Date/time: Wednesday, May 9 (Day 2 of the Independence Series), 6:00AM EDT.
Early start: Yes, for 50K, marathon, and half marathon only; 5:00AM EDT.
Location: Fair Hills Natural Resources Management Area, Elkton MD 21921; Start will be by the horse track and 4-H barns; follow the orange arrows from 273 (Telegraph Rd).
GPS coordinates: N 39.70017, W 75.85690
Packet pickup: Late registration and packet pickup are available on race day, beginning one hour before race time at the start location.
Drive time from Bear, DE: 0:28, 15 miles
Course description: Out then back (1.87 miles total); pavement/medium gravel/fine gravel/grass; a few small hills
Number of laps: 7 for half marathon, 14 for full marathon (subject to change)
It is possible to use the same accommodations for both MD and DE. Fair Hills NRMA is 9.2 miles from Elkton MD, 6.4 miles from Newark DE, and 20 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: This location has WiFi and good cell reception.
Visit the Fair Hills NRMA website for directions to and more information about the area.