Have you been dreaming of running
Need to shave a few minutes off your time to get in?
Looking for the perfect course to set a PR?
This is the event for you!
We're racing in Johns Creek/Suwanee/Cumming, and the course is a 1-mile super flat & super fast loop! Both the Full Marathon & Half Marathon are USATF certified. The Full Marathon is a Boston Qualifier (FYI a 1:26 in a Half Marathon was the time that qualified a seated position in the 2017 Peachtree Road Race.)
Event details and schedule
Partners https://www.bigpeachrunningco.com/locations/suwanee/ Packet Pickup Information
- Early Packet Pickup
We'll be at Big Peach Running Co. Suwanee on Saturday, September 4, 2021 from 3 PM - 6 PM.
Big Peach Running Co
320 Town Center Avenue, Ste C-2
Suwanee, GA 30024
If you chose a 5:30AM wave start time, you MUST come to early packet pickup.
If you're choosing an earlier wave start time, we strongly urge you to pick your packet up early!
Even if you're not in one of the earlier waves, come get your race packet, and your last minute (or extra) race day/running needs!
- Race Morning
Check-in will open at 5:30 AM
Entry Fees & Registration
Event Cap is a total of 150 participants. In an effort to give the Marathoners the best shot at obtaining a spot, Half Marathon registration will open on April 1st.
Preview Pricing (through March 6th)
- Full: $80
Early Registration (3/7 - 4/30)
- Full: $85
- Half: $60 (opens 4/1)
Regular Registration (5/1 - 7/31)
- Full: $95
- Half: $65
Last Chance Registration (8/1 - 9/4)
- Full: $105
- Half: $75
Race Day Registration (available if event cap has not been met)
- Half: $85
- Full: $115
- Half: $45
- Full: $55
Virtual Race You can't qualify for Boston by doing a Virtual Race, but you can get some awesome swag! Register by August 29th to guarantee shirt & size.
You'll submit your time by end of day on September 5th, and we'll post your results for the Virtual Race. Shirts and medals are all mailed first thing after the weekend.
Virtual Running - How it works & Link for Time Submission
New to Virtual Running? Here's how it works:
Get excited, grab some friends and buddies to join you! Sign up and register for the virtual Boston Bound Marathon or Half!
Hydrate, grab your buddy (or not) and get ready to get moving! Download your downloadable custom bib!
Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want. Please remember to social distance & be safe!
Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the hashtag #Bostonbound2021
Submit your results directly on RunSignUp.com
You can submit your race time HERE on the Virtual Results page anytime anytime from September 1st until 9/5/2021 11:59 PM.
View your Virtual Results HERE Monday after the Event Date.
Wave Start Times
In order to keep the race course thin, providing everyone with plenty of time to finish, and to allow participants to get an early start; we will have three start times available.
The official start time for the event will be 6:30 AM, with additional waves at 6:00 AM & 5:30 AM.
Because of the extended time for traffic control, there will be a $5.00 fee for each additional 30 minutes you register for before the official start at 6:30 AM.
The earlier waves will also be limited in size to 50 participants each.
Awards & Goodies
Register by August 29 to guarantee your shirt & size!
All participants will receive a custom Finisher Medal!
The primary goal of this event is for everyone to GO FAST, but we'll have some great awards for everyone. Each race will have awards in the following categories:
- Top 3 Overall M/F
- Top 3 Master M/F
- Overall Grand Master (50+)
- Overall Sr. Grand Master (60+)
- Age Groups (M/F)19 & Under
Both the marathon and half marathon course is USATF certified, which means the Marathon will be a Boston Qualifier. The number is: GA17053WC
You will also be able to use your times for Peachtree Qualification, or almost any other race that requires a qualifying time.
Here's a link to the Boston Standards https://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/enter/qualify
Here's a link to the Peachtree Qualifying Standards https://dynamix-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/atlantatrackcluborg/atlantatrackcluborg_547539165.pdf
Course & Timing Details
1 mile FLAT & FAST loop
Both the Half & Full are USATF certified...so the Full will be a Boston Qualifier
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1692753803 (the map shows 1.2, the extra .2 is to the Finish, not part of the 1-mile loop.
Chip timed Start & Finish
Chip timed split every mile
Mile splits are displayed on timing clocks as you pass by the mile point...helping you keep on pace.
We realize that it might get a little repetitive running a 1 mile loop...so we'll have music & entertainment along the course to keep you going and motivated!
Course Cut Off
Because of the nature of the event, the course will close at 10:30 am (4 hour race time).
Notes when running:
1. Run the tangents...that means always run the shortest possible route.
2. If you want to walk or run slower, no problem...we just need you to run on the right so the faster participants can get through on the shortest path.
3. Remember...it's a one mile loop, with the .1 or .2 going from the lap count to the finish.
Make sure you have plenty of hydration to keep you going on your run! We will have water, a gatorade-type drink & bananas.
2 stations along the course (every 1/2 mile)
- 1 station with cups of water along with bananas.
- 1 station with your (Bring Your Own) personal aid (drinks & gel) Please make sure you drop your personal aid off in enough time before the Race Start! You may leave a drop bag as well if needed. Aid Station tables will be set up according to bib numbers.
August 29: Last Day to Guarantee shirt & Size
September 4: Early Packet Pickup, Big Peach Running Co., Suwanee from 3pm - 6pm
September 5: Event Day!
- 5:30 AM - Race Day Check in Opens
- 5:30 AM - Wave 1 starts
- 6:00 AM - Wave 2 starts
- 6:30 AM - Races Start
- 10:30 AM - Course Closes
Five Star Turkey Trot
All participants will automatically qualify for 1 FREE entry into one of the 2021 Five Star Turkey Trots. See event website for details.
Top finishers will also qualify for entry into the Five Star 5K/10K Championships to be held January 2, 2022.
Refunds, Transfers, & Deferments
Our events are designed to be fun for the entire family. With that in mind; any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike
conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.
All registrations are final. There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.
Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will cancel for the safety of the participants...there are no refunds in this case.
Participants that do not show up to race/event forfeit their right to any swag.
No COVID-19 Refunds. If unforeseen circumstances arise due to COVID-19, including any Federal or State Health Emergency, refunds will not be provided. The event will go 100% Virtual & shirts will be shipped to participants.