FAQs

 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 2014 Med City Marathon?

A: The 2014 Med City Marathon will be held on Sunday, May 25th, 2014. 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. How can I get an entry form?

A. You can register online through May 19, or download a form to be mailed.  Your entry must be received by May 21st if mailed

 Q. If I cannot participate due to an injury or other cause, can I defer my registration until 2015?

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. CPX Sports 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 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 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. Do I need to sign up to run with the MN Pacers Pace Team?

A. No, you can just show up at the start and look for your respective time. You can also visit the pacers at their booth at the Expo on Saturday.

Q. How can I volunteer for Med City Marathon?

A.  Race director, Wally Arnold, would love to hear from you. Contact him at 507-254-2703 or arnoldw@live.com.