If you have a support crew helping you out on Saturday, think long and hard about THEIR strategy. Keep in mind that traffic on many sections of the course is heavy, and the logistics of getting to and from the summit of Ester Dome are particularyl difficult.
From the Director
Think Twice About Your Support Crew and Strategy
Help Make the Equinox a Better Event
It is our objective to conduct the Equinox events at the highest possible level of quality. To do that takes money. We have to purchase and rent a lot of stuff to make this race happen.
Kesler Woodward Commemorative Print
As mentioned earlier on this website, one of the ways we are commemorating the 50th running of the Equinox Marathon is with a print by Fairbanks artist Kesler Woodward.
Special Commemorative Artwork for 50th Equinox
In commemoration of the 50th running of the Equinox Marathon, the Equinox Marathon organization will be producing for sale a high-quality, signed and numbered print by noted local artist Kesler Woodward.
FAQ Section Added to Website
We have added a new section to the Equinox website -- a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) section. This section includes many small articles that answer questions that many people (especially first-time participants) might have. To see the FAQs, scroll over the "Race Info" menu item in the header, then click on "Race Info FAQs" in the drop-down menu.
Prize Money for Record Breaking Performances
The prize money schedule for record-breaking performances has been revised. Any man breaking Stan Justice' record or woman breaking Susan Faulkner's record will earn $500 in prize money. Only one person of each sex can win the prize (in the case where more than one person breaks the record). A relay team that breaks the record set last year will win $300, $100 per team member.
Shuttle Buses on Ester Dome
SHUTTLE BUSES ON ESTER DOME ROAD PAST NORTH HENDERSON ROAD !!!!!
In the interest of reducing traffic on the 1 1/10 mile stretch of Ester Dome Road from North Henderson Road to the top of Ester Dome, shuttle buses will be on Ester Dome Road to transport runners and spectators up and down the hill. While local residents will still be allowed to drive to the top, all relay runners and support crew members and spectators will be asked to park their cars & trucks along Ester Dome Road below the point where Ester Dome Road intersects with North Henderson Road. At this point, runners and spectators will be asked to take the bus up and down Ester Dome Road. There will be two shuttle buses on the Ester Dome Road from 8:30 until approximately 1:00, and it is expected that buses will be on a 20 to 25 minute schedule. This should allow runners and walkers to have much less traffic and exhaust fumes to deal with as they make their way to the top of Ester Dome.
Please allow extra time to accommodate this new approach to getting folks to the top of Ester Dome as we try to improve conditions for the runners and walkers on this 1.1 mile stretch of the Equinox Marathon course.
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