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Course Description

The races start together at the corner of South College Street and East Union Street in uptown Athens by Ohio University College Green. Both races will be on the scenic Hockhocking Adena Bikeway which is fast and flat.  Both courses are USATF certified and well marked.  The marathon course serves as a Boston Qualifier.

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OH22001DH - Athens Ohio Marathon

OH22002DH - Athens Ohio Half Marathon 

Both races will begin by heading west on Union St.  After approximately a half mile runners will turn right on Smith St., and than bear to the left onto Byard St.  After approximately 300 meters runners turn right onto Shafer St, and than make a left onto W. State Street.  The first mile mark is located on W. State Street just before entering W. State Street Park.  About a mile and a half into the race runners will begin running northwest on the Hocking Adena Bikeway towards Nelsonville, Ohio.  From W. State Street runners will make a right hand turn onto the path.  


After turning right onto the bike path runners will pass bike way mile post 4.5 (BW MP 4.5) on the bike path.  This is the two mile mark for both races.  The half marathon turnaround will be .05 miles south of BW MP 9 approximately 6.45 miles into the race.  The marathoners will continue heading north on the bikeway at this point, while the half-marathons will turn around and head back on the bikeway to the finish at Pruitt Field on Shafer St.  The marathon turnaround will be at BW MP 15.5 approximately 13 miles into the race.  Marathoners will then head back on the bikeway and finish at Pruitt Field.  Both races will finish on the track at Pruitt Field.

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