Event categories include half marathon (run), half marathon (race walk), marathon (run), relay marathon and push rim marathon.
Expo/pasta dinner and packet pick-up will be held at the National Corvette Museum on Saturday, November 1 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The National Corvette Museum is located off Exit 28 on I-65. Race day packet pick-up will be from 6:00-6:45 a.m. at the Bowling Green Ball Park (site of start and finish).
Overall awards to bg26.2 male/female winner, masters male/female, grandmasters male/female and push rim wheelchair division. Awards also given for 1st thru 3rd age group winners. Half marathon awards to overall male and female and 1st place in age group. Age groups are 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, and 70 & over. Awards for race walk half marathon will be given to the Top Male, Top Female and 1st place in age group divisions.
All proceeds will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in memory of Susan B. Riherd, sister of TRAX partner Lilly Wheet, who died from MS at the age of 48.
The 13.1 course starts at the Bowling Green Ball Park and runs through historic downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky and the beautiful WKU campus.(Marathoners will run the course twice.) Runners will finish at the Bowling Green Ball Park. Registered participants will receive a goodie bag and tech shirt. Finishers will receive a finishers medal and finish area refreshments.
This year the bg26.2 is offering a race walking category for the half marathon and a relay for the marathon! There will be a 6 hour time limit on the race, however runners can move to the sidewalk in the event they have not completed the race.