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13th Annual Silver Comet Half Marathon & 2nd Annual Marathon

Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 7:45 AM (EDT)
Silver Comet Trail 5239 Floyd Road MabletonGA  30126
Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 7:45 AM (EDT)
Silver Comet Trail 5239 Floyd Road MabletonGA  30126

About This Activity

THE 13th ANNUAL THE SILVER COMET HALF MARATHON & 2nd ANNUAL FULL MARATHON! REGISTER NOW! Race sells out! Remember why you run in the first place! This fun, beautiful, flat course running out & back on the Silver Comet Trail. Silver Comet Races are fully self supporting & give financial support to youth educational, environmental, cross country, track & field & explorer programs via partnerships w/ Cobb County Parks & Rec, Fire, Police & Schools. Perfect for first time walkers & runners.

START LOCATION !!

The Half & Full Marathon will start together at 7:45am at the Mable House Cultural Arts Center.

The Mable House is located exactly ½ mile past the Kroger on Floyd Road (heading away / South from the Silver Comet Trail) ? 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton GA 30126.

Please arrive EARLY to avoid parking delays & porta potty lines. Participants line up behind the Mable House Arts Center for Police escort out rear entrance & down onto Floyd Road start line when roads are closed.

Fun Run Details

Fun Runners board 2 Buses with "Fun Run/ Before Start" signage (lined up by Mable House) which leave at 7:35am, before the Half & Full race start, for transport to Fun Run/ Finish Line location - Silver Comet Bike Depot. Fun Run number pick-up begins at 7:30am. (Fun Runners may choose to park at Floyd Middle School and walk to Bike Depot BEFORE 7:45am or race in progress may prevent access.) Absolutely no parking is allowed at the Bike Depot or on road shoulders around the Depot.

Race Packet Pick Up

Race number pick-up starts at 5:30am Race Day at Mable House Cultural Arts Center!Race number pickup will be on RACE DAY ONLY. - NOT ON FRIDAY. Race Director is in grad school full time, student teaching, and race is week of midterms. Unable to take off before Friday, and to avoid registration or number pick up issues, we will begin packet pick up and race day registration at 5:30am. Next fall we will go back to Friday Pick-up also! Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Registration

Half Marathon ONLY - In-store registration is available at all locations of the Big Peach Running Company thru Sat 10/19 and at Silver Comet Cycles (silvercometdepot.com) thru Wed 10/23. You may NOT pick up race numbers at any location - race numbers are not mailed. On-line registration ends 10/24 at 9:00pm. Race Day Registration for all events (Cash or Check ONLY) begins at 5:30am. Entry fees are non-refundable & non-transferable. Marathon Registration ONLINE / RACE DAY ONLY.

Directions

  1. Take I-285 on the top end perimeter, exit Atlanta Road.
  2. Turn northwest heading outside the perimeter.
  3. Go two stoplights & turn left onto the four-lane Cumberland Pkwy, which turns into the E-W Conn.
  4. Drive ~6 miles and turn left onto Floyd Rd.
  5. Parking is available at Floyd Middle School on the left ~2 miles down Floyd Rd. Mable House is .8 miles past the parking area on the left.
Drive time from I-285/Atlanta Rd is approx. 10-15 minutes.

Parking & Shuttles

Official parking is at Mable House or Floyd Middle School.

Buses will take fun runners before & spectators before/ after race start to the Silver Comet Bike Depot and all back to Floyd MS & the Mable House after the race.

Observe all parking restrictions. All who park elsewhere must walk to race start.Emergency Vehicle Access REQUIRES absolutely no parking is allowed at the Silver Comet Depot or surrounding roads. Cars will be towed!

Half Marathon Race Course

The USAT&F certified course starts at the Mable House - 7:45am sharp.

1. Heads North on Floyd Rd 1.5 mi.
2. Turns Left/West on the Silver Comet Trail at the Silver Comet Depot Trail Head.
3. Runs out approx. 5.75 mi, turns around & finishes at the Silver Comet Depot.

Please be careful - it will be crowded. Run on the right hand side of the trail.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT RUNNERS WILL BE RETURNING ON YOUR LEFT! Listen for any announcements being called out.

Water / Potties

Water will be located at the 2-mile mark & every 1.5 miles thereafter. Powerade only available at the water stop closest to the race turnaround.

Please dispose of your cups & gel packets at/near the water stops. Please Don?t Litter the Trail.

Two Pit Stop Units will be at the Industry Road crossing - these are the only ?Pit Stops? on the course. Look for 'Pink' signs near mile 5.5 going out & mile 9 going back. (Industry is the road after Sanders crosses going out.)

Finish Line!

The Finish Line Celebration is in the lower parking lot at the Silver Comet Depot Trail Head. All pre-registered half-marathon & marathon participants will receive a finisher medal & race t-shirt.

Kroger apples, bananas, bagels, Get Fit Atlanta water & water bottles, Atlanta Bread Company chili, PowerBar, Dunkin Donuts, & more!

Buses will be located on road at entrance of Bike Depot Parking Lot to transport all back to parking at Floyd Middle School & the Mable House Art Center.

Awards

Creative awards given to top three male & female finishers in five-year age categories.

Awards will be given out when we have enough finishers in to fill the categories. (Awards not picked up will not be mailed.)

RESULTS & PHOTOS

Results will be posted at www.active.com on the Monday following the race. Photos will also be available for review & purchase.

Charity Spots Available

In 2009 we raised $2400 in donations for our volunteer school booster clubs. These cross-country and track-team clubs from Campbell & South Cobb work our water stops, mile splits, & start and finish lines.

$100 of the charity-spot fees are donated directly to one of our charity schools to support their PE programs or Track and Cross Country teams.

Please consider this option when you register!! A very exciting fundraiser for these programs.

Course Rules:

Walkers and slower-paced runners should line up in the back of the race start.

No bicycles, skates, baby strollers, headphones or dogs are allowed on the race course. Please stay to your furthest right at all times as not to block other passing participants. Please do not litter on the trail.

These rules are for your safety and the safety of all race participants. Please respect the trail, the race officials and all other participants by cooperating with these race rules.

Marathon Course Details

Marathon Course map and details are here http://goo.gl/maps/gIOZg and here: www.silvercometraces.com.

Please donate Run Shoes/Clothes to our LOCAL teams

If you have new or VERY GENTLY used running shoes, shorts, bras, tops or technical shirts that you would like to donate to our kids programs, youth and teens who may not have proper runner gear - PLEASE bring to our collection boxes at race start. To the left of number pickup and by the Announcer. Please only bring items that you would still use. Worn out shoes cannot be given to our cross country and track runners. We have high requests for shoes each year.

Water stops are every 1.5 miles & PowerAde is at the 2 water stops near the turn-around. All finishers are rewarded w/ a finisher medal & finisher shirt. Walkers are encouraged to participate in the half marathon; however, they need to complete the 13.1 miles at a 16-minute mile pace or under to receive an official time. Official timing stops at 3:30:00. If you can not complete the 13.1 miles in 3:30 hours, for your safety, you should not register and may be shuttled off the course. Full Marathon timing stops at 5:30.

Fees

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Additional Date Information
7:45a.m.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 7:45 AM (EDT)
Silver Comet Trail 5239 Floyd Road MabletonGA  30126
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