Chardon Half Marathon and 5k
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Will ther be Finishers Medals? Yes there will. Sign up by May 1st to guarantee your medal
Is the course open to walkers, strollers, and dogs? Yes. The course will be open for 4 hours. We would like to ask that strollers and dogs be kept to the 5k course, but walkers are welcome in both events.
Where can we park? There is plenty of parking around Chardon High School. There will be volunteers there to help direct you to the best place to park. Parking areas include Chardon High School, Chardon Middle School, Maple Elementary School, Chardon Ski Chalet, & the Chardon Swimming Pool.
Will there be water stops on the course? Yes - There will be 6-8 water stops on the half marathon course and 1 on the 5k course.
Will there be anything other than water on the course? Yes. We will have an electrolyte drink on the course, energy gels, and fruit
Where is a good place for my family and friends to see me along the race couse? There are many great places to watch the race and cheer on the runners. See the list below for great areas to catch the action with approximate times that runners will be in those areas.
- Chardon Square - miles .75 - 1.25:
- Maple Highlands trail intersection with the Big Creek Spur - .7 mile walk from parking area(Parking on Ravenna Road) mile 5:
- Colburn Road and Bike trail - .4 mile walk from Parking area (Parking on Girdled Road) Mile 6.25: Please stay off Colburn Road when cheering
- Maple Highlands Trail Big Creek Spur Parking Lot - mile 10.25:
- Big Creek Park Parking Lot - Mile 10.3:
- Chardon High School Football Stadium
Can I pick up my packet or register at the race? Yes, the exact time and location will be announced soon.
What is the address of the race? The race will start and end at Chardon High School. The address is 151 Chardon Ave, Chardon Ohio 44024
What is your refund policy?
No refunds will be issued. This includes requests made due to injury, surgery, pregnancy, personal circumstances, date conflicts and professional commitments. This is an industry standard policy and not unique to our event. We will however allow race registrations to be transferred, simply use the contact us form and provide the person's name and email address that you would like to transfer your registration to. Making arrangements to transfer funds to cover the costs of registration will be the responsibility of participants. Once arangements have been made use the contact us page to alert us of the registration swap.
Do you offer special registration for groups or teams?
Because we are raising money for the Chardon Local Schools as our primary beneficiary, we regret that we are not able to provide registration discounts for special groups or teams.
Am I able to change my shirt size before the event?
We will make every attempt to honor everyone's shirt request but once the order is placed we will have limited sizes available. If you would like to have your registration updated with a new shirt size please use the contact us page to request the change.
Can I pick up someone else's race packet at the expo?
Yes. Please just make sure you know their birthdate and shirt size so that we can verify this information.
Can I run or walk with an iPod or other personal music device?
The short answer is yes. We do however ask that you keep the device volume low enough that you can hear other runners or course officials while you are running
What timing device is the event using?
All Great Lakes Race Timing events are timed using official chip timing equipment. You will have an official Chip Start time and Chip Finish time and your actual race time is the difference between those two times. Overall award winners will be based off Gun Time and not Chip time so if you think you will be in the top 3 overall - don't start too far back in the pack.
Are you allowed to push a jogging stroller in any of the races?
Yes, however the weather may limit your ability to navigate the course and it may be too cold to be considered safe for the little ones. We encourage you to consider the conditions before bringing your children to the race. Since this race is going to be run on a narrow bike path we encourage you to consider the possibility of the stroller getting stuck if you have to slide off the side of the path before you decide to bring your little ones to the race.