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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

  • 6:15am - 7:45am:  Buses depart from OAK BLUFFS (see bus info below)
  • 6:15am - 7:45am:  Buses depart from EDGARTOWN (see bus info below)
  • 6:15am - 7:45am:  Buses depart from TISBURY (see bus info below)
  • 8:30am:  Wave 1 Start (full and half)
  • 8:33am:  Wave 2 Start (full and half)
  • 8:35am:  Wave 3 Start (full and half)
  • 9:00am:  Entertainment at finish line begins
  • 9:30am:  Buses begin returning those runners staying in Edgartown and Tisbury.
  • 10:30am:  Awards ceremony Half Marathon
  • 12:30pmAwards 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 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 & 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 miles 6(marathon), 5(Half) / 13(marathon) and 9(half) / 21(marathon), the start and the finish. 

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)
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

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. 

 

bus transporation PRE AND POST 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. 

VINEYARD HAVEN / TISBURY bus departure: 6:45am

LOCATION99 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 6:30am and 7:30am.  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

OAK BLUFF bus departure:  6:15am

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

EDGARTOWN bus departure: 6:30am. 

LOCATION131 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

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BIB PICK UP


 

OCEAN PARK

Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard

BIB PICK UP


 

OCEAN PARK

Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard

bib pick up

WHERE:  Ocean Park - Oak Bluffs

WHEN:  Saturday, May 20, 2017

TIME:  11am - 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.