At the event (NOTE: Please attend one of the above packet pickup sessions if possible!): Saturday, July 7th, 4pm-6pm Vancouver Lake Park 6801 NW Lower River Rd. Vancouver, WA 98660
Event Info & FAQ
Important Travel Note Please plan on arriving EARLY to the race. Your driving time to the race will likely take longer than you expect as weekend traffic on I5 is notoriously heavy and traffic can also be very heavy heading into the park. A good plan is to arrive at least 90 minutes before your race if you need to pick up your bib or register and 60 minutes before your race otherwise. If you like to have an extra-long warm up or are concerned about driving times, arriving even earlier is better.
Race Day Schedule 4:00pm Registration opens (credit\debit card, and cash) 5:20pm Early Walker Start (Half Marathon Only -- see note below)** 6:00pm Half Marathon Start 6:15pm 10K Start 6:30pm 5K Start 6:40pm Kid's 1 Mile Run Start 6:40pm Finish line party begins - MUSIC, HANDMADE BURRITOS AND HOPWORKS BEER!! 9:00pm Courses close 9:30pm Music ends, last call 10:00pm We hope you had fun!
Early Walker Start **IMPORTANT NOTE ON EARLY START: Due to the Twilight Half Marathon being held in the evening, we must close our course at 9:00 SHARP for the safety of all participants. ANY PARTICIPANT (RUNNER OR WALKER) WHO WILL BE TRAVELING SLOWER THAN 14 MINUTES PER MILE (4.2 MILES/HOUR) MUST UTILIZE OUR EARLY START TIME OF 5:20PM. You will receive an official finisher time and all race benefits. IF YOU START AT THE NORMAL START TIME OF 6:00PM AND FAIL TO MAINTAIN A 14 MINUTE/MILE PACE, YOU FACE THE POSSIBILITY THAT AID STATIONS MIGHT NOT BE OPEN, THE CHANCE OF BEING PULLED FROM THE COURSE, OR NOT BEING ALLOWED TO COMPLETE THE ENTIRE 13.1-MILE COURSE. Head-lamps or hand-held flashlights, reflective vests, and flashing red safety lights are strongly recommended for participants who anticipate being on the course near the 9:00pm course closure time.
Changing Race Distances If you wish to change race distance, you can do so at the early packet pickups (preferable) or on race day. If you wait to race day to change race distance you must arrive early as it takes extra time to process your change. Note that not notifying us of changing race distances and running a different race distance than you signed up for will result in immediate disqualification. In addition, if an injury occurs during the event that prevents you from completing the entire course, you MUST notify a race official immediately.
Day of Race Registration Registration will be available at both packet pickup and on-site day of race. On-site day of race registration with be credit\debit card or cash. Bring a friend and share the Twilight love! Discounts and coupons are only valid online. Aid StationsWe'll have 8 aid stations for the Half Marathon, 4 on the 10K, and one for the 5K, with water and electrolyte drink at each one. Energy gel will be at one of the half marathon aid stations.
Post Event Bring a blanket or towels for our post-event picnic, and don't forget your ID if you'd like your beer or wine!
Course Overview Enjoy this out and back route, run mostly paths for 5K/10K, and paths + roads for half marathon.
For Half Marathoners: In your opening mile, there are some rumble strips. Use extra caution. There is a short (.2 mile) gravel section on the half marathon from approximate mile 4.1 to 4.3 and again from 9.6 to mile 9.8. Roads are not closed to traffic past the boat ramp on NW Lower River Road / Hwy 501 from approximate mile 5.5 to 8.3 but very lightly traveled by local traffic. There is new traffic control in place. Please use caution near boat ramp area and floating home community, and if crossing the roadway to access an aid station. The course is USATF certified certificate # WA18015RMB.
For All Distances: Despite signage, pedestrians might be on the running paths, so please be aware and respectful of all users. Please follow course marshal and flagger directions.
Results Results will be available at the finish on kiosks, emailed to each finisher with an email address, as well as posted to http://hubertiming.com/results/2018TWH. If you registered with a mobile phone, you will also receive a txt message with your results.
Parking Parking is included with your registration. Anticipate some event traffic getting into the park. Please follow the direction of parking staff on-site.
AFTER PARTY! Hopworks Urban Brewery Vancouver and Hopworks Bike Bar on N. Williams Avenue in Portland will be holding the official Twilight Half Marathon after parties! Bring in your bibs to get happy hour beer prices until midnight!
PACE GROUPS: Four pace group leaders will be available for the half marathon: 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, and 2:45. Look for signs indicating these paces as you line up at the starting line.
AWARDS: Prizes awarded to top 3 male and female overall finishers in each event.
STROLLERS: Only single strollers are allowed...NO double-wide strollers due to narrow pathways.
DOGS: While we love our canine friends, for the safety and comfort of all participants, dogs are NOT allowed at this event.
Vancouver Lake Park | 6801 NW Lower River Rd. Vancouver, WA 98660
Run with a Pacer
If you are new to running with a pacer, please read the following information:
In the heat of the race, many runners get caught up in the energy and enthusiasm of the situation starting out running faster than they planned. It’s important to run the race you have trained for whether you are running your first half marathon, accomplishing a time goal or even setting a PR.
Meeting your race goal is easier if there is someone to help keep you on track. Pacers are runners who guide a running group to a desired time goal. They keep runners from starting out to fast and try to keep runners energized through the tougher end of the run.
Pacers are equal parts timekeepers, cheerleaders, and entertainers. They will keep you enthused and distracted while the miles click away.
The pace group maintains an even effort throughout the race adjusting for any the nuances of the terrain such as hills if there are any. Experienced pacers know that some runners run with the pack and some run to keep the pacer in view working to achieve the desired goal in a more discreet manner.
You’ll recognize the pace leaders at the start line holding timing pace sticks. Our pacers will be with you every mile that you want to join them.
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