Michelob ULTRA Boston 13.1® Marathon Course Details
September 14, 2014
Runner Start: 8:15 AM EST
Start Location: Suffolk Downs, 525 McClellan Highway
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The Michelob ULTRA Boston 13.1® Marathon will take you on a flat, fast route featuring miles of coastal views that will start and finish at Suffolk Downs Racetrack in Boston.
Average low of 49; Average high of 67
Mile Markers & Split Times
Each mile marker will have a large clock displaying the "gun time" of the event.
Event Alert System
An Event Alert System will be displayed at each mile marker indicating the status of the race based on the current course and weather conditions:
||EVENT CANCELLED/EXTREME AND DANGEROUS CONDITIONS
||PARTICIPATION STOPPED/FOLLOW EVENT OFFICIAL INSTRUCTIONS
||POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS
||SLOW DOWN/OBSERVE COURSE CHANGES/FOLLOW OFFICIAL INSTRUCTIONS/CONSIDER STOPPING
||LESS THAN IDEAL CONDITIONS
||SLOW DOWN/BE PREPARED FOR WORSENING CONDITIONS
||ENJOY THE EVENT/BE ALERT
- Heat - runners/walkers should slow down and drink plenty of water.
- Lighting/Hail/Tornado - runners/walkers should take cover at the closest shelter until the course is reopened.
Timing of the event has stopped and no awards will be given out at this time. Medical remains in place on course.
Black – "Cancelled" - Extreme dangerous conditions; Event cancelled, participation stopped – runners/walkers should stop, seek shelter and follow instructions from race staff, volunteers, and public safety officials.
There will be water and sports drink at all stations along the course and at the start/finish. All Aid Stations on the course will have personnel and portable toilets located nearby.
Portable toilets will be added in locations throughout the course. The portable toilets will be
located near each aid station.
For your safety and for the timely reopen of the streets to vehicular traffic, you must reach key locations by specified times or you will be required to take transportation provided.
- Partial lane closures will be utilized. Please stay inside the cones and obey all public safety officers and course marshals.
- PLEASE DO NOT START EARLY! Traffic and safety rules prohibit early starts. Early starters will be eliminated from the Official Results
SAG Wagon (support) and Back of the Pack Crew
The Back of the Pack Crew and SAG Wagon will signify the end of the field and the maximum 16-minutes per mile pace. They will not start timing until the last person crosses the start line and will be with you throughout the race. If you cannot keep pace, the Crew will help you as you board the SAG Wagon. If you cannot maintain an 16-minute per mile pace, you will be required to board the support buses.
Get ahead of the lines and pick up your bib number before the race. Participant shirts, bib numbers and late registration will be available at packet pickup at City Sports.
Friday, September 12 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Back Bay store (480 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116)
Saturday, September 13 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill store (55 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467)
Please bring photo ID to the pickup location to retrieve your race info. You may pickup on behalf of other participants with copy of that participants' photo ID.
All participants are strongly encouraged to complete the emergency information on the back of the race bib prior to race day.
Coming to cheer on your racer? We suggest setting up on Revere Beach Blvd between Eliot Circle and Revere St. to best catch a glimpse of your favorite runners. Due to street closures, access and parking will be restricted, so you may find yourself with a bit of a walk to get here, but we promise it will be worth it!
Medical support during the Michelob ULTRA Boston 13.1® Marathon Series will be provided by health care professionals. Medical assistance will be available at each water station along the route providing medical assistance as needed. A fully-equipped medical facility will be located near the finish line.
Participants requiring medical assistance may be transported to one of the nearby hospitals, and will be billed by the hospital and ambulance provider. Participants must give on-scene medical personnel the freedom to determine which facility will be utilized.
IMPORTANT: Each participant must complete the medical information form on the back of your bib number. Please take time to fill out your medical information and provide emergency contact information. This will make your important health care information available to heath care professionals in the event you are unable to communicate with them.
The Michelob Ultra Boston 13.1 Marathon® depends on the help of awesome volunteers like you. We need energetic and friendly people to ensure that all participants have a great race experience from the time they pick up their number until they leave the post-race festivities.
Bib Number Pick-Up
Locations and times vary - hand out bib numbers to registered runners at pre-race expos at Boston-area City Sports retail locations:
Friday, Sept 12 from 10 AM – 7 PM at Back Bay store (480 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116)
Saturday, Sept 13 from 11 AM – 7 PM at Chestnut Hill store (55 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467)
Assist staff with directing runners through key intersections of the race course.
Assist with escorting runners through the Finish system, including medal/water distribution and directing runners to the post-race area.
Support runner gear check program, receiving runner bags for storage pre-race and redistributing post-race.
Results and Awards
Assist with efforts to inform runners of post-race results and identifying gender- and age-group award winners.
Course Water Station Volunteer
Locations and times vary - hand out fluids to runners at designated areas along the course.
If you are interested in volunteering for this event or any others, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to signup.
Michelob ULTRA Boston 13.1® Marathon Series will have entertainment stations along the course. This includes: Bands, Performances, Cheer Squads, Community Group Aid Stations and Dj's pumping tunes that will keep you movin' all through out the fun-filled 13.1 mile course.
There are many highlights to performing for Michelob ULTRA Boston 13.1® Marathon Series. Group name and booking information listed on the Michelob ULTRA Boston 13.1® Marathon Series web site. Group signage may also be displayed at your performance location as long as it does not interfere with the race. (Signage may only be 3'x6').
Time: Michelob ULTRA Boston 13.1® Marathon Series begins at 8:15 AM EST, which means your group must be at their assigned location by 8 AM. Everyone will finish by 11 AM, with some groups ending earlier, depending on your location on the course.
Where: Along the 13.1 mile half marathon course. Performance locations will be confirmed.
Equipment: All groups will be responsible for supplying their own equipment. Michelob ULTRA Boston 13.1® Marathon Series will provide access to electricity, either from a business or a generator.
ONLY HALF MARATHON finishers will receive a medal upon crossing the finish line.
Awards & Medals
Only participants that complete the half marathon at the Michelob ULTRA Boston 13.1® Marathon will receive a unique finisher's medal.
ALL athletes will be eligible to earn age group awards competing in the following divisions: 5K, half marathon open, & half marathon walking*.
Age group award medals will be distributed from the Results tent at the finish line on race day - so don't forget to stop by, get your official finishing time and check if you won an award!
Custom designed award medals will be awarded 3 deep in each of the below age group for both males and females in the following divisions: half marathon open, & half marathon walking*.
*Participants in thewalking division must adhere to established USATF competition guidelines regarding walking form, specifically the rule that states one foot must be on the ground at all times. Participants in the walking division must complete the event within the established course timelines.
Age Group Breakdown
|14 & under
Please note that all age group awards are based on chip time, NOT gun time. However, Open winners and course records will be determined according to gun time.