2015 B&A Marathon and Half Marathon

Our 24th year!

The 2015 edition of the race will be at Severna Park High School, starting time 07:30. It is the 24th year of the marathon and 20th year of the half marathon.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Severna Park High School
60 Robinson Rd
Severna Park, MD 21146 United States

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Race Rules

There will be NO refunds, deferrals, or discounted entries.
A transfer period will be announced, during which you may transfer from the full to the half marathon as needed. There will be no refund of the registration fee difference.
On race day, you must run the race for which you are registered. If you end the marathon at 13.1 miles, you will be scored DNF (did not finish).

Results

Results may be found here.

Course

The course will run approximately two miles on residential streets with the remainder on the B & A Trail; an asphalt “rails to trails” bike and running path. There is one significant hill on the marathon course. The course is USATF certified (Boston qualifier). Volunteers will monitor all turns and most intersections. The course will be closed to automobile traffic, but there are numerous road crossings and the trail IS open to other runners, walkers and bicyclists. Please be alert and courteous.

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Race Conditions

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

Time Limit

The marathon course will close at six hours (13:45/mile pace). Please plan accordingly. The time limit will be strictly enforced. An early start is not offered. Course support will be withdrawn at 6 hours, or 1:30 pm. Do not register if you are unable to complete 26.2 miles in 6 (six) hours. No exceptions will be made. There is no strict time limit for the half marathon.

Timing

Professional chip scoring will be used for the marathon and half marathon.

Medical Aid

First aid personnel will be stationed at the finish. Vaseline, ibuprofen and bandages will be available at the marathon water stops.

Aid Stations

Water and Gatorade will be available approximately every 3 miles. Both caffeinated and non-caffeinated GU or similar gels will be available at two later aid stations on the marathon course. A course map with water stops marked will be posted on the website. Water and refreshments will be available at the finish.

Race Amenities

Premium

Long sleeve technical running top to all entrants.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be held at Severna Park High School on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 10:00-4:00PM. Race day packet pick up will also be available Sunday, March 29, 2015, 6:00-7:00 AM.

Race Expo

Annapolis Striders, local running stores, and other vendors will be selling running merchandise and apparel during Packet Pickup Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 10am-4pm. Some vendor’s running merchandise will be available before, during and after the race on Sunday.

Bag Drop

Please leave gear in your vehicle. Bag check has been eliminated for security reasons.

Travel and Lodging

The closest airport to the race is Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International (BWI). Hotel and bed and breakfast accommodations are available throughout the Annapolis and BWI airport areas.

No road closures the morning of the race affect arriving and parking at Severna Park High School.

Post Race

Warm food and beverages will be provided inside the high school. Massages will be available after the race on a first come first served basis. Showers and a place to change into dry clothing will be available in the locker room of the high school.

Awards

All finishers will receive medals. Male and female overall awards, masters awards and age group awards. Half Marathon awards ceremony will be held at 10:30AM, Marathon awards ceremony will be held at 11:30AM.

Volunteer

To VOLUNTEER in any capacity before, during or after the race, please contact race directors Christian Zazzali or Joshua Harriman.

Contact

Email ba_marathon@annapolisstriders.org to contact the race directors.

Race Directors
Christian Zazzali
Josh Harriman