Mainly Marathons LLC and the Baker Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce that Baker will be the new host city for Day 1 of the second annual Center of the Nation Series.
Posted Friday, July 18, 2014
Mainly Marathons LLC and the Baker Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce that Baker will be the new host city for Day 1 of the second annual Center of the Nation Series. This series consists of five marathons (full and half) in five states in five days and will start in Baker Wednesday, Sept. 17. The series will then move onto North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and finish in Nebraska Saturday, Sept. 21. The race will begin at 6:30 a.m. near Baker Lake at Triangle Park. The course is an out-and-back loop design, and there will be incredibly well-stocked aid stations with everything a runner could need every 1.85 miles.
The Baker Marathon will feature both a full (26.2 mile) and half (13.1) marathon. Along with many locals, over a hundred runners from 38 states and several countries around the world have already signed up to compete in this no-pressure event. Unlike most marathons, there will be no time limit and walkers are more than welcome. This series was designed with a first-time full and half marathoners in mind, as well as more experienced marathoners trying to complete all five marathons in five days. Mainly Marathons has a “no runner left behind” policy, meaning that everyone will receive the same support out on the course, no matter how long they may take to finish; prizes are awarded for those who finish last, rather than first. Among those who will be running are some of the top endurance marathoners in the world, including Larry Macon, who currently holds the records for most marathons in a year (255) and lifetime (over 1300). Parvaneh Moayedi will also be in attendance; she is the female world record holder for most marathons in a year (168). There will be several others with over 200, 300, 500 and even 1000 lifetime marathons. Many people will be attempting their first full or half marathon, and they will receive prizes for completing the challenge.
Runners may register online or via regular mail by visiting www.mainlymarathons.com. From July 1 through the end of the month, participants from Baker and the surrounding areas who sign up for the full or half marathon will receive a $40 discount off the current price. Don’t let the savings pass you by; offer is only good until July 31. You muse use the mail-in registration for this discount to apply. Please put “Baker Local” in the “how did you hear about this event?” line on the registration form. You may also register at packet pick-up on Tuesday, Sept. 16, or on the morning of the race at the start line. For more information, please visit www.mainlymarathons.com.