Half Marathon 2017-04-26T12:09:09+00:00

HALF MARATHON

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Start Time for the Half Marathon: 8:30 am

The Band on the Run Half Marathon route is not for the feint-of-heart. This route embraces the Muskoka Hills. We’ve heard from many previous participants that running on the Muskoka hills makes for one of the hardest Half Marathons that they have ever done. It’s the kind of course that people love while they are hating it.

This route has multiple big hills. If you usually love flat and fast – this is not the race for you. If you love a CHALLENGE – then this race is definitely for you!

The half marathon route takes you from downtown Huntsville along Brunel Road and then out and back along North Mary Lake Road – the scenery will be beautiful!

Estimated Number of Half Marathon Runners: 400

GENERAL INFO

AGE: Participants in the Half Marathon must be 14 years of age or older on June 10th, 2017. Participants in the Half Marathon younger than 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult. We highly recommend that anyone training for a half marathon, especially teens, are aware of the potential for injury in adding mileage too quickly.

START LINE: The Start Line is self-seeded. If you are fast then make sure you are near the front. Fast is under 1 hour and 50 minutes. If you are planning to take your time, then start near the back.

STROLLERS: You are welcome to push your baby in a stroller. We ask that you start near the back for safety concerns. If you are pushing a stroller please keep in mind that there is limited shelter at some points in the route and there are big hills.

DOGS: You are welcome to run with your dog as long as he/she is on a leash and under control. We ask that you start near the back for safety concerns. Dogs are welcome on the run in the morning but unfortunately are not permitted in the park for the afternoon Music Festival.

ROUTE INFORMATION

The route is an out and back loop with start and finish near the Algonquin Theatre on Main St E. Start Westbound on Main St E, turn left on West St S (Pharmasave), turn left on High St, turn right on Brunel Rd, turn right on Princess St, turn left on West St S, turn left on Veteran’s Way, turn right on Brunel Rd. We call this “The Blender” for obvious reasons. Proceed south on Brunel Rd to Hillcrest Dr. Turn left on Hillcrest Dr and continue on South Fairy Lake Rd which turns into Riverside Dr, until you reach Brunel Rd. Turn left on Brunel Rd, and proceed south on Brunel to North Mary Lake Rd. Stay right on North Mary Lake Rd and follow North Mary Lake Rd southbound. At the 3-way intersection with Chubb Lake Rd, turn left and continue on North Mary Lake Rd southbound to the 1/2 marathon turn around point past Seely’s Rd. Turn around and head north on North Mary Lake Rd following the same route in reverse until Town Line Rd E. Turn right on Town Line Rd E, and continue up the gradual hill to the University of Waterloo building on Forbes Hill Drive (the highest point on the course), then down the steep hill behind the Active Living Centre and follow Camp Kitchen Rd to Park Drive. Turn left on Park Dr and follow the road under the Canada Summit Centre entrance through the parking lot south to Brunel Rd. Turn right on Brunel Rd, and then left on Veteran’s Way. Right on West St S, right again on Princess St which becomes River St. Turn left on Main St E and continue to the finish line near Algonquin Theatre.

 Aid Station: A1 (Brunel Rd & Park Dr)
 Aid Station: A2 (South Fairy Lake Rd & Echo Bay Rd)
 Aid Station: A3 (North Mary Lake Rd & Brunel Rd)
 Aid Station: A4 (North Mary Lake Rd & Riverlea Blvd)
 Aid Station: A5 (North Mary Lake Rd near Farm) 

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Top Finisher Times to Beat from Previous Band on the Run Years (different route):
MEN –
Matthew Leduc: 1:13:12
WOMEN – Katherine Ahokas: 1:27:06

Top Rock Star Time to Beat:
Luke Doucet (Whitehorse):
  1:23:57

5K RUN/WALK INFO
10K RUN INFO
KID’S FUN RUN INFO
GENERAL RACE INFO

THE MOST FUN YOU WILL HAVE AT A RUNNING EVENT. PERIOD.

Band on the Run 2016 Sold Out. 2017 is filling quickly.

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