LITTLE PATUXENT RIVER >> HALF MARATHON & 10K
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
LITTLE PATUXENT RIVER HALF MARATHON & 10K
March 6 & 7, 2021 - Guilford Pratt Bridge, Columbia, MD
This race has reached capacity. Registration is CLOSED. Please note that this race was originally scheduled for Jan 30 & 31, 2021 and has been rescheduled to March 6 & 7, 2021. To view the defer policy, click HERE.
Enjoy nature in one of the most beautiful areas of Columbia, MD. Starting and finishing at the Guilford Pratt Truss Bridge, the half marathon & 10K takes place on the Patuxent and Wincopin trailsl. The course runs along the Little Patuxent and Middle Patuxent River. The terrain is tame compared to many trail courses. This race is appropriate for beginners and intermediate runners. New for 2020, the Half Marathon will take place at 8:00 AM on Saturday, March 6. The 10K will take place at 8:00 AM on Sunday, March 7. Runners will be able to sign up for either or both races. Race registration includes a shirt and finisher medal.
Don't want to run in the race but still want to participate? This race can not be possible with out the help of volunteers. Sign up opens one month prior to race day.
Run Course Volunteer
Water Station Volunteer
Finish Line Volunteer
Packet Pick Up Volunteer
Guilford Pratt Truss Bridge on Guilford Road
9175 Guilford Road, Columbia, MD 21046.
This is an address for a building parking lot. The trail race will start in the parking lot directly across the street from this building.
TRAVEL AND PARKING
Parking for this race will be along Guilford road and in the corporate parking lot directly across the street from the start/finish line. Use the following GPS address for race day, 9175 Guilford Road, Columbia, MD 21046. Note that this is an address for the parking lot. The trail race will start in the parking lot directly across the street from 9175 Guilford Road.
Runners must be at least 14 years old to participate in the half marathon and at least 7 years old for the 10K.
REGISTER - This race has reached capacity. Registration is CLOSED.
Half Marathon (13.1 miles) AND 10K (6.55 miles) - SOLD OUT
Includes one shirt, half marathon finisher medal and 10K finisher medal.
$70.00 - November 13 - November 15, 2020
$80.00 - November 16 - December 31, 2020
$90.00 - January 1 - January 27, 2021
$95.00 - Race Day
Half Marathon (13.1 miles)- SOLD OUT
Includes a shirt and half marathon finisher medal.
$45.00 - November 13 - November 15, 2020
$55.00 - November 16 - December 31, 2020
$65.00 - January 1 - January 27, 2021
$70.00 - Race Day
10K (6.55 Miles) - SOLD OUT.
Includes a shirt and 10K finisher medal.
$35.00 - November 13 - November 15, 2020
$45.00 - November 16 - December 31, 2020
$55.00 - January 1 - January 27, 2021
$60.00 - Race Day
Due to the race date change, participants may defer their registration to the 2022 race (tentatively scheduled for January 30). There is no fee to defer your registration. The dead line to defer due to the race date change is January 10, 2021. To request a defer to 2022, please email email@example.com.
Generally, participants may defer their entry. The general defer policy will be in affect beginning Jan 11. To view the general deferral policy, click HERE. To request a defer to 2021, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All participants must register online or on race day.
In-person registrants not guaranteed race medal or shirt.
All registrations are final, no refunds.
No registration transfer permitted to other Rip It Events.
No registration transfer permitted to other people.
Race organizers reserve the right to close registration due to capacity limits.
Race organizers reserve the right to delay or cancel event due to extreme weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
The following are prohibited from the race course: pets, baby joggers/strollers, in-line skates, bicycles, and any other non-official wheeled vehicles.
Please contact Rip It Events with any questions or concerns about your registration at email@example.com.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR BOTH THE HALF MARATHON & 10K (SATURDAY & SUNDAY)
7:30 a.m. Packet Pick-Up Opens
9:00 a.m. Wave 1 start
9:03 a.m. Wave 2
9:06 a.m. Wave 3
9:09 a.m. Wave 4
9:12 a.m. Wave 5
9:15 a.m. Wave 6
9:18 a.m. Wave 7
9:21 a.m. Wave 8
9:24 a.m. Wave 9
9:27 a.m. Wave 10
To ensure runner safety and to reduce the amount of passing during the first few miles of the race, participants have been placed into waves based on their average pace per mile as entered during online registration. Each wave will consists of 25-50 runners. Participants must start in their assigned waves. If your average pace is listed incorrectly but only by 30 seconds or so, please remain in your assigned wave. If you feel strongly that you should be placed in a different wave, please notify us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Starting in the same wave with a friend or spouse NOT considered a valid reason to request a wave change.
