CINCINNATI HALF MARATHON
June 28, 2014
Start Line: On Mehring Way at Public Landing
NO FRILLS RACING
MOVES TO EARLY SUMMER FOR 2014
WHAT IS NO FRILLS RACING?
The Cincinnati Half Marathon wants to
provide you with a great race experience. A safe course
with lots of volunteers. Plenty of aid stations with
water, ice and Gatorade. Portapotties throughout the
course. A flat, fast
run in Downtown Cincinnati. Great finisher medals to
commemorate your achievement. Our goal is to provide you
with the best opportunity all season to PR or complete that
first half marathon.
No frills racing means low entry fees
because there are things you don't have to pay for.
Because we are a race, where we want to help you achieve
your goals, we do not have all the fou-fou extras that you have
to pay for, with higher entry fees, at other races.
We save you money by not having goody bags full of paper and
coupons, not having bands on the course (we figure you entered
the Cincinnati Half Marathon to run or walk, not listen to
music), and, just being up front here, not providing a full meal
at the finish line (we do, of course, have food and liquids to
replenish your energy). We have also heard from many
athletes that they do not wish a tshirt so we offer a tshirt as
an ala carte item (see tshirt policy, below).
No frills racing means that entry fees are
as low as we can make them.
An affordable, flat and fast race without frills DOES NOT mean that the quality of the race
What does no frills racing provide?
A flat, fast and scenic course that is USATF
Tons of volunteers on the course to make
sure your race experience goes well
As many aid stations as needed
Lots of portapotties throughout the
Top quality finisher's
The best tshirts and other race apparel
Lots and lots of fun
Simply put, we want to focus our resources
on a top quality race experience and pass the savings on to you.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHM'S TSHIRT POLICY
Not everybody wants a Tshirt. Why pay
for a Tshirt if you don't want one? When you enter the Cincinnati Half Marathon,
you do not automatically get a Tshirt with your entry. You
must purchase the Tshirt separately. We are passing the savings on to you by only supplying shirts to
those that want them.
Shirts must be ordered on or before June
20th to receive it at Packet Pick up.
We do order extra shirts and usually have
enough for those who either failed to order one or entered after
June 20th. Extra shirts will be available for sale at the
finish line on race day.
FLAT AND FAST!
Yes, you can set a PR in Cincinnati! The
Cincinnati Marathon features a flat and fast course.
Starting Mehring Way, just above Public Landing, runners wind their way along the Ohio River, past the
Bengals' and Reds' stadiums. After a loop around the historic
Longworth Building on W. Pete Rose Way, the course goes back to the
Reds' Stadium and then climbs into downtown via Race St. Once at
5th St. the course goes through the heart of Downtown, past world famous
Fountain Square (remember the intro to WKRP Cincinnati?), to Riverside
Drive. The bulk of our course is on Riverside Drive, paralleling
the Ohio River. The Finish Line is at Sawyer Point, on the Plaza
above the Serpentine Wall.
The Cincinnati Half Marathon is a walk friendly
race. Course cut off times of 4 hours (20 minutes per mile) leave plenty of time
for all walkers and runners to complete the course.
The Walk Division is for walkers only. (Note
if you enter the Cincinnati Half Marathon you may walk or run or any
combination thereof). If you are unsure whether you are a walker
then you should enter the Half Marathon so that you have the option of
running should you wish to do so.
If you enter the Walk division of the Cincinnati
Half Marathon you will be scored as a walker and agree that you will
complete the Cincinnati Half Marathon by walking. Running any
portion of the race is prohibited.
Course cut off time are 20 minutes a mile. You
must make progress through the course faster than 20 minutes a mile.
That means you must go through the first mile faster than 20 minutes,
the second mile faster than 40 minutes and so on.
The walk division can be entered via active.com.
Please make sure you check the Half Marathon Walk as you start your
entry process. Changes from the run to the walk division will NOT
be made after the event has started.
RACE SCHEDULE & PACKET PICK UP
RACE SCHEDULE & PACKET PICK UP
Up Prior to Race Day - TBD
5:00am - Registration and Packet Pick Up
7:00am - All races start
Awards Ceremony - After the race at the Finish Line
IPICO SportsTag system will be used to time the race. Tags are to
be attached to your left shoe via the supplied tie. The tags
are to be returned at the finish line following the race.
Results will be posted on this website the day of the race.
Group awards will be given in 5 year age divisions for the 5K, Half
Marathon Walk and Half Marathon Run.
Divisional (age group) awards are based on TAG time and
are presented three deep in five year incremental age divisions, both
male and female.
Finisher awards will go to all runners
who complete the course in under 4 hours and all walkers who complete
the course in under 4 hours.
We will be doing a
rolling closure based on time. You must maintain a pace of 20
minutes a mile. If you are not on a
20 minutes a mile pace and you wish to continue the race you will be asked to get
on sidewalk. No course support will be provided to those
participants slower than 20 minutes a mile.
IPODS AND AUDIO DEVICES
The Cincinnati Half Marathon discourages the use
of personal music devices. Not only are they a danger to the
athlete wearing them but they are also dangerous to those around
that athlete. If wearing an audio device results in you being
unable to hear verbal instructions or commands, or approaching
vehicles or course marshals on bicycles, you may be asked to
relinquish the device or cease running. That being said, the
Cincinnati Half Marathon recognizes the futility of trying to
prevent personal music devices and will not outright ban them.
Please take responsibility and use good judgment if you opt to wear
an audio device.
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Once we accept your
entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may
not give or sell your number to anyone else. Due to the
extraordinary cost of putting on the half marathon, and per similar
policies at all running races, this
policy will apply to all entrants and is in effect whether you are
injured, have an unexpected family/business emergency, have a medical
emergency, etc. There are no exceptions.
There is ample parking throughout downtown Cincinnati. The Sawyer
Point (corner of E. Pete Rose and Eggleston) lot will be open at 5:00am and remain open until 6:30am. Parking
at the Sawyer Point lot is $3 on race day. In addition to the
Sawyer Point lot, surrounding parking lots should be open as well.
The charge to park in those lots is $5. If you do not wish to pay
for parking there is ample parking throughout downtown Cincinnati within
a short jog of the start line.
Note that the Cincinnati Recreation
Commission charges for the Sawyer Point lot it you chose to park
there, including for packet pick up and/or race meetings.
There will be NO parking at Public Landing.
Please do not park on Mehring Way or Riverside, just east of
Eggleston, as that will result in your car being towed.
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Once we
accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot
participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone
else. Due to the extraordinary cost of putting on the half
marathon, and per similar policies at all running races,
this policy will apply to all entrants and is in effect whether
you are injured, have an unexpected family/business emergency,
have a medical emergency, etc. There are no exceptions.
are offering technical shirts, you must enter by June 20th to
purchase a shirt with your entry. If you wish a women's
size we will order you the size indicated on your entry.
Again, to get a shirt with your entry you must enter by June
DIRECTIONS TO START/FINISH
Note there will be road closures on race morning and it may not be
possible to drive to the start/finish.
Pete Rose Way between Eggleston and Mehring will be closing by 6:45am.
From 71 South: 1) Take the Exit 2 (Gilbert/Reading); 2) Slight left onto
Reading: 3) Slight left on E. Central Parkway 4) Left on Eggleston to
From 75 South: 1)