April 18, 2015

 

FAQ's

 

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General
What are the distances for each event?
What are the start times for each event?
What is the general race contact information?
What are the entry deadlines, fees, and process?
Am I allowed to use my MP3 player during the race?
What are the packet pickup dates/locations:
Are Wheelchair/Hand Cycles and Walkers permitted?
What are the time limits to complete Marathon and Half Marathon?
Do participants receive a finisher’s medal?
Is the Marathon & Half Marathon course hilly?
Is the course a Boston Qualifier?
How many aid stations and what type of fluid replacements are offered?
Is there prize money for the event?
Is there any post-race medical attention?
If a participant is unable to pick up their goodie bag at the Quality of Life Expo, can someone else pick it up for them?
Is there an early start for walkers or race walkers of the Marathon or the Half Marathon?
What kind of food/drinks are at the finish line? Where is the Finish Line Festival?
Will portable bathrooms be on the course?
Will Gear Check be available?
Are roller-skates, inline skates, bikes or carriages of any kind allowed to participate in the Marathon?
Can I run the Marathon course without registering?
Are there Timing Chip & Race Numbers?
How do I get back to the start line?
How do I get back to the start line?
I'm registered for marathon can I change the registration to 1/2 marathon?
I'm registered for the marathon can I change the registration to 1/2 marathon?
When did online registration close?

Frequently Asked Questions

General
Q: What are the distances for each event?
A:

 

 

Marathon - 26.2 Miles

Half Marathon - 13.1 miles

Bike Tour – 26 Miles

5K Run/Walk – 3.1 Miles

Kid’s Marathon – 1K

 

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Q: What are the start times for each event?
A:

 

 

Bike Tour:  6:00 am

Wheelchair and Hand cycle start:  6:10 am

Marathon start:  7:00 am

Half Marathon start:  7:00 am

5K:   7:10 am

Kid’s Marathon:   10:30 am

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Q: What is the general race contact information?
A:

          slcm@usroadsports.com

 

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Q: What are the entry deadlines, fees, and process?
A:

Registrations for all events are non-transferable and non-refundable. 

THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION! Last Chance to register for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Bike Tour, Kid’s Marathon or 5K is at the Quality of Life Expo on Friday, April 17, 2015.

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Q: Am I allowed to use my MP3 player during the race?
A:

Yes, you are permitted to use MP3 players during the race.  For the safety of all on the course, we ask that runners keep their music low or consider using just one headphone.

 

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Q: What are the packet pickup dates/locations:
A:

 

 

Date:        

Friday, April 17 from 10am-8pm

 

Location:     Salt Palace Convention Center, Hall 3 - 100 SW TEMPLE

The Expo will feature a variety of vendors specializing in running related gear, training programs, latest technology, race opportunities, nutrition, race clinics, guest appearances, and much more.

 

Packet pickup will be located at the Quality of Life Expo. Runners will receive their race packets, which includes their race numbers, timing chip, participant shirt and other crucial information. Late registration will also be available, allowing runners one last chance to register for the Saturday's race.


There will be no race day packet pickup!

 

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Q: Are Wheelchair/Hand Cycles and Walkers permitted?
A:

Yes, walkers are allowed in the Marathon and Half Marathon and 5k.  Wheelchairs and Hand Cycles are only allowed in the marathon and half marathon and will begin the course 6:10 am. 

 

 

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Q: What are the time limits to complete Marathon and Half Marathon?
A:

The course limits are as follows:

Marathon: 6.5 hours

Half Marathon: 3.25 hours

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Q: Do participants receive a finisher’s medal?
A:

Marathon, Half Marathon and Bike Tour finisher’s receive a medal.

 

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Q: Is the Marathon & Half Marathon course hilly?
A:

Please see the full/half marathon course map here and check out the hill profile!

 

 

 

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Q: Is the course a Boston Qualifier?
A:

Yes, we are certified by the USA Track & Field Association and therefore a Boston Qualifier.

