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2014 RACE PACKET INFORMATION (directions, maps, details on transportation, etc.) Click Here to download & print pdf

 

If you are unable to make the packet pickup, YOU MUST pick up your race packet and timing bib 30 minutes prior to your bus loading time.  You must have timing bib to board the bus, and no timing bibs will be issued out at the respective starts (other than for the kid races).

 

DATE: Saturday, August 30, 2014

TIME:
6:13 am Wheelchair/Handcycle Marathon Start
6:15 am Marathon Start
7:55 am Wheelchair/Handcycle Half Marathon Start
8:00 am Half Marathon Start
8:40 am Wheelchair/Handcycle 10K Start
8:45 am 10K Start
8:55 am Wheelchair/Handcycle 5K Start
9:00 am 5K Start
10:30 am For Kids "2" (0.2 miles) Start - 8 years old and younger
10:45 am 1 mile Start - 18 years old and younger

Official 2014 Pocatello Marathon Race Duffle Bags (i.e., duffle bag, backpack or other style) will be given to each Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K participant during the Race Packet Pickup at the Clarion Inn from Noon to 8 PM Friday, August 29, 2014. The duffle bag will include your timing bib, 2014 Pocatello Marathon - Running the Gap - shirt, and other goodies.

PLEASE NOTE: LATE Registrations and anyone not picking up their official 2014 Pocatello Marathon Race Duffle Bag at the Clarion Inn on Friday, August 29, 2014 will not be guaranteed a bag. An alternate bag (e.g., left over duffle bags from previous years) may be provided.

Host Hotel:

Clarion Inn
1399 Bench Road
Pocatello, ID 83201
Tel: 208-237-1400
SEE RESERVATION DIRECTIONS BELOW for Special Group rate of $80.00 plus state and local taxes

ALL EVENTS CLOSE AT 12:45 pm.

Marathon participants MUST maintain a pace under 14 minutes 53 seconds per mile. Half Marathon participants MUST maintain a pace under 20 minutes 36 seconds per mile. 10K participants MUST maintain a pace under 36 minutes 17 seconds per mile. 5K participants MUST maintain a pace under 67 minutes 44 seconds per mile. Participants will be given verbal notification if they are over the course close time pace, and then they will have the next mile to get back under the course close time pace. Transportation is REQUIRED to any participant who is then unable to maintain the course close time pace for the remainder of the course. Chip timing will be used for marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K events - ABSOLUTELY NO EARLY STARTS!!

The 1 mile MaraFUN Details:

- 1 mile MaraFUN registration open only to those 18 years old and younger.
- Start area will start at 10:45 am at the north end of Lower Ross Park, Look for "Start" flags near the swing sets across the street from the skate park, S 2nd Avenue.
- Each participant receives a short sleeve microfiber 2014 Portneuf Medical Center Pocatello Marathon Running the Gap shirt and finisher medal.
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NOTE: The 1 mile MaraFUN is a timed event and additional awards will be presented. Details of the age groups will be based on the number of participants, which details may not be available until the day of the event.

For Kids "2" (0.2 miles) Details:

- For Kids "2" (0.2 miles) registration open only to those 8 years old and younger.
- Start area will be north end of Lower Ross Park, look for "Start" flags near the swing sets across the street from the skate park, S 2nd Avenue.
- For Kids "2" will start at 10:30 am with wave starts approximately every 5 minutes as follows (depending on the number of participants and their age); 8 and 7 year olds, 6 and 5 year olds, 4 and under.
- Each participant receives a short sleeve microfiber 2014 Portneuf Medical Center Pocatello Marathon Running the Gap shirt and finisher medal.
NOTE: For Kids "2" (0.2 miles) IS NOT a timed event and additional awards (i.e., overall, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place) WILL NOT be awarded.

Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K Participant Details:

- Each participant must pickup their official 2014 Pocatello Marathon Race Duffle Bag at the Clarion Inn during the Race Packet Pickup from Noon to 8 PM Friday, August 29, 2014. Anyone not picking up their race duffle bag on Friday, August 29, 2014 will not be guaranteed a bag.

- Each participant picking up their race packet MUST present their confirmation email and show a valid ID.

- Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. However, anyone who registers but is unable to participate may pick up their duffle bag and shirt at the Packet Pick Up. Anyone not able to participate and that does not pick up their race packet may have their duffle bag and shirt mailed to them for a $15 shipping and handling fee.

