Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018
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
AGE: Participants in the Half Marathon must be 14 years of age or older on June 9th, 2018. 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.