THE EASTERNMOST HALF MARATHON IN THE UNITED STATES
THE COUNTY OPEN HALF MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON RELAY
Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 8AM
Island Falls, Maine
The County Open Half Marathon (13.1 miles – USA TAC certified) is a one of a kind race for runners who vacation in, or live in Maine and New Brunswick. Runners begin the race in downtown Island Falls and run toward Houlton on Route 2 and back to the start finish line for the first quarter, and then on quiet roads (some dirt) to complete the 13.1 miles loop course. Views are terrific, deer are often seen by runners as they progress over the rolling hills (but mostly flat) course. With little or no automobile traffic, the race is a favorite of runners who prefer a peaceful, natural setting.
The Purse - Runners in the race will be competing for a purse of $1,000 broken down as follows:
1st place male and female - $200
2nd place male and female - $150
3rd place male and female - $100
First place male and female Masters - $50
Other prizes will also be awarded to the top finishers in various age divisions. The race has been included in the Aroostook Musterds summer circuit promising a competitive race between runners from around the state of Maine and Eastern Canada.
The County Open Half Marathon/Relay – For those not quite feeling up to the full 13.1 miles, The County Open Half Marathon/Relay allowed runners to form relay teams of between 2 and 4 runners to compete. Each runner will run 3.1 miles with the last runner finishing with 3.4 miles. Awards will be presented to the top finishers in the all male, all female, and mixed categories. The race is run on the same course and at the same time as The County Open Half Marathon.
When - The County Open Half Marathon and Relay will begin at 8:00 AM on Saturday, August 10th, 2013.
For further information on the Half Marathon/Relay, please contact Jackie White, Committee Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org .