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St.Vincent Geist Half Marathon Start Information

To alleviate congestion, the start line will have corrals! Line up next to the corral that corresponds to the letter on your race bib. The corrals are assigned based on estimated finish time. If you would like to participate with a friend or family member, you may move back a corral, but may not move up. All corrals will have an equal number of participants.

The 16-minutes per mile pace-the maximum pace allowed in the race-will begin when the last participant crosses the start line.

Preferred Start Information – PROOF REQUIRED

If you can run a half-marathon distance in 1:48:00 or faster, you can be seeded toward the front of the starting area. You may request seeding after registration with proper proof. You must provide proof in the form of results from a road race that has occurred between May 20, 2014 and April 22, 2015, that is at least a 5K in distance. All submissions of seeding proof must be post-marked by April 27, 2015, no exceptions! To submit proof please either email a link to your results at Info@GeistHalf.com or mail in your results to:

Geist Half Marathon Processing Center
Attn: Proof
PO Box 361313
Indianapolis, IN 46236

All proof needs to include the name, date, and distance of the race and have your name and time clearly identified:









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Medical support during the St.Vincent Geist Half Marathon will be provided by health care professionals from St.Vincent and Fishers Fire Department. Medical assistance will be available at each water station along the route providing medical assistance as needed. A fully-equipped medical facility will be located near the finish line. Participants requiring medical assistance may be transported to one of the nearby hospitals, and will be billed by the hospital and ambulance provider. Participants must give on-scene medical personnel the freedom to determine which facility will be utilized.

IMPORTANT: Each participant must complete the medical information form on the back of your bib number. Please take time to fill out your medical information and provide emergency contact information. This will make your important health care information available to health care professionals in the event you are unable to communicate with them.

Mile Markers & Split Times

Each mile marker will have a large display clock that will indicate the running time of the event. These display clocks will show the time from the official start of the race, not your personal “tag time”. A system has been developed to display the mile marker sign, clock and colored warning flag (see flag warning system). As you go by each mile, you will see an information station providing you with the status of the race. As you look at this station, you will know where you are on the course, the official race time and race conditions.

Course Entertainment

The St.Vincent Geist Half Marathon course features more than 10 entertainment groups ranging from spirit squads, school bands, and local bands.

Water and Gatorade Aid Stations

Water and Gatorade stops are located along the Geist Half Marathon course.

There will be 10 water and 6 Gatorade (Gatorade Endurance Formula) stations along the course and at the start/finish.

All water stations on the course are single sided (with the exception of the first station at mile 1.5), will have a medical personnel and portable toilets located near each water station location.

Restroom Facilities

Portable toilets will be added in locations throughout the course. The portable toilets will be located at each water station.

Course Closings

For your safety and for the timely reopen of the streets to vehicular traffic, you must reach key locations by specified times or you will be required to take transportation provided.

Partial lane closures will be utilized. Please stay inside the cones and obey all public safety officers and course marshals. PLEASE DO NOT START EARLY! Traffic and safety rules prohibit early starts. Early starters will be eliminated from the Official Results. If you cannot maintain an 16-minute per mile pace, you will be required to board the support buses.

SAG (Support) Wagon and Back of the Pack Crew

The Back of the Pack Crew and SAG Wagon will signify the end of the field and the maximum 16-minutes per mile pace. They will not start timing until the last person crosses the start line and will be with you throughout the race. If you cannot keep pace, the Crew will help you as you board the SAG Wagon.

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