COURSE VIDEO PREVIEW HERE: http://tortoiseandtheharehalf.racesonline.com/home
This is the 2nd race in the Tortoise and the Hare Trail Race Series! We have an exciting race coming to you on the Sutallee trails of Canton, GA just a short drive north of Atlanta. The great thing about the sport of running is the camaraderie among runners. In a typical race the faster runner (Hare) arrives long before the middle/back of the pack and the slower runner (Tortoise) arrives as the party is ending. How about a race where everyone finishes (approximately) at the same time?! Introducing…the TORTOISE and the HARE HALF MARATHON and 10K™!
Runners estimate their finishing time (for calculator go to http://www.mcmillanrunning.com) and that will determine your starting time, with runners starting in half hour waves – Tortoises first! The slower you are, the earlier you begin and the faster you are, the later you begin with the same goal: Finishing at 11 AM. This will bring everyone to the finish in a smaller time frame so there will be lots of fellow runners to celebrate your finish! (Of course, the winners will still be those that complete the course in the fastest time – but with the challenge of navigating around the Tortoises!)
The TORTOISE and the HARE HALF MARATHON/10K™ will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2016!
This is an intermediate course that will challenge new and veteran runners alike. The terrain is relatively smooth, with some occasional rocks and roots, but easy enough for trail runners of all abilities to navigate. DO NOT underestimate this course - it's no walk in the park, but do-able for all levels! The course will be well marked with colored ribbon as well as signs and volunteers at critical turning points on the trail. See the website for course elevation from last year.
Our slogan is “Fast or slow…just go!” The beauty of this race is that it welcomes runners of all paces. Race will begin at your selected half hour wave start time beginning at 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30 and 10 am. The goal finishing time is 11 AM, so you will estimate the length of time it will take you to complete the course (for an online calculator go to http://www.mcmillanrunning.com). The unique event that is the Tortoise and the Hare Half Marathon™ will only be successful if all participants choose an honest starting time relative to their ability. During online registration you will select your starting time. The race will be chip timed.
Half Marathon Waves:
7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30 am waves: Tortoises
9, 9:30 and 10 am waves: Hares
9 and 9:30 am waves: Tortoises
10 am wave: Hares
Registration Dates and Fees:
Until 8/1: Half Marathon is $45 After $55
Until 8/1: 10K is $35 After $40
Online registration will close on 8/25/2016 so don’t wait, register today to secure your spot! Every year this race has SOLD OUT!
Race Day registration will be allowed IF SPACE AVAILABLE, but shirt size will not be guaranteed after AUGUST 24TH.
You MUST sign the waiver to be considered registered. NO REFUNDS OR DEFERRALS
Saturday, September 3:
6:30-7:30 (or 30 minutes prior to wave start time) Packet Pick-Up and Registration
NOON: Awards and post-party!
Rules of the Course
Carrying your own Hydration is HIGHLY recommended . There will be plenty of fluids at aid stations, but for the safety of all participants we strongly suggest it.
Carrying your own nutrition is HIGHLY recommended. Although there will be aid stations we strongly suggest you carry items such as nutrition bars, gels and salt tablets.
1098 Marietta HWY
Parking: Proceed to Boling Park to the back of the park.
Early Packet Pick Up-
Will be held on Friday September 2nd from 5-8 pm LOCATION IS YET TO BE DETERMINED.
ALL participants will receive a unique shirt with Tortoise and the Hare Race logos and ALL finishers will receive a custom finisher’s medal.
Local time: 8:29 PM
If you are unable to stay for the awards and you placed, we will not mail you your medal. We will send out a link from Tri Star Trophy. Through that site you can order your medal online. We no longer mail out medals.
We have Great Shirts! We can no longer order extra shirts after the race. The t-shirt company explained that with all the colors we use for our shirts that there are too many screens and the cost will be astronomically high.
If you registered and can not go to the race you can have someone pick up your shirt at PPU. We will not be mailing out shirts.