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The Steppingstone Museum

1. Parking for runners and crew. Bring your gear over to the starting area pavilion.

2. The pavilion is also the finish. You will pass through the pavilion at the end of the first lap to start thenext two loops. There are tables to set your gear on. This makes it easy to get to anything you need before or during the run. 

3. Restrooms 
4. Handicapped Parking

5. Starting field

Race Start at Steppingstone Museum: http://www.steppingstonemuseum.org

461 Quaker Bottom Rd

Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Starting Time:         9:00 AM   
Package Pickup:     7:15 AM-8:45 AM   

Directions  to the start at Steppingstone Museum:  The Steppingstone Museum is located near Havre de Grace, Maryland.  Leave I-95 at exit 89 onto Rt. 155 West (towards Bel Air/Churchville). About 1/2 mile turn right onto Earlton Road, there is a small sign for the museum. Go about 1/2 mile and turn left on Quaker Bottom Road. Follow to the museum entrance, a wooden gate, about a mile on the right and follow signs for the parking area.Location map

Directions to the Picnic Area Aid Station:  The runners will pass through the Picnic Area Aid Station twice on each lap. To get to the picnic area turn right as you exit the Steppingstone Museum entrance. Follow Quaker Bottom Road to the end. Turn right on Rock Run Road. Take the next right, signs will point to the Historic Area and Picnic Area. At the river turn left and the picnic area entrance is about 1.3 miles on the left. Pick up an entry pass at the gate and take it to the aid station. The


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Race Day Schedule

Time

Activity

Distance

07:15

Steppingstone Gates open for parking

 

7:15-8:45

Race registration and packet pickup

 

08:50

Random gifts

 

08:55

Final Race briefing

 

09:00

Start of HAT Run

0

 

1.4 mile out & back on road following lead bike

1.4

 

Begin and complete “Small Loop” at Steppingstone

3.6

09:30

From Steppingstone, begin 1st 13.7 mile trail loop

 

10:00

First runners arrive at Aid Station # 1 (picnic area)

7.9

10:45

First runners arrive at Aid Station # 2 (picnic area)

12

11:10

First runners arrive at unmanned aid station

15.5

11:15-11:30

First runners finish 1st loop at Steppingstone. First cut-off time is 1:15pm (4h 15m) for those completing the first loop.

17.3

12:00

First runners arrive Aid station # 3 (picnic area)

21.6

12:45

First runners arrive at Aid Station # 4 (picnic area)

25.7

1:15

First runners arrive at unmanned aid station

29

1:30 PM

First finishers complete race

31

2:30 PM

Awards ceremony

 

2:35 PM

Aid station # 3 closes (5 hrs 35 mins for 21.6 miles) Any runner arriving after 2:35 will be asked to skip the next section and return to the finish by car or via trail and will be a DNF.

 

3:50 PM

Aid station # 4 closes (6 hrs 50 mins for 25.7 miles)a runner arriving after 4:00 will be asked to skip the next 5 mile section and return to the finish by car and will be a DNF.

 

5:30 PM

Run Closes

 

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Stuff at Aid Stations

Coke Bananas M&Ms
Mountain Dew BPJ sandwiches Pringles
Gatorade Fig newtons Salt
Water French Fries Vasline
Potatoes Choc. Chip Cookies Oreos

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