The assigned wave start list will be published one week prior to race day. To view the wave start list, click HERE.
Allowing a non-registered runner to use your bib is NOT PERMITTED. There are two reasons for this rule.
1. We are implementing specific safety measures due to Covid-19. All registered participants will sign a wavier agreeing to the race rules during the registration process. Additionally, runners will receive detailed information from us days leading up to the event with updated safety requirements. Non-registered runners will not have signed the waiver and will not have receive communication from us.
2. Our race insurance covers registered runners only. It does not cover someone who is running under someone else's name/bib number.
RACE CATEGORY CHANGES
If you decide to switch from the Half Marathon to the 10K race (or vise versa), please let us know by email prior to race day or in-person (prior to the start of the race) on race day. The deadline to switch race category by email is March 3. Please send email to email@example.com.
PACKET PICK UP
Registered participants are required to pick up their packet before the start of the race. This includes getting your bib, timing chip and shirt. Packet pick up will open at 7:30 AM on both Saturday & Sunday.
The half marathon and 10K (6.55 miles) course runs along the Little & Middle Patuxent River. The race starts and finishes at the Guilford Pratt Truss Bridge on Guilford Road in Columbia, MD. The race in a loop course along the Patuxent and Wincopin Trails. 3 miles of the course is packed gravel trail and 3 miles of the course is on natural surface trail. A very small portion of the course is on paved/sidewalk surface. The following are prohibited from the course: pets, baby joggers/strollers, in-line skates, bicycles, and any other non-official wheeled vehicles.
The 10K course (one loop) is 6.55 miles in length. The half marathon course (two loops) is the 10K loop twice.
To view the course map, click HERE.
To view the venue map (start/finish line and half marathon - start 2nd loop), click HERE.
HALF MARATHON COURSE REQUIREMENT
All runners will reach mile 6.55 (start 2nd loop) in 2 hours. Runners that have not completed this distance by 11:27 AM will not be permitted to continue on the course. A 20:00 per mile pace was used to determine this required course cut off time.
At this time, Howard County Recreation & Parks has prohibited aid stations due to Covid-19 (updated 11/2/20). Runners are encouraged to carry their own hydration such as a camelback, fuel belt or water bottle during the race.
Should we be able to offer water stations, there will be one at mile 1.5 and mile 4.75 on the 6.55 mile loop. We will notify runners should HCRP allow us to have water stations on the course.
TIMING & WITHDRAWING DURING THE RACE
Your timing chip (orange square) is affixed to the back of your race number bib. Do not remove this timing chip. You can throw away your timing chip/race number at the conclusion of the race if you'd like. It is disposable.
If you drop out of the race at any point, please notify member of the race staff. It is essential that we know where you are on the course at all times for your safety and our peace of mind.
Awards will be given to the top finisher in the following group categories for both the Half Marathon and 10K: Overall, 7-8, 9-10, 11-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. To minimize the contact between runners and race management, awards will be mailed to participants with in 2 weeks of the conclusion of the race.
PARTICIPANT SHIRT & FINISHER MEDAL
Participants will receive the shirt size they selected at online registration. We will purchase extra participant shirts to those who wish to exchange their shirt for a different size. Shirt exchanges can be completed at the conclusion of your race. Runners will receive a finisher medal at the finish line.
Porta-potties will be stationed at the start/finish line and at the aid station at mile 1.5.
To reduce the amount of close interaction between race staff and athletes, all results will be posted directly online in real time. Finishers can use their smart phone to access their individual results by viewing the RESULTS webpage at the conclusion of their race.
In the case of inclement weather, all participants will be notified of changes to the race by email. A message will be at the top of the race web site and will be posted on our social media channels. This race will be run in the rain and light snow.