Race Day Instructions


Please pin your number on the FRONT of your shirt or shorts. This is your primary timing device – no tag, no time!


Women’s and Men’s restrooms are located on the east (river) side of the Gateway Building. Additional unisex port-a-johns are located on the west side of the Gateway Building.


Have gear that you don’t want to carry?  Drop it off at IVS Gear Check so you don’t drop it during the race!  They’ll be open starting at 6:00 am!!  Look for them at the entrance of the post race party (in the green space close to corner of Water & Eaton).


Water is available at the Clock Tower turn around at the foot of Main Street.


At 6:30 am, all participants should go to the Staging Area on Main Street. Estimate your approximate minute-per mile pace for your entire race and line up accordingly. “Minutes per Mile” signs will be posted and seeding monitors will assist will in this process. You should not be in the first four rows unless you will run under 5:15 minutes per mile! No children or young teenagers should be in the first six rows. After seeding, we will move to the starting line. The race will start promptly at 7:05 am. To facilitate race day packet pickup, please do not congregate around or under the Gateway Building.


At 7:45 am, all 2 Mile Participants should go to the Staging Area on the south side of Hamilton Blvd. The 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk will start promptly at 8:00 am.


4 MILE & 15K

After turning left onto Abington, all runners will turn right and enter Glen Oak Park. At the end of the grass median, 4 Mile runners will make a sharp right turn and 15K runners will angle to their right and go up the hill and complete two (2) loops through Glen Oak Park. Please pay attention to the course monitors and instructions.


After turning right onto Madison, all runners will be merging with runners in the 15K Run.



Digital clocks will provide split times at 1 mile, 2 miles, 3 miles, and 5K. “1/2 mile to go” and “1/4 mile to go” will be clearly marked. Split times will be collected at 1, 2, and 3.1 miles.


Digital clocks will provide 15K runners’ split times at 1 mile, 2 miles, 5K and 10K. Miles 3 through 9 along with “2 miles to go”, “1 mile to go”, “1/2 mile to go” and “1/4 mile to go” will be clearly marked. Split times will be collected at 5K and 10K; and an additional timing system will be used to verify completion of the multiple loops.


Digital clocks will provide split times at 1 mile. “1/2 mile to go” and “1/4 mile to go” will be clearly marked.


Water available at approximately the following locations 1 1/2, 2 3/4, 3 3/4, 4 3/4, 6, 7 3/4, 8 3/4 miles. Gatorade will be available at 2 3/4 and 4 3/4 miles.


As you cross the finish line, please keep moving through to the end of the wide chutes. All races use the same chute.  All participants will receive a finisher’s medal. Your finish time will be visible on both sides of the large clock positioned over the finish line. Medical assistance, water, and other post-race refreshments, including BUD LIGHT and PEPSI products along with food will be available at the Post Race Party under the bridge.


Please visit our results page for Race Day Results. Link to the page will be posted as it becomes available.


The Awards Ceremony will have three components.  At 8:45 am, we will begin with a welcome, Steamboat Hall of Fame announcements, and introduction of the 2017 Honorary Race Directors.  4 mile awards for the Men’s & Women’s Top 25 and Men’s & Women Top 5 wheelchair will be announced at 9:00 am.  At 9:30 am, the 15K awards ceremony begins with Men’s & Women’s Top 25.  Awards not formally announced on the stage can be picked up on the side of the stage.


We advise participants to always be aware of fellow participants, our volunteers, and public safety officials. Please follow the the course signage and the instructions from volunteers at all times. For your safety, and the safety of other participants, we request that you do not wear headphones.  Full attention and maximum hearing are necessary in an urban race of this size. Children under the age of eight are not permitted unless accompanied by an adult who is registered in the race. Please drink plenty of liquids before the race. If you show danger signs, medical or race personnel may remove you from the course.

The Race Committee wishes a you a safe race and good luck!