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NOTE: After last year's race, the City of Hot Springs repaired the Chapel Charge staircase. While deterioration will continue, we will be able to use these stairs and are grateful for time to look into longer term solutions to the aging concrete.
This year there is some deterioration on Castle Crunch staircase. The City hopes to repair before the event, but if not those severely damaged stairs will be highlighted with cones. As always, please be CAUTIOUS when climbing all the staircases.
CAUTION: All routes include rough sidewalks and staircases, gravel and other off road stretches.
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.
NOTE: THE HALF-MARATHON ROUTE SHOWN BELOW IS BEING REVISED, DUE TO UNEXPECTED OBSTRUCTIONS. It looks like we will be adding a fun addition to the route! (Think 'peaceful waters and forest') The Hilly Half route covers all of the Core and also extends out to Chautauqua Park and the Coldbrook residential area to the north. Half-Marathoners are served by water stops in the Core (5K route) and at multiple other locations in the outer areas. The Hilly Half roving support cars carry water also. This route is NOT walker-friendly. This year we are introducing a firm cut-off of 2:00 for all routes. Although the route officially closes at 2:00, we will leave the signs up until 3:00 or the last person finishes, whichever comes first. NOTE: The private staircase will not be accessible this year due to highway construction. HALF MARATHONERS will climb 657 staircases instead of 744. Don't worry though, we've beefed up the hill climbing in town... :)
We are working on making links to the routes available directly on PlotARoute. Right now it seems that when we share them they are editable instead of just readable. If anyone knows how to resolve that, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, you should find the maps below far better than those from past years.