Course Information – Turn by Turn Directions – Hydration – GU – Porta Johns

2018 Courses

For 2018 –  We again have been granted full access to the outboard runway and will take full advantage of this as we did the first year of the race.  

View the 1 Mile Map at:
http://us.mapometer.com/running/route_4289024

View the 5k Map at:
http://us.mapometer.com/running/route_4288531

View the 10k Map at:
http://us.mapometer.com/running/route_4374076

View the Half Marathon Map at:
http://us.mapometer.com/running/route_4286824

View the Kids Fun Run Map at:
http://us.mapometer.com/running/route_4419913

All 5k, 10k & 13.1 runners will start together on the road in front of the Brunswick Parks & Recreation complex (220 Neptune St) at 8:30 Sharp – Wheelchairs and Handcycles at 8:25 (If Entered).

Be Prepared for the SPLIT – The 5k, 10k – Half marathon SPLIT at Orion & Neptune on the way back towards the finish area.  10k & 13.1 GO STRAIGHT on Orion St  –  5K TURN RIGHT ONTO Neptune St TO FINISH LINE

All 5k, 10k & 13.1 runners will complete the first 2.9 miles together.   10k & 13.1 runners will stay together till mile 4.1 where 10k runners will turn RIGHT on Allagash Dr and 13.1 runners will turn LEFT towards the runways.  Be prepared for this turn – Volunteers will be there to guide you.  We have also moved our hydration station to this split to serve both 10k & 13.1 runners.

Seed yourself accordingly at the start.  All runners will initially turn LEFT on ORION St – run 1 mile and turn RIGHT thru the gate onto the runway.  Hydration will be at Mile 2.4.  Normally races provide water at mile 2 however, mile 2 is in the middle of the runway at the U Turn.  The wind out there prevents us from having a water stop located at that point.  Blowing cups & trash issue on the runways would be a significant danger to aircraft.  Consider wearing a fuel belt, camelback or bottle belt if you need hydration sooner.

Please DO NOT THROW ANYTHING ON THE AIRFIELD – TRASH – CUPS – GARMENTS

All Runners will exit the runway at mile 2.7 ish and make a LEFT turn back onto Orion.  THE SPLIT – 5k Runners will Turn RIGHT on to Neptune St to the Finish line and 10k & Half Marathoners will continue STRAIGHT on ORION St to SEAHAWK Ave where you will turn RIGHT and head out towards the new FAA Airport Control Tower (See Turn By Turn Directions Below).  10k runners will turn RIGHT on Alagash Dr and head toward the finish.  Half Marathon runners will head out on to the Runway and run all the way to the end and back.  It’s almost 1.5 Down & 1.5 miles Back.  WARNING!! – The wind on the airport has proven that it can be brutal in past years.  We’ve had gusts up to 50 mph.  One leg of the runway stretch could be very challenging.  The flip side is that the other leg will be a breeze – pardon the pun.

The courses are almost perfectly flat.

Half Marathon

2015 Half marathon

10k

10k-map

5k

5k Course

1 Miler

1 Miler

Kids Fun Run

kids-fun-run-map

The 1 mile race is simply .5 out and .5 back.  Runners will head out on Neptune – LEFT turn on Orion – U Turn at .5 and return the same way.

Start Line Chip Mats will give you a chip to chip time.  Awards are based on your GUN TIME (USATF Rules).

Strollers – are allowed – but MUST start in back of the pack and remain behind other runners.  If you are seen weaving in and out of runners – you will be pulled and DQ’d.  A finish time will not be posted.  Please help us comply with our insurance requirements and keep all participants safe.

Dogs – Not allowed.  The race takes place on an “Active” airport.  A loose dog on a runway or taxiway is a major safety issue for landing, taxiing or aircraft taking off. No-Dogs-Allowed-Pet-Sign-K-4101

Maps & Starts (ALSO SCROLL DOWN)

The 1 Mile course is an out and back from the Field House (click here for map) and starts at 7:45.  The 5K heads out towards the golf course on Orion St before runners turn RIGHT up onto the runway.  The 5k, 10k & Half Marathon runners will all start together running towards the golf course on Orion St.  You will turn RIGHT at the 1 mile mark up onto the runway.

The 5K, 10k and 13.1 will start at 8:30 at the same location in front of the field house on Neptune Dr.  Runners will start together and then split as previously described at the intersection of Orion St and Neptune Dr.

Handcycles and Wheelchair participants will start 5 minutes ahead of the pack at 8:25.

The Finish Line for all  races  is in the parking lot in front of the Brunswick Parks & Recreation Field house on Neptune St.

Course Hydration – Please Note the Irregular Distances Between Hydration Stations!

Water – Gatorade & GU Stations

There will be 1 Hydration Station for 5k runners at mile 2.7

There will be 2 Hydration Stations for 10k runners.  Located at: Mile 2.7 – 4.1 and at the Finish Line

There will be 5 hydration stations for Half Marathon runners.  Located at: Mile 2.7 – 4.1 – 6.1 – 9.3 – 11.3 and at the Finish Line

Water & Gatorade will be available at: Mile 2.7 – 4.1 – 6.1 – 9.3 – 11.3 and at the Finish Line

Start Line – The Start Line is the Crosswalk on Neptune just outside the Parks & Rec entrance.  

GU (Flavors – Vanilla Bean/Chocolate Outrage & Strawberry Banana)  Will be available at the Mile 4.1 – 6.1 – 9.3 – 11.3

Please Note these are irregular distance stops – consider a fuel belt/camel-back if your hydration needs dictate.  Watch the weather and adjust your hydration needs accordingly.