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Q: How many aid stations and what type of fluid replacements are offered?
A:

There will be Mount Olympus Water & Powerade at each of the 17 Course Aid Stations, as well as at the post-finish area.  Water will be provided at all start lines.

Minimal first aid will be located at all 17 stations on course while volunteer EMT's will man five first aid stations along the course route.  University of Utah Health Care will be operating  full medical emergency tent at the finish line. Gold Cross Ambulance, Salt Lake City Fire Rescue, and Utah Highway Patrol will be grooming the course in support of our stationary first aid stops.

 

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Q: Is there prize money for the event?
A:

Click here to learn about our elite program.  

 

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Q: Is there any post-race medical attention?
A:

There will be Medical Support at the Start, Finish, and along the course. The Medical Tent is located at the Finish line.

 

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Q: If a participant is unable to pick up their goodie bag at the Quality of Life Expo, can someone else pick it up for them?
A:

Yes, they will need to bring a copy of the participant’s photo ID and a note signed by the individual authorizing the pick up.

 

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Q: Is there an early start for walkers or race walkers of the Marathon or the Half Marathon?
A:

There will be NO Early start for runners.

Sag Wagons will patrol the route providing support to these participants. We also suggest that walkers and slower participants consider using a fanny pack that accommodates a water bottle and snacks.

If you plan on participating at a 16 minute pace per mile or slower, please be aware that our permit dictates that the streets that comprise the Marathon route are re-opened to vehicular traffic at 1:30pm, 6.5 hours from the start of the marathon. 

Street cleaning trucks precede the streets re-opening and you will be required to move to the curb lane and/or sidewalk at that time.

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Q: What kind of food/drinks are at the finish line? Where is the Finish Line Festival?
A:

There will be Mount Olympus Water, Powerade sports drink, Creamies ice cream, Dole fruit cups, and Dannon yogurl and other food for replenishment at the finish line.

The refreshment area will be closed to participants only and is locted at the end of the finish line chutes.  The finish line festival is on 200 E between Library and Washington Squares.

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Q: Will portable bathrooms be on the course?
A:

Yes, at the Start line, and at all 17 aid stations and at the finish line.

 

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Q: Will Gear Check be available?
A:

Yes.  Gear check areas will be located at the Marathon and Half Marathon starts.  Participants will place their gear in their goody bag supplied to them at time of packet pick-up, and identified with their bib #. 

 

Gear bags will be transported to the finish line area for pickup

 

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Q: Are roller-skates, inline skates, bikes or carriages of any kind allowed to participate in the Marathon?
A:

No, if you are caught on the Marathon course with any of these, you will be directed off of the route.

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Q: Can I run the Marathon course without registering?
A:

 NO. All runners without Salt Lake City Marathon bibs will be directed off the course immediately.

 

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Q: Are there Timing Chip & Race Numbers?
A:

All official entrants will receive a timing chip that is attached to their bib number (except bike tour and kids marathon), at the Quality of Life Expo.

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Q: How do I get back to the start line?
A:

 Shuttles will run from the finish line to the TRAX station.  The red line will begin running at 5 a.m. 

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Q: How do I get back to the start line?
A:

One complimentary ride on TRAX is offered to all participants to get to the start line. It's recommended that if you drive to the event, you park in one of the 8,000+ paid parking places ($3-10 for the morning on average) and travel up to the University of Utah to start via the RED line on TRAX.  Train service along the red line will offer a special early service exclusive to marathon morning. You must provide your own transportation back up to the start line if its necessary to return to the U.  Please check out additional information here.

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Q: I'm registered for marathon can I change the registration to 1/2 marathon?
A:

 To switch events, please email slcm@usroadsports.com.

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Q: I'm registered for the marathon can I change the registration to 1/2 marathon?
A:

 To switch events, please email slcm@usroadsports.com.

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Q: When did online registration close?
A:

Online registration closed on April 15.

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