DeWitt Take a Breath for PH and Get Moving for MS

Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 8:15am

DeWitt High School
13601 Panther Drive
Dewitt, MI 48820

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The DeWitt Take a Breath for PH and Get Moving for MS: Steve's Half-Marathon Run, Melinda's 10K, Madison's 5K, London's Virtual Race and Free Mackenzie's All-Abilities 1/4 Mile Run/Walk

Schedule:

Mackenzie's All-Abilities 1/4 Mile Run/Walk - one lap around the DeWitt High School Track: 8:00 AM
Steve's Half-Marathon and Melinda's 10K: 8:15 AM
Madison's 5K Race: 8:25 AM

Course Information:

This is an open course. Racers will be sharing the road with vehicular traffic. Use caution at all times. It will be the athlete’s responsibility to print maps, and know the courses. MP3 players on the course are not recommended so racers can hear vehicles and on-course directions. All racers and spectators MUST obey all officials and emergency vehicles on the course at all times.

Each course will be marked on the left side of the street (going against traffic), with the following exceptions: Clark Rd, Schavey Road going north, and Herbison Road. Runners should stay on the left side of the road except in those areas. Sidewalks will be utilized during portions of the 10K and Half-Marathon course.
Starting lines will be outside of the track (the All-Abilities 1/4 Mile Run/Walk will be entirely on the track as noted above). The Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K races will start just outside the main gate of the football stadium. The Half-Marathon and 10K will head south toward the high school while the 5K will head north towards Herbison Rd.
For all races, there is a gravel path at the corner of W. Geneva Dr. and Riverview Dr. (near the water station at mile 4.5/2) that runs for approximately 100m. Please use caution on this path, as the gravel may shift, and it is on an uphill grade.

The Half-Marathon has a stretch of approximately 800m of dirt road on Norris Road (around mile 10), beginning at the turn at Cutler Road. Use caution, watching for stones and potholes.

The All-Abilities 1/4 Mile Run/Walk will start and finish on the DeWitt High School track. The route will be one lap of the track, finishing at the same finish line as the other races. All participants will receive a finisher medal. Parents are welcome to walk/run with their kids, or carry them as needed.

Half-Marathon

The 10K and Half-Marathon follow the same route for 5.5 miles. The first 3 miles of the 10K and Half-Marathon course are a gradual downhill and are on the road. Miles 3-5.5 are on the road and go around a private lake. At mile 5 there is a gravel path with an uphill climb. Miles 5 thru 6 will have both inclines and declines and is split between the road and wide sidewalks. The half marathon continues on to miles 6-7.5 on the sidewalk passing several of DeWitt's City Parks taking runners downhill and across the Looking Glass River and into historic downtown DeWitt. Miles 7.5 - 8 travels through a private wooded retreat center with miles 8-10 taking runners out into the country where for a half a mile runners will run on a dirt road. The last few miles are a gradual uphill.

10K

The 10K and Half-Marathon follow the same route for 5.5 miles. The first 3 miles of the 10K and Half-Marathon course are a gradual downhill and are on the road. Miles 3-5.5 are on the road and go around a private lake. At mile 5 there is a gravel path with an uphill climb. Miles 5 thru 6 will have both inclines and declines and is split between the road and wide sidewalks.

5K

The 5K course goes around a private lake and has a gravel path at the north end of the lake.

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