B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon

Sunday, March 5, 2006; 7:30am
Severna Park High School
60 Robinson Road
Severna Park, MD 21146

NOTE:
MARATHONERS MAY OPT TO FINISH THE HALF
MARATHON ON RACE DAY AND WILL BE SCORED
FOR AWARDS IN THAT EVENT.

Registration

There are three ways to register:

1.) Register online at active.com - it’s fast and easy.  Click here to go to online registration. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON
SEPTEMBER 15,2005. Online registration closes on February 24, 2006. Mail-in applications will still be accepted after this date. .


2.) Mail-in application available.  2006 Mail-in Application. (not available - Race Closed)
Mail to: Lisa Fontaine, 5 Maryland Ave., Suite 9, Annapolis, MD 21401 


3.)
Saturday, March 4, 2006 noon-6pm at Severna Park High School

Forms may be photocopied; fee is non-refundable; no confirmation with mail-in entries.

Sorry, NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
NO EXCEPTIONS.

Entry Fees

          Marathon $40 by 17 February; $55 after

          Half Marathon $40 by 17 February, $55 after

Packet-Pickup & Expo

Saturday, March 4, noon-6pm at Severna Park High School.
Race Day, March 5, beginning at
6am at Severna Park High School.

The National Running Center Expo will be held both days with special prices.     

Performance Shirts

We will again give Sport Science Performance Shirts to all participants.
You have your choice of men’s or women’s sizes. Please indicate your
selection on the entry form.

Getting There

The race begins and ends at Severna Park High School.

DIRECTIONS TO THE HIGH SCHOOL:

From Baltimore: Interstate 97 South to exit 10A, Benfield Road .
East on Benfield Road 3.8 miles to the school on left.

From Washington: Rt. 50 East to Exit 13B Rt. 3 North Crofton .
7.5 Miles to Interstate 97 North to exit 10 East & as above.

Click here for area map

Course

The first three miles are on residential streets. Remainder of both races
on the B&A Trail – an asphalted bike & running path along a
Rails-to-Trails Park. Hills at mile 2 and 7. Rest of the course is
railroad grade – mostly flat. The course is USATF certified and
there are many opportunities for spectators along the trail. The
Half Marathon finish is a few blocks from the start line.
 
Course Map

 Course Markings

Volunteers will monitor all turns and most intersections. Each
mile of the
Marathon and Half Marathon is marked. The course
will be closed to traffic but the trail itself will be open to other
runners, bikers, rollerbladers and walkers. Please be alert
and courteous. 
Time Limit
The marathon course will close at six hours (about a 13:45/mile pace). We can't guarantee course support after that time. If you plan to be over 6 hours and would like an early start, please contact the race director. We will still post your time and give you a finishers' medal and make sure you're fed. 

Split Times

Split times will be called at mile marks 1, 5, 10, & 13.1.
Digital clocks will be located at the finish line and the Half
Marathon point. The official clock will be maintained until the
last runner finishes. 

ChampionChip Timing – NEW!!

Details are being worked out to use the ChampionChip timing system
for the B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon for the first time. If you
would like to use your own chip, please enter the chip number on the
online or mail-in applications.

Aid Stations

Aid stations will include: water, Gatorade, fruit, coke, cookies,
hard candies, aspirin and petroleum jelly. They are located at
the 3, 7, 11, 13.1, 15, 17, 20, 22, and 24 mile marks. Post race
food and beverages are available at the finish. 

Race Conditions

Typical March weather, with temperatures ranging from the low
40s to high 60s with rainy and windy conditions possible. 

Medical Assistance

First aid personnel will be stationed at Severna Park High
School
; Anne Arundel Radio Club personnel will be
monitoring the course at several points to provide emergency
communications.

Walkers
Walkers are welcome to participate in the Half Marathon only. They will start with the runners in front of the Severna Park High School. They should look for the Race Director at packet pickup and let him know that they are going to walk the half marathon course.

Volunteers
This race needs many volunteers for jobs that include packet pickup, food service, water stops, course monitoring, and finish lines.  This is a great way for family members to see their favorite runners along the course, and to contribute to the success of the event.  Please contact Susan Zevin via email susanzevin@comcast.net for information and to sign up as a volunteer.

Travel and Accommodations
The closest airport to the race in Severna Park is BWI (Baltimore Washington International). All major airlines, including Southwest, are there.

The Sheraton Barcelo Hotel in Annapolis is probably the most convenient to the race site in that the entrance to Rte50 North (which leads to Rte 97, then Exit 10 Benfield Road and Severna Park High School ) is across the street from the hotel.

Other hotels close by include Loews Annapolis and Annapolis Holiday Inn.  There are other hotels and B&B type accommodations which you can reach via Google under "Hotels Annapolis MD". 

Awards

Medals to all finishers; performance shirts to all registered runners.
Awards to top three men and women in 5 year age groups.
Special awards to top three male and female overall and
first place masters. Race results at www.annapolisstriders.org

Award Ceremonies

Marathon: 12:00      Half Marathon: 11:00  
For Additional Information

Brad Chapman - 443-871-6900, bhchapman3@comcast.net or www.annapolisstriders.org
Old Shoe Collection
Bring your old running shoes size 6 and up on Saturday to packet pick up or on Sunday.  The shoes will be donated to the Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation which uses the proceeds to fund agricultural training in third world countries.

 

Race Day Photos

Race History

MARATHON

1992   David Lieb, Rose Malloy - 3:02:08 Master’s Record    

1993   Rob Marino, Meredith Bonta

1994   Mark Jones, Leann Myhre                                       

1995   Mark Jones, Jennifer Sullivan

1996   Mark Jones, Kay Carver

1997   Mark Jones, Lauren Kearney

1997   Joe Link 2:46:27 Master's Record

1998   Mark Jones, Jennifer Sullivan

1999   Mark Jones, Jennifer Sullivan

2000   David Luljak, Jennifer Sullivan

2001   Michael Wardian – 2:32:23 CR, Susan Baehre

2002   Troy Harrison, Juliana Harris

2003   Race Canceled due to snow

2004  Matt Mace, Jennifer Sullivan

2005  Paul Rades, Feng Sun – 2:59:59 Course Record

HALF MARATHON

1996   Robert Marino, Carole Rosasco

           Rose Malloy - 1:26:34 Master’s Record            

1997   Kevin Geesaman, Carole Rosasco

1998   Kevin Geesaman - 1:10:26 CR, Kristen Adelman

           Robert Marino - 1:11:59 Master’s Record

1999   Robert Marino, Christina Morganti

2000   Kevin Geesaman, Christina Morganti - 1:22:43 CR            

2001   Lindsey Steele, Doris Windsand-Dausman

2002   Kevin Geesaman, Monica Grillo

2003   Race canceled due to snow

2004   Mike Woodman, Megan Holden

2005  Mike Woodman, Aimee Baylor

 

Special Thanks to:

Severna Park High School, Dawson’s Liquors, Anne Arundel Radio Club, 3 Brothers Pizza of Glen Burnie, New Balance, Annapolis Mall, and Snow Valley Water and all the Volunteers who make our race possible.