Date/time: Tuesday, May 8 (Day 1 of the Independence Series), 6:00AM EDT.
Early start: Yes, for 50K, marathon, and half marathon only; 5:00AM EDT.
Location: Lums Pond State Park, 1042 Howell School Rd, Bear DE 19701; Start will be at Area 1.
GPS coordinates: N 39.55878, W 75.71463 (Park entrance; park roads not on Garmin)
Packet pickup: Monday, May 7, 4-6PM, Lums Pond State Park, Bear DE. Free pasta dinner will be served during packet pickup, at the same location.
Course description: Grass/dirt/pavement; very flat. Course is about 0.8 miles one way.
It is possible to use the same accommodations for both MD and DE. Lums Pond State Park is 9.3 miles from Elkton MD, 9.7 miles from Newark DE, and 5.7 miles from Bear DE.
La Quinta Inn & Suites, 304 Belle Hill Rd (near intersection of Belle Hill Rd & Muddy Ln), Elkton MD 21921; 410-620-9494
Days Inn Elkton, 311 Belle Hill Rd (I-95, Exit 109A), Elkton MD 21921; 410-392-5010
Red Roof Inn & Suites, 1119 South College Ave, Newark DE 19713; 302-368-8521
Quality Inn Newark, 65 Geoffrey Drive, Newark DE 19713; 302-292-1500
Hampton Inn & Suites Wilmington Christiana, 1008 Old Churchmans Rd, Newark DE 19713; 302-454-7300
Best Western, 875 Pulaski Highway, Bear DE 19701; 302-326-2500
Other accommodations may be found by Googling.
Maps/directions/more information: Mainly Marathons will pay the park entry fee for all race participants. Check back soon for more about the area!