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Cary-Grove High School
2208 Three Oaks Rd.
About This Event
35th annual March Madness Half Marathon is put on by the Hillstriders Running Club. Proceeds will contribute to the Fritz Kauffman Scholarship fund. The course has been dubbed the most challenging in Northern Illinois and an excellent training race for spring marathons.
A specially designed, hoody sweatshirt commemorating the 35th running of the March Madness race will be provided to all pre-registered runners. PowerBar Ironman Performance drink, water, pretzels and fruit will also be provided for all runners. Power Bar Gels will be distributed to runners near mile 7. Finisher's medals will be provided to all runners that complete the half marathon on race day.
Awards and results
Trophies will be awarded to overall winners. Plaques will be given to the top ten males and top ten females. Medals will be awarded to age group winners.(3 deep) Approximate time schedule for half marathon awards is 11 AM. AGE Divisions (Male and Female)19 & Under, 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 over
Results Provided by DRKomputing, Inc. Result cards will be available at the finish line.
Packet pickup will be available on Saturday, March 16th from 10 AM – 4 PM at The Running Depot – 30 North Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. http://www.therunningdepot.com/ Packet pickup will also be available 6:30–8:00 AM at Cary-Grove High School on race day morning.
The Cary-Grove High School parking lots will hold 575 cars. Overflow lot located 1/2 mile east on Three Oaks Road as well as limited street parking.
Registration and results will be held in the gym on the east side of the school. All runners and guests are restricted to the gym and adjoining hallways. Shower facilities are not available. Consumption of alcoholic beverages on school grounds is prohibited! In addition to the four washrooms inside the school, facilities are also available in the parking lot near the start/finish area.
In 2012, the Hillstriders Running Club awarded $10,000 in scholarship money to five graduating seniors from McHenry County high schools in memory of Fritz Kauffman. In 2013, we will again choose local students for scholarships. This year, there will be 20 special VIP entries available as charitable donations to promote our Hillstriders Scholarhip Fund. VIP entries receive special parking, restrooms and VIP treatment on race day. See our website (www.hillstriders.com) for additional details on VIP entries.
The March Madness Half Marathon Course is the same as last year. Finish line will be in the Cary-Grove High School parking lot. USATF Certification: IL-05006-JW. Split times are given at 1,3,5,7,9 and 11 miles. Water and PowerBar Ironman Performance drink will be provided at 2.5 mile intervals and at the finish line. Power Bar Gels will be distributed to runners near mile 7. Finish line clock time will be on display for all runners. Washrooms will be on the course at 3, 5 and 9 miles. Headphones, strollers, bikes, roller blades and dogs are not allowed on the course. Course will close at 11:30 AM.
Cary is located on US Rt. 14 approximately 50 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Take US Rt. 14 west to First Street, North on First St. to Three Oaks Road. Cary-Grove High School.
2208 Three Oaks Road, Cary IL 60013
2012 WINNING TIMES Bareikis Arturs 1:14:06 Jacqui Aubert 1:26:24 1170 finishers
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Waiver and Release
ENTRY AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS IN CONSIDERATION OF THE ACCEPTANCE OF MY ENTRY IN THE MARCH MADNESS RACES, I REPRESENT THAT I HAVE ADEQUATELY TRAINED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT AND I RECOGNIZE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN RISKS OF PHYSICAL INJURY AND I AGREE TO ASSUME THE FULL RISK OF ANY INJURIES, INCLUDING DEATH, DAMAGES AND LOSS WHICH I MAY SUSTAIN AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY AND ALL ACTIVITIES CONNECTED WITH SAID EVENT, I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS RELEASE APPLIES TO MYSELF AND MY PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, HEIRS AND ASSIGNS. I AGREE TO WAIVE AND RELINQUISH ALL CLAIMS I MAY HAVE AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT AGAINST THE HILLSTRIDERS RUNNING CLUB (INCLUDING VOLUNTEERS ASSISTING WITH THE EVENT), ANY OTHER SPONSORS OR CONTRIBUTORS OF THIS EVENT. I FURTHER AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS AND DEFEND THE AFOREMENTIONED ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR OFFICERS, AGENTS, SERVANTS, AND EMPLOYEES FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RESULTING FROM INJURIES, INCLUDING DEATH, DAMAGES, AND LOSSES SUSTAINED BY ME AND ARISING OUT OF, CONNECTED WITH, OR IN ANY WAY ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACTIVITIES OF THIS EVENT. I HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE RACE DETAILS AND WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIM