November 3, 2018 will mark the first ever Marathon in Manhattan, KS. It will take place at the Tuttle Creek State Park area. The marathon will be 4 loops around the park area. There will also be Half Marathon, 5K and Marathon relay options.
The race format will consist of 4 loops of approximately 6.55 miles. Each relay member will run one loop (or more if your team consists of fewer than 4 members). There will be a timing chip that you will pass to the current runner as you finish that will keep your times.
- Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay – 8:00 am
- 5K – 8:05 am
The Little Apple Marathon will take place in the Tuttle Creek State Park and surrounding area. This is a beautiful, fast course. There is only 100 feet of elevation gain in each 6.55 mile loop! The course will be mostly contained in Tuttle Creek State Park. About a 1 mile portion per loop will be on Dyer Rd., which we will have on entire side of the road closed. About 1.5 miles of the loop will be on the Western Heritage Trail (pictured below), which is basically like a sidewalk. So, by 3 miles in, you will want to be in a position you think you like as passing will be a little harder. You can go around in the grass, but the sidewalk is only about 4 feet wide, so you won't be able to run more than 2 wide at that point. This should only be an issue on the first loop as the field will spread out as the race goes on.
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Click Here For Half Marathon Course Map
Click Here For Relay Course Map
The Overall Open, Full Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K will be given to the winners at the Finish Line. All winners in each age group and Marathon Relay awards will be available within 30 minutes of you or your team finishing.
The top finishing team in each division will receive an award.
Pace groups will be provided for the following Marathon target finish times: 3:25, 3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 3:55, 4:10, 4:25, 4:40, 4:55, 5:10, 5:25.
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