Drag-N-Fly Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

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Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    $40–$89
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  2. 10K

    Run 10km
    $54–$64
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  3. 5K

    Run 5km
    $47–$57
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  4. Half Marathon (Hike)

    Run 13.1mi
    $72–$89
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Drag-N-Fly Half Marathon, 10K & 5K routes

All courses will have hills, the most challenging reserved for the half marathon runners! 5K and 10K will run around the lagoon on the Shore and Lake View trails. The 10K will go into Black Diamond Mines a short way, while the half marathon will go deeper and get into some great single track in the heart of old mining operations there. The course will be almost entirely on dirt trails.

All courses include rolling hills, the most challenging saved for the half marathoners. Because of the limitations of trails, the distances run slightly long for all races. Specifically:

5K: 3.27 miles
10K: 6.64 miles
Half Marathon: 13.49 miles

Participants can pick up 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.

Event details

  • Undulating
  • Mixed
  • Trails
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt

From the organizer

Located on what was once the populated part of Contra Costa County, Black Diamond Mines and Contra Loma Regional Parks offer great trail running, panoramic vistas and a chance to see what much of the local area was like in centuries past.

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

Bib Pick-Up:

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

1. Mail-out service (for an additional price).
2. Pick-up in person at Road Runner Sports Concord on Thursday, September 12th (3pm-7pm) and Friday, September 13th (11am-3pm). Runners who pick their bib up in person will receive in-store 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.

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 6:00 a.m. Race day registration is an additional $5 from the final online registration price.

Hikers:

For half marathon participants who wish to hike the course and take more than 3.5 hours, we will offer a "Hiker Division" start at 7:00 am. Those starting at 7:00 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.

Course Time Limits:

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

There are also the following cutoffs on the course:

Cut-Off for Aid Station #4 (mile 10) – Half runners must reach the 4th aid station (mile 9.88) by 11 am.

Water Stations:

As with all of our races, water stations will be fully stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pretzels, candy, etc.

Water stations will be approximately 2-3 miles apart, as trail access allows.

Runners who may need more water (and all half marathon runners) should carry their own 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/2019/19993/drag-n-fly-2019/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.

Drag-N-Fly Half Marathon, 10K & 5K weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

95°F
Predicted highs
65°F
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 7mph

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