August 20, 2017
LEADING LADIES' FAQ
The average temperature for late August is 75 degrees by noon.
The start of the race is usually at about 44 degrees.
The full marathon begins at 6,000 feet at the Lead Country Club,
and drops gently to 3,400 in Spearfish City Park.
Mostly pavement, some gravel, 2 miles concrete bike path.
a. RUN FACING TRAFFIC ALWAYS. Cutting the tangent might save
a second; could lose a life.
b. Please, no support folks in cars or on bikes…look for them in
park and at the finish; safety first.
Fly into Rapid City, SD…renting a car is best so you can see some
of the Black Hills. It’s 60 miles to Spearfish, SD. There is a shuttle
service from the airport; pricey but possible.
Buses for FULL MARATHON leave Holiday Inn at 4:00; leave Spearfish City Park at 4:15
Buses for HALF MARATHON leave Holiday Inn at 4:15; leave Spearfish City Park at 4:30
Holiday Inn Shuttle will return guests every half hour starting at 9:00 AM
Chip timed and fast; USATF Certification and Course Rules… no exceptions
Porta Potti Situation:
Many at the start, more at the half, and intermittently on the
Course; I know, never enough…trees everywhere.
About every 2 miles after the first 3.4…“manned” by HOT GUYS!
Water, PowerAde, food….Chocolate!
Course officially closes at seven hours; don’t worry about it.
Always welcome in all events.