FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
2020 Race Location
We are Starting and Finishing the race at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Campus. The address is 2121 George Hallas Dr NW, Canton, OH 44708
Draft Day 5K
The Draft Day 5K will be run on Saturday, April 25th 2020 at 8:00 am. The start line is outside of the Race Expo located at the Canton Civic Center in Downtown Canton.
Refunds / Transfers / Deferrals
All registrations for The Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon are non-refundable and cannot be deferred or transferred. Sorry, no exceptions
Q: How early should I arrive?
A: ALL parking will open at 4:45am with a race start time of 7:00am sharp. We HIGHLY recommend that you are in the start area by 6:40am. We are starting promptly at 7:00am. Please PLAN accordingly.
Q: Where do I park?
A: Draft Day 5K participants will park in Downtown Canton near the Canton Civic Center. Sunday Marathon, Half Marathon, and Team Relay parking will be announced before January 1st, 2020.
Q: Can I pick up my packet on race morning?
A: You can pick up your packets for the 5K ONLY on Saturday from 6:30a to 7:45a. You can pick up your packets for the Marathon, Half Marathon, and Team Relay on Friday from 4pm to 8pm, and Saturday from 9a to 6p at the Race Expo. If you are unable to come to the race expo you can PURCHASE race day pickup for the Marathon / Half only. You can also have a friend pick up your packet for you at the expo.
Q: Where can my family watch the race?
A: We have an open course with numerous places to see your runner. A spectator guide will be made available prior to race weekend.
Q: Can I drop off my runner?
A: Yes, but only in the designated drop off points. Please take a look at the Start/Finish map for the most convenient location for you.
Q: Where are the Porta-Potties?
A: We will have over 200 Porta-Potties located at the Start / Finish area. Additionally there will be Porta-Potties along the race course just after each water station.
Q: Are there Pacers?
A: Yes! We will have pace leaders for the following finish times: 3:00 / 3:10 / 3:20 / 3:35 / 3:40 / 3:50 / 4:00 / 4:15 / 4:30 / 5:00 / 5:15 / 5:30 / 6:00
+ Half Marathon participants can run with the Marathon pacers for the first 12.8 miles.
Q: Do you have runner notification services?
A: Yes. Updates will be sent out as runners pass each relay exchange zone.
Q: Are wheelchair / push rim / hand cycle racers allowed?
A: We will allow wheelchair and push rim athletes in 2020. We CANNOT accommodate hand cycles due to their speed and our course configuration. We have a strict course opening and course closing schedule that we must adhere to.
Q: What is the Awards structure?
A: Marathon and Half Marathon, awards will be presented in the following categories: Top 5 Men and Women Overall, Top Male and Female Master (40+), Top Male and Female Grand Master (50+), Top Male and Female Senior (60+), Top 3 Men and Women in Age Groups 1-14 (5K Only), 15-19 (5K Only), 16-19 (Half Only), 18-19 (Marathon Only), 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and up. Team Relay Awards: Top 3 teams in the following divisions - Men Open, Women Open, Coed Open, Men Masters, Women Masters, Coed Masters.
Q: Is there Prize Money available?
A: Yes. Please visit the Results Page for the Prize Money structure.
Q: Is your course a Boston Marathon Qualifier?
A: YES! We submit our results to the B.A.A. for them to use to validate your time.
Q: Do you have Energy Gel stations?
A: Yes. There will be a GU Energy Gel Station at mile 8.2 and mile 18.2. The flavors will be Vanilla Bean and Tri Berry.
Q: What is the minimum age to run?
A: You must be 16 years of age or older to participate in the Marathon. The minimum age for the Half Marathon is 14 years of age. The minimum age for the Team Relay is 12.
Q: Will there be finisher medals?
A: Yes! Each Marathoner, Half Marathoner, and Team Relay will receive a custom RING finisher medal. Finishers in the Draft Day 5K will receive a JERSEY / PICTURE FRAME medal.
Q: Who gets those Finisher Blankets?
A: All Marathon, Half Marathon, and Team Relay runners receive a Fleece Finisher Blanket after they run.
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