When: Saturday, April 13, 2013
Where: London Bridge Beach – 1340 S. McCulloch Blvd., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405
Distance: 13.1 mile half marathon; 3.12 mile 5k; .7 mile Kids Run
Start Time: 7:00am half marathon; 8:00am 5k; 10:30 Kids Run
Awards: Winners names and times will be posted at the community stage and awards mailed within two weeks
Fun: Live music in the park; Mudshark Beer Garden
We’ll make this a race to remember… And here’s what to expect:
- Run across world famous London Bridge (half marathon & 5k participants)
- Perfect running weather
- Colorful participant technical tee
- Commemorative finisher’s medal for half marathon, 5k participants & FREE Kids run
- Live Band
- Beer Garden
- Fabulous community finish-line festival
Staged at London Bridge Beach, both the Half Marathon and 5k course will take you over the World Famous London Bridge and down London Bridge Road, the original highway in and out of Lake Havasu.
This is an out and back course with beautiful views in both directions. And you’ll be happy to know the turn-around is at mile 8.45 as you do not go back around the island on the return.
Race Date: Saturday – April 13, 2013
Start Times: Half Marathon: 7am / 5k: 8:00am / Kids Run: 10:30am
Average Weather Conditions
- Average High is 81° F
- Average Low is 56° F
- See the Lake Havasu City Weather Forecast
Please check the race day weather forecast when you get into town and plan to dress accordingly. We do have a complimentary gear check available near the start/finish area.
Awards * Update 4/11/13 *
Unfortunately the plaques were not available when we went to pick them up tonight so the awards ceremony will be canceled. There still will be overall, age group and team winners who will receive their certificate by mail within two weeks following the race. We still invite you to the community stage where winners names and times will be posted, live music and beer will be flowing! We apologize for this inconvenience.
Top three overall finishers for both male and female in the Half Marathon and 5k will receive overall winner awards. Overall winners also receive their age group award! The team captain for the fastest team and largest team will receive their certificate. Team times will be based on top three fastest runners on each team.
Age Group Awards
Age group awards will be 3-deep in the following age divisions for the Half Marathon and 5k, for both male and female categories (kids run not timed, therefore no awards given). Overall winners will also receive their age group award.
Fastest Team Challenge (half marathon only)
Get a group of friends, co-workers or your club together and enter the race as a team. The Team Challenge is a friendly competition designed to build camaraderie and maximize the experience! All participants run the entire race whether at your own pace or all together, walkers are welcome, the fun is knowing you are out there together.
Teams must have at least 3 members and can have an unlimited number of members.
- Overall award for the fastest team.
- Team scores are based on the finish times of the top 3 finishers only.
- Individual team members are still eligible for age group awards based solely on their individual finish time.
Largest Team Challenge (half & 5k combined)
This one is pretty simple – the team with the most combined team members will win the Largest Team award.
The Kids Run, Half Marathon and 5k race will start at London Bridge Beach. All runners will be encouraged to stage in the starting area by 6:45am for the start of the half marathon. Runners should be lined up according to their estimated finish times with faster runners up front. Slower runners and walkers near the back. The Half Marathon will begin promptly at 7:00am. The 5k participants are encouraged to be at the race start to cheer on their fellow runners, warm up and get ready to race. We’ll invite 5k participants to the starting line at 7:45am and the race will start promptly at 8:00am. Most runners and walkers should be done by the start of the Kids Run which will be at 10:30 and invite you to stick around for this super fun event. There is nothing like seeing the smile on these kids faces when they cross the finish line!
The half marathon and 5k is chip timed with a split mat along the course.
The Kids Run, Half Marathon & 5k participants will receive their finishers’ medal upon crossing the finishers mat. All runners will enjoy refreshments, bagels and fruit at the Recovery Zone. The Finish Line Festival is open to all runners, their friends and family, and the community. Runners receive one free beer at the Mudshark beer garden (must be 21 and older) to celebrate their victory and enjoy live music. The Awards Ceremony will begin at 9:30am for the 5k; 11am for the half marathon at the stage in the park.
Race Number & Timing Chip
Your race number IS your timing chip! Timing devices are attached to the back of the bib number. These must be distributed during packet pick-up; they cannot be mailed. We prefer you pick up your own race number & chip, however if a friend or family member picks it up, they will be required to leave their name and contact number. Please plan your trip accordingly. You’ll need to show your race number to pick up your T-shirt.
In order to be timed, race numbers must be worn on the front of your person the entire race. A runner with no bib number will not be timed not to mention will also be treated as a bandit and asked to leave the race by course monitors.
Shed your layers at the start and pack dry clothes for the finish. Your goodie bag will serve as your gear bag on race day, and your gear label will be attached to your race number.
On race morning, a gear check booth will be located at London Bridge Beach and operating between 6:00am and noon. Make sure you affix your personalized gear tag to your gear bag before you leave it at the booth. Bags must be claimed by noon on race day.
DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag; the event is not responsible for any lost items.
Information Booth and Lost & Found
The Gear Check/Packet Pickup area positioned in the park will act as the Information Booth on race day.
The Information Booth will also serve as the race day Lost & Found. Any valuables found at the start or finish should be turned in to the Information Booth. Any valuable items NOT claimed at the finish by 12:30pm will be donated to charity.