Huntsville Marathon Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. Do you have a summery of Race info?

Race Day Info Sheet coming soon.

Q. What is cost?

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR RACE FEES.

Q. What time do the races start?

FULL MARATHON – 8 AM
HALF MARATHON – 8:30 AM
10K AND 5 K RUNS – 8:30 AM
CHILDREN’S FUN RUN – 12:00 PM

We are working with Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Weber County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) to have one lane available for our runners, and by staggering the start times, the closure time will be reduced.

Q. Can I change my race category?

Yes, changes are allowed by August 26, 2018 (midnight), with no change fee, and August 27 to September 8, 2018 (midnight), with a $15.00 change fee, as long as the race you are changing to is not filled.   You will also be charged the race fee difference when changing to a higher-priced race.  However, The Huntsville Utah Marathon does not offer refunds when changing to lower-priced races.  CLICK HERE TO CHANGE RACE CATEGORY

Q. Can I switch my registration to another runner?

Yes, if you are registered for the marathon or half marathon, you may transfer your registration to another runner until September 1st. No transfers will be accepted after the September 2nd deadline to allow for race staff to finalize all race planning and transportation logistics. Runner to runner transfers will not be able to change shirt sizes. The original registrant shirt size and style will be available for pick up. The race director reserves the right to close the runner-to-runner transfer option at anytime during the transfer window.

Transfers may only be initiated by the original registered runner. The original registered runner is responsible for finding their own replacement. They are also responsible for collecting payment from the new runner, as well as the new runners name, phone number, email address and birth date, and and then sending the information to     enable javascript .   Once the information is received via email, we will send a registration form to the new runner.

Q. Can I switch my registration from one race to another at packet pick-up?

No.  Race to race transfers cannot be facilitated at the Gold’s Gym Expo due to course logistics and transportation. The Huntsville Marathon is a closed course that requires precise transportation planning to ensure that on race day, all participants safely arrive on-time at the appropriate start line.

Q. Can I switch my registration to another runner at packet pick up?

No.  Please facilitate the transfer by September 1st.

Q. Is there a penalty for giving my bib to another runner on race day or running a different race then I am registered for?

Yes.  Participants are NOT ALLOWED to transfer between races on race day. Any participant who runs under someone else’s bib, or who runs a different race than what they are registered for, will be disqualified and will not be scored. For the safety of our runners, and in case of a medical emergency, it is imperative that the registration data associated with the race number belongs to the person wearing the bib. If race organizers become aware that a runner has participated in one of our events with a bib that is not registered to that runner, both the runner and the person to whom the bib is registered will be prohibited from participating in subsequent Huntsville Marathon events for a minimum of two years.

Minimum Two-Year Ban for Unauthorized Runners

Our past races have had numerous participants running under someone else’s race number. While this may seem harmless to the parties perpetrating the bib transfer, it does convey serious consequences to the organizers and participant field alike.

From race results to finishers’ awards being impacted as well as medical staff being able to correctly identify participants in need of treatment, it is imperative that the registration data associated with your race number belong to you, the participant.

If race organizers become aware that a runner has participated in one of our events with a bib that is not registered to that runner, both the runner and the person to whom the bib is registered will be prohibited from participating in subsequent Huntsville Marathon events for a minimum of two years.

Q. When is Race Day?

September 15, 2018.

Packets should be picked up at Gold’s Gym on Friday, September 14, 2018, from 9:00 A.M. to  8:00 P.M.
If you have someone pick up your packet for you, they must have a copy or digital image of your picture ID.

Gold’s Gym 2261 Kiesel Ave. Ste. 200 Ogden, Utah 84401
Phone: 801-399-5861

Day-of-Race Pick Up for Half and Full Marathons and 5K and 10K
at Huntsville Park PHOTO ID REQUIRED:
5:15 AM and 6:15 AM for the Full Marathon
6:15 AM and 7:00 AM for the Half Marathon
7:45 AM – 8:15 AM for 5K and 10K

(No charge to pick up race packets on morning of event.)

Q. What time and where is bus loading?

Prior to the race we will all meet in the beautiful Huntsville Town Park. NO DRIVING UP ALONE. All runners will ride buses from Huntsville Park. No driving up alone. The Full Marathon starts at Monte Cristo at State Route 39, mile marker 43 (26.2 miles). The Half Marathon starts at mile marker 30 (13.1 miles).

Full Marathon:  6:30 am – 6:45 am
Half Marathon:  7:00 am – 7:30 am
Don’t miss the bus!

Q. Can I have a refund or defer my registration?

There are no refunds and no deferrals.

Q. Is the Huntsville Marathon a Boston Qualifier?

YES

Q. Is the Huntsville Marathon USATF certified?

YES

Q. Can I wear headphones during the race?

We do not recommend usage of any audio equipment during any of the races. If you use an audio device you do so at your own risk.

Q. Is there a time limit for completing the Marathon?

No, although the race will only be fully supported for those finishing the race in 6 hours or less. Runners slower than a 6-hour pace (i.e., off Highway 39 at mile 21.5 by Noon) will not be removed from the course, although traffic control and aid stations may not be fully supported. These runners will get an unofficial finish time, medal, recovery food and drink.

Q. Where will the lost and found be located?

Items lost on the race course should be turned and available at the Huntsville Marathon Volunteer booth located near the exit of the runners area in the Huntsville Park. Clothing dropped in non-designated areas will be considered a donation. Clothing dropped in designated areas will be available for pick-up at the finish area.

Q. Where are the official clothing drop sites?

You can drop your clothing in designated areas at all start lines and all relay exchange points. Clothing dropped anywhere else will be considered “donated” and will not be returned to the clothing pick up area at the finish of the race. Please make sure that you use a runner’s bag with your bib # clearly marked on it for ease of retrieval at the finish line.

IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT place personal items in your clothing retrieval bags. Do NOT place car keys, hotel room keys, cell phones, expensive running gear, or anything that you cannot afford to lose, in your bag. Although we make every attempt to get your personal belongings back to you safely, The Huntsville Marathon is not responsible for lost or stolen items. You leave items at drop sites at your own risk.

Q. How cold is it at the start? Will there be heat at the start? How should I dress?

It is typically 35 – 50 degrees. Dress warm, but don’t overdress. Dress as if the temperature is 20 degrees colder than it actually is.

Q. Where can my family watch the race?

At the Huntsville Town Park or various points along the last few miles of the course. Due to traffic concerns, spectators are urged to avoid South Fork Canyon.

Q. Can I or my family drive to the start of my race?

Full Marathon – NO – Take the bus (Highway 39 up the canyon will have significant traffic delays and no parking available).

Half Marathon – NO – Take the bus (Highway 39 up the canyon will have significant traffic delays and no parking available).

10K, 5K, and Kids Run – YES

Q. Where can I park during the Marathon?

Parking is available North of the Huntsville Park on the former Valley School property. Please enter Huntsville on 100 South(not Post Office entrance) off of Highway 39 and signs will direct you to parking.

Q. Can I participate in the Marathon and still be able to watch my child run the Children’s Fun Run?

YES, The Children’s Fun Run starts at Noon.
If you would like, you can even run the Children’s Fun Run with your child.

Q. Are strollers allowed in the FULL or the HALF Marathon?

No strollers or support bikes are allowed on the course.

Q. Will there be a Carb Loading Dinner available on Friday Night?

No. Stay tuned for information about a breakfast.

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