Half Marathon Course

Elevation Profile

 

Please note that although the chart to the right makes this course look hilly, these are very slight variations in elevation. This is a VERY flat, fast course. 

 

Course Description, Maps and Flyover

 

 

The 13.1 Mile course will take you through some beautiful sections of Easton and Stoughton Massachusetts. Leaving from Stonehill College and crossing over Washington Street, you'll head into the "Sheep Pasture" operated by the Natural Resources Trust of Easton, and exit onto Main Street. From there, you'll head into the rolling neighborhoods that will take you into the Ames Lond Pond area of Stoughton. Being a lollipop-style course, you'll eventually reconnect with the route you took away from Stonehill, returning to the campus into the finish. 95% of this course is paved road or walkway, with 3 quick dirt-road sections that are located toward the start of the race and just as you come into the final mile. The course is highlighted by a quick but challenging final hill that leads you into the finish.

Safety Concerns

 

For your own safety we ask that you do NOT wear headphones in the race! We have live music at the finish, so save the jammin’ until the end! 

 

Strollers are NOT allowed in the half marathon. If you'd like to participate with a stroller, we ask you to run the 5k or 10k on Saturday, since they are on-campus courses. 

Course Cut-Off
 

Not planning on setting any speed records? Take your time! Our half marathon course is open until 11:00 AM. You just worry about finishing, and we'll keep the beer cold!

 

Weather
 

The average high temperature on race day is 82 degrees F. 

 

The average low temperature on race day is 66 degrees F. 

 

That being said, this is a SUMMER running festival and obviously heat can play a major role. Plan your race accordingly, and take careful note of our aid station layout. We do highly suggest carrying some sort of hydration with you to make for a more safe and successful day!

 

Cooling Stations
 

We will have sprinklers running on the course to keep you cool as you run your race! You will pass 4 "Cooling Stations" on the half marathon course. 

First Aid

 

If you need medical attention on a race course, the aid stations will be able to communicate with our mobile medical command unit as well as both ambulances that we’ll have on site. There will be a medical tent at the finish for anyone who needs to be attended to, and medical staff monitoring the finish line area. 
 

Aid Stations

 

The Half Marathon features 9 aid stations: 

 

Sheep Pasture Aid Station (Water)

Pond Street Aid Station (Water)

Ames Long Pond Aid Station (Water, Gatorade and Honey Stinger Gel)

Vineyard Place Aid Station (Water)

Riverside Terrace Aid Station (Water)

Ames Long Pond Aid Station (Water, Gatorade and Honey Stinger Gel)

Pond Street Aid Station (Water)

Sheep Pasture Aid Station (Water)

Science Center Aid Station (Water, Gatorade and Honey Stinger Gel) 

 

We'll offer a mix of water, Honey Stinger Gel

and Gatorade on the course, as scheduled above.