- Any registered participant (other than those registering in our Kick In or Early Bird registration time frames - prior to April 2) wanting to change events may be charge a $5.00 processing fee plus the difference in registration fee if the change is to a longer distance (i.e., half marathon to marathon would be $5 + $10 = $15 total). See the REGISTER link for the difference in event registration fees. To change events; send an email to pocatellorun@gmail.com requesting the change.

- Each person who registers will receive a 2014 Portneuf Medical Center Pocatello Marathon Running the Gap shirt. Marathon participants will receive long sleeved microfiber T-shirt. Half marathon, 10K, and 5K participants will receive short sleeved microfiber T-shirt. Females will receive a feminine cut micro-fiber shirt unless they indicate a unisex sized shirt during the registration process. Anyone that does not pick up their race packet will be responsible for shipping and handling fee to receive their shirt.

- Each person who registers will receive a 2014 Portneuf Medical Center Pocatello Marathon Running the Gap duffle bag. LATE Registrations (August 10 thru August 29) are not guaranteed a 2014 duffle bag, an alternate bag (e.g., a duffle bag from prior year) may be provided to those registering late.

- All finishers will receive a 2014 Portneuf Medical Center Pocatello Marathon - Running the Gap finisher medal.

-Course is USA T&F certified (Certification Number: ID08002DCR). Times on this course can be used to qualify for the Boston and New York Marathons.

 

Transportation - Bus Schedule:

PLEASE NOTE: Due to road closures and detours ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST RIDE THE BUSES - NO PERSONAL VEHICLES ALLOWED AT THE START LINES. Transportation will be provided to the starting line. Duffle bags will be provided at the Race Packet Pickup to each person who registers. These duffle bags will be marked with your bib number and name. Use these duffle bags to place extra clothes that you are wearing to the start or want at the finish line. We will have a gear check in location at the start of each event. The checked gear will be transported to the finish line while you are running. A gear pick up location will be available in the finish line area. You MUST present your bib to receive the checked gear - each person checking in a bag needs to check the bag back out - no picking up multiple bags. There is no parking at the starting areas and due to road closures and detours you may not even be able to drive near the starting areas so use the provided transportation.

MARATHON EVENT PARTICIPANTS will load/depart from ONE and ONLY ONE location out to the start, and that location is on Bench Road near the entrance/exit of the Clarion Inn. Marathon participants may use parking lots at the following location: Sandpiper (1400 Pocatello Bench Road), Dr. Rufus Van Dyke Orthodontist Office (1455 Bench Rd), Mutual Insurance (1575 Baldy Avenue) and all other businesses in that complex, Calvary Chapel (1633 Olympus Drive), and Grace Lutheran (1350 Baldy Avenue). A map showing the location of these parking lots is provide in the 2014 Race Information Packet available at the top of this page. DO NOT park on any streets or at any other businesses.

HALF MARATHON, 10K, AND 5K EVENT PARTICIPANTS will load/depart from ONE and ONLY ONE location out to their respective start, and that location is at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex. ONLY ONE shuttle has been added for half marathon, 10K, and 5K participants needing transportation from the hotels located on Pocatello Creek Road to Ross Park. Shuttles from the Ross Park Aquatic Complex back to the hotels located on Pocatello Creek Road are available.  See below for details.

Buses will leave PROMPTLY at the times indicated - so be on the bus early.

Marathon - ONLY ONE PICK UP LOCATION - Buses will start to load at 5:00 am. Once a bus is full, that bus will depart, with the first bus departing when full or at 5:10 am. The LAST bus will depart PROMPTLY at 5:30 am for Buckskin Saddle - Marathon start line on Crestview Road. (6:13 am wheelchair/handcycle marathon start, 6:15 am marathon start)

ONLY one option for MARATHON pick up:

Load buses on Bench Road outside our host hotel - The Clarion Inn, 1399 Bench Road.


Shuttle service from the Clarion Inn to Ross Park Aquatic Complex for any half marathon, 10K, or 5K participants – ONE PICKUP ONLY – Buses will start to load at 5:45 am for anyone needing transportation to Ross Park. Buses will leave at 6:00 am, 6:10 am, 6:20 am, and the last group of buses will leave PROMPTLY at 6:30 am. Anyone riding these buses from the Clarion Inn to Ross Park must exit at Ross Park and then board their appropriate bus (i.e., this shuttle bus may not be going to the start line you need).


