B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon
Sunday, March 5, 2006; 7:30am
Severna Park High School
60 Robinson Road
Severna Park, MD 21146
MARATHONERS MAY OPT TO FINISH THE HALF
MARATHON ON RACE DAY AND WILL BE SCORED
FOR AWARDS IN THAT EVENT.
There are three ways to
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.
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
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
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.|
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 will be called at mile marks 1, 5, 10, &
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 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.
Typical March weather, with
temperatures ranging from the low
40s to high 60s with rainy and windy conditions possible.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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".
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
Marathon: 12:00 Half Marathon: 11:00
For Additional Information
Brad Chapman - 443-871-6900, email@example.com
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
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
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.