August 12, 2010

Race Details

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FROM THE NORTH: Take 295 South to Exit 6A (Forest Avenue South), stay in right lane. Bear right at the next intersection before the first light into Deering Oaks Park. Follow signs for Route 77 South. Proceed straight up hill and follow all the way to the Casco Bay Bridge. Follow route as above. 


FROM THE SOUTH: Take I-95 to Exit 45, pass through toll booth to Route 1. Turn right (south) onto Route 1 for .6 miles to the second light. Turn left onto Pleasant Hill Road. Follow for 3.3 miles to Route 77. Turn left (north) onto Route 77 for two miles to Fowler Road, where you will be directed to the parking area.

FROM THE NORTH: Take Casco Bay Bridge to Route 77 South. Follow into Cape Elizabeth. Watch for and follow flaggers and signs at intersections along Route 77 for directions to start and Sprague Fields parking. 


Parking for runners will be at Sprague Fields, at Fowler and Ram Island Farm roads. Runners are encouraged to carpool and arrive early. There is no parking for runners at Fort Williams. Fort Williams parking will be restricted to sponsors, press, volunteers, staff and a limited number of spectators. Parking spaces will be available again this year at Cape Elizabeth High/Middle School on a first-come basis. Runners will be shuttled from the Middle School to the start between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. and the back to the start area and school parking lots from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


Runners can be dropped off at Gull Crest Fields on Spurwink Avenue, .5 miles from the Route 77 and Spurwink intersection (Spurwink Church). 


There will be five baggage buses at the start. Plastic bags will be available for runners on race morning. Those bags will be tagged and transported to the finish area for pickup. 


At the end of the race, shuttle buses will operate from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You must leave by 1 p.m. in order to catch a shuttle back to the start. 


Poland Spring Water will be available at the start along Route 77 and at each water stop along the course. Portable toilets will be placed along Route 77 from the parking area to the start. Runners are asked to '’self-seed’’ according to skill level. 

The AWARDS CEREMONY begins at 10 a.m. at Fort Williams, at the top of the flagpole hill. 


Awarded to the top 10 men and women in open race:

1. $10,000; 2. $5,000; 3. $3,000; 4. $2,000; 5. $1,000; 6. $900; 7. $800, 8. $700; 9. $600; 10. $500. 

Awarded to top three male and female masters (40 and older):

1. $1,000; 2. $500; 3. $250. 

Awarded to top three male and female wheelchair athletes:

1. $1,000; 2. $500; 3. $250. 

Awarded to top five finishers among Maine men and women:

1. $1,000; 2. $500; 3. $250; 4. $200; 5. $100. 

Awarded to top three male and female seniors (50 and older):

1. $500; 2. $250; 3. $100. 

There are also course-record bonuses: $2,500 for open runners, $500 for Maine runners. 


Awarded to the top five males and females in following divisions – 14-and-under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-and-over.



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