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Startline Northway Rd and Woodland Way, Greenbelt MD 20770

Finishline 234 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt MD 20770

Three-loop course through Greenbelt, Maryland and the U.S.D.A. Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. USATF-certified, Boston Marathon qualifier.

Relay option: Three (or two) runners:-

  • Leg #1 – 9.7 Miles
  • Leg #2 – 7.3 Miles
  • Leg #3 – 9.2 Miles.
  • Is there a “half marathon” option? No. Two runners can share the three legs any way they choose, but we don’t offer a “2 x 13.1-mile” relay option; the course is not conducive to that.

Aid stations: 13 aid stations at approximately two-mile intervals.

Comfort Stations: facilities available at aid stations (except for first one at 1.5-mile).

Aid Station Drinks Food Comfort Station
Start Line Water/Gatorade
#1(Mile 1.5,25) Water/Gatorade X
#2(Mile 4.2, 11.5, 18.8) Water/Gatorade Pretzels X
#3(Mile 5.9, 13.2, 20.5 ) Water/Gatorade Energy Gel X
#4(Mile 7.8, 15.1, 22.4) Water/Gatorade X
#5(Mile 9.7, 17, 24.3 )

Relay Exchange

Water/Gatorade X
Finish Line Water/Gatorade X

Timing and Bib Numbers: Bib number must be visible at all times during the race.  The race will be chip-timed using the Chronotrack chip timing system.  All runners will be given a net and gun time. Overall awards will be based on gun time and age groups based on net chip time.

Time limit: 6½ hours (equates to a 14:53/mile pace). Solo marathoners must begin the third loop by 2:15 pm.