Start time: The full marathon and team relay start on June 3, 2023 at 7 AM. The half-marathon starts at 8 AM.
Shuttle: Runners can take a shuttle from the Finish Line near the Courthouse Square in Coudersport to that Start Line at the Galeton High School.
Full/Relay shuttle leaves at 5:30 AM.
Half shuttle leaves at 6:45 AM
Mile Markers & Course Safety: The course is marked with mile markers at each mile as well as race signs signaling turns. Much of the course is on Route 6, a major road. In as much as we have taken significant precautions to protect our runners, there is nothing more important than your own awareness while on the course. Be mindful of traffic.
Hydration & Fuel: 25 water stations are located throughout the course. Water and Gatorade will be provided at each station. You will find other goodies at the stations that will vary. Fuel will be provided at mile markers 5, 10, 15 and 19.
Port-a-potties: Stops are available at miles 5, 9.3, 15 and 19.
Results: Race results will be posted at the finish and at Run High.
Number and Timing Chips: A race number and timing chip will be assigned to each runner at check-in. Bibs must be attached to the front of the runner and be visible at all times. Bib colors are designated by event (full, half, relay). We are also providing double mats for each event – which means your time is based on when you cross the mat at the start and at the finish.
Walking: Yes, you can walk! We ask that you be off the course by 2 PM and give priority to the runners.
Awards Ceremony: Runners will receive a God’s Country Marathon t-shirt and a custom finisher’s medal.
The top three overall male and female finishers of the Full Marathon will each receive cash prizes of $500, $250 and $100, respectively.
The top three overall male and female finishers of the Half-Marathon will each receive cash prizes of $250, $100 and $50, respectively.
The top male and female finishers in the following age brackets will be presented with gift cards to local businesses. Under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+.
Last male and female finishers of the Full Marathon will each receive gift cards.
COVID Protocols & Safety: We are committed to the safety of our runners, volunteers, and community members. We ask that you do your part based on current CDC regulations. Galeton and Coudersport police departments will be monitoring the course for runners’ safety. Medical aid is provided by the Galeton and Coudersport Ambulance Associations.
Register for God’s Country Marathon Race Series on Active by clicking this link.