Happy Half Marathon & 5k
11 May 2019
We want to help put the FUN into running. Sometimes it is not just about the distance, it is how you get there and what you do after the event. We will have fun distractions on course (we arent talking bubbles and Unicorns but you never know), entertainment, great food and beer as part of a great party at Holiday Valley Resort after you get done. With the award winning Southern Tier Brewery providing the refreshments how can you go wrong? The day will feature a Half Marathon, 5k, and a Beer Mile for those with iron stomachs. We want our participants to enjoy their run so there will be a few surprises out on course that will make you smile. Make sure to bring your smiles to run the miles!
Official Timed Beer MileHappy Half T-shirt Finisher's medalAWARDS: MALE AND FEMALE , Half Marathon & 5KOverall Winner 19 & Under 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70 and over **Awards can not be mailed, winners must attend awards ceremony. BEER MILE – START TIME: 1:45PM Awards • Fastest Beer Miler in Western NY (Men’s & Women’s) • Fastest Masters (40+ years old) Beer Miler in Western NY (Men’s & Women’s) • Fastest two person relay in Western NY (Men’s, Women’s, Mixed) • For more detailed info please see the beer mile page – H
Both the 5k and half marathon start and finish at Holiday Valley Resort in the town of Ellicottville. Holiday Valley Resort offers world class accommodations and amenities. The rolling course heads north through scenic, lightly traveled, rural roads that offers fast times and a great atmosphere. Intersections will be controlled by the local Police and County Sheriff Departments to ensure a safe experience for all participants. A coned lane will be established and runners should remain within that lane.The start and finish are at the Holiday Valley Resort
Friday May 10 4:30 – 7:00 pm – Packet Pickup – Holiday Valley Resort (Main Lodge). Ellicottville, NY Saturday May 11 7:00 – 9:30 am – Packet Pickup – Holiday Valley Resort (Main Lodge) 10:00 am – Happy Half Marathon START10:20 am – Happy 5K START11:30 pm – Happy 5K Awards – Holiday Valley Resort 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Beer Mile Packet Pickup – Holiday Valley Resort 1:00 pm – Happy Half Marathon Awards – Holiday Valley Resort (Based on final finishers) 1:30 pm – Beer Mile START (Two Waves) – Holiday Valley Resort 2:00 pm – Relay Sections: 2 person Beer-lay START – Holiday Valley Resort 2:45 pm – Beer Mile Awards
The event will be located at the Holiday Valley Resort, Ellicottville, NY, located about an hour south of Buffalo along US-219.
The course will be open for 3 1/2 hours. After 3 1/2 hours, runners still on the course will be allowed to finish but there will be no course support available, so plan your hydration accordingly.We will have water stations at 1.5, 3, 4.5, 5.5, 7, 8, 9.5, 10,5 and 12 miles during the race. Restroom facilities will be provided at miles 3, 5.5, 8, and 10.5.Water stations will also have Gatorade sports drink at all stops and GU gels at miles 4.5 & 9.5.It sounds so simple – drink four beers, one every 1/4 mile. The Beer Mile has been held unofficially for years, in the dark on college campuses/high school tracks around the country. We are bringing the event out of the dark so you can get an official time, invite your friends, and challenge them to a race unlike any other in Western New York!How the beer mile works:• Drink 12oz Beer, Run 400m• Drink 12oz Beer, Run 400m• Drink 12oz Beer, Run 400m• Drink 12oz Beer, Run 400mBeer for the event will be provided by Southern Tier Brewing, participants can not bring their own beer. With Southern Tier, why would you want to?The current world record is 4 minutes 34 seconds. Sub-7:00 puts you in the top 500 all-time, sounds easy but it is not.