Stuff You Need to Know for Race Day

Pasta Party:

Starting at 4pm, pasta specials in the Lodge at Deadwood Restaurant…no advance ticket purchase needed

AID STATIONS and Port-o-lets:

Approximately every 2 miles, give or take a 1/10 or 2. All aid stations will have the following: WATER; POWERADE; BANANA CHUNKS; and PRETZELS. Some aid stations will have M & M’s. The HAMMER GEL Station will be at Mile 19. There is an “extra” aid station at mile 25. Portapotties at miles (marathon) 3,8.5,13,18.5,23.5. (half) 5.5 and 10.5

Half Marathon Start Line Up:

If participants will line up in the appropriate section based upon your expected pace (minute per mile), it will help minimize passing and course congestion. You can be dropped off at the start of either race but NO PARKING is available.

DROP BAG SERVICE:

If you plan to leave clothing at the start line, please do the following things….

  1. Use your goodie bag as your Drop Bag.
  2. Print your BIB NUMBER in large numbers on the bag.
  3. When you get to your start line, it is YOUR responsibility to get your bag to the truck. At the HALF Start, you will see a SCHEELS truck…..that’s the place to put your bag. At the FULL start….there will a couple of pick up trucks designated as Drop Bag vehicles, again, your responsibility to get your bag to them.
  4. Bags will be delivered to Finish Line / Reunion Area and laid out in numeric order, separated by event.

Relay Team Instructions and Driving Directions:

The Relay Exchange stations became very congested with team vehicles and spectator vehicles both converging on these locations. There are going to be Volunteers at each of these 4 locations suggesting best places to park…..PLEASE, cooperate with them

FAST 5K ~ KID’S WONDERFUL 1K

Both of these events are on SATURDAY, not Sunday. The races begin at Deadwood Gulch Resort at 1 pm. On site registration will be from 11-12:30 pm.

KID’S FINAL 2K MARATHON

Kids Marathon Participants should check in at the Marathon Finish Line at 2:30pm (Deadwood Mickelson Trailhead/Sherman Street Parking lot, 160 Sherman Street) We will start the Final 2K at 3 pm. There will not be race day registration available for the Kids Marathon. Children under 5 years old, must have an adult run with them, the adults do not need to register.

SUNDAY MORNING TROLLEY AND BUS SCHEDULE

If you are staying at The Lodge or DWD Gulch… Buses will pick you up in front of the hotel at 6:15 am (these buses are for hotel guest only, no exceptions)

If you are staying at any of the hotels or motels in Deadwood, the Deadwood Trolley will pick you up in front of your hotel and take you to the Start Line Bus stop, where you will board your bus for your start line…..either the full marathon or the half marathon. If you are not staying in a Deadwood Hotel, and are driving in to catch your bus for your start line, you need to park at the Days of 76 Rodeo parking lot which is located on the north end of Deadwood. If you are parking at the Bus Stop area, PLEASE follow the directions of our Parking Attendants. They have a plan, and if you cooperate, all will flow smoothly. If you are being dropped off at the Bus Stop (Rodeo Grounds) your driver will be diverted to the right as you pull in to the parking lot. Again, please follow the Parking Attendants directions. Thanks for your cooperation.

The times that the Trolleys start running and the times that the Start Line buses begin leaving the Days of 76 Rodeo Grounds parking lot for the two start lines:

5:00 AM

FREE PARKING at Days of 76 Rodeo Grounds

5:15AM TO 5:40AM

DEADWOOD TROLLEYS FREE will pick up all runners staying at any Deadwood Hotel to take themnto START LINE Bus Stop, where they board busses that will take them to their respective START LINES.

6:15AM

START LINE BUSES leave from Days of 76 Rodeo Grounds Parking Lot for both the start lines. Busses WILL leave ON TIME.

6:15am

Start line buses leave from the Lodge at Deadwood and Deadwood Gulch (for hotel guests only)

8:00 AM SHARP

START TIME for MARATHON, HALF MARATHON and MARATHON RELAY

SPECTATOR GUIDE LINES AND DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS:

We encourage you to go out on the course and cheer for the runners, and here are some suggestions for the best way to do that.

No spectators at start of Full Marathon……PLEASE. Rochford is a tiny little town with no parking.

1. Best spots for viewing/cheering are at the following Trail heads: Dumont Trailhead; Englewood Trailhead; Kirk Trailhead and the Finish Line.

2. For detailed DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS to the Trailheads and viewing spots,

AWARDS AND RESULTS:

All awards will be presented in the in the Finish Line / Reunion area. Results will be posted on our home page or at www.OnlineRaceResults.com

HALF Marathon Overall winners, Male and Female will receive their awards at 9:45 AM.

FULL Marathon Overall winners, male and female will receive their awards at 11:30 A

• AGE GROUP winners can pick up their awards at the First Interstate Bank Awards tent beginning at 10 AM. Updated results will be posted every half hour until 3 PM. If you cannot pick up your award between 10am and 3pm at the Awards Tent, we will mail it to you after the race for a $5 shipping fee. It will be your responsibility to mail us a check and your mailing address in order for you to receive your award.

Please check with our volunteers in the Awards tent if you think you placed in your age group. PLEASE BE PATIENT AND COURTEOUS……THANKS. DON’T pester our scorer….Alan’s a great guy and will accommodate anyone, BUT, he has a job to do and can do it more efficiently if left alone. THANKS.

MASSAGE AVAILABLE: Sunday at the Finish Line.