Three Bridges Marathon & Half Marathon
Dec 5 2010
Ragged Mountain Running Shop
Time & Date: Sunday, December 5th at 7:00am
Start & Parking: Whitehall Vineyards (about 25 minutes west of Charlottesville). A shuttle will be provided from the finish line back to the parking lot.
Course: A 26.2 mile and 13.1 mile USATF-certified Boston qualifier course that runs along the beautiful and mainly flat paved road that leads to the base of the Sugar Hollow Dam (just west of the village of Whitehall). Detailed course map. The half marathon course will start in the exact same spot as the marathon and finish at the 13.1 mile mark.
Entry Form: The entry form can be picked up in person at RMRS or downloaded and mailed to 3 Elliewood Avenue, Charlottesville 22903.
Race Fee: Half Marathon = $30, Marathon = $40 (all proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels and the RMR Olympic Development team). For an additional $15, you will receive a Three Bridges technical shirt.
Course Support: There will be Gatorade and water stations every two miles, with medical support (courtesy of Dr. Wilder’s team) at each of these aid stations.
Mile Markers: Every mile will be clearly marked but no splits will be read (sorry, but participants are responsible for keeping their individual splits).
Entry Limit: The race will close at the first 125 entrants or Friday, December 3rd, whichever comes first.
Race Time Limit: Both races start at 7:00am. Due to the volunteer nature of this not-for-profit event, we ask that all participants finish under 5:15 (by 12:15pm). We will not have any medical or finish line support after this time.
Awards: The race will have live, rolling results at the finish line (no post-race awards ceremony) with prizes being awarded (as you finish) to the top 3 overall males and females, and to top places in the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80+. An official certificate will be presented to each finisher.
Course Records: Matt Gutridge — 3:09:30
Kara Williams — 3:42:19
Packet Pickup: Your race packet may be picked up on Friday, December 3rd (10am-6pm) or Saturday, December 4th (10am-5pm) at Ragged Mountain Running Shop, #3 Elliewood Avenue, across from UVA.
Inclement Weather: In the event of bad weather conditions (snow or ice) the race will be postponed to Sunday, December 12th. Call 293-3367 or check our website. We will most likely make a decision (in the case of inclement weather) by 3:00pm on Saturday, December 4th.
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Barracks Road (Garth Road) west past Foxfield, and Ridge Road to the village of Whitehall. Just beyond Wyants Store (on right in Whitehall), the road will bear to the right on Brown’s Gap Turnpike (810). Follow Brown’s Gap Turnpike for 1.2 miles. Turn left on Break Heart Road (look for Whitehall Vineyards sign). Take Break Heart Road for about a mile, continue straight until road becomes Sugar Ridge Road. You will see Whitehall Vineyards on your right and parking is available right along the road. A special thanks to Whitehall Vineyards for their gracious support.
Information: Call 293-3367 or 293-6115.
Our Beneficiaries: Since 1977, Meals on Wheels has been delivering hot, nutritious, lunchtime meals to people who are not able to prepare meals for themselves and who have no one to prepare meals for them. An entirely independent, local non-profit, Meals on Wheels receives no government funding for our operating budget, but instead relies on local businesses, individuals, and organizations to support our home-delivered meals program. In 2009, with the help of 300+ volunteers, Meals on Wheels delivered over 52,000 meals to our homebound neighbors.
Ragged Mountain Racing is a multi-faceted organization whose primary goal is to provide post-collegiate athletes with an environment and community in which they can develop both professionally and personally, ultimately in preparation for national and international level competition.