course

Both races will be on the scenic Hocking Adena Bikeway which is fast and flat (see elevation profile below). Both courses are USATF certified and well marked. Additionally there are bikeway mileage posts on the bike path every half mile. Click Here for the  Course Map for Web in PDF format.
















THE MARATHON COURSE

The half marathon and full marathon will both start at 8:00 A.M. EDT at Ohio University's College Green on the corner of Court Street and West Union Street in Athens, Ohio.

Both races will begin by heading west on Union St, after approximately a half mile runners will turn right on Smith St., and than bear to the left onto Byard, after approximately 300 meters runners turn right onto Shafer St, and than make a left onto W. State Street. The first mile mark is located on W. State Street right before entering W. State Street state park. About a mile and a half into the race runners will begin running northwest on the Hocking Adena Bikeway towards Nelsonville, OH. From W. State street runners will make a right hand turn onto the path.

After turning right onto the bike path runners will pass bike way mile post 4.5 (BW MP 4.5) on the bike path. This is the two mile mark for both races. The half marathon turnaround will be .05 miles south of BW MP 9 approximately 6.45 miles into the race. The marathoners will continue heading north on the bikeway at this point, while the half-marathons will turn around and head back the bikeway to the finish at Pruitt Field on Shafer St. The marathon turnaround will be at BW MP 15.5 approximately 13 miles into the race. Marathoners will then head back on the bikeway and finish at Pruitt Field. Both races will finish on the track at Pruitt Field.













THE FINISH LINE IS LOCATED AT PRUITT FIELD ON SHAFER ST

QUESTIONS or COMMENTS? E-MAIL US

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QUESTIONS or COMMENTS? E-MAIL US

athensohiomarathon@mail.com

Parking is available around the finish area just be sure to check the Ohio University lot signs when parking.  There should be spaces around the convocation center area and then you can easily walk uptown to the start.

Porta johns will be available on the Howard Park site at the corner of College & East Union Street one block behind the start, restrooms will also be available in Copeland Hall on the corner of Court and President.