PreRace Information

 

PACKET PICK-UP INFORMATION: Race numbers and packets can be picked up at the CLARION HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER on U.S. Rt. 40 (on east side of Hagerstown)from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday. November 16, 2012 or at the Boonsboro High School Gymnasium on race morning between 5:20 am 6:20 am.

 

SPECIAL NOTE: THOSE PARTICIPANTS ACCEPTED INTO THE 5:00 A.M. START, MUST PICK-UP THEIR RACE NUMBERS AND PACKETS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012, UNLESS OTHER SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH THE RACE ORGANIZERS. NOTE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS: NO NUMBERS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AFTER 6:20 A.M. ON RACE MORNING. MAKE SURE TO ALLOW ENOUGH TIME IF YOU PLAN TO PICK-UP YOUR NUMBER ON RACE MORNING!

 

PRE-RACE BRIEFING MEETING: Mandatory pre-race participant briefing meetings will be held on race morning in the Boonsboro High School Gymnasium. 5:00 am starters will meet at 4:20 a.m. The briefing for the 7:00 am starters will be held at 6:20 am.

 

BAG TRANSPORT: Participant bags will be transported from the start staging area (outside the Boonsboro High School Gymnasium) to the finish line area (the south inside wall of the Springfield Middle School Gymnasium). Make sure identification (include name, mailing address and telephone number) is attached to the bag.

DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN THE BAGS.

 

JFK 50 COURSE SUPPORT DIRECTIONS

 

Stop # 1 (Weverton Cliffs) 15.4 mile point (~628 Weverton Rd 11, Sandy Hook, MD 21758*)

 

Leave Boonsboro High School, turning LEFT (south) onto MD Rt. 66 and go 0.3 miles.  Turn LEFT (east) onto US Alt 40 and go 1.2 miles.  Turn RIGHT (south) on MD Rt. 67 and go 12 miles (do not cross the bridge).  Turn LEFT onto Weverton Road and go 0.2 miles.  Parking area is on the RIGHT. The parking