The course is a fast USATF Certified Course - great for PRs and Boston Qualifying efforts.
Local time: 5:37 AM
This race takes place on the flat and scenic paved Tanglefoot Trail®. Runners will head north on the trail for 6.56 miles before turning around to head south back to the start. Half marathon runners will cross the finish line at this point to complete their race. Marathon runners will turn around and complete another out and back on the course to complete the marathon.
The race web page is https://altisendurance.com/events/tanglefoot-trail-marathon-and-half-marathon
Below is the email sent to race entrants on Tuesday night March 29, 2016:
Hello Super Runners!
Frank and Mike look forward to seeing everyone run well and have fun at the third annual Altis Marathon and Half Marathon this Sunday on the wonderful Tanglefoot Trail® - one of the many rail trails we are fortunate to have all across the country. For additional information on great US rail trails navigate over to railstotrails.org.
Race web page: https://altisendurance.com/events/tanglefoot-trail-marathon-and-half-marathon
Race start/finish: The race start/finish is at the intersection of the Tanglefoot Trail® and Industrial Drive near (not exactly at) 202 Industrial Drive Houston, MS. I note that the start/finish is about a quarter mile west of N Jackson Street which is the main north/south road through Houston.
Saturday night packet pickup and last minute race registration time/location: 6:00-7:00PM at the start/finish
Packet Pickup and late registration race morning: 6:45AM-8:00AM at the start/finish
Marathon Start Time: 7:30AM
Half Marathon Start Time: 8:00AM
Miscellaneous: There is plenty of parking at the race start/finish for all race entrants. Please parallel park on the side of Industrial Drive. The best place for spectators to view the race is at the start/finish. Runners can leave a bag/keys/shirts at the start/finish if desired. The trail will be open to the public during the race. Please be respectful to other trail users. Thanks in advance to all the great race volunteers from Houston High School! Course info is on the race web page. The usual ultra and trail race food will be provided at the aid stations, ie. cookies, chips, candies, water, and Gatorade. It is recommended that runners bring their own energy gels and electrolytes to the race as needed/desired. There are still race slots open if your running friends would like to join us for a day of fun and good running! As I write this there are 29 half marathon entrants and 27 marathon entrants. Several slower marathoners are starting the race early. If you are interested in an early race start please email Mike at email@example.com. The forecast for Sunday is a good one with temps in the low 40s at the start with lots of sun warming us into the low 70s late in the afternoon.
Questions: email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you soon! Mike