Email sent to race entrants on 9/20
Hi Super Runners!
For the fourth straight year the great Brush Tunnel Marathon and Half Marathon starts the fun at the fifth annual Altis Endurance Mid-Atlantic Marathon and Half Marathon Series events. I can't wait to see old friends and make new ones! Note that there is no Tuesday night packet pickup.
Race Start/Finish and Parking Location: near 11407 CashValley Road NW Cumberland, MD 21502 at the GAP Trailhead parking lot right by the trail and railroad tracks
Packet Pickup: starts at 6:45 at the start/finish
Race Start Time: 7:30 - please be at the start line at 7:25 for pre-race instructions
Parking: Please park in the GAP Trailhead parking area on the east side of Cash Valley Road. This is a small parking area. Please drive into the parking lot as far as you can and park perpendicular to use as little space as possible. If you can car pool to the race that is even better! There is no exact address for the parking lot, it is near 11407 Cash Valley Road NW Cumberland, MD. Parking on the grass is fine, but please don’t park on the cemetery property next to the trail.
Food/Drink: Gatorade - probably blue – pb&j, ice,cookies, chips, sodas, probably chocolates and water at the lone aid station that halfers pass nine times and marathoners pass 19 times. There will be chocolate milk in the cooler for recovery. If you want ice in your water bottle or ice in your soda just ask. The race will not have any gels or electrolytes.
Race Web Page: http://altisendurance.com/events/brush-tunnel-marathon-and-half-marathon
Miscellaneous: There will be two port-o-lets that runners will pass every 2.6 mile loop. Runners are welcome to leave a drop bag at the aid station or at their car. Runners entered in more than one Series race will pickup all their race bibs at Brush Tunnel packet pickup. As I write this there are 19 entrants in the marathon and 7 in the half. Once again, please park perpendicular to maximize the available parking, and may you enjoy the scenery of the Great Allegheny Passage!
See you soon! Mike; firstname.lastname@example.org
The race web page is http://altisendurance.com/events/brush-tunnel-marathon-and-half-marathon
The course consists of 1.31 miles of the great crushed stone surfaced Great Allegheny Passage. Marathon runners run 10 out-and-backs of the course, and the half marathon runners run five out-and-backs of the course. Half marathon runners will run through the 914 foot long Brush Tunnel 10 times, and the marathon runners will run through the tunnel 20 times. The course is not flat, but the elevation gain and loss is all gradual. The half marathon has 1425 feet of gain and loss, and the marathon has 2850 feet of gain and loss. Feel free to enjoy the views while running the race!
If you like tunnels, this is the marathon course for you!
FIRST TEN HALF OFF
The first ten entrants in the half marathon can enter the race using coupon code first10halfoff which reduces the entry fee by 50%.
Local time: 1:02 PM