The marathon is now 2 loops. This will allow spectators and family to follow the race more readily.MARATHON
The start location for the Marathon and all other related events is in front of the stadium on 3rd
The course is flat and fast and USATF certified. It is a perfect course to run to qualify for Boston. Runners start on 3rd Avenue next to Cam Henderson Center and run through downtown Huntington past Pullman Square, next to the Ohio River, and through Ritter Park among other places. The highlight is to run through Marshall University campus on their way to a goal-line finish in Marshall Football Stadium. Footballs will be available to carry in the final 100 yards if desired!
A race map is available online. This course is also very spectator friendly and we will have race maps available with city maps for your friends and family to follow. NOTE this was just re-certified. The new course has about 3 miles of crushed limestone on it around Ritter Park. It is very fine and packed very well so that the course remains fast. There is no need for trail shoes, etc because of this.
5K COMPETITIVE RUN/WALK
Start line for 5k is in front of Science Bldg. on 3rd Avenue.
Start time for 5k is 7:30 a.m.
When 26.2 miles isnt enough. This event will have a distance of 39.3 miles. Finish time must be 6 hours or less and start time is at 7:00a.m. Finishers of the Marshall Challenge will receive a special t-shirt commemorating the event. Must pre-register by September 2 to receive special t-shirt.