Sunday - April 6, 2014
Main Street, Middletown, CT
Start Time: Kids 10:45, Half & 4-Mile 11:30 AM
|Note: Road Closures occur prior to first event.|
This course showcases downtown Middletown and the Wesleyan University community at its finest! Starting and finishing right in the heart of the city on Main Street, the route brings you on a tour around Wesleyan campus before sending you out on a journey to Wadsworth Falls State Park. These are the roads Amby Burfoot & Bill Rodgers trained on when they were in College. The end of the course brings your back through Wesleyan campus before a fast finish on Main Street.
The race runs with the half marathon through Wesleyan University campus before a fast finish on Main Street.
Course limit is 4 hours for the Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half Marathon.
As a courtesy to the communities impacted by the race and the volunteers who serve, we have established a Course Time Limit of 4 hours for the Half Marathon.
To finish within this time limit you must maintain a pace of approximately 18:00 minutes per mile. Official finishing times are recorded through 4 hours for the Half Marathon.
Along the race course, roads will reopen to traffic and water/aid stations will close down as the race moves by on a 18:00 minute per mile pace.
All runners running beyond Course Time Limits are doing so at their own risk. If you think your pace will be slower than a 18:00 minute mile pace, please be prepared and carry your own fluids and energy gel with you throughout the race.
There will be a strict cut off time of 2 hours and 8 minutes at mile 7. If you do not reach this distance by the cut off time, you will be required to give up your bib number, and get in our SAG vehicle.
The finish line will remain open until the 4 hour mark has passed. All finishers after the time limit may still receive a finisher medal.
- Fluid Locations: every 1 - 2 miles along the course and at Start and Finish Line
- Portalets located along the course
- Entertainment - Miles 1, 1.5, 3.5, 4, 7, 9.5, 10.5, & 12.5
- Medical personnel
- Pace Teams – See Athlete Information for more information
- On course bicycle support is provided by CCNS. Cyclists will be on course, keeping you safe along the race route.
Marc Gallagher from rock-a-tunes productions, will be filling the race course with hits from every generation. He has specially crafted a running playlist, that is guaranteed to keep spirits high and times fast!
Voodoo River Band, is a 5 Piece Connecticut-Grown "Classic Rock, & Blues Party Band" (featuring Keyboards, Male/Female Vocals). They entertain audiences of all ages at a variety of venues & events, including Cafes, Fairs, Festivals, Clubs, Fundraisers, and Corporate & Private Parties. The VRB offers a "Memorable Musical Experience", playing a mix of Classic Rock & Blues from the 60's through Today, to Dance & Sing along to. They are described as a Gutsy, Bluesy Rock & Roll Band with a Whole lot of Soul!
J-Cherry and the Strawberries, are a mixture of improvisation, poetry, Americana, folk and roots rock. The Middletown Patch calls J-Cherry and the Strawberries, “A local artist with a passion for music, lead singer J-Cherry, a.k.a. Jennifer Shafer Wood, plays her own soulful style of blues, poetry, and funk surrounded by an ethereal musical background.”
Brotown. Soul. Funk. Motown. “We don’t care unless it grooves. You better bring your dancing shoes.” Brotown has been a perennial staple on the Hartford Half Marathon course, and have agreed to bring their talents to Middletown.