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Huffin' Puffin Marathon & Half Marathon

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<p>Join us for one of the oldest marathons in Canada, the third-oldest in North America (after New York and Boston), and the twelfth-oldest in the world!<br/></p><p>The Huffin&#x27; Puffin Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay certified Boston-qualifier course winds through the best of St. John&#x27;s: through beautiful parks, historic downtown streets, along the harbour front, and around Quidi Vidi lake.</p><p>The Falf marathon listed the May addition of Canadian Running in &quot;A Half Dozen of the Best CANADIAN Halfs&quot;</p>

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A RECREATIONAL RUNNING AND MULTISPORT CLUB IN ST. JOHN'S, NL, CANADA

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How to enter

Tickets available until Mon Sep 16 2019

What's included:

Registrations received by the regular registration date, usually a month out from the race, receive a race shirt. Unfortunately we are unable to provide a race shirt to anyone registering after the regular registration deadline.

Chip Timing provided by ANE

Full Marathon
7:00am Sun 22nd Sep 2019

Run 42.2km

Half Marathon
8:00am Sun 22nd Sep 2019

Run 21.1km

Marathon Relay
7:00am Sun 22nd Sep 2019

Run 42.2km

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Route description
Route description

The course is a 21.1k loop starting in Bowring Park on the road adjacent to the south side of the Bungalow lawn. Head down the road leaving the park through the east exit by the duck pond. Turn RIGHT onto Waterford Bridge Road and RIGHT again onto Bay Bulls Road by Corpus Christi with a quick LEFT onto Southside Road.

Head downtown along Southside Road to the Blackhead Road intersection. Turn LEFT to cross the Leslie Street bridge and then RIGHT onto Water Street. Turn RIGHT onto Harbour Drive and then RIGHT again back onto Water Street. Turn up Temperance Street to Duckworth Street with a quick RIGHT and LEFT onto Quidi Vidi Road.

Continue along Quidi Vidi Road to Forest Road turning RIGHT to proceed counter clockwise around Quidi Vidi Lake. AT CUCKOLD'S COVE ROAD TURN RIGHT AND PROCEED 400 METERS TO THE TURNAROUND POINT JUST PAST REGIMENT ROAD, MAKING A U-TURN AND RETURNING DOWN CUCKOLD'S COVE ROAD BACK TO FOREST ROAD. Turn RIGHT onto Quidi Vidi Village road and proceed around the lake and up The Boulevard. Turn LEFT onto Carnell Drive at the top of the lake, then RIGHT onto Lake Avenue. DO NOT run all the way up to King's Bridge Road! Instead turn LEFT just past Dominion onto the short footpath taking you to Empire Avenue. Turn LEFT and continue along Empire Avenue through the Forest Road intersection back to Duckworth Street.

A quick LEFT and RIGHT will bring you back down Temperance Street to Water Street. Turn RIGHT and follow Water Street through downtown to Waterford Bridge Road where you veer LEFT and continue up Waterford Bridge Road to the west entrance to Bowring Park at Park Road. Turn LEFT onto Park Road, through the gates into the park and then LEFT at the end of Park Road by the fountain. Continue past the Splash Pad and pool and across the bridge, turning RIGHT and running past the Bungalow to finish where you started.

Marathon participants continue past the finish line to complete a second identical loop of the course.

For the Marathon Team Relay the first team member starts with the full marathon runners and runs the first leg passing a relay armband (provided) to the second team member at the 11k point just past the timing mats on the Boulevard at Quidi Vidi Lake. The second team member passes the arm band to the third runner at 21.1k mark by just past the timing mats in Bowring Park, and the third runner passes the arm band to the final runner at the 32.1k point on the Boulevard at Quidi Vidi Lake just past the timing mats, with the final runner finishing the last 10.1k of the race.

The completion of all races is just past the Bungalow in Bowring Park.

**AID STATIONS (WATER, POWERADE, TOILETS)
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**#1 Patrick (4k / 16k / 25k / 37k)
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**#2 Temperance (7k / 13k / 28k / 34k)
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**#3 Boulevard (11k / 32k)
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#4 Finish (21k)

Finish Area facilities and race course officially close at 1:00 pm (6 hours after marathon start).

Logistics and schedule

SATURDAY RACE KIT PICK-UP
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Noon Saturday September 21

Noon - 1:30pm (last name A-K)

1:30pm - 3pm (last name L-Z)

Capital Subaru, 150 Kenmount Rd., St. John's

To avoid congestion, if your last name starts with A-K please pick up your kit between noon and 1:30pm, L-Z please wait until 1:30pm-3pm. If you are unable to make the designated time slot come any time between noon and 3pm. Relay teams may come any time, or just have 1 team member attend and pick up all 4 kits.

If you are unable to pick up your race kit on Saturday, someone else can get it for you ... all they need is their own photo ID so we can note who picked up your kit.

Note that only those registered by the regular registration deadline of August 6 will receive a race shirt.

Unclaimed kits from Saturday will be at the info table by the start line in Bowring Park on race morning from 6am.

7AM FULL MARATHON & TEAM RELAY START
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All Full Marathon runners as well as Leg 1 runners from all Marathon Team Relay teams start by the Bungalow in Bowring Park at 7am.

8AM HALF MARATHON START
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All Half Marathon runners start by the Bungalow in Bowring Park at 8am.

10AM POST RACE BBQ RECEPTION
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Race Day Post-Race BBQ starts 10am and runs until 1pm on the Bungalow Lawn in Bowring Park. Runners present their meal ticket (included in race kit) for meal. Additional guest meal tickets are available at race kit pickup at a cost of $20 per person.

1:30PM AWARDS PRESENTATION
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All participants are encouraged to attend our Awards Presentation on the lawn by the Bungalow in Bowring Park starting 1:30pm race day.

Medals are awarded to the first three male and female finishers in each of seven age groups (Under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+), and to each member of the first, second and third place relay teams.

All finishers will receive a finishers medal as they cross the finish line.

How to get there

Bowring Park, 305 Waterford Bridge Rd, St. John's, NL A1E 1E7, Canada

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22 2019
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7AM FULL MARATHON & TEAM RELAY START

8AM HALF MARATHON START

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Bowring Park, St. John's

With the wide range of hotels and B&Bs in downtown St. John's, there's sure to be one to meet your requirements and budget. If the above links do not provide enough information, please email us anytime and we'll do our best to answer your questions.

For our out-of-town visitors, we are happy to help you get to the Huffin' Puffin start line. Please visit the information table during race kit pickup for assistance.

We look forward to meeting you in September!

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Full Marathon
7:00am Sun 22nd Sep 2019
Half Marathon
8:00am Sun 22nd Sep 2019
Marathon Relay
7:00am Sun 22nd Sep 2019
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