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RICHLAND RUN FEST - HALF MARATHON

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RICHLAND RUNFEST HALF MARATHON

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DISTANCES:

  • Half Marathon

DATE:

  • Saturday,  February 29, 2020

OUR SPONSORS:  Please thank our sponsors.  You can click on their logo to visit their websites.

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TIMES:

  • The half marathon will start at 9 am.
  • The race course closes at 12:30 PM.

WHERE:

  • The start and finish for all the races will be at Howard Amon Park in Richland.  Specifically behind the Fingernail Structure in the Parking Lot that is also behind the Red Lion Hotel.  This is in the parking lot off Lee Boulevard to the left when you are heading toward the river.  Check out the course maps to see it in visual form.

FACEBOOK

  • Please like us on Facebook for updates and inspiration: www.facebook.com/richlandrunfest.
  • This year we have a running group and training plan for both the half marathon and then 10K.  See Facebook for details or see below in the running group and training plan section.

REGISTRATION:

  • Online registration ends on Wednesday, February 20, at 8 PM.
  • The cut off for shirts will be SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16 at 5 PM. Any registration after that date/time will NOT receive a race shirt with their registration- so PLEASE get registered early.  And the shirts are going to be a different design but same style (light weight hoodie pullover that is soft) as last year as everyone seemed to really love them!
  • The race will have a maximum of 250 runners allowed to ensure that everyone has a first rate experience.
  • There will be race registration allowed at packet pickup on Friday evening and also the morning of the race at the Red Lion from 7:30-8:30 am, IF THE RACE HAS NOT SOLD OUT.  On site registration is cash or check only and will be $70
  • THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR DEFERRALS.

FEES FOR THE RACE:

  • The Half Marathon entry fee is $45 until 10/31/2019,  $60 from 11/1/2019 to 1/31/2020, $70 from 2/1/2020 to 2/20/2020, and $75 for packet pickup and race day registration if there any spots are remaining.
  • The entry fee for the Half Marathon includes your shirt and medal (until the shirt deadline of February 16th, then the shirt will not be included).
  • New this year:  for every participant that signs up we will be donating $5 to a charity:  Operation Freedom.  For more information please check out this website:
  • If you are a current 3RRR club member, your entry fee is $3 less until 2/20/2019 at which time you will pay the full price if you register at packet pick up or race day.
  • SIGN UP EARLY TO SAVE!! and remember there is a 250 runner limit.
  • Please pay online with a Visa, Master Card, or Discover (sorry no American Express). Your registration is not complete until your credit card information has been entered and that is the last thing you do when registering.  You will get a confirmation email after you register, if you don't get the email you are not registered.  (If you miss the online deadline and want to register at packet pick up on Friday or Race Day Morning then you will need to bring cash or check ONLY, credit will NOT be accepted, thanks!)

WHERE TO STAY IF YOU ARE FROM OUT OF TOWN:

  • Red Lion Hotel Richland Hanford House.  They will be hosting packet pick up on race day morning and are just next to the start and finish area
  • 802 George Washington Way in Richland
  • Call 509-946-7611 and let them know you would like the Richland Run Fest rate which is $106/night.  Code is RICH0222.
  • Special Rate is good until February 1, 2019, please call before then to get the group discount.

PACKET PICKUP:

  • Friday, February 28, 2019 from 4-6:30pm at TBD.
  • Saturday, February 29, 2019 on race morning from 7:30-8:30am at the Red Lion (802 George Washington Way in Richland).

THE HALF MARATHON SET UP

  • Timing will by by chip.  There will be mats for timing at the start, halfway and finish.
  • Every Finisher will receive a finisher medal--they are going to be different than last year.  They are looking to be awesome, I will put up a photo once I have a final winner.
  • There will be aid stations about every 2 miles (see course map) with gatorade, water, and gels at the the 3rd aid station (which is also the 4th aid station).  Gels are just before mile 6 and mile 8.
  • Half Marathon Map
  • On the map, click on each item to get an explanation of where that spot is on the race course.
  • On the map the lines for the routes are different colors to differentiate which way the course is run, click on the parts of the route to get an explanation of the route also

VIDEO OF THE HALF MARATHON COURSE

RUNNING GROUP AND TRAINING PLAN

  • Larry is once again leading the running group and training plan for those that are interested.
  • The training plan is geared toward first time half marathon runners, but all levels are welcome at the Saturday morning runs.
  • The running group will be meeting on Saturday mornings at 6:45am at the Roasters on George Washington Way in Richland.  We ask that you park down in Howard Amon parking to not overwhelm Roasters parking lot.  All levels are welcome, we will be running the distance that is listed on the training plan.  Experienced runners are encouraged to attend to help mentor those who are new to our beloved sport.
  • The Saturday runs will be posted on the Facebook page as an event usually on the Monday before each Saturday.
  • The training plan is posted on the Facebook page as well.
  • Remember that everyone is responsible for their own health and that they have checked with their doctor prior to participating.
  • If you are not a part of Facebook please just show up to a Saturday morning run and we will get you all the details you need (or contact the me-the race director).

AWARDS

  • OVERALL top three female finishers
  • OVERALL top three male finishers
  • Age Group Awards to the top three female finishers and top three male finishers in each age group.
  • There will be 5 year age groups (14 and under; 15-19; 20-24, 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+).
  • There will be an awards tent located near the finish line where you can check your results.
  • There will be an awards ceremony for each race, more information to follow as we get closer to the race.
  • Awards will not be mailed so please stop by the Awards Tent to check and see if you won an award

FINISH LINE FUN

  • There will be a food and drinks.  More details as we get closer to race day.
  • One of our incredible sponsors Powell Real Estate Group will be supplying chocolate milk again for recovery.

PHOTOS

  • Foto Rudy will be at race day taking your photos.  Chris is volunteering his time to try and capture everyone for race day.  Please remember he is only one person, but will do his best to catch you all in action.
  • Within a week of race day, Chris will post all the photos he obtained on race day on his website:  https://www.fotoruby.com.  They will be in an album and available for you to look through and download any photos you may want FOR FREE.
  • Make sure you thank Chris for being so awesome and making photos available to all the runners for free by considering him if you need portrait, wedding or senior pictures.

RACE RESULTS:

  • All race results will be posted on line shortly after the race at

VOLUNTEERING:

  • PLEASE consider having your friends or family members volunteer for the race.  The Volunteers make your race experience that much better.
  • If you know of anyone interested in volunteering, please have them contact Amanda Lang at amandalang8080@gmail.com.

Any other questions, please email the race director, Amanda Lang, at amandalang8080@gmail.com or text 231-903-9080.  Please remember the race director is a volunteer and works a full time job that does not allow checking of phone or Facebook while at work.  Please be patient, I promise to get back to you, it just may take a day (or two in a really busy week).

 

We are sorry but this event is not yet open for registration.

You will be able to register starting September 30, 2019