at all possible, please pick up your packet on Saturday and get a good look at the course at the same time.

Awards Ceremony/Post-race Party:
The awards ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. for the half marathon and 11:30 a.m. for the marathon. Food provided by Subway.  No duplication of awards.

Additional Information:
Race Information:
www.eriemarathon.org
E-mail:  eriemara@yahoo.com

Erie Information:
www.VisitEriePa.com
Erie Area Convention
& Visitors Bureau
Phone: 814-454-7191 or (800) 524-ERIE

Pasta Dinner

Carbo-loading dinner
Saturday, September 17, 2011
4-7 p.m. @ the Rotary Pavilion
$10 per person

Dinner includes two types of pasta with marinara sauce, meat sauce or garlic & oil, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Prepared by Runner’s World recipe award-winner Linda Huegel and her crew.

Tickets will be limited to the first 700 and can be ordered at time of registration or purchased at packet pickup.

Directions to Rotary Pavilion:

To reach the Rotary Pavilion at Presque Isle State Park for packet pickup and pasta dinner, travel approximately 3 miles into the park from the entrance. At Fisher Road, turn left. Stay on Fisher to Lake Road. There will be a large boulder on your right. Turn left. Rotary Pavilion is on the left.  Please note that you will not be able to access the Rotary Pavilion this way on race morning. On race morning follow the directions of the parking marshals.
See Web site — www.eriemarathon.org — for more details.

Erie Marathon Host Hotels:

Following are our host hotels. Unless otherwise noted, all offer a late checkout time of 2 p.m. If rates are shown, rates have been negotiated fo accomodate our runners. Please note: all negotiated rates expire on August 15, 2011

The Avalon*** (8 miles from race start)
16 W. 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-459-2220; Room Rate:

The Bel Aire**** (5 miles from race start) SOLD OUT
2800 W 8th Street, Erie, PA 16506
Phone: 814-833-1116; Room Rate:

The El Patio* (4 miles from race start)
2930 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505
Phone: 814-838-9772; Room Rate:

Comfort Inn Presque Isle*** (5 miles from race start) SOLD OUT
3041 W. 12th St., Erie, PA 16505
Phone: (814) 835-4200; Room Rate:

Glass House (5 miles from race start)
3202 W 26th Street, Erie, PA 16505
Phone: 800-956-7222; Room Rate:

The Hampton Inn**** (9 miles from start) SOLD OUT
8050 Old Oliver Rd., Erie, PA 16509
Phone: (814) 864-5646; Room Rate:

Holiday Inn Express (9 miles from start) SOLD OUT
8101 Peach Street, Erie, PA
Phone: (814) 217-1100; Room Rate:

Econolodge (9 miles from start)
8050 Peach Street, Erie, PA
Phone: (814) 866-5544; Room Rate:

Wingate (9 miles from start)
8060 Old Oliver Road, Erie, PA
Phone: (814) 860-3050; Room Rate:

Microtel (9 miles from start) LIMITED ROOMS LEFT
8100 Peach Street, Erie PA
Phone: (814) 864-1010, Room Rate:

Course Map

(2 laps for the full marathon. Course distance on MapMyRun is NOT exact).

 

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