Race Information

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Monster "Mash" Marathon
Dover, DE
Saturday October 20, 2012
Marathon Or Half Marathon. At Dover International Speedway next to "Miles the Monster"
Dover, DE
Benefiting the "Wounded Warrior Project"


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*ONLINE REGISTRAITON CLOSED - Register at Race Site*
If you missed online registration and still wish to race, please click on the pdf below, fill out completely, and bring with you to the race site on either of the following dates/locations:

Friday between 5pm and 7:30pm (we close 8:00pm prompt) - Dover Downs Hote & Casino in the hotel lobby area.  1131 N. DuPont HIghway, Dover, DE  19901.

Saturday between 5:30am and 6:15am (we close at 6:30am prompt) - East side of the Dover Speedway on Dover Leipsic Road next to the giant statue "Miles the MOnster".  Finish Line Drive, Dover, DE  19901.

Management including timing company has the right to close registration at any time.  Approximatley 30 slots left.
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Athlete Information and Letter from the Race Director

Monster Mash Marathon & Half Marathon

Athlete Information
 
Dear Athlete ~
 
Thank you for supporting the Monster Mash Marathon & Half Marathon benefiting the “Wounded Warrior Project” - the following information will help with your race planning.
 
Friday October 19, 2012
  • Packet Pickup from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in the  hotel lobby area
  • GPS address: 1131 North DuPont Highway – Dover, DE 19901
  • Enter off of Route 13 into the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
  • Competitors please sign in at the packet pickup table – required!
  • Look for the large hotel as you enter into Dover Downs– enter the main lobby
 
Saturday October 20, 2012
  • Late registration and packet will be located at the speedway next to the giant monster statue “Miles the Monster” from 5:30 AM to 6:30 AM.  All racers pick up your timing chip during this time at this location.  These chips are to be returned upon finishing the race, including any drop outs (we hope not!!).  Failure to return the chip will result in a $35 replacement fee.
  • Parking located on the East Side of the Speedway on Dover Leipsic Road
  • Dover Leipsic RoadGPS address: Finish Line Drive, Dover, DE 19901
  • Competitors please sign in at the packet pickup table – required!
  • Race Announcements will be held at 6:40 AM next to the Giant Monster Statue
  • Race will start inside on the Monster Mile Speedway at 7:00 AM SHARP!!!
  • Competitors will need to start walking to the speedway start line by 6:50 PM
  • A SAG wagon will follow behind the full and the half marathon runners
  • Port a potties will be located at mile 10 (2), mile 16.5 (2) and mile 24 (2)
  • IMPORTANT: Half Marathon & Marathon will split off at the 6.5 mile marker
  • (N. Little Creek Rd & Fox Rd) All marathon runners will turn right onto Fox Road
 
Post Race Activities
  • Awards ceremony for the Half Marathon projected start time ~ 10:00 AM
  • Awards ceremony for the Full Marathon projected start time ~ 11:30 AM
  • All competitors will receive a unique “Monster Mash” finisher’s medal!
  • Post Race Food catered by Troops BBQ & Catering – (breakfast / lunch choices)
  • All competitors must wear their Monster Mash issued wrist band to receive food 
     

 
 
Cheering & Support Zones for Family & Friends
 
 

  • Wesley College Campus sidewalk located on N. State Street (mile # 3.5)
  • Legislative Hall & The Green located on William Penn Street (mile # 4.0)
  • Fireman’s Memorial located on Park Drive off of Lookerman Ave (mile # 4.5)
  • The Cross Church located on N. Little Creek Road just after Fox Rd (mile # 7.5)
  • Town of Little Creek located on Main St /Rt.9 - Full Marathon course (mile # 10)
  • Central Delaware Soccer Association Fields located - Lewis Road (mile # 24)
  • Halloween Costumes are encouraged while cheering on family and friends!
 
 
 
Again thank you for supporting the Monster Mash J
 
See you soon!
 
Kent Buckson
Race Director
marathondirector@aol.com 
 
 
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Event Summary
New in 2012 - the Monster "Mash" Marathon & Half Marathon will be benefiting the "Wounded Warrior Project"  www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Attention runners for the Autism Delaware Pledge Page Link click here.

Preliminary reviews have labeled this marathon as Delaware’s most exciting Marathon to do.

This Marathon and Half Marathon is a must do for those of you looking to add an exciting and unique venue and to complete your 50 States and DC Marathon list.



This Marathon and Half Marathon will be hosted at the famous Dover International Speedway.  The race will start inside on the Monster Mile track and finish outside of the track in front of the giant statue "Miles the Monster".  The run will continue outside the Monster Mile Stadium on the beautiful countryside roads of Dover, DE.   The entire run course is flat and fast.

Contact the Race Director at:  marathondirector@aol.com 

State of the art chip timing by Piranha Sports, LLC.

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Amenities
Multi-Colored Shirt, Finishers Medal, Digital Computer Chip Timing, Post-Race Awards Ceremony, Refreshments, Music, Food, Casino, Unique Venue!!!!
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Race Itinerary
Friday, October 19, 2012

5:00pm-8:00pm - Packet Pickup:  Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.  Visit with race sponsors, purchase last minute race items, pick up your race packet, visit the hotel spa, casino and restaurants.  YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR TIMING CHIP the next morning at race area.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

5:45am - 6:30am - Late Registration and Packet Pickup at Finish Line Drive, Dover, DE 19901 next to Miles the Monster statue (located just off Old Leipsic Drive).  PICK UP YOUR TIMING CHIP DURING THIS TIME and your run bib if you did not pick it up the evening before.

6:30am - 6:45am  - Head over to the start line inside on the Monster Mile track.

