ROAD CLOSINGS (5K race - Saturday May 5, 2012):
The Nassau County “Hub” will be shut down to vehicular traffic starting at 7:30 AM until approximately 9:30 AM. NCPD will determine which arteries into and out of the “hub” (Charles Lindbergh Blvd) will be accessible and at what times. Police and Security will guide participants to parking.
ROAD CLOSINGS (Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K Race - Sunday May 6, 2012):
Park Drive will be closed from Parking Field 5 to Merrick Avenue between 7:30 AM & 9:30 AM. Anyone arriving to Eisenhower Park during that time frame must use the Hempstead Turnpike Entrance to the park
Wantagh Parkway: 7:00 AM–3:00 PM
(Northern State Pkwy to Merrick Rd.)
Salisbury Park Drive: 7:30 AM–11:00 AM
(Hempstead Tpk e. To Old Country Rd)
Merrick Avenue: 7:30 AM–11:00 AM
(Hempstead Tpke. To Old Country Rd)
Post Avenue: 7:30 AM–12:00 PM
(Railroad Ave To Jericho Tpke)
Jericho Turnpike: 8:00 AM–12:00 PM
(EAST ONLY - Post Rd To Brush Hollow Rd)
Carman Avenue: 8:15 AM-2:00 PM
(NC Medical Center To Old Country Rd)
Various other roads, Or road sections will be closed throughout race day.
Restrooms will be available at each Merrick Avenue exit from Eisenhower Park.
Restrooms will be available adjacent to the start line on Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Restrooms will be located sporadically along the race course: 2.75 Miles, 3 Miles, 5 Miles, 7 Miles, 9 Miles, 10 Miles (split)
Full Only: 11 Miles 13.5 Miles, 17 Miles, 19 Miles, 22 Miles.
(Dressing Facilities are limited)
Water will be available adjacent to the start line on Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Complimentary Baggage Check provided by UPS
UPS will provide a free baggage check for participants on Sunday, May 6, 2012, which will be located adjacent to the start line on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Baggage will be moved to the finish line festival area where it may be claimed at the UPS Baggage Claim after you finish the race.*
ALL RUNNERS SHOULD BE AT THE START LINE ON CHARLES LINDBERGH BLVD. BY 7:45 AM ON SUNDAY MAY 6, 2012.
Wheelchair athletes must report to the start at 7:40 AM.
Red & White pace signs will be placed along the roadway before the start line of the marathon, half marathon and 10K courses.
THE START LINE
Each starting line will feature an overhead truss and banner identifying the start line.
Timing mats will be placed at the start lines to provide participants with a “net” time. Mats will be turned off 10-minutes into the start of each race.
TIMING CHIPS and RACE NUMBERS
All participants will be given a timing tag to be used during each event. Tags will be distributed at race check-in during the expo. This tag is disposable and will not be collected at the end of the race.
Each Long Island Marathon eventwill be delineated by different colored running numbers as well as different numbering sequences as follows:
Blue Number - 26000+
Orange Number - 13000-25000
Yellow Number - 10000-12500
Red Number - 5000-6000
1 Mile Run:
Green Number - 1-1000
Race numbers are NOT interchangeable between races and are used to identify participants and ensure they are following the correct race course.
Start, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 10.25 11, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23,24, 25 & Finish. Banners & balloons will identify water stops (Blue balloon tree at water tables, Orange balloon tree at replacement drink* tables). Note: Duplicate Water stops 10,10.25, 11, & 11 indicate separate stops on both the full and half marathon courses.
Replacement Drink will be located at 5 miles, 10 miles & all water stops along the full marathon on the Wantagh Parkway.
Power Gel will be located at mile 10 & 18
Mile Markers will be posted at each mile. Digital Clocks or Split Timers will be present at every mile. Course times will be recorded at the 10K, 20K, ½-full marathon, & 30K.
EMERGENCY AID ON THE RACE ROUTE
Aid Stations will be located just before 6 miles, 10 miles, 14 miles, 18 miles,23 miles, & 25 miles.
Volunteers from LIMARC / ARES (radio operators) will be stationed at various points along the route. They will assist in getting you help. If you decide to drop out of the race for any reason, Please inform one of these LIMARC / ARES volunteers.
RACE ROUTE SPLITS 4.5mi, 10mi (note: course details subject to change without notice.)
10K Split: School Street – Salisbury Park Drive
10K Participants (Green Numbers) will make a right turn onto Salisbury Park Drive from Old Country Road at approximately 4.25 miles. Participants CAN NOT switch between the 10K and other races during the event.
10 Mile Mark - Marathon / Half Marathon Split (note: course details subject to change without notice.)
Half Marathoners (Blue Numbers) split off at 10 Miles onto Carmen Avenue for the return to Eisnehower Park
Marathoners (Orange Numebrs) continue down the Wantagh Parkway towards Sunrise Highway
THE FINISH LINE
Marathon , Half Marathon, and 10K Race participants will finish inside Eisenhower Park.
There are separate finish lines for the Half Marathon and the 10K and Marathon races.
Half Marathon participants will finish on the LEFT side of the chute, Marathon and 10K Race participants will finish on the RIGHT side of the chute.
Marathon, Half Marathon participants will receive finisher medals upon returning their timing chips in the finish chute.
