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Run for the Pot o' Gold!

Bringing the luck of the Irish and poking its head out just in time for Saint Patrick's Day, it's the Brazen Leprebadger! Part badger, part leprechaun, he hoards the treasures of these emerald hills! Come get your share of the treasure.

How to enter the Badger Cove Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

  1. 5K

    Run 5km
    $40–$46
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  2. 10K

    Run 10km
    $53
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  3. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    $69
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  4. Half Marathon (Hike)

    Run 13.1mi
    $69
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Badger Cove Half Marathon, 10K & 5K routes

Each course includes a short section of paved trail (about .4 miles) with the majority of the courses being on fire trails and the half marathon including sections of single track trail.

All participants will receive a copy of their appropriate course map on race day. Each course will be marked with colored ribbons, signs and flour, so that runners know they are on the correct course. As can be seen in the course map link above, with the exception of the out-and-back section of the 5K, there are no sections where runners will be going in the opposite directions of other runners, making the course extremely straightforward and easy to follow. Volunteers will also be on the course at key locations to help direct runners.

Event Details

What’s Included

All runners will receive custom finisher medals and t-shirts. There will be age-group medals for the top finishers in each category.

Raceday Logistics

Raceday Registration:

It is possible that the race is 100% sold out before race day. Updates will be posted on the race website. If you do not see the race noted as sold out here or on the race home page, you will be okay to sign up on race morning, starting at 7:00 a.m. Race day registration is an additional $5 from the final online registration price.

Bib Pick-Up:

Runners have three options for picking up their bibs and shirts:

1. Mail-out service (available for a fee when registering).
2. Pre-race pick-up. Your bib, shirt, and race bag will be available at Forward Motion Sports in Danville on Thursday, March 12 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.) and Friday, March 13 (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.). Get special discounts.
3. Pick up on race morning (not recommended).

In order to avoid race morning stress and avoid having to arrive even earlier, we strongly recommend choosing options 1 or 2. If you are unable to take advantage of those first two options, race morning pick-up will still be available, but you should aim to arrive 70-90 minutes ahead of your race start to account for lines.

Hikers:

For half marathon participants who wish to hike the course and take more than 4.5 hours, we will offer a "Hiker Division" start at 7:30 am. Those starting at 7:30 should carry water as the first and second aid stations might not be 100% up and running, depending on the hiker's speed. Hiker starts will not be eligible to win the race or for age group awards, but will be listed as official finishers in the Hiker Division and will still receive finisher medals.

Time Limits:

The half marathon has a 4.5 hour time limit to finish the course.

There are also the following cut-offs on the course:

Cut-Off for Aid Station #2 (mile 5.7) –
Half marathon runners must reach the 2nd aid station (mile 5.7) by 9:45.

Cut-Off for Aid Station #5 (mile 10) – 
Half marathon runners must reach the 5th aid station (mile 10) by 11:20.

Water Stations:

Water stations will be stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pretzels, candy, etc.

Stations on course:

5K: 1
10K: 3
1/2 Marathon: 5

Water station locations are shown on maps above. Those needing water more frequently are encouraged to carry a water bottle or hydration pack.
Volunteers
Not ready to run, but still want to be part of the community, helping runners achieve their goals and have an awesome day? We would love your help. Sign up at: https://raceroster.com/events/2020/23249/badger-cove-half-marathon10k5k-2020/volunteer
FAQs

I am a very slow runner. Am I going to be out of place?

You won't be out of place at all. Our races are planned for participants of all abilities, including walkers/hikers.

Can I wear headphones?

Yes, but we ask that you keep the volume down at a safe level so that you can hear other runners or instructions from event personnel. We also ask that you remove them, or, at the very least, remove one ear bud when you are coming to aid stations, in a large crowd or on more technical or difficult sections of the course. The important thing is paying attention to everyone's safety and maintaining basic race etiquette with other runners.

Do you offer a group discount? Frequent runner discount? Family discount? Coupon? Special break for running more than one race?

We do not.

Will there be somewhere to leave my warm-up clothes?

Yes, there will be a sweat-check area and these will be checked in and watched over by a volunteer. Bags for storing your sweats will be available if you do not bring your own. Please do not leave valuables in your sweat bags – we cannot be responsible for these items.

Can my dog run with me during the race?

Unfortunately no. As much as we love dogs and running with our own, not everyone is comfortable being around dogs (even if leashed) and for reasons of safety (for those with two legs and four) we ask runners not to bring their dogs along for the race.

Will the race be cancelled if it rains?

No. The race will be held, rain or shine. Courses may be modified to account for weather conditions.

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Badger Cove Half Marathon, 10K & 5K weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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