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WHAT ARE THE AGE LIMITS FOR EACH RACE?

Minimum age per race category

Race Minimum Age
Marathon 16
Marathon Double 16
Half Marathon 12
Half Marathon Double 12
Marathon Relay CAPTAINS 12
Marathon Relay MEMBERS 12
5K Run and Walk 6
One Mile Fun Run and Walk - Adult 13
One Mile Fun Run and Walk - Kids 1-12
ARE STROLLERS ALLOWED IN THE RACES?

Strollers are allowed in the Fun Run and Walk only and must start at the back of the pack. For safety reasons, strollers are not permitted in any other event.

WHAT IS THE COURSE TIME LIMIT?

All participants finishing the marathon and half marathon within 7.5 hours will receive an official finish time. However, please be advised that the marathon and half marathon course will reopen on a rolling schedule based on a 16:30-minutes-per-mile pace for the last runner to cross the start line. For example, participants should have passed the 2-mile mark 33 minutes after the last runner has crossed the start line, should have passed the 6-mile mark 99 minutes after the final corral has crossed the start line, etc.

The course must reopen to traffic on this schedule in order to be courteous to our community. Participants who are unable to maintain a 16:30-minutes-per-mile pace will be asked to move to the sidewalk at the discretion of our police officers and may not have access to aid stations.

WILL THERE BE AN EARLY START FOR WALKERS?

Due to safety concerns, we are unable to offer an early start for walkers in our events, as there are several areas of the course where walkers would be unprotected from traffic. Any individual starting their race early will be disqualified. We welcome walkers, but we do maintain strict time limits in order to be courteous to our community and our volunteers. Please familiarize yourself with our time limits and course reopenings:

 

The marathon and half marathon course will reopen on a rolling schedule based on a 16:30-minutes-per-mile pace for the final wave. For example, participants should have passed the 2-mile mark 33 minutes after the final runner has crossed the start line, should have passed the 6-mile mark 99 minutes after the final corral has crossed the start line, etc. The course must reopen to traffic on this schedule in order to be courteous to our community. Participants who are unable to maintain a 16:30-minutes-per-mile pace will be asked to move to the sidewalk at the discretion of our police officers and may not have access to aid stations. Participants must finish the marathon within 7.5 hours in order to receive an official finish time.

ARE RESTROOMS AVAILABLE ON THE COURSE?

Of course! When you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go. Restrooms (either public or portable) are available at each of the following APPROXIMATE locations during Saturday’s events:

  • Start/Finish area
  • Mile

Restrooms (either public or portable) are available at each of the following APPROXIMATE locations during Sunday’s events:

  • Start/Finish Area
  • Mile 1.5
  • Mile 3
  • Mile 5.25
  • Mile 7.25
  • Mile 9.75
  • Mile 11
  • Mile 13
  • Mile 14.75
  • Mile 16.75
  • Mile 18.25
  • Mile 19.75
  • Mile 20.5
  • Mile 22.5
  • Mile 23.5
  • Mile 25
CAN I LISTEN TO MUSIC/WEAR HEADPHONES DURING THE RACE?

The Williams Route 66 Marathon allows all participants to listen to music on their personal devices during its events. However, we request that participants remove their headphones when approaching aid stations and during the first quarter mile and last quarter mile of their events in order to hear important instructions from our volunteers. Please use caution and be considerate and aware of other participants when using headphones.

WHAT IS THE ELITE 250?

The “Elite 250” is the name for the first 250 individuals to register for the inaugural Route 66 Marathon in 2006. These individuals were guaranteed their bib numbers for life (numbers 1 – 250) and receive the same bib number any time they participate in the Route 66 Marathon events. Membership is closed and is limited to the first 250 people to register all those years ago!

WHAT TIME DOES THE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON OR MARATHON RELAY START?

The marathon, half marathon, and marathon relay all begin at 8:00 a.m.

WHAT TIME DOES THE 5K AND FUN RUN START?

The 5k Run and Walk starts at 8:00 a.m.

The Fun Run and Walk starts at 9:00 a.m.

The Mascot Dash starts at 9:30 a.m.

CAN A FRIEND RUN ALONG WITH ME FOR SUPPORT?

Only registered participants are allowed on the race course during the event. If you want to run with your friend, make sure they register for the race. Only participants wearing a race bib will be allowed on the course.