paul mitchell XTERRA Big Elk Marathon and Half Marathon
This event is part of the XTERRA Trail Run Atlantic Series.
To learn more about XTERRA and series points, please visit XTERRAplanet!
Both half marathon and marathon finishers can earn points towards the series and nationals.
5:45am - 6:49am Registration/Check-in
6:50am - Course and Safety Announcements
7:00am - Race Start
9:45am - Half Marathon Awards Presentation
12:00pm - Marathon Awards Presentation
This off-road course has a little bit of everything!
Starting by the fairground rec center we'll run a little bit of a road prologue to thin out the crowd before we hit the trails. The course is a mixture of single track, double track, gravel road/DNR fire roads, bridge crossing, XC field crossings, and a creek crossing or two. The first third of the trail has a healthy amount of rock gardens to keep you alert and on your toes while the rest of the course has a fair amount of roots to keep you engaged.
If we happen to run after or during rainy conditions the first half of the course does a great job at managing water but the second half does not meaning you will get muddy.
The Marathon is a 13.1 x 2 loop course.
MARATHON CUT OFF TIME
Full marathon participants must complete their first 13.1 loop by 11am (4 hours). Those unable to complete their first loop by then will be stopped and scored as a half marathon participant. Our course clean up team will start riding and cleaning up the course at 11 behind the last marathon runner
Half Marathon Race Day Registration: $60
Marathon Race Day Registration: $85
Race day registration will be available from 5:45am - 6:49am.
Participants who register on race day may not receive a t-shirt due to limited supply
In Cecil County, exit 100 off Interstate 95 North toward Rising Sun on Route 272 North. Take a right on Rt. 273 and follow to the intersection of Rt. 273 and 213, proceed through the traffic light - Fair Hill entrance to fairgrounds, race barns, Walls Hall and riding stables is 300 yards on the right.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact us.
Our current sponsors and partners include:
Top Three Male and Female over all
Top Three Age group awards for male and female
50% of your entry fee will be refunded until May 20, 2015. No refunds will be issued for any reason after May 20, 2015. Event entries are not transferable between persons, events, or years. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to these refund terms.