NOTE: This year our 5K and Half-Marathon routes are affected by extreme deterioration on the Chapel Charge staircase. Because of the deterioration, we are not using that staircase this year. We will instead climb Castle Crunch twice. This means your total steps climbed is reduced by 28 steps. We will NOT be changing our documentation throughout website and other materials to reflect that change. This will not change the 2K route. We have established a Save the Steps committee with members from throughout the community to find ways to repair/restore Chapel Charge.
All our routes include stairs and breathtaking views! The 5K and 2 Mile are entirely in the "Core" of town, centered near Centennial Park and River Street. There are two water stops along the route in the Core. Those stops service all three routes. The 5K and 2 Mile routes are walker friendly.
The Hilly Half route covers all of the Core and also extends out to Chautauqua Park and the Coldbrook residential area to the north and about a half-mile to the south of town. Half-Marathoners are served by water stops in the Core and at multiple other locations in the outer areas. The Hilly Half roving support cars carry water also. This route is not walker-friendly. We do not have a firm cut-off for any of our routes. If a fit walker wants to take on the Hilly Half, we will support them with a sweep vehicle, although official aid stations may close.