September 10, 2016
With Your Entry:
A flat (very flat) and fast loop course
Course closed to traffic
Aid and support on the course
Custom designed Tshirt
Beer at the Finish Line
Certified Marathon Course and accurately measured course for all other races.
Marathon and Marathon Team Relay Start at 7:00pm
Half Marathon Start at 7:30pm
10K Start at 7:30pm
Moonrise: Half Moon sets at 1:00am
Loop course well lit by street lights
What is Going On?
What is this? Midnight Madness? The Cincinnati area's newest Marathon!
Start time is 7pm. Awards Ceremony at midnight. In between your finish and the Awards Ceremony cheer on your relay teammates, enjoy a cold beer or dance (if you can!) to some great music.
How does this Midnight Marathon work? Well, thanks to the City of Hamilton, we have our run loop completely closed to traffic on well lit streets and paths. With plenty of aid stations and lots of support, expect some fast time.
In addition to individual races, the Midnight Madness Marathon is offering 2, 4 and 6 person relays. What could be better than going to a party on Saturday night where you get to run? And drink beer. And listen to some cool tunes. And hang out with a thousand of your closest friends.
Hamilton, Ohio! We love Hamilton! Hamilton is welcoming our event and closing streets so we can have a safe and fun race.
Where is Hamilton? North on I-75 to Liberty Way, take Rt. 129 west to Hamilton. Takes about 20 minutes.
But wait! There's more!
Music, restaurants, micro breweries, shopping. It's all happening in Hamilton.
Hamilton, Ohio is one of the area's most historic places. Hamilton's history is kept present with the preservation of historical sites such as the Lane Hooven House, one of only 400 octagonal structures in the United States, and the Benninghofen House, home to the Butler County Historical Society and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Hamilton is also home to Heritage Hall, formerly the Hamilton Municipal Building, which now displays exhibits highlighting the city's lengthy historical past.
History isn't the only thing that Hamilton has to offer, known as the City of Sculpture, Hamilton's arts community is alive and well. This community is thriving in arts, history, and annual events. With stunning sculptures placed throughout the downtown area, it's easy to get swept away in Hamilton's bustling culture.
Visitors can also see breathtaking outdoor sculptures at the 265-acre Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, with 80 breathtaking, monumental art pieces. Or, take a trip to historic Dayton Lane to see nearly 200 19th century homes featuring an abundance of different architectural styles.
The Fitton Center for Creative Arts allows visitors to experience the artistic, musical, educational and social opportunities all around them. Hamilton is also home to the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra and the Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre.
Experience a community bursting with historical and artistic traditions. Hamilton, Ohio will quickly become your go to place for an art fix.
Butler County Visitors Bureau
There is lots to do in Hamilton and Butler County. For events, lodging and much more go to the Bulter County Visitors Bureau.
A full marathon starting at 7:00pm. Try and finish by Midnight!
Start line is at the Fitton Center in Downtown Hamilton. Athletes will complete 4 loops for a full marathon. Each loop is approximate 6.55 miles.
We will be working with USATF to certify the marathon course When the course is certified we can tell you the length of the loop to the foot.
Boston Qualifier: We are told that certified course WILL count as a Boston Qualifier!
Note that all relay distances are approximate. We will be determining our relay transfer spots based on safety and accessibility.
2, 4, and 6 person teams race a marathon to midnight!
Please check the map section soon for the relay transfer areas.
All relays are the marathon distance.
Two person relays will have each participant run two laps of the marathon course. Approximately 13.1 miles.
4 person relays will will have each person run one lap of the 4 lap marathon course. This is approximately 6.55 miles.
6 person relays will have 4 members running a 5K each (approximately a half lap each) and 2 relay participants running a lap (approximately 6.55 miles).
If there is interest in other relay divisions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see what we can do about creating that division.
Starts at 7:30pm!
The Half marathon is two laps. The start of the Half Marathon will be adjusted to shorten the first lap so that the half marathon is 13.1 miles.
Starts at 7:30pm!
The 10K is one lap. The start of the 10k will be adjusted to shorten the lap so that distance is 6.2 miles.
WALKER FRIENDLY, COURSE CUT OFF AND OTHER COURSE NOTES
Midnight Madness is walker and stroller friendly. If you feel like coming out for an evening stroll through beautiful Hamilton then we encourage you to enter. If you are bringing a family member along with you in a stroller then we ask that you please give right of way to walkers and runners.
The 10K and half marathon do not have a cut off time. The marathon does have a cutoff time of just over 15 minutes a mile. We ask that all marathon participants make the far end of the loop on Fairview by 1am. This will give you just over 6.5 hours to finish the marathon.
Port-o-lets will be at the start of each loop (which is also the start and finish line) and at the far end of the loop where you enter the bike trail from Fairview. That means port-o-lets approximately every 3 miles.
There will be an aid station approximately every 1.5 miles. Please check back for an aid station map. The aid station at Fairview and the trail will have Gatorade. All aid stations will have ice water.
RACE SCHEDULE & PACKET PICK UP
Pick up your packet or register to run.
Race Day, Starting at 5pm
Race Day registration will be available.
5:00pm - Registration and Packet Pick Up at the Finish Line
6:45pm - Registration and Packet Pick Up Closes
7:00pm - Marathon start
7:30pm - Half Marathon and 10K Start
Midnight - Awards Ceremony
Parking information Coming Soon
See column to left
AWARDS CEREMONY & AWARDS POLICY
Awards are given to the top three in each age group for each race. Age groups are 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.
Overall male and female awards will be given in each race.
Preliminary results will be posted at
the race site. Final results will be posted at the awards
ceremony. Results will be posted at
www.cincyhalfmarathon.com as soon as possible on race day.
It is the athlete’s RESPONSIBILITY
to check the preliminary results posted at the race. Preliminary
results are posted, in part, so that athlete’s can check for problems
and notify us so that corrections can be made. It is YOUR
responsibility to check your time.
If you wish to change distance, you may do so at any time prior September 8 (paying the difference in entry fee where applicable). You may also transfer from relay to individual or vice versa prior to September 8.