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2012 River City Marathon and Half Marathon Run & Walk Race Information

General Information:
The marathon course is USATF Certified(and Boston Qualifier). All finishers in the Half and Full Marathon will recive Finisher Medals. All participants will receive custom shirts, an award ceremony with BBQ and raffle giveaways will also follow the event. Awards will be given to in 15 & under, 16-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+.
Location and Time:(Marathon Only)
Sunday - March 25, 2012
Negro Bar
Gates Open:  6:00 am
Runner Orientation:  6:45 am
Race Starts:  7:00 am
Safety Rules for All Entrants:
No unregistered runners, walkers or pacers. No dogs. No strollers, baby joggers, incline skates, bicycles.

The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, River City Marathon & Half encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of race.

We believe your race experience and those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line.

Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.

Races and Fees:
Solo Marathon- $80 on or before 1/19; $90 to 2/25; $100 to 3/13;
Half Marathon- $55 on or before 2/25; $65 to 3/13; $70 Packet Pickup(NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION)
ALL races are subject to fill before the closing dates. Races filled 1 month before race in 2010.
Shuttle Bus from Finish to Start of both races BEFORE race $11
Runners can switch to different races with 48 hours notice. There are no refunds, rollovers, or transfers to other races.
Race Day Schedule of Events:
7:00 AM Marathon Start(Negro Bar)
8:15 AM 1/2 Marathon Start(William B. Pond Park)
10:30 AM BBQ Begins
2:00 PM Race Ends
Race Packet Pickup:
Race Packet Pickup will on Sat March 24 at Hampton Inn & Suites - Folsom which is our Host Hotel. They are offering a special race rate and benefits. It will between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Aid Stations & Facilities:
We will have 9 aid stations about every 2-3 miles with water and HEED (electrolyte drink). Gels, bananas, etc will be at selected aid stations. Bathrooms are available at the start and finish and the state and county parks provide facilities including a number of water fountains and restrooms along the course. We suggest carrying a water bottle to supplement between stations.
Spectators:
Spectators are welcome along the trail so check out this map
Post Race BBQ:
Their will be a Post Race Burrito/Taco Bar Lunch. It will have both meat and vegetarian(and vegan) options. The lunch is free for runners/walkers and $9 for friends & family
Directions to Start(Negro Bar State Park):
From Highway 50, take the Folsom Blvd exit and follow Folsom Blvd north. Make a left onto Greenback and then another left into the Negro Bar park entrance. The State of CA charges $10 to park. Check the map here
Directions to Marathon & Half Marathon Finish:
Discovery Park is located beside I-5 in downtown Sacramento. From I-5 take the Richards Blvd. off-ramp then go west to get to the South entrance of the park, or follow the Garden Highway exit east from I-5 to find the North entrance. Signs denote the parks location from I-5. The County of Sacramento charges $5.00 for parking in the parking lots which supports county parks and the American River Trail. Check the map here
Training/Running Supplies:
Running Warehouse is offer runners participating in the River City Marathon a special 15% discount of their orders. Go to http://www.runningwarehouse.com/clubs.html and enter code RIVERCITYD. They offer great prices and FREE 2 Day Shipping!
Hotel:
We recommend Hampton Inn & Suites - Folsom(Host Hotel) which is offering special rates and benefits to guests. .
Camping:
Camping is available at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area.
Food:
Denny´s, McDonalds, Taco Bell.
Stores:
Safeway, Bel Air Market, Food 4 Less

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