Q. Is the Med City Marathon a certified course to qualify for the Boston Marathon?
A: Yes. Med City Marathon is a certified Boston Marathon qualifier.
Q. What is the date and time of the 2016 Med City Marathon?
A: The 2016 Med City Marathon will be held on Sunday, May 29th, 2016. The marathon, half marathon, 20 mile and relays all start at 7am in Byron Minnesota
Q. Can I register on race day?
A. No. You must pre-register.
Q. If I cannot participate due to an injury or other cause, can I defer my registration until 2017?
A: No. Fees are non-refundable.
Q. What fluid replenisher and energy gel is the Med City Marathon using?
A. Gatorade and water is provided every other mile, beginning at mile 2.
Q. Are headphones allowed?
A. Portable media players are allowed at your own risk but it is your responsibility to be able to hear directions from course marshals and officers.
Q. How long will official time be kept?
A. Until 1:30 p.m; 6.5 hours.
Q. Can awards be mailed?
A. No. Please arrange for someone to pick yours up if you cannot be there.
Q. Does Med-City Marathon have an official photographer?
A. Yes. Sportsphoto will be doing the photos.
Q. How do I get my race packet?
A. You can pick it up at the Med-City Marathon Fitness Expo, Mayo Civic Center, on Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. All race packets not picked up will be available at the start area inside Byron Elementary School on race day.
Q. How do I get to the start?
A. Board a shuttle bus to Byron Elemenary School from 5 a.m. to 6:20 a.m. at the corner of 1st Ave SE and 1st St SE, next to the Civic Center Parking Ramp. Parking is limited at the starting area and there is no return shuttle from the finish line.
Q. Is there a bag drop off?
A. Yes, at the Byron Elemenarty School.
Q. Are toilet facilities adequate?
A. Restrooms and port-a-potties are available at the start area of Byron Elementary School. Port-a potties are located at Miles 0.5, 2, 2.5, and at least every two miles along the 26.2 mile course.
Q. How can I volunteer for Med City Marathon?