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May 11, 2019- Saturday

Gaylord Half Marathon 2019

TYPE OF RACE

  • ROAD RACE
  • Start Time : 08:00 AM

WHERE

  • Gaylord
  • 1657 County Park Road
  • 49735
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EVENT DISTANCES

  • 13.1 Mile : RUN
  • 10K : RUN
  • 5K : RUN/WALK
  • 1 Mile : FUN RUN

EVENT FEE(S)

  • Non Tax-Deductible REGISTRATION Fees Paid Online: Online Registrations: *Before Thursday, May 9th at Midnight 1/2M - $48 10k - $38 5k - $28 1Mile - $15 Youth (13 & Under) 1 Mile - $10 Late Registrations: Paid on-site at Check-In Registration 1/2M - $58 10k - $48 5k - $38 1Mile - $20 Youth (13 & Under) 1 Mile - $10 Tax-Deductible Pledges Paid To Guardian Gals, Inc: This year, instead of a mandatory pledge requirement, we are offering “Kindness Counts” ticket incentive for financial gifts pledged at Making Change Event. Learn more under the Awards section of this page.

CONTACT

RACE INFORMATION

1/2 MARATHON COURSE

NOTE: Due to the possibility of setbacks to the Iron Belle Trail Extension of North Central Trail, Gaylord Half Marathon will need to rely on a Plan B Route. Should the grande reopening of pathway not take place prior to our May 11th Gaylord Half Marathon race date, please note the following two course routes:

1/2 MARATHON COURSE A: Watch on Youtube

Incorporating Paven & Leveled Earthen North Central Pathway, One Lap - Just ONE Lap - Around Otsego Lake, Scenic Loop of Seasonal Color Brilliance Beginning & Ending @ County Park, Begin of Run through Residential Neighborhoods
 Running Clockwise Around Otsego Lake,
 Running Newly Renovated Peat Stone North Central Trail/Iron Belle Shared Use Pathway (Formerly Earthen Railroad Grade) Entire East Side of Otsego Lake ,
 Elevation Challenges @ Mile 10, providing us our very own "Heartbreak Hills,” like Boston Marathon

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1/2 MARATHON COURSE B (ALTERNATE):

Utilizing Out & Back Format, participants will run along West Otsego Lake Drive (south), Mancelona Road (east), through Otsego Lake south end marina residential neighborhood, to South Old 27 (north) with turn around, merging with 10k Runners just beginning their race, offering invigorating competitive insurgence of energy for half marathon final 6 miles. Half Marathon & 10k runners will share 2nd half return trek from Otsego Lake State Park to Otsego Lake County Park, with Half Marathoners conquering “Heart Break Hill,” not once, but a second time on northbound return to Otsego Lake County Park!

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RACE EVE PACKET PICKUP/LATE REGISTRATION/SPAGHETTI DINNER

Packet Pick-Up/Late Registration/Spaghetti Dinner* - Friday May 10th, 2019 6-8:00pm at
Otsego Grand Event Center, 610 South Wisconsin Avenue Gaylord, MI 49735
Otsego Grand Event Center
Spaghetti Dinner Cost: $10 per person
RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP, LATE REGISTRATION

Packet Pick-Up/Late Registration* - Saturday May 11th, 2019 7-9:00am at Otsego Lake County Park, 1657 County Park Road Gaylord, MI 49735 (Look for the white tent)
*Online Registration closes at Midnight on Thursday, May 9th, 2019. After that, ALL registrations will be completed on-site at packet pickup/late registration at an increased rate.

NOTE: Active.com charges a nominal fee to participants when registering. We just don’t want you to be surprised when you go to register online!

RACE START TIMES

8:00 AM - Half Marathon Start
9:00 AM - 10k Start *NOTE: NORTHERN MICHIGAN TROLLEY TRANSPORT TIMES DIFFER
9:45 AM - 5k Start
10:00 AM - 1 Mile Start
T-SHIRTS/HATS

Event-specific t-shirts are guaranteed ONLY to those who register online before Noon on Friday, April 26th! These shirts will be high quality and will be available in mens, ladies cut, or youth sizes. All registrants who register after that date/time will be provided with a Gaylord Half Marathon hat if event-specific shirts are unavailable on site.

Shirt Sizes Available

Small
Medium
Large
Extra Large
2XL
Ladies Cut Small
Ladies Cut Medium
Ladies Cut Large
Ladies Cut Extra Large
Youth Small
Youth Medium
Youth Large
Note: Please keep in mind that Ladies Cut shirts generally run smaller than standard unisex t-shirts as they are designed to be somewhat form fitting. Participants will receive the size and type shirts ordered. Exchanges will be unavailable.

