MAY 21, 2017
MAY 21, 2017
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 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 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.
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:
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.
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.
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 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.
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.