August 18, 2013
LEADING LADIES' FAQ
The average temperature for late August is 75 degrees by noon.
The start of the race is usually at about 44 degrees.
The full marathon begins at 6,000 feet at the Lead Country Club,
and drops gently to 3,400 in Spearfish City Park.
Mostly pavement, some gravel, 2 miles concrete bike path.
a. RUN FACING TRAFFIC ALWAYS. Cutting the tangent might save
a second; could lose a life.
b. Please, no support folks in cars or on bikes…look for them in
park and at the finish; safety first.
Fly into Rapid City, SD…renting a car is best so you can see some
of the Black Hills. It’s 60 miles to Spearfish, SD. There is a shuttle
service from the airport; pricey but possible.
Buses leave from Holiday Inn (host hotel) just outside Spearfish,
Sunday morning at 4:00, (4:30 for half) and at 4:15 (4:45 for half)
from Spearfish City Park (finish line). The trolley will shuttle
finishers to the Holiday Inn every hour beginning at 9:00 am.
Yes! Remember the BAA has gone back to less relaxed times so
this is a great opportunity for qualifying; chip timed and fast.
Porta Potti Situation:
Many at the start, more at the half, and intermittently on the
Course; I know, never enough…trees everywhere.
About every 2 miles after the first 3.4…“manned” by USAF!
Water, PowerAde, food….Chocolate,!
Course officially closes at seven hours; don’t worry about it.
Always welcome in all events.
NOTE: New and beautiful cut-off through the woods; same distance,