6:45am - Announcements

6:55am - National Anthem

7:00am - Race Start

11:30am - Awards

*Finish Line outside of the track in front of the giant statue, "Miles" the Monster*

1:00pm - Cut off Time

 Race Day Parking:

 Saturday Morning Parking:

Parking for everyone will be located on the east side of Dover International Speedway - enter off of Dover Leipsic Road in front of "Miles the Monster".  GPS Address is Finish Line Drive, Dover, DE  19901.

 Friday Evening Packet Pickup:

 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Located inside the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino - upstairs in the Mezzanine Hall

Google address: 1131 North DuPont Highway -  Dover, DE 19903

Enter off of Rt. 13 entering into Dover Downs




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Course

Course Description

Race will start inside the famous Monster Mile race track; runners will circle the Monster Mile before exiting under the grandstands; runners will pass “Miles the Monster” heading into the City of Dover; runners will race through the City of Dover’s historical area passing  “The Green” and “Legislative Hall” – after leaving the City of Dover runners will travel east through the town of Little Creek and Port Mahon; Marathon finish in front of “Miles the Monster” at Dover International Speedway!!!!
 

26.2 Mile Course
 

  • begin at the start finish line on the Monster Mile track
  • circle the Monster Mile track one time
  • exit track under grandstands - run past “Miles the Monster”
  • turn right onto Dover Leipsic Road
  • cross over N. DuPont Highway onto N. State Street
  • turn left onto N. State Street
  • travel on N. State Street until reaching S. State Street
  • travel S. State Street until reaching E. Lockerman Street
  • turn left onto E. Lockerman Street
  • turn right onto Federal Street
  • travel to William Penn Street
  • turn left onto William Penn Street
  • circle Legislative Hall – travel onto Duke of York Street
  • turn right onto Legislative Hall
  • turn right onto E. Lockerman Street (heading east)
  • turn left onto Park Drive from E. Lockerman Street
  • turn right onto E. Division Street – Rt. 8 heading to N. DuPont Highway
  • cross over N. DuPont Highway heading to N. Little Creek Road – Rt. 8
  • travel N. Little Creek Road until reaching Fox Road
  • turn right onto Fox Road heading to S. Little Creek Road
  • turn left onto S. Little Creek Road
  • travel S. Little Creek Road until reaching Rt. 9 – Bayside Road.
  • turn left on Bayside Drive heading into the town of Little Creek – Rt. 9
  • travel north until reaching Port Mahon Road
  • turn right onto Port Mahon Road
  • travel Port Mahon Road for 1.6 miles
  • travel back on Port Mahon Road 1.6 miles
  • turn right onto Main Street/Bayside Drive – Town of Little Creek
  • travel Main Street until reaching Bayside Drive – Rt. 9
  • turn/cross over left onto N. Little Creek Road heading West
  • travel N. Little Creek Road until reaching Long Point Road.
  • turn right onto Long Point Road
  • travel Long Point Road to White Oak Road
  • turn right onto White Oak Road
  • travel White Oak Road until reaching Cowgills Corner & Rt.9
  • turn left / cross over travel north on Rt. 9 until reaching Dyke Branch Road
  • turn left onto Dyke Branch Road
  • travel on Dyke Branch Road until reaching Lewis Road
  • turn left onto Lewis Road heading towards Leipsic Road
  • turn right onto Leipsic Road
  • travel Leipsic Road until reaching Dover Leipsic Road
  • from Dover Leipsic Road travel over the Rt. 1 crossover bridge
  • travel Dover Leipsic Road and until reaching Dover Speedway entrance
  • turn right onto Finish Line Drive  – finish line “Miles the Monster”

13.1 HALF MARATHON COURSE 
 

  • begin at the start finish line on the Monster Mile track
  • circle the Monster Mile track one time
  • exit track under grandstands - run past “Miles the Monster”
  • turn right onto Dover Leipsic Road
  • cross over N. DuPont Highway onto N. State Street
  • turn left onto N. State Street
  • travel on N. State Street until reaching S. State Street
  • travel S. State Street until reaching E. Lockerman Street
  • turn left onto E. Lockerman Street
  • turn right onto Federal Street
  • travel to William Penn Street
  • turn left onto William Penn Street
  • circle Legislative Hall – travel onto Duke of York Street
  • turn right onto Legislative Hall
  • turn right onto E. Lockerman Street (heading east)
  • turn left onto Park Drive from E. Lockerman Street
  • turn right onto E. Division Street – Rt. 8 heading to N. DuPont Highway
  • cross over N. DuPont Highway heading to N. Little Creek Road – Rt. 8
  • travel N. Little Creek Road until reaching Long Point Road
  • travel Long Point Road until reaching White Oak Road
  • turn right onto White Oak Road
  • travel White Oak Road until reaching Cowgills Corner / Rt. 9
  • turn left / cross over onto Rt. 9 Bayside Road
  • travel Rt. 9 - Bayside Road until reaching Persimmon Tree Lane
  • turn left onto Persimmon Tree Lane heading West
  • travel Persimmon Tree Lane until reaching Dover Leipsic Road
  • turn left onto Dover Leipsic Road heading over the Rt. 1. Overpass
  • travel down the overpass until reaching Finish Line Drive
  • turn right onto Finish Line Drive – Half Marathon Finish.
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Course Map

 

Run - in 6 segments.  Click, then scroll down to view all map pages/segments which include both Full and Half Marathon.

 

New Map for 2013 to be posted soon.

 

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Lodging
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino http://www.doverdowns.com

Fairfield Inn and Suites in Dover  http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dovfi-fairfield-inn-and-suites-dover/

Starwood Hotels http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=893

 Days Inn http://www.daysinn.com/DaysInn/control/Booking/property_info?propertyId=04625

Holiday Inn Express http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/dover/dvrde/hoteldetail?hotelCode=dvrde

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