Race Day Information
Packet Pickup: Runners can pick up their packets/bib/chip on Friday, March 28, in the Krannert Ballroom on Berry's campus from 12 noon - 8 pm OR on race day from 6-7:30 am (Half marathon and 10k) or 6-8 am (5k) in the Krannert Ballroom. The race will be held rain or shine unless unfavorable conditions or "Acts of God." Download
Half Marathon: 8:00 am
10k: 8:00 am
The Half Marathon and 10k will start together.
5k: 8:20 am
Fun Run: 10:30 am
Race Day Shuttles: Help preserve our
beautiful campus and plan to arrive early. Limited parking will be available on
campus. Overflow parking and shuttles will be available at Harbin Clinic (504
Redmond Road Rome, GA 30165). Click HERE to download shuttle map. Arrive early and follow
signs for shuttles starting at 6:00 am. Return shuttles will run until 12:30 pm
and will load at the traffic circle in front of Hermann Hall.
Handicapped parking will be available in the Science Center lot next to Hermann Hall, and a shuttle to the start/finish will be available. Return shuttle picks up at the First Aid Tent.
Jaguar Timing System: The Half Marathon, 10k and 5k will be timed using Jaguar disposable chips. Your chip will be attached to the back of your race number bib.
Bag Check/Lost & Found: Store your personal items in the bag check tent while you run (Bag check is available in tent near the start/finish). All items must fit into a drawstring bag (provided). No backpacks, please. Runners may discard extra layers at the 1-mile mark or a water station and we will bring them back to the Bag Check/Lost and Found tent. Do this at your own risk - we will do our best to return all items, but we cannot be held responsible for lost items.
Aid Stations: Check the course maps for water station and port-a-potty locations. There are 6 aid stations on the half marathon course, 2 on the 10k course, and 1 on the 5k course. All stations have water, PowerAde, and first aid kits. Gu Energy Gels will be provided on the half marathon course after mile 4.
Medical/Emergency: Harbin Clinic and Redmond physicians and medical staff will be available in the First Aid tent near the finish line. There will be Emergency Medical Technicians on the course. Athletic Trainers will be available in the Advance Rehab tent.
Massage: Free pre- and post- race massages will be available in the Georgia Northwestern Technical College tent.
Race Photos: Sports In Motion will take photos of runners along the course and at the finish line. You will receive an email from SIM after the race with instructions on how to view and order photos. Be sure to wear your bib on your top layer of clothing so you can be identified. www.simphotos.com
Results/Awards:Results will be posted online at www.berryhalfmarathon.com. In case of severe weather, awards will be announced in the Ford Gym.
Half-Marathon Awards: Half Marathon Awards will start at approximately 11:00 at the Awards Stage near the finish line. Cash prizes and awards to top three male/female finishers: 1st place $250; 2nd place $150; 3rd place $100. All finishers will receive a technical shirt and a medal. Awards for Male and Female categories: Masters (40 & over), Grandmasters (50 & over); 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each age group (15-19, 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 & over).
10K/5K Awards:5K Awards will start at 9:45 am and 10K Awards will start at 10:15 am at the Awards Stage near the finish line. Awards for Male and Female categories: 1st Place Overall, Masters (40 & over), Grandmasters (50 & over); 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each age group (10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over).
Donate Your Old Shoes: Save your shoes and bring them to our races! We are a donation site for Soles4Souls again this year! And, our race committee has agreed to donate $1 for every pair you bring to help with shipping costs. They take all shoes - work shoes, high heels, running shoes, anything! Read more about this amazing organization’s goal to collect 11 million pairs in 2011.
Donate Your Old Race Medals: Medals4Mettle (M4M) is a non-profit organization that facilitates the gifting of marathon, half marathon, and triathlon finishers’ medals. Runners from around the world give their hard earned medals to Medals4Mettle. A network of physicians and volunteers then awards these medals attached to a Medals4Mettle ribbon to children and adults fighting debilitating illnesses who might not be able to run a race, but are in a race of their own to continue to live their life. It is in honor of this mettle and courage in bravely facing these challenges that they are awarded a medal. If you would like to donated medals to Medals4mettle you may bring them with you to the M4M table at the expo or to the M4M tent on race day. For more information about Medals4Mettle check out www.medals4mettle.org.