FAQs

What is the distance of a half marathon? 
13.1 miles

What is the distance each runner will complete for the 2 person relay team?
Leg 1 – 6.6 miles; Leg 2 – 6.5 miles

What is the distance each runner will complete for the 4 person relay team?
Leg 1 – 3.1 miles; Leg 2 – 3.5 miles; Leg 3 – 3.4 miles; Leg 4 – 3.1 miles

What time does the race start?
The race will start at 7 AM for individual runners and relay teams.

May walkers participate?
Yes, walkers are welcome but must be able to keep a 18 min mile pace to complete the half marathon.  There is a four hour course limit.  Roads will reopen and the course will not be supported past 11:00 AM.  Walkers/Runners on the course must move to the sidewalks and obey all traffic signals.

Can I change races?
Yes, changes in races will be permitted. Any registration fee difference must be paid at the time the change is processed  Please email fsspaducah@gmail.com to submit any change request.

Can we substitute a relay team member?
Yes, substitutions of relay team members may be made through April 15th. After April 15th, we cannot guarantee shirts or shirt sizes for any substitute runners.

Where is packet pick-up?
2018 Info coming soon

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
Yes.

What is the average temperature for race day?
Average high is 87.  Average low is 65.

Can participants use MP3 players and other musical devices on the course?
MP3 players, musical devices, and headphones are discouraged in general for safety reasons and not permitted for the last ½ mile of the race.

 

What training programs do you recommend?

Train Like A Mother So You Can Run Like A Mother!

For training programs on your own, we recommend half marathon training guides by Hal Higdon

Novice 1 Training Program

Novice 2 Training Program

Intermediate Training Program

Advanced Training Program

Walk!  Training Program

 

Training Tips from Anisa Cox, Energy Fitness Certified Trainer

  1. Be Mentally Ready: Building mental stamina is essential.
  2. Wear the Right Gear: Wear a good pair of running shoes that are designed to fit your foot.
  3. Carbohydrates provide the fuel runners need. 65% of your total calories should come from carbohydrate, particularly complex carbs: bananas, berries, brown rice, low fat yogurt, oatmeal
  4. Recovery: Training is important but recovery is equally important. You should not run every day, rest between runs.
  5. Hydration: On runs of an hour or more, carry fluids with you and consume 6-8oz every 20 minutes.
  6. Avoid injury: On your non-running days ice down any soreness, particularly in knees or shins.
  7. Pre-training: Before you begin half marathon training, you want to be able to run for at least 30 minutes without stopping. Distance is not important.
  8. Training: Your mileage should gradually increase each week.