The marathon course is a Boston Qualifier. All the Martian courses are wide, traffic free, beautiful and lightly rolling.
Certification numbers are:
(Note: Once in our history (2013), Hines Drive was impassible due to flooding and alternate courses were used: Half Marathon - MI 13025 SH, Full Marathon - MI 13024 SH)
5K NOTE: The 5K is different this year due to construction (bridge removal) on Brady. Part of the last quarter mile will be on a gravel trail along the river edge.
Note: The 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon all leave and return to the Start/Finish via the same route. Please refer to the 10K online map (hint: use Full Screen) for a detailed view of the Start & finish.
Aid stations approximately every 2 miles with Absopure water and Gatorade. Two GU stops in the Half Marathon and 4 GU stops in the Full marathon. Bathrooms every 5 miles, maybe even some real ones with flush toilets!
Note: There is a 6 1/2 hour time limit for the Marathon.
The only issue is gravity, which we are in process of correcting. Scientists from both Mars and Earth are working together on a diversionary, planetary, orbital plan that should reduce gravitational pull for up to 4 hours on race day. This displaced gravity will be transported by traditional warp methods to be distributed evenly over all other spring marathon dates.