Due to safety concerns, we are unable to offer an early start for walkers in our events, as there are several areas of the course where walkers would be unprotected from traffic. Any individual starting their race early will be disqualified. We welcome walkers, but we do maintain strict time limits in order to be courteous to our community and our volunteers. Please familiarize yourself with our time limits and course reopenings:
The marathon and half marathon course will reopen on a rolling schedule based on a 16:30-minutes-per-mile pace for the final wave. For example, participants should have passed the 2-mile mark 33 minutes after the final runner has crossed the start line, should have passed the 6-mile mark 99 minutes after the final corral has crossed the start line, etc. The course must reopen to traffic on this schedule in order to be courteous to our community. Participants who are unable to maintain a 16:30-minutes-per-mile pace will be asked to move to the sidewalk at the discretion of our police officers and may not have access to aid stations. Participants must finish the marathon within 7.5 hours in order to receive an official finish time.