Race Course Services

Race Course Services

Aid Station/Mile Markers
Water and sports drink will be available at 15 aid stations including one at every mile starting at mile 22 as well as the finish. Some aid stations will include food. Every mile will be marked on the course on a stand-up sign. Medical stations will be provided at mile 16 and the finish line.

Course Closure
The times will be recorded for six hours for the marathon and the half-marathon. This makes the half-marathon a very walker-friendly course. Services will be provided for all participants maintaining this pace. (Approximately a 13:30 pace per mile for the marathon or a 28 minute pace for the half-marathon.)

Shuttle Buses From the Finishline Area (for racers only)
Shuttle Bus Departure (Shuttle Buses from the finishline to the race starts are for runners only. These are not spectator buses.)
Shuttle buses from the finishline area, at the Bay Area Civic Center in Ashland, will be available to all marathon and half-marathon registrants as well as all 5K and 10K registrants.

Buses will depart the Bay Area Civic Center at (map to civic center):

  • 6:15 a.m. for the Half-Marathon Race with the last bus leaving at 7:30 a.m.
  • 7:00 a.m. for Cruisin’ the Corridor 5K & 10K Races with the last bus leaving at 7:30 a.m.
  • 7:00 a.m. for the Full Marathon last bus leaving at 8:00 a.m.

Shuttle Buses from near the Full Marathon Start Line (for racers & spectators)
Shuttle buses are also available near the full marathon start. This shuttle bus is available to spectators as well as racers because parking is NOT allowed at the Full Marathon Race start. Spectators who would like to watch the marathon start will be able to take a spectator shuttle. The shuttle will begin picking up spectators at South Shore Sand and Gravel at 8 a.m. with the last bus leaving the Sand and Gravel is at 8:30 a. m. sharp. SSSG is located less than 1/2 mile west of FR242 on U.S. Hwy 2. FR 242 is the entry road to the marathon start. The shuttles will return spectators to their vehicles after the race start. Runners may use this shuttle, however there will be NO packet pick-up at the shuttle and NO return to SSSG after the race.
Map of shuttle bus pick-up and finish line areas.

Timing Technology
Runners will find their timing tag already in their race packet attached to your bib.

Full Marathon timing mat at half-marathon distance.
For the Full Marathoners we will be placing a timing mat at your half marathon distance. This means you will receive a split time and your friends will be notified when you are at the halfway mark, if you choose the media update when you registered.

Remember, immediately after your finish, you will still have the opportunity to check your time at the White River Sports Timing booth inside the Bay Area Civic Center. Your bib number will be required for a timing slip print out. For complete race results consult the www.itiming.com shortly after completion of the day’s events.

Finish Line Services
The following items will be available in the finishline tent for runners, Red PowerAde, Water, bananas, yogurt, cookies, and donut holes.
Medals for the full and half marathon finishers will be given out as you cross the finishline.
The Ultimate WhistleStop Finisher bags will be available inside the festival tent on the south side.
Map of the Finish line Area.

Race Results
A printout of your race result will be available inside the Bay Area Civic Center.

Showers are available to the runners in the Bay Area Civic Center after the race. They will be open from 9am-4pm. Runners need to bring towels, soap & shampoo if desired.

Massage Therapists
Area massage therapists will be giving post-race massages. They will be giving the massages in the Bay Area Civic Center near the entrances to the showers. There will be a nominal charge for a 15 minute massage. Sign up sheets will be located near the massage tables.

Race Photos
Race photos will be taken during the WhistleStop Marathon & Half Marathon by SIMS Photo. About one week after the race, photos will be available for purchase on their website. www.simphotos.com.

Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.