DATE & TIME: The 39th annual Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon will be held on August 12, 2017. Start time is 8:00 am sharp!
LOCATION: Race start is in Georgetown, next to Georgetown Lake on the frontage road. The race finishes in Idaho Springs at 12th and Miner St. The post race celebration is in Clear Creek football field in Idaho Springs, there are a number of exits along I-70 where your fans can view the race.
US TRANSPORTATION: Bus Transportation will be provided from in front of the Clear Creek School District Offices on Hwy 103 just south of exit 240 off I70. Arrive early, and expect traffic congestion. Buses will start running at 5:30 am. The last bus will leave at 6:45 am. If you miss the bus, you will need to get directly to the start in Georgetown.
Transportation will be available back to Georgetown after the race between 10:30 – 12:30. Buses going back will leave from in front of the Clear Creek School District Office, a short walk from the post race party.
Parking in Idaho Springs: at Clear Creek School District Administration Bldg just south of exit 240 off I70. In addition to the lot in front of this building, we will be parking cars on the old track adjacent to the building. Volunteers will direct you to this area. Please do not park in the Forest Service parking lot, vehicles parked here will be towed.
Parking in Georgetown is available only at Georgetown Lake near the start. Exit 228 off I70, go south to the round about and go left on Argentine. There is a large lot down on the right and a smaller lot across the street on the left. If you arrive after 6:45 am, anticipate parking at least 1/2 mile from the starting line. At 7:00 am, one hour before the race start, no one will be allowed to turn east down the service road to the starting line. Arrive early!
PACKET PICK UP: Athletes have 3 opportunities to pick up their bibs. All bibs will be at all pick ups until the racer claims it.
- Pick up at Runner’s Roost Denver on Saturday August 6th between 9:00am – 5:00pm or Sunday August 7th between 11:00 and 4 pm ( 1685 S. Colorado Blvd., Ste J Denver, CO 80222
- Pick up on Friday, August 12th between 11:00 am and 8:00 pm at location to be determined
- Pick up at the Start Line in Georgetown on race morning between 6:00 am and 7:00 am
RACE DAY REGISTRATION: FOR 2016:We hope to be able to offer Race Day registrations. Please check back for updates as the date approaches.
GEAR CHECK: All clothing and warm-up gear checked in with our staff in Georgetown will be transported from the start line to Clear Creek football field in Idaho Springs by 8:30 am. Items left along the course or at the start that are NOT checked in with our staff, will be donated to charity. We encourage you to wear items that can be donated to charity. Bags will be provided at the start line, however we encourage you to bring your own bag it will make it easier to find it at the finish. All bags will be placed in the stands at the field. If you forget your bag please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reclaim it. We will donate all items not claimed after one week.
AID STATIONS: There are aid stations at mile markers: 3, 6, 8, 10 and 12 providing water and sports drink.
Port-o-Potty Locations: 75 at the start, 4 at MM1, 75 at MM2, 6 at MM4, 4 at MM6, 4 at MM8, 2 at MM10, 2 at MM12 and 25 at the finish.
ALTITUDE AND WEATHER: The elevation at the start is 8,500 feet, and gradually arrives at 7,500 feet at the finish. Temperatures in the early morning at this elevation can be 50°, and can reach 85° by the finish. While conditions are usually optimal at this time of year, athletes should always be prepared for adverse weather because the race is run in a mountainous location.
TIMING TAG INSTRUCTIONS: This race will be timed using an electronic timing chip. You must wear the timing tag for the duration of the race to receive full race results. The timing chip is attached to your bib, so please do not fold your bib or place a magnet on your bib it will render the chip useless. There is a $10 replacement fee for all lost or damaged chips. Once the race is over you may keep the bib and chip but do not stand next to the finish line because it will keep setting off the timing mat.
T-SHIRTS, GOODIE BAGS, AND AWARDS: Finisher short sleeve Tech T-Shirts will be given out at the conclusion of your race at the post race celebration in the Clear Creek football field. E-goody bags will be emailed to all registrants. Our unique Gold Pan Trophies will be presented at the awards ceremony to the following age groups: Top 3 Male and Female in ages 19/under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-59, and 70+.
FINISHER MEDALS: Finisher medals will be provided to ALL who finish the half marathon without having to purchase one.