ADT Marathon + Half
Race Weekend Guide

September 4, 2017
 

TWV Family,

It’s a funny thing to stare at a list of names for months. I’ve been pouring over the roster, praying for the impact we will make, learning each person’s story. It feels like I know the team in its entirety despite only having met a portion of you. Your passion, energy, and desire to change lives have been on display. I’ve noticed and have been inspired by you.  As we prepare run, this event becomes the fulfillment of what we’ve been working toward. The team will be united and our mission will be in action.

As we run, walk, or hobble through the course, our signature orange jerseys will be impossible to miss. Let’s show everyone why Team World Vision runs. Let’s advocate for the poor, demonstrating compassion to fellow athletes as we help provide fullness of life for children in need. Hope you’re as pumped as I am. I can not wait to see you.

Running with you,
Lyndsey Deane-Ratchford

   

 

 


Race Weekend Overview

Sunday, September 3 
12:00pm - 4:00pm: Expo

5:00pm – 6:30 pm: Team Dinner Celebration

Monday, September, 4
5:40am - 1:00pm : Race Day!

      Marathoners:
      5:00am - 5:15am: Board bus at America the Beautiful Park
      5:40am: Arrive at Lake Palmer
      5:45am: Group Photo, Pep-Rally, Gear Check
      6:00am: Walk to Start Corrales
      6:30am: Start

      Half Marathoners:
      6:00am: Arrive at America the Beautiful Park Pavilion
      6:05am: Group Photo, Pep-Rally, Gear Check
      6:20am: Walk to Start Corrales
      6:45am: Start

      7:00am: Cheer Station for Fans - Meet at mile marker 8 (half) / 20 (full)
      8:40am - 1:00pm: TWV Finish Party - Food, Music, Celebration, Fun! Open to friends and family!



Expo

Saturday, September 3
12:00pm – 4:00pm: Expo

Bristol Brewing Company, 1604 S Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Remember to bring your I.D. to the Expo. 
Street parking available.

      Race Weekend T-shirts will be available for $15 - debit/credit only


 



Team Dinner Celebration

Sunday, September 3
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Doors open at 4:45pm

Antlers Hotel, 4 S Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

This will be an incredible afternoon of celebrations, stories, and carbo-loading for the big race ahead! Don't miss it!

Adult Tickets: $16
Children (under age 3): Free

Street and hotel garage parking available 

RSVP HERE


 



Race Day Details for Runners

Monday, September 4
5:40am - 1:00pm : Race Day!

America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

      Marathoners:
      5:00am - 5:15am: Board bus at America the Beautiful Park
      5:40am: Arrive at Lake Palmer
      5:45am: Group Photo, Pep-Rally, Gear Check
      6:00am: Walk to Start Corrales
      6:30am: Start

      Half Marathoners:
      6:00am: Arrive at America the Beautiful Park Fountain
      6:05am: Group Photo, Pep-Rally, Gear Check
      6:20am: Walk to Start Corrales
      6:45am: Start

      7:00am: Cheer Station for Fans - Meet at mile marker 8 (half) / 20 (full)
      8:40am - 1:00pm: TWV Finish Party - Food, Music, Celebration, Fun! Open to friends and family!


Parking & Transportation

•  Marathoners: Bus transportation will be provided starting from America the Beautiful Park. Buses will leave between 5:00am and 5:15am. There will be no car parking available at the start line. Runners should park their cars in the downtown area and ride the bus. 
•  Very limited parking is available at America the Beautiful Park on race morning; it typically fills before 5:30 am.
•  The El Paso County parking garage at 255 South Sawatch St. will be available to you free of charge.
•  Park there, take a short 1/4 mile walk westbound on Colorado Avenue to the Park on Cimino Street.


Gear Check

5:30am - 6:15am
•  Marathoner Runners can check a bag at Palmer Lake.
•  Half Runners can check a bag at the America the Beautiful Park Pavilion.
•  The bags will be stowed for distribution following the race.
•  The race organization is not responsible for lost or stolen items, so please do not place valuables with your gear.


 



Race Day Details for Fans

Cheer Station : Mile 8 (Half) / Mile 20 (Full)

7:00am: Goose Gossage Park, 3950 Mark Dabling Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
•  Exit Garden of the Gods off I-25
•  Wear orange!
•  Cheer for people by name!

Finish Party : Come celebrate and eat!

8:40am - 1:00 pm: America the Beautiful Park


 



What to Wear

Your race will happen rain or shine! Be sure to have all of the right gear for race day.

>40° : Wear a hat or headband, gloves, long sleeved shirt, TWV jersey, tights or running pants
40°-60° : Wear short sleeves, a hat or headband, gloves, TWV jersey, tights or running pants
60°-75° : Wear TWV jersey, shorts, sunblock
75°< : Wear TWV tank, shorts, visor/hat, sunblock, sunglasses


 



Packing Checklist

Lay out your gear the night before your race for a smooth morning on Race Day

•  Team World Vision Jersey with your name on it!
•  Bib (safety pinned to your jersey)
•  Running shoes & socks
•  Running shorts / spandex
•  Extra running clothes (think warm & cold gear)
•  Body glide
•  GPS Watch / App
•  Hat / Visor
•  Sunglasses
•  Music Player
•  Gu / Gels / Energy
•  Warm toss-away clothes to wear before the race (ditch them at the start line, most races donate the clothes)
•  I.D.


 



Words of Wisdom

Pre-Race
• Write your name on your Jersey (so that people can cheer for you by name)
• Lay out all of your race gear the night before for a smooth race morning and charge your GPS Watch/Smartphone
• Look through the official race website for the latest info on details (your start corral, street closures, weather alerts, start times, etc)

Race Morning
• Eat what you normally eat before a long run
• Leave extra time for travel, parking, and traffic
• Go to the pep rally at the TWV Tent
• Go Potty. This sounds silly but race morning port-a-potties tend to have long lines and waits. Get ahead of it!
• Take a selfie & post fundraising link at the beginning of the race

Start / Finish
• Take a selfie & post your fundraising link in the start corral
• Start slow, finish strong. The beginning of the race is filled with excitement. Hold your horses and go a little bit slower than your normal pace to start.
• Smile for cameras, and in general - smiles take away pain
• Leave toss-away sweats at start line (they will get donated)
• Save your headphones/music for the back half of the race
• Walk the aid stations, or any other time you need a break for that matter. You're still moving forward.
• Drink before you’re thirsty, eat before you’re hungry
• Know that it will get hard at points during the race but push through and know that it will pass. Remember WHY we run.

 


You can do this!

Still have questions? Visit the official race website at adtmarathon.com to get all the other details you might need.
or contact us at teamworldvision@worldvision.org.
Use the hashtag #TeamWorldVision this weekend when you post about your race on social media!
  

Get The Word Out