Have you been dreaming of running Boston? Need to shave a few minutes off your time to get in? Looking for the perfect course to set a PR? This is the event for you! Regardless if you want to run Boston or not, this is the event! We're racing in Johns Creek/Suwanee/Cumming and the course is super flat and super fast (FYI: a 1:26 in a half marathon was the qualifying time for a seated position in the 2017 Peachtree Road Race)!
In order to keep the race course thin, provide everyone with plenty of time to finish, and allow participants to get an early start; we will have three start times available.
Early wave 1 @ 5:30 AM
Early wave 2 @ 6:00 AM
Official start @ 6:30 AM
Because of the extended time for traffic control, there will be a $5.00 fee for each additional 30 minutes you register for (before the official start at 6:30 am).
The earlier waves will also be limited in size to 50 participants each.
The Marathon course is USATF certified, so it's a Boston Qualifier. The number is: GA17053WC
You will also be able to use your times for Peachtree Qualification, or any pretty much any other race that requires a qualifying time.
Here's a link to the Boston Standards
You can't qualify for Boston by doing a Virtual Race, but you can get some awesome swag. We've got some great stuff that we'll be getting all the runners, and you'll be able to get in on the fun, even if you can't make it out to the race.
You'll submit your time by end of day on September 2nd, and we'll post your results compared to everyone else running the Virtual Race. Shirts and medals are all mailed 1st thing after the weekend.
1 mile FLAT & FAST loop
The Full is USATF certified and Boston Qualifier: GA17053WC
The Half Marathon is also a USATF certified course: GA17054WC
Chip timed Start & Finish and mile split
Mile splits are displayed on monitors as you pass by the mile point...helping you keep on pace
Elite Aid Stations
2 stations along course (every 1/2 mile)
1 station with cups of water
1 station with your personally selected aid (drinks & gel) must register by 8/26
Bananas & oranges and/or your personal special needs bag
We realize the it might get a little repetitive running a 1 mile loop...so we'll have music & entertainment along the course to keep you going and entertained
Course Cut Off
The course will close at 10:30 am (4 hour race time). No exceptions!
Aug 25 11:59 PM: Race shirt guarantee and aid station choice deadline
Aug 31: Early Packet Pickup, 4 - 7 PM
Sep 1: Race Day!
5:30 AM - Registration & Check-in opens
5:30 AM - Wave 1 start
6:00 AM - Wave 2 start
6:30 AM - Races start
10:30 AM - Course Close
Because of the extended time for traffic control, there will be a $5.00 fee for each additional 30 minutes you register for (before the official start at 6:30 am). However, make sure you register for an earlier wave if you need the extra time in order to finish the race before the course closes at 10:30 AM.
Event Cap is a total of 150 participants. In an effort to give the marathoners the best shot at obtaining a spot, Half Marathon registration will open on June 9.
Super Early Bird (through Jul 1)
Early Bird (Jul 2 - Aug 3)
Regular (Aug 4 - Aug 31)
Race Day (available if event cap has not been met)
Early waves are available to accommodate longer pace times ($5 more for each 30 minute incriment) However, make sure you register for one of these earlier waves if you need the extra time in order to finish the race before the course closes at 10:30 AM.
Awards and Goodies
The primary goal of this event is for everyone to GO FAST, and will have medals for our top finishers in the following categories:
Top 3 Overall M/F
Top 3 Master M/F
Overall Grand Master (50+)
Overall Sr. Grand Master (60+)
Top 3 in each 5 year age group (10 & Under through 75+)
Be sure to stick around at the finish line for the awards ceremony and to cheer everyone as they finish!
Can't make it out to the event site on race day?
Want to support the cause?
Still want to participate and have a shot at an award?
Maybe you saw the shirt and said: "Sweet...I want one!"
Then the virtual race is for you.
Here's how it works:
1. Register for the Virtual division & start training
2. The day before the race you'll receive instructions & a link to submit your race time
3. Submit your race time by end of race day
4. The day after the race results (Virtual Runner division) will be posted online
5. Monday after the race you'll receive an email with a link to the results & any pictures and we will send your t-shirt and Medal!
Please Note: the virtual option is not available for triathlons, group, or treasure runs
Event Courtesy and Weather Policy
Our events are designed to be fun and for the entire family. With that in mind any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.
Event will take place rain or shine (or snow). In the event of dangerous conditions, the event will cancel. In this case, there are no refunds.
All registrations are final...We're sorry, but there are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.