Join us for a run through the scenic, historic village of Duxbury. The course starts at the senior center on the edge of the town forest along Mayflower Street, originally an ancient Indian trail. The gentle hills prepare you for Bay Road, 2 miles of "heartbreak" hills, and water vistas. You'll enter "downtown" Duxbury and circle around Standish Shore running along paths the Pilgrims walked on Captains Hill. Captain Myles Standish (the monument) will point the way to the Shipbuilders District and scenic Washington Street. Catch your breath, you have only 4 miles to finish! This route gives you a bit of everything from scenic vistas, beautiful flats and challenging hills. This community fully supports the runners offering you orange slices, jelly beans, water stations and good cheers. Most importantly your registration fee benefits the Duxbury Senior Center Alzheimer Programs. The DUXBURY HALF MARATHON event is sponsored by the Duxbury Friends of the Council on Aging.
Event details and schedule
Saturday April 1, 2017: The DUXBURY HALF MARATHON starts and finishes at the Duxbury Senior Center. Registration begins at DUXBURY SENIOR CENTER Friday March 31, 4-7pm and Saturday at 6:30am and closes at 7:15am. Participants will be directed to convenient parking locations within 1000 feet of the center and start line.
WE ARE AN OFFICIAL USATF CERTIFIED COURSE! WOOHOO! We have chip timing and medals for participants. Free t-shirts for first 300 registrants!! The race will start at 7:30am and runners must have completed the route by 10:30am. NO REFUNDS, this is afterall, a fundraiser!
Q: May I register on Race day?
A: Yes. Race day registration begins at 6:30 am. The fee on Race day is $85.
Q: Can I transfer my registration?
A: No. Registrations are not transferable
Q; Is the course USATF certified?
Q: What time does the race start?
A: The race starts at 7:30 am
Q: Is there early packet pick up?
A: Yes. A early package pickup will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 pm in the Ellison Room at the Duxbury Senior Center and runners can pick up their bib numbers, tee-shirts and timing chips. There is also package pick up beginning at 6:30 am on race day.
Q; Is there a course time limit?
A; Yes. All runners must complete the race within 3 hours.
Q: Are Wheelchairs permitted?
A: Yes. Wheelchairs are permitted, pushed on single, and wheelchairs will start 5 minutes before overall start, 7:25am start.
Q: Are strollers permitted?
A: No, strollers are not permitted for safety concerns.
Q: What is the refund policy?
A: There will be no refunds, as this is a charity fundraiser.
Q: Would the race be cancelled for bad weather?
A: The race will be held rain or shine and will not be cancelled.
Q: Where can I park?
A: Parking is allowed in the Holy Family Church parking lot located at 601 Tremont Street, across from the race venue. There will be signs and volunteers to assist.
First male and first female across the finish line are the overall winners awarded $250 each. First male and female in each age group will be awarded $100 each based on chip to chip time. If overall winner you will not also be awarded $100 prize.
Age categories are: 14-19; 20-29, 30-39, 40-49-50-59, 60 and older and non-ambulatory individuals with assistance participants.
In consideration of my participation in the Friends of the Duxbury Council on Aging, Inc., “Duxbury Half Marathon” on April 1, 2017 (the Event), I, for, myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, do hereby waive and release any and all rights, claims and causes of action I have or many have against the Friends of the Duxbury COA, Inc. and the Town of Duxbury, their officers, directors, agents, employees, sponsors, volunteers, race officials, organizers as well as any other association connected with this event, it’s representatives, successors and assigns (“Event organizers”) that may arise as a result of my participation in the event. I further agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Event organizers from and against any and all personal injuries, damages, losses, causes of action, liabilities and expenses resulting or which may result from my participation in the event on 4/1/2017 and/or the condition of the roads, property, facilities or equipment used for the Event. I also grant full permission to the Event Organizers to store, use, license and reproduce the use of my name, likeness, voice, image, motion pictures, recordings or photograph of e, of any media or in any manner, including any electronic media for any legitimate commercial or business purpose, including advertising purposes. In addition, I hereby acknowledge that I am 18 years of age or older if applicable, that I am the parent of legal guardian of a child under the age of 18 whom I am registering for the Event. I recognize the risks involved in participating in the Event and do hereby expressly assume all known and unknown risks. I verify that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained for this event. SecureFee™ Registration Cancellation Insurance is offered in most states. If purchased, your registration may be covered for one of the covered reasons stated in the policy.