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.
From the Director
FAQ Section Added to Website
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.
Past Champions to Receive Free Entry for Life
At its most recent meeting, the Equinox Marathon Advisory Committee voted unanimously to adopt a policy whereby past Equinox Marathon champions would receive free entry to the Marathon in perpetuity.
This Year's Race on September 17
The 2011 Equinox Marathon, the 49th, as well as the Ultramarathon and Relay will be held on the customary and traditional date - the Saturday prior to the autumnal equinox. This year that is September 17. The race will start at 8:00AM, and, as is customary, all finishers of all events will be timed until 6:00PM.
Awards Banquet at UAF's Wood Center
The awards banquet for the 2011 Equinox Marathon, Ultramarathon and Relay will be held at the Wood Center Ballroom on the UAF Campus.
Equinox Bib Pickup To Be More Spacious And More Streamlined
One of our goals this year is to make the Equinox event early bib pickup experience easier, faster and more convenient for all participants - and volunteers.
This Year's Ultra Will Be More Ultra Than Prior Editions
Yes, the rumors are true - the Equinox Ultramarathon will be longer this year. Ultramarathoners this year will traverse a course of approximately 40 miles. We are still fine-tuning the final route to get the distance just right, and the course and terrain of a quality deserving to be part of the Equinox event family.
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