Hero Half Marathon
This year’s Hero Half Marathon will be a self-supported, chip-timed event on its original date of Sunday, Oct. 25. On race day, there will be a start line set up starting at 6 a.m. at Lokomotion at Lake Fayetteville and the finish line set up at the Walton Arts Center parking lot on Dickson Street until 6 p.m. You will sign up for a time slot and come run the race at your own pace! The number of and duration between time slots will differ depending upon how many people sign up, so we will update everyone on this when the time gets closer. Your bib is your chip and JAYMAX Race Timing Services will be out there to time you.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, this course will be completely open. No intersections will be shut down so please use caution, and there will be NO aid stations on the course. Please come prepared to self-support yourself for hydration and nutrition. Also, we will NOT be offering a shuttle to the start line so please make preparations for this on your own.
Relay participants: This year’s “relay” will be a quarter marathon (6.55 miles) you get to run with your partner! So this also means we are adding a quarter marathon!
Our goal is to offer something as close to the Hero Half Marathon experience you’ve been hoping for, but we must make some tough decisions and alterations to make sure our runners and volunteers are safe. Of course if you do not feel comfortable with this solution, you will still have the option to get your packet and medal, and run the race from your home. If you choose to run virtually, you will have until Nov. 8 to complete your race.
If you run a virtual race, you will not have a bib or chip. You must download and track your run on the RaceJoy app. Runners who race in person Oct. 25 may also use RaceJoy, but the app provides a GPS-estimated time. Official times will be based off the chips in your bib. All race results (live and virtual) will be displayed together; however, only in-person runners will be eligible for awards.
For more details, visit www.herohalfmarathon.com.