The 2014 Baltimore Marathon
The fair yet challenging course travels through the many diverse neighborhoods including the scenic Inner Harbor waterfront area, historic Federal Hill and charming Fells Point. The loop around Lake Montebello will also remain giving runners flat terrain near mile 21.
The half-marathon will again start at the 13-mile mark of the marathon course, but as it has done in the past, it will split after 2/10 mile (half-marathoners will have their own lane to that point) and will rejoin the marathon route later in the race. The separation between the marathon and half-marathon courses alleviates much of the congestion at the merge point and make for a smoother transition. ALSO, marathon participants will wear a "FULL" bib and team relay participants will wear a "R" bib on their backs to distinguish them from the half-marathon participants.
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Race Start: 7:00 AM
Start Line: Russell and Camden Streets
Race Limit: 4,000
Restrictions: 1) Participants in the Marathon must be at least 16 years old and 2) Participants must be able to complete the course in 7 hours.
Chip Timing: The event will continue to utilize the newest timing technology. The B-tag technology offers runners a more streamlined race experience than the traditional chip system. B-Tags are attached to participant bib and clearly marked with the corresponding bib number. This eliminates the need to scan your chip at the expo.
In addition, runners do not need to return the tag and can dispose of it at their convenience. This means no more sitting down to undo your shoe lace just after your run and it also means you no longer have to worry about the $30 charge for a lost chip.
Tips to have your time accurately recorded:
- Race bib is clearly visible on the front of the torso
- Race bib is unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
- Race bib is pinned in all four corners
- Race bib is not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)
Amenities: Runners participating in the Under Armour Baltimore Marathon will receive the following:
Under Armour performance shirt (men's and women's styles available), and post-race food & beverage. A certificate of completion and a medal will be given to all finishers.
For an Under Armour Size Chart, click here.
Course Amenities include: baggage check at M&T Bank Stadium, plenty of free parking, mileage sign at each mile, 15 fluid stations on the course (water and Gatorade), fruit, pretzels, potato chips, energy gel and LÄRABAR (2 locations on course), toilets at start/finish and various points on the course.
Pure Protein Bars and GU will be provided on the course at a minimum of 2 fluid stations. Exact Flavors will be provided closer to race day.
Course Maps & Elevation Chart : (Minor route changes may still occur up until race day.)
UPDATED Sept. 15, 2014
To view 2014 marathon map, click here.
To view 2014 street-by-street, click here.
To view 2014 elevation chart, click here.
Elevation Map is located at the bottom of the course map
COURSE CERTIFICATION #: Pending
Age Groups: Prizes go to the top three non-elite male and female age group finishers for the marathon in each of the following divisions: 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35- 39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+
NO DUPLICATION OF AWARDS
Drug Testing: Because the Baltimore Marathon is a USATF sanctioned event, random drug testing may be required for selected individuals.
Elite Runners: Clay Shaw is the organizer of the Elite Runners for the Baltimore Running Festival. To qualify as an Elite Runner, males need to post a sub 2:22 and females a sub 2:48 in the marathon. For more information, or for consideration as an elite runner, please contact Clay at 717-887-6716 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are registered as an Elite Runner, you are not eligible for First Time Marathon prizes or Age Group Awards.
Walkers: Walkers are welcome to participate in The Baltimore Marathon. Please be advised of the following:
1) Walkers will start at the back of the field. There will be designated pace group signs for walkers.
2) Walkers must complete the full marathon course in the 7-hour time limit. Any walker who has not reached the 13-mile mark in 3 ½ hours will have the option of 1) getting on the SAG vehicle to return to M&T Bank Stadium or 2) or finishing the marathon course off the road and on the sidewalks.
3)As a courtesy to runner participants, we ask that walkers NOT BE MORE than two abreast so runners can easily pass. Please be mindful that some marathon participants are trying to qualify for other marathons. Thank you.
This year MedStar Sports Health will provide medical support on the course and in the finish line area. The MedStar staff will include certified doctors, registered nurses, physician assistants and EMTs and will provide the necessary medical attention to any patient in need. We are grateful to have MedStar Sports Health associated with the event.
Gatorade Endurance Formula (Lemon-Lime flavor) will be served at each aid station along the course of this year’s race. Gatorade Endurance Formula is a specialized sports drink that contains approximately twice the amount of sodium (200 mg per 8 ounces) of Gatorade Thirst Quencher, along with chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium to help sustain hydration by more fully replacing what is lost in sweat. Gatorade Endurance Formula also contains a 6% carbohydrate solution (14 grams per 8 ounces), just like Gatorade Thirst Quencher, which research shows is optimal to help speed fluid back into the body and fuel working muscles. Gatorade Endurance Formula is available in 34 ounce and 24 ounce sport bottles at major grocery and convenience stores nationwide, and Gatorade Endurance Formula powder is available at specialty athletic stores and at www.gatorade.com/endurance. For more information about Gatorade Endurance Formula, please visit www.itsonthecourse.com.
The Baltimore Running Festival is pleased to announce that we will once again be offering Baltimore Marathon Pace Groups. Last year, more than 900 participants signed up for the Pace Groups. A huge thanks is extended to the Baltimore Pacers!
For more information on the Pace Groups, CLICK HERE.