Race Information

Race Date:  Monday, May 28th, 2018

Opening Ceremonies: 6:30 am
15k ~ 7:00 am (chip timed)
5k ~ 7:30 am (chip timed)
1m fun run~ 8:00 am
Awards ~ 8:45 am

Course Maps:
1 Mile Course Map
5K Course Map
15K Course Map

15K Course (Library Detail)
15K Course (Turn Around Detail)

15K Minimum Pace and Distance Cutoff – 15K runners must maintain a minimum pace of a 12 minute mile and reach the 5 mile point within 60 minutes (1:00:00 hour). At the 1 hour mark all runners who have not reached the 5 mile mark will be directed off the 15K course and back onto the 5K course towards the finish line. Since the runner will not have crossed the SECOND timing mat their race time will not be posted and considered for an award. Thank you for understanding as we want to be good stewards of our community officials and volunteers.

Location ~
Drakes Creek Park
Drakes Creek Park North is off Indian Lake Boulevard and Gallatin Road (31 -E) which is Main Street in Hendersonville. Turn at traffic light #9 off Gallatin Road. There is also an entrance into the park at traffic light #10 (off Indian Lake Boulevard).

From south of town (Nashville): Take 1-65 North. Take Vietnam Veteran’s Boulevard exit (around mile marker 96) towards Gallatin and Hendersonville. Take Hendersonville exit (#7) / Indian Lake Boulevard. Take a right at Demos’ Restaurant for entrance into the park.

From north of town (Bowling Green): Take 1-65 South. Take exit #96, Two Mile Pkwy. Stay left at the fork and merge into Two Mile Pkwy. Turn left onto Gallatin Pike North (31- E) and take this into Hendersonville.

Weather:
The average race day temperature is a high of 77 and a low of 57.

Policy regarding weather conditions:
The Memorial Day Classic follows the recommendations of the Road Runners Club of America concerning adverse weather conditions. The race will be cancelled, postponed, modified or shortened by an appropriate amount if (1) the dew point is 80 degrees F or above, or (2) lightning is present.

The race committee and medical director will determine whether to modify, postpone or cancel the race. This is a charitable event and no refunds will be given if the race is postponed, modified or cancelled due to severe weather conditions. The event will not be rescheduled to a later date if cancelled.

Pet Policy
The Memorial Day Classic has a “no pet” policy. This is for the safety of all.

Stroller Policy – Strollers are welcome!  We just ask that runners with strollers start at the back of the starting line and be mindful of runners on the course!

Ear buds are discouraged for safety reasons. If using ear buds please keep one removed as to listen for directions on the course from traffic monitors, etc.

AWARDS/MEDALS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE FOLLOWING:
-Top three (3) Overall Male and Female winners for 5K and 15K and will be based on clock “gun” time. (Top three (3) Overall winners will not be eligible for Age Group Awards which includes the top three (3) Masters Overall Male and Female winners.)

-Top three (3) Male and Female Masters winners for 5K and 15K and will be determined by chip time. (The top three (3) Masters Overall Male and Female winners will not be eligible for Age Group Awards.)  Masters is age 40 and over.

-First, second and third place Male and Female finishers of all age categories in both the 5k and 15k distances and will be determined by chip time.

-All participants in the 1 mile fun run under the age of 12 (participation medal)

Race Co-Directors:
Laura Stehl                ccpc@ccpchope.org

David Meyer             dmeyer@fbchtn.org