Volunteers will remove timing chips (if necessary) from each participant before they leave the finish line chute area.
Participant refreshments will be provides for each participant and will likely include a bagel, apple slices, fresh fruit and crackers in addition to bottles of water and replacement drink.
These refreshments are for PARTICIPANTS ONLY and only participants wearing a running number will be allowed to receive refreshments. There will be no re-entry to the refreshment area once participants have moved into the family gathering area.
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE AT THE END OF THE FINISH LINE SYSTEM ON PARTICIPANTS’ LEFT SIDE.
Half Marathon and 10K awards will be given out at approximately 10:45 AM followed by live music.
Full Marathon awards will be given out at approximately 12 PM followed by an encore live musical performance.
Awards presented on race day: (Same for all races) Top 3 Females, Top 3 Males.
Awards not claimed on race day will be mailed to winners at a later date. Check results at www.thelimarathon.com.
All 2012 Long Island Marathon events are sanctioned by the USA Track & Field. All USATF rules will be enforced in this event.
A runner may not receive (water, Split times, Etc.) from any person not entered in the race, who runs, skates, or cycles on the course.
PETS, SKATEBOARDS, ROLLER BLADES/SKATES, BABY STROLLERS/JOGGERS ARE PROHIBITED ON THE RACE ROUTE
Nassau County ordinance #265, Section 5, Sub-division 9 (Animals are not permitted in Nassau Country Parks, Without the expressed permission of the Commissioner.)
Race Results will be posted on the Long Island Marathon website or Newsday.com within several hours of the end of all races at www.thelimarathon.com.
KIDZ FUN RUN for a Fit Nassau
At 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 5, 2012, the Kidz FunRun will take place at the Mitchel Athletic Complex.
This non-competitive event is free kids ages 1-11. Participants will receive a finisher medal and get to meet Sparky the dragon of the New York Islanders.
Long Island Marathon Weekend administrators reserve the right to alter or alter all or any part of the event in the interest of safety. In instances of high-heat, thunderstorms or other dangerous weather conditions, administrators reserve the right to alter the racecourse, move or prevent participants from taking part in activities deemed unsafe for those conditions including continuing along the race route, or complete closure of the race course temporarily or permanently. Refunds will not be given in such instances.
Any cloting left at the starting line, or anywhere along the course will be collected and donated to charity or discarded. Any items you do NOT wish to lose should be stored with the UPS baggage check at the start of the race.*
In consideration for accepting this entry, I, the undersigned intending to be legally bound hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors & administrators waive & release any & all rights & claims for damages, causes of action, costs & liabilities of any kind that I may have against the County of Nassau, the Friends of Nassau County Recreation, the Nassau County Police Department, sponsors, advertisers or other affiliates of the Long Island Marathon (the “Released Parties”) from April 28 thru May 5, 2013 (the “Event”) & their representatives, successors & assigns for any & all injuries physical or otherwise, illness, personal loss or death arising out of the Event. I hereby acknowledge that I am aware that I must meet all minimum age requirements & I am aware of the risk of injury while running a marathon race of 26 miles 385 yards, half marathon of 13 miles 192.3 yards, 10K equal to 6 miles 352 yards, 5K equal to 3 miles 176 yards, or 1-mile run, but am willing to accept said risk & hereby attest & verify that I am physically fit & have sufficiently trained for the completion of this Event; & my condition has been verified by a licensed medical doctor. At the time of registration, I will inform the race organizers regarding any relevant medical condition. If signed by a parent or guardian, parent or guardian agrees to release & hold the Released Parties harmless from any claims & rights that may be asserted on behalf of the entrant. I am aware that the Event is sanctioned by the USATF & all USATF rules will apply. In addition, I understand that I may be required to return the electronic timing transmitter (“chip”) given to me for use during the Event if requested. Faiure to return this “chip” may result in up to a $120 replacement fee. Further, I hereby grant permission to any & all of the Released Parties to use any photographs, videotapes, motion picture recordings or any other record of this Event for any purpose whatsoever. I understand that registration for this event is non-refundable and non-transferrable. I acknowledge that I have read, understand & agree to abide by the above rules, regulations & all standards of conduct set forth by the Long Island Marathon race committee & recognize that they may be changed at any time without prior notice.
runNassau Race Series Waiver:
In consideration of your accepting this entry, I, the undersigned, intending to be legally bound, hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, hereby waive and release and hold harmless THE GREATER LONG ISLAND RUNNING CLUB, NASSAU COUNTY, all program sponsors, and the agents, employees, successors and assigns of all of the preceding for any and all liabilities, claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from my participation in this program, even if such liabilities, claims, demands and causes of action arise in whole or in part out of the negligence of any of the above organizations or individuals. I attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the completion of this event, and that my physical condition has been verified by a licensed Medical Doctor. If signed by a parent, the parent agrees to release and hold the above-named organizations and individuals harmless of any claims and rights which might otherwise have been asserted on behalf of the applicant. Further, I hereby grant permission to any and all of the foregoing organizations and individuals to use photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, recordings, and any other record of this event for any purpose whatsoever.
*UPS, The Friends of Nassau County Recreation, Inc., Nassau County, sponsors and any or all event affiliates are not responsible for items left with the baggage check.