MAY 21, 2017
MAY 21, 2017
Photograph by: Nicole Friedler Photography
Martha's Vineyard is located south of Cape Cod, famous for being an affluent summer colony. Now you have a reason to make this bucket-list destination race your "RUN-CATION" in 2017. Martha's Vineyard offers 2 beautiful courses for both the half and the full marathon that showcase this amazing island in Massachusetts. Both the full and the half marathon are relatively flat with a few gentle rollers in the full marathon. Whether you're trying to qualify for Boston or just want to run a beautiful race, see why Martha's Vineyard is so famous and a spend a few extra days pre or post race. This Inaugural event is sure to be a destination favorite!
(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.
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.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017
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 most water stations 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 6(marathon), 5(Half) / 13(marathon) and 9(half) / 21(marathon).
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 miles 6(marathon), 5(Half) / 13(marathon) and 9(half) / 21(marathon), the start and the finish.
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.
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.
Buses for the FULL and the HALF MARATHON will be loading and departing from the following locationsOak Bluffs, Edgartown and Tisbury. Buses begin loading at 6:15am - 7:45am.
LOCATION: 99 WATER STREET, VINEYARD HAVEN. The first bus will leave after the first ferry from Woods Hole arrives at 6:45am. If you are STAYING in Vineyard Haven, you can walk to the ferry for bus transportation to the start. Those that ARE NOT staying on the island may can take one of the first 2 morning ferries departing Woods Hole at 6:00am and 7:00am. Both ferries will get you to the start in time.
FERRY RIDERS...NOTE: If you are coming over on the ferry from Woods Hole, you can take the ferry back after the race from the Oak Bluffs Ferry (FINISH LINE). The Oak Bluffs Ferry is located directly across the from the finish line.
Post Race: Buses will shuttle runners from Oak Bluffs to Vineyard Haven from 9:30am - 3pm
LOCATION: 2 SEAVIEW AVE, OAK BLUFFS. Buses will pick up runners on the corner of Seaview and Lake Ave.
The finish line is in Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs. If you are staying in Oak Bluffs you can walk to the bus pick up. If you need to take the ferry back to Woods Hole you can walk across the street from the finish line and take the ferry.
Post race: If you are staying in Vineyard haven or Edgartown, buses will shuttle you back between 9:30am - 3pm
LOCATION: 131 N WATER STREET, EDGARTOWN. Buses will pick up in front of Harbor View Hotel.
If you are staying in Edgartown, it is a quick and short walk from any hotel to the Harbor View Hotel. If you are staying Harbor View, you can roll out of bed!
Post Race: Buses will shuttle runners from Oak Bluffs to Edgartown from 9:30am - 3pm
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
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 5/10/17. Option to have your bib mailed must be done by 05/01/17. 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.
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.
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, 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.