Prep For Pittsburgh
Half Marathon & 5K
Mercer County Trails Association, Inc. invites you to a Half-Marathon and 5K race to be held
DATE: Saturday, April 5th, 2014. The half-marathon will start promptly at 10:00am; 5K to follow at 10:15
DESCRIPTION: The half-marathon and 5K courses will start at the intersection of Marina Dr and Pavilion Dr a short distance from registration. After the HM’s out-&-back start, the course will encircle Lake Wilhelm in a
counter-clockwise direction back to the pavilion. The 5K event will do an out-&-back on the bike trail and finish in same location.
DIRECTIONS: From I-79, take Sandy Lake exit, and go west on Rt 358. Within 0.5 miles of I-79 look for and follow the Goddard State Park signs. GPS address: 540 Lake Wilhelm Rd, Sandy Lake, PA.
The pavilion at the marina will open at 8:00am for pre– and same-day registration. Registration will close at 9:45am.
PARKING: 170 parking spaces are available at the pavilion with additional parking in the large lot beyond the marina building (marina dry dock area).
TIMING: The Runner’s High, using ChampionChip. Gun start, only. All runners must return timing chip at conclusion of race. Results on-line at www.runhigh.com.
HM: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70 & up. Top 3 overall M/F, top Master M/F (no duplication), top 3 M/F age divisions.
5K: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & up. Top overall M/F, top 2 M/F age divisions (no duplication).
Base Fee: $20 (HM), $12 (5K)
Optional Long Sleeve Shirt: $15 (first come, first served on race day)
WEATHER: The bike trail is not weather-maintained. In the event of heavy snow, or previously fallen snow that has iced, the race may be postponed or cancelled. Park restroom facilities with running water may still be closed in April.
Limited Port-a-Johns will be on-site. Race will not be cancelled prior to 6am on the morning of the event. Do not call before. Check the results page of The Runner’s High website (runhigh.com) for cancellation information.
DIRECTOR: Kyle Garner, 724-301-6775 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 724-704-0432
Mail to: MCTA, Inc., c/o Prep4Pitt, PO Box 1553, Hermitage, PA 16148