HALF MARATHON, 10K, and 5K - Only one pick up location for transportation out to the respective start (see below).


Half Marathon - ONLY one pick up location - Buses will start to load at 7:00 am. Once a bus is full, that bus will depart. The last bus will depart PROMPTLY at 7:20 am for the Half Marathon start line on N Inkom Road near E Green Canyon Road. (7:55 am wheelchair/handcycle half marathon start, 8:00 am half marathon start)

ONLY one option for HALF MARATHON pick up:

Load buses at Lower Ross Park finish line area - Ross Park Aquatic Complex, 2901 S 2nd Avenue


10K – Only one pick up location - Buses will start to load at 8:00 am. All buses will depart PROMPTLY at 8:15 am for 10K start line on W Old Highway 91 near N Blackrock Canyon Road. (8:40 am wheelchair/handcycle 10K start, 8:45 am 10K start)

ONLY one option for 10K pick up:

Load buses at Lower Ross Park finish line area - Ross Park Aquatic Complex, 2901 S 2nd Avenue

 

5K – Only one pick up location - Buses will start to load at 8:15 am. All buses will depart PROMPTLY at 8:30 am for 5K start line on S 5th Avenue near Pocatello Regional Transit 5815 South 5th Avenue and W Darby Road. (8:55 am wheelchair/handcycle 5K start, 9:00 am 5K start)

ONLY one option for 5K pick up:

Load buses at Lower Ross Park finish line area - Ross Park Aquatic Complex, 2901 S 2nd Avenue

Aid Stations:

Aid stations will be located approximately at mile marks 3.3, 5.3, 8, 9.8, 12.1, 14, 15.7, 18, 19.1, 20.1, 21.1, 21.8, 23, 24, and 25. Each aid station will have water, PowerAde (one of two flavors at an individual aid station - either Fruit Punch or Mountain Blast), vaseline, ibuprofen, and band aids. PowerBar energy gel will be available at the Mile 11.9, Mile 20.1, and Mile 23 aid stations. Bananas and oranges will also be available at Mile 5.3, 15.7, 19.1, 21.8, and 24 aid stations. Assorted wrapped hard candy will be available at Miles 8, 14, 18, and 21.1. A porta-pottie will also be located at each aid station.

Awards:

AWARDS for Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K events: 1st place Overall Men and Women Awards, 1st place Masters Men and Women Awards (overall based on gun time), and 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place Age Group Awards (age group based on chip time) will be presented. Overall and Masters winners will NOT be included in their age group awards. Award presentation will begin at approximately 11:15 am. Awards will not be released prior to the awards presentation. Award recipients not able to stay for the awards presentation must make delivery arrangements at the Awards table in the finish area. A $15 shipping and handling fee will be charged for all awards that need to be delivered. The age groups for men and women include: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over. Additional age group categories may be added for 5K and 10K depending on number of participants under the age of 14. Note: For the 2014 event, the 5K will include 9 & under and 10-14 age group awards.

STROLLERS, BIKES, and PETS.

Strollers, bikes, and pets are not allowed on course. Strollers will only be allowed in the 0.2 mile kids event.

After You Finish:

We encourage all participants to stay in the finish line area to enjoy all the activities of Marafest, the other races, a free shower at Ross Park Aquatic Complex, a massage, live music, and the award ceremony. The award presentation will start immediately after results of the 1 mile MaraFun event are available – approximately 11:15 am. However, transportation from Ross Park Aquatic Complex, 2901 S 2nd Avenue to the Clarion Inn, 1399 Bench Road, will be available if you need to return to the Clarion Inn before all activities wrap up around 1:00 pm. Transportation will be provided as indicated below:


Shuttle service from Ross Park Aquatic Complex to the Clarion Inn – Buses will be available at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex to provide transportation back to the Clarion Inn. This shuttle service will have a bus departing every 30 minutes starting at 9:30 am with the last bus departing at 1:15 pm.

 

The Ross Park Aquatic Complex locker rooms and showers will be open at 9:30 am and will be available for race participants to take a shower following their event. Last access to the locker rooms and showers will be at 10:45 am. Anyone using the showers MUST be out by 11:00 am. The 11:00 am closing time will be enforced so as to not interrupt the Ross Park Aquatic Complex daily opening.

