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Erie Half & 5k

Sun August 18, 2024 Erie, CO 80516 US Directions

Course Info/Maps




The 5k course is a PURE out and back course.  This means that you'll run 1.55 miles south to a turn around location.  It is marked with signs that read "5k TURN AROUND" on both sides of the trail in addition to being manned by a course marshal to remind you, 5k runners, to turn around.  At that point, you'll run back to the exact same line where you started along the exact same trail.

The half marathon course runs south with a quick finger to the east at the start of the event, then running the Baseline Road (approximately 5 miles) where you will encounter a turn around (this is just past the 3rd Water Station - we call it Water Station C.)  At that point, turn north and run to the 2nd water station you passed on the way to Baseline.  We call it Water Station B.  At that water station, you'll turn right (EAST) and run to a turn around.  Again, you'll turn back the way you came and pass Water Station B again.  From there, you will continue north to Water Station A where you will take a short finger to the east to a turn around point.  At the turn around, you'll head back to Water Station A.  Upon reaching Water Station A, you'll again turn north and run back to the start/finish line.  In summary, the half marathon has 4 'fingers' of turn arounds which keeps the entire race within the bounds of the Town of Erie.  At each junction of the fingers is a water station so that runners will have access to aid no less than 7 times over 13 miles!

Course Surface: The course is on Coal Creek Trail.  The majority of both courses is on concrete.  A portion of the half marathon is on gravel trail.

Cup-Free Finish Line: Although there are  cups on the course at each aid station, remember that we always maintain a 'cup free finish'.  There are coolers for refilling your personal water bottle at the expo area as well as a drinking fountain in the park.

Dogs: Well-behaved, leashed dogs are allowed at the Erie Half/5k. We asked that they are kept on a short leash and that you start off to the side or near the back as to not impede other racers.

Strollers: Strollers are allowed. There is a small portion of the half course on gravel that might be a tiny bit difficult for strollers, but manageable. 



At each water station, you will find water and an electrolyte replacement beverage. Energy gels will be at only ONE station, the southern most station which you will see at approximately mile 5.
Water stations are located at approximately miles 2.25, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 11 for the half marathon.
There is no water station on the 5k course.
Remember, there will be CUPS at the water stations, but not at the finish line. There will be a place to store water bottles at the finish.

Restrooms are located at the Expo area in addition to the first/final water station (approx miles 2.25, 9 and 11).





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