Race Info for the Certified Courses
The course is a fast USATF Certified Course - great for PRs and Boston Qualifying efforts.
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
Email sent to race entrants on 3/28/17
Hello Super Runners!
Local time: 4:54 AM
Frank and Mike look forward to seeing everyone run well and have fun on the Tanglefoot Trail on Sunday - one of many wonderful rail trails we are fortunate to have all across the country. For additional information on rail trails head over to railtrails.org.
Race Web Page: http://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 202 Industrial Drive Houston, MS. I note that the start/finish is a quarter mile west of N Jackson Street which is the main north/south road through Houston.
Saturday Night Packet Pickup: Saturday night packet pickup and race registration will take place at the race start/finish from 6:00-7:00PM. Runners who pick up their race packet or sign up for the race on Saturday night receive an Altis pint glass.
Race Morning Packet Pickup: Race morning packet pickup and last minute registration is from 6:45-8:00AM at the start/finish.
Marathon Start Time: 7:30AM
Half Marathon Start Time: 8:00AM
Miscellaneous: Please parallel park on the side of Industrial Drive. There is plenty of parking at the race start/finish for all entrants. The best place for spectators to view the race is at the start/finish. Runners can leave a bag/key/shirts at the start/finish if desired. The trail will be open to the public during the race. Please be respectful of other trail users. Thanks in advance to 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 orange 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 for your running friends who want to have fun running the trail on Sunday. As I write this there are 30 runners entered in the marathon and 21 runners entered in the half marathon. More runners will enter between now and race day. No one has emailed requesting to start the race early, but if you need more than seven hours to finish the marathon then you need to start the race early. If you want to start the race early email Mike at email@example.com. Initial indications are that the race temps on Sunday will be a touch higher than average with the race start temp in the high 50s with the temperature climbing into the 70s in the afternoon.
Questions: email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you soon! Mike