TIMING & AGE GROUP DIVISIONS

The 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Run events will be timed and results posted in accordance with USATF sanctioning requirements. Prizes awarded based on gun start and chip finish times.
5K, 10K and Half Marathon Age Groups/Divisions:

9 & Under
10-14
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70-74
75-79
80 & Over

AWARDS

Gaylord Half Marathon is known for its wide array for prizes gifted to those who run in support of its mission for inspiring positive personal & societal change.

FASTEST OVERALL male & female finisher of ½ Marathon are awarded custom earbuds from Advantage Audiology and Hearing Center.
FASTEST MASTER’S DIVISION OVERALL male & female finisher of ½ Marathon are awarded custom earbuds from Advantage Audiology & Hearing Center.
FASTEST OVERALL male & female finishers in each event will receive inspiring wall art from Old Spud Warehouse of Gaylord & finisher’s Prize Purse in following amounts:
1/2M - $250 Check & Free Entry to 2020 Event
10k - $125 Check & Free Entry to 2020 Event
5k - $75 Check & Free Entry to 2020 Event
1 Mile - $25 Check & Free Entry to 2020 Event
Each & every participant receives high quality finisher medal & finisher’s photograph at the finish line upon completion of his/her event.
TOP 3 OVERALL Male & Female Winners of Half Marathon, 10K and 5K events will receive high quality custom plaques.
Age Group Awards 3 Deep for Half Marathon, 10K and 5K events
And the prizes most coveted by Making Change Event finishers are the 4 thoughtful “Kindness Counts” prizes (dynamic prizes that encourage positive personal or societal change in unique ways) available for every 1Mile, 5k, 10k, & Half Marathon runner who participates by walking or running the Making Change Event, with extra Kindness Counts tickets given to those who contribute additional pledges to advance the mission of Guardian Gals, Inc.
More Regarding Kindness Counts Prizes:
And the prizes most coveted by Making Change Event finishers are the thoughtful “Kindness Counts” prizes participants have grown to love. This year, as Guardian Gals, Inc. strides to accommodate a plethora of participants & their varied interests, one “change” you will notice will be the elimination of a mandatory “Fundraising Pledge.” Along with this will be the awarding of “Kindness Counts” tickets ranging in number, based on fundraising efforts presented at check-in.
Those 1Mile, 5k, 10k, & ½ Marathon runners who make it a point to go out & collect pledges to advance the lofty mission of Guardian Gals, Inc. will be rewarded with ONE “Kindness Counts” ticket per each $25 pledge they collect. That’s right, an extra special “Kindness Counts” designated zone of the main pavilion will be stocked full of prizes that will surely encourage positive personal or societal change for the recipient until we meet again at 2020 Gaylord Half Marathon Making Change Event!
POST-RACE FOOD & BEVERAGE, FINISHER’S PHOTOS, PRIZES, AWARDS, LOCAL HOSPITALITY

11:00am Post-Race Awards, Kindness Counts Prizes & Food Truck Rally Celebration
Race Day “Show Your Medal” Hospitality, Downtown Gaylord
Sunday, May 12th 7-9am Complimentary Morning Coffee & Newspaper- Gaylord Starbucks, 1060 West Main Street (231) 350-9161
Sunday, May 12th 9-10am Post Race Yoga Class - Yoga-45, 148 West Main Street
(989) 350-4660 Additional Cost: $10.00
Sunday, May 12th Mother’s Day FUNDAY Brunch - Belle Iron Grille, 4029 Old 27 South (989)448.7333 Call Belle Iron Grille for reservations.
PARKING INFORMATION

Participants and attendees will be directed to boat launch parking area at Otsego Lake County Park. Guardian Gals, Inc. will pay park admittance fee, if there should be one at entrance.

ACCOMODATIONS

Runners are encouraged to stay at Gaylord Half Marathon preferred hotel, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, 826 Carpenter Street with discounted rate, through preferred guest reserved room block

Athletes are encouraged to camp at Otsego Lake County Park - site of Gaylord Half Marathon - or to stay a mile up the road at Gaylord's #1 Family Recreation Destination, Benjamin's Beaver Creek Resort.

Additional lodging details can be found at Gaylord's Tourism Bureau

VOLUNTEERS

Interested in volunteering? All volunteers receive a cool, TriToFinish logo’d tech t-shirt courtesy of ATS Printing in Bay City, MI! Those interested in VOLUNTEERING, please contact Abby Hamilton at [email protected] or 989.390.5749

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