Discount Ross Park Aquatic Complex discount pool passes are available for $3.25 at the race packet pick up on Friday, August 29, and near the awards table in the finish line area on Saturday, August 30. The Ross Park Aquatic Complex will be open at noon and each pass is valid either Saturday (August 30), Sunday (August 31), or Monday (September 1). NO Refunds or Rainchecks.

Food and beverages will be provided at the finish area for race participants. Additional food and beverage vendors will also be at the MaraFest at the finish area. MaraFest includes music, free kids' activities and more.

Toast your run through the gap with Miller 64. Participants of legal drinking age will receive one FREE beer with their race bib and ID. Don’t forget your ID. No ID – No beer! The beer garden will also be open to spectators with $2.00 beers.

 

Race Packet Pickup

Race Packet Pickup will be Friday, August 29, 2014 from NOON to 8:00 pm at the Clarion Inn.

-- Participants unable to be at the race packet pickup on Friday MUST pick up their race packet including their timing bib starting approximately 30 minutes prior to loading their bus for transportation to their respective start area. A packet pickup table will be near the loading point of the buses. Each participant MUST have their timing bib prior to loading the bus – timing bibs WILL NOT be handed out at the start line.


-- Participants may have a friend pick up their race packet and timing bib, BUT that friend MUST have a copy of your confirmation email. Confirmation email with assigned bib number will be emailed the week of August 25, so watch for your confirmation email starting Monday, August 25.

NOTE: Official 2014 Pocatello Marathon Race Duffle Bags are not guaranteed for anyone not picking up their race packet on Friday, August 29, 2014.

  1. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS OR CHANGES - VERIFY Name, Age, and Event by clicking the REGISTER link and then checking the "Who is Registered" list. This list will be updated approximately every week. Online registration closes Sunday, August 24, 2014. This list will be updated one final time by Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Email any changes to PocatelloRun@gmail.com prior to Midnight on Saturday, August 23 or be at the packet pickup on Friday, August 29, 2014.

 

Pasta Dinner:

Pasta dinner is Friday, August 29, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Clarion Inn for race participants, family, and friends. Pasta dinner will be $12 per person in advance and $15 per person at the door. Children 12 & under will be $6. Pre-registration for Pasta Bar recommended. Pre-registration available during online registration or on the mail in registration form.

 

Lodging:

Lodging is available at the our Host Hotel the Clarion Inn. See the Lodging link for other hotel options. As the Host Hotel, the Clarion Inn is the place to be for the race packet pick-up, pasta dinner and a great night’s stay. POCATELLO MARATHON RATE $80.00 plus tax. Rate available Wednesday August 27 through Saturday August 30. Stay Sunday for only $55!! On-site is our delicious Steakhouse and relaxing lounge. Our comfortable sleeping rooms are a perfect fit for the leisure traveler as they are equipped with wireless internet and working space so you can stay connected. Our atrium is home to our beautiful indoor pool with waterfall surrounded by live foliage, Jacuzzi, dry sauna, 2D-hour fitness center and meeting area. As an added benefit to our runners, we will be offering a Grab and Go Breakfast the morning of the race. Stop at the front desk and pickup a Water, Banana, Hard Boiled Egg and Bagel with Peanut Butter & Jelly for only $5.00. We offer easy access to the Salt Lake Shuttle drop off and pick up, late checkout of 2:00 pm option (first-come, first-served basis ask Front Desk for details), transportation available to all events (see Race Info for bus schedule) and free shuttle service to the Pocatello airport. A limited number of rooms are available at the event special rate, and this block of rooms will only be held until August 13. Early reservations are highly recommended! Participants can make their reservations by;

 

(1) Call 208-237-1400 and ask for the Pocatello Marathon rate

or

(2) Go to Clarion Inn
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For additional information, you may reach the Pocatello Marathon in the following ways:

E-mail: PocatelloRun@gmail.com

Mail:

Pocatello Marathon
c/o Mike Calley
1410 Kelsea Pl
Pocatello, ID 83201

Phone:

Mike Calley (Race Director) at 208-233-4754

Doug Lenio (Assistant Race Director) at 208-237-6988

Larry Bell (Assistant Race Director) at 208-238-0327