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The Hogeye Half Marathon

2009 Grand Prix Race #7
Fayetteville, AR - April 5, 2009 - 7:30 AM

Race Highlights

  • Race hosted by the Hogeye Marathon Club
  • 2009 GP winners were Glen Mays and Leah Thorvilson
  • Proceeds benefit northwest Arkansas charities.
  • Packets may be picked up at the Cosmopolitan Ballroom on Saturday, April 4 from noon to 6 p.m., and on Sunday, April 5 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
  • The Marathoners and Half Marathoners receive a technical-style shirt instead of a t-shirt in 2009! Both Men's and Women's sizes.

Directions to the Starting Line

Take I-540 North into Fayetteville. Take Exit 62 and turn left on S Futrall Dr. Take the first right onto W 6th Street and drive east for 1.6 miles. Turn Left onto S School Ave which curves northeast for 3/4 of a mile and merges into S College Ave. Turn Left onto E Center St and continue 1 block to reach East Ave.

Race Headquarters is the Cosmopolitan Hotel, right at the start/finish line at Center St and East Ave.

Race History

2009 will be the 33rd Anniversary of the Hogeye Marathon. The Half Marathon was started in the mid 1990's. Until 2003 the race course traveled to Hogeye, Arkansas, and was significantly hillier. Course records on the Old Course were Tim Newell 1:15:18 (2001) and Laurie Sturgell 1:24:37 (1999).

Course Description

The marathon begins off the Fayetteville Square, at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, and continues through several historic scenic areas of the city. The most signicant hills are found in the first (and last) two miles.

The half marathon is an out and back course. Full and Half Marathoners will run together for the first 8.5 miles of the course, turning around at the 6.55 mile point, which was moved from the top of a big hill to the base of the big hill. At approximately mile 8.5, the marathoners and relayers will turn left on Moore Lane while the Half Marathoners continue back to the Finish Area. In 2009, miles 12.5 - 21.5 of the Marathon course will be run on Fayetteville's Multi-Use Mud Creek and Lake Fayetteville Trails, and will run on the newly completed Scull Creek multi-use trail from approximately mile 21.5 to mile 25. Aid stations providing Gatorade and water will be every 1-2 miles. Power Gel will be provided at aid stations in the second half of the Marathon.

For further information, contact:
Tabby Holmes or Cindy Knott, Race Director