No. You are only competing against yourself. The only similarity to a marathon race is the distance of 26.2 miles.
Absolutely yes. You can hike the trails anytime in September (….in dayllight hours and when the facilities are open.) to get credit for each hike. The guided hikes are just offered for those hikers who prefer not to venture into the woods on their own.
FAQ's about Registration
No, every individual has to complete a separate online registration form.
No. There is no charge to enter this marathon.
FAQ's about Trails
This year things are a little different. Any combination of marathon trails that exceed 13.1 miles is acceptable for the Half Marathon.
Yes. Any combination of Marathon trails identified on the Log Sheet that exceed 13.1 is acceptable for the Half Marathon.
FAQ's about the Festival, T-shirts, etc
The Hit the Trails Festival is held in Fairfield Glade at the junction of Peavine Road and Stonehenge Drive. It is on the first Saturday in October from 10:00am until 2:00pm.
T-shirts and other items can be picked up at the Hit the Trails Festival.
Our T-shirt supplier, Mark Elmore, tells me that the shirts are “unisex” sizes. So yes, basically men’s sizes. This link shows the measurements: https://www.americanapparel.net/sizing/default.asp?chart=mu.shirts
Yes, if you complete at least one trail. The main purpose of this marathon is to encourage people to get out and explore these trails in order to discover new parts of the county that they have not seen before and to get a little exercise. As long as you make a sincere effort to hike we will give you a T-shirt at the “Hit the Trails Festival.
The patches are a little different. We really want to to preserve the integrity of the patches and we will only give them to people who have genuinely completed all the Full Marathon Trails.
The bandanas have been introduced a a fun item for dog owners. Dogs do not need a log sheet! We will take the owners at their word. As long as the dogs are registered and have completed at least one trail they will get their bandana.
Usually small, medium and large. You choose a size when you pick up the bandana.