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MARTHA'S VINEYARD MARATHON & HALF MARATHON


MAY 21, 2017

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MARTHA'S VINEYARD MARATHON & HALF MARATHON


MAY 21, 2017

Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

half marathon

(USATF Cert #MA16019JK)

The Half Marathon starts at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School and runs the first 2 miles with the marathon and a total of 3 miles through the middle of DCR Manuel Correllus State Forest and pass the airport.  Then left on Edgartown road on the paved bike path for 5 miles.  Then left again, along Beach Road over the famous "JAWS" bridge with a finish in beautiful Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs.

marathon

Boston qualifier (USATF Cert #MA16020JK)

The Marathon starts at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School and runs the first 13 miles through DCR Manuel Correllus State Forestthen right down through Edgartown on Meeting House Way to Atlantic Drive.  Then left up Katama Rd through the quaint town of Edgartown with a finish on Beach Rd, over the famous "JAWS" bridge with a finish in beautiful Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs.

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RACE DETAILS


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RACE DETAILS


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SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • 10am - 7pm:  Bib pick up at OCEAN PARK, Oak Bluffs

Sunday, May 21, 2017

  • 5:30am - 7:15am:  Buses depart from OAK BLUFFS
  • 6:00am - 7:15am:  Buses depart from EDGARTOWN
  • 6:00am - 7:15am:  Buses depart from TISBURY
  • 8:00am:  Wave 1 Start (full and half)
  • 8:03am:  Wave 2 Start (full and half)
  • 8:05am:  Wave 3 Start (full and half)
  • 9:00am:  Entertainment at finish line begins
  • 9:00am:  Buses begin returning those runners staying in Edgartown and Tisbury.
  • 10:30am:  Awards ceremony Half Marathon
  • 12noon:  Awards ceremony Full Marathon

WATER STATIONS

13 aid stations will be provided along the course placed approximately 1.5 - 2 miles apart.  All aid stations will be staffed and have water.  TriFuel will be provided at water stations 3-13 and filtered water is provided at all stations.  Each aid station will be equipped with a first aid kit and Medics will be at miles 8 and 16. 

MEDICAL & TOILETS ON COURSE:

Medical and EMT's will be positioned at the 13 mile mark of the marathon and mile 6 of the half marathon.  

Portable Toilets along the course will be located at each water station, the start and the finish. 

Every participant receives finishers shirt. swag bag, visor or hat and finisher's medal

Every participant receives finishers shirt. swag bag, visor or hat and finisher's medal

bus transporation

Buses for the FULL and the HALF MARATHON will be loading and departing at the same time and place race morning:  Oak Bluffs, Edgartown and Tisbury.  Buses begin loading at 5:30am - 7:15am.  You will be assigned a bus time on your bib. 

OAK BLUFF bus departure:  Ocean Park

EDGARTOWN bus departure: 

TISBURY bus departure: 

PARKING:

If you plan on driving to the start at Martha's Vineyard High School, the address is:  100 Edgartown Vineyard Haven Rd, Oak Bluffs, MA.  Parking is limited but you can drive or have someone drop you off.  However, there is NO BUS TRANSPORTATION back to the high school after the race. 

PACE team:

BEAST PACING will provide pacers for the full and the half marathon.  In addition..  Pacers and Pace bands will range in 2:50 - 4:30 marathon times and 1:40 - 2:30 for half marathon times.  Pace bands will be provided at the expo.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING A PACER AND RECEIVING A COMPLIMENTARY ENTRY, EMAIL HERE

Please note:  Pacers are subject to change and availability.

Every participant will receive: 

  1. Bus transportation to the start
  2. Return bus transportation for those staying or returning to Edgartown and Tisbury.
  3. Race bib, timing chip, and pace band
  4. Custom water-wicking race shirt
  5. Custom race bag with swag
  6. Custom visor or hat
  7. Race Medal (after you cross the finish)
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EXPO


 

OCEAN PARK

Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard

EXPO


 

OCEAN PARK

Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard

bib pick up

WHERE:  Ocean Park - Oak Bluffs

WHEN:  Saturday, May 20, 2017

TIME:  10am - 7pm

If you cannot pick your bib up on Saturday you should choose to pay the mailing fee and have your bib mailed to you.  All bibs/timing chips will be mailed before 4/10/17.  Option to have your bib mailed must be done by 4/1/17.  No exceptions.  If you choose to have your bib/timing chip mailed, your shirt and race bag may be picked up at the finish line after the race.  Shirts and swag bags will not be mailed.

You can have someone else pick up your bib, shirt and bag provided they have a copy of your ID and you have signed the online waiver when you registered.  If you did not sign the waiver, you can download the waiver by clicking the button below and signing the PDF.  You can then email, message or fax it to whoever is picking up your bib for you.

Cancellation Policy

Per industry standard, entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else.  Sorry, no exceptions.  Switching from the full to the half, and vice versa, is permitted.  You may DEFER to the following year for a fee provided you do so on or before May 1, 2017.  No exceptions.

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Beneficiaries


Giving back...

Beneficiaries


Giving back...

MARTHA'S VINEYARD REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Proceeds from this event benefit the following:

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School must literally be all things to all people. This relatively small 700 student school provides all the educational services and most of the social services for students in grades 9 to 12. This includes full vocational programs, special education collaborative, mentorships, human services, and a complete range of college preparation courses, including Advanced Placement. The school serves an island which is economically and socially diverse and has the lowest per capita income in the state. To meet these challenges it has one of the most honored high school faculties, an extremely involved student body and many active parent groups.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands, a proud member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay family, is the only one-to-one youth serving mentoring organization in the area. We’ve been around for over 42 years and serve more than 300 kids in the community. With research and proven outcomes at our core, we’re an organization that’s making a real difference with young people.