The Mile 2.7 Water Station

There will be a Water Stop at Mile 2.7 just as all runners leave the tarmac.  Please note this is late in your 5k run – we are unable to have a mile 2 Water stop as it is on the tarmac and windy.  Blowing trash (cups) is a significant hazzard to aircraft.

water cups

All hydration stations will offer Water and Lime/Lemon flavored G2 Gatorade.

Porta Johns

There will be a Porta Johns located at the Half Marathon Hydration Stations 4.1 – 6.1 – 9.3 – 11.3 and the Start/Finish.  There are also numerous bathrooms in the Field House (Start/Finish Area).

There are no porta johns on the 5k course.

Need Help Out There?

If you need medical attention or assistance, make your way, or ask a volunteer to get to a hydration station or safety biker.  The Water Station Crew Chief will call for a vehicle to gather you or summon medical assistance.  There will be numerous safety volunteers on bikes.  There will be bikers leading each race and following behind the last runner/walker.  There will also be bikers assigned to sections of the course to assist you if needed or summon emergency medical assistance.  They will be wearing Orange Safety Vests.  Ask them for assistance if you need help for you or a fellow runner.  Runners with cell phones please call 911 in the event of an emergency and give the location of the nearest mile marker.  Members of the Merrymeeting Amateur Radio Association (MARA) will also be stationed at Flight Tower parking lot.  They are available to summon assistance should it be required.

Throw Away Shirts – Discarding Personal Belongings On The Course

If you plan to shed a layer at the Race The Runways, please shoot for mile marker or a water stop to chuck it.  We will gather all the discarded items and have them laundered, then donated to Goodwill or discarded as appropriate.

Please do not take off your Fuel Belt, Water Bottle, I-pod, Cell phone or Jacket etc and leave it on the course – PLEASE -WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS!  Please do not hand these items to water stop volunteers.  They also – are not responsible to return these items to you.

PLEASE DO NOT DISCARD SHIRTS OR TRASH ON THE TAXIWAY OR TARMAC – FOD (FOREIGN OBJECT DEBRISMAY DAMAGE AIRCRAFT)!

Trash – Littering  

Please DON’T!  There will be trash cans located at each water stop.  Please Do Not throw GU packets or any other trash on the course.  Especially the Runways & Taxiways!!  Again – This an active airport, trash could do serious damage to an aircraft.  Whatever you throw on the ground will need to be picked up by a volunteer!

Half Marathon Turn By Turn

Start on Neptune Dr in front of Field House

Turn LEFT on Orion St –

Turn RIGHT  – On to the Runway at Mile 1

U Turn Off the runway on to the tarmac at mile 2

Run all the way to the end of the tarmac

90 degree turn off the tarmac to the gate and LEFT on to Orion St

STAY STRAIGHT AT THE SPLIT

STRAIGHT on Orion till the End (Stay on Left side of road)

Turn RIGHT on to Seahawk St

Turn LEFT on to Pegasus St

Turn RIGHT on to Katahdin Dr

Turn LEFT on Alagash Dr towards the Runways -FAA Control Tower

Turn LEFT on to the runways

Staying on the LEFT Side – Run to the End – Turn Right Across The Runway – Turn Right – Run to END of Runway

Turn Right  – Cross The Runway

Turn LEFT off the runway back on to Alagash Dr

Return on Alagash Dr to end/Fitch Ave

Turn RIGHT on Fitch Ave

Cross Fitch Ave

Turn LEFT on Forestall Ave

Turn RIGHT on Neptune Dr

Turn RIGHT into Field House Parking Lot – Finish Line

10k Turn By Turn

Start on Neptune Dr in front of Field House

Turn LEFT on Orion St

Turn RIGHT  – On to the Runway at Mile 1

U Turn off the runway on to the tarmac at mile 2

Run all the way to the end of the tarmac

90 degree turn off the tarmac to the hangar 5 exit gate and LEFT on to Orion St

STAY STRAIGHT AT THE SPLIT (Neptune & Orion)

STRAIGHT on Orion till the End (Stay on Left side of road)

Turn RIGHT on to Seahawk St

Turn LEFT on to Pegasus St

Turn RIGHT on to Katahdin Dr

Turn RIGHT on Alagash Dr towards Fitch Ave

Turn RIGHT on Fitch Ave

Cross Fitch Ave (Watch For Cars!)

Turn LEFT on Forestall Ave

Turn RIGHT on Neptune Dr

Turn RIGHT into Housing Parking Lot at mile 12.8 – follow cones

Turn LEFT on to Pegasus St

Turn RIGHT back onto Neptune Dr

Turn RIGHT into Field House Parking Lot – Finish Line

5k Turn By Turn

Start on Neptune St in Front of Field House

Turn LEFT on Orion St

Turn RIGHT at Mile 1 – On to the Runway

U Turn RIGHT off The Runway on to the Tarmac

Run to the end and Turn LEFT 90 degrees heading to the Gate Off The Tarmac by Hangar 5

Exit through the gate and Turn LEFT on to Orion St

Turn RIGHT back on Neptune St (Half Marathoners will go straight here!)

Turn LEFT into Field House parking lot and Finish Line

1 Mile Race Turn By Turn

Start on Neptune St in Front of Field House

Turn LEFT on Orion St

Run approx .4 miles

Do U Turn

Turn RIGHT on Neptune St

Turn LEFT into Field House parking lot and Finish Line

Kids Fun Run

Same Start Line as Adult Races

Straight to end of Neptune

Do U Turn

Turn LEFT into Field House parking lot and Finish Line

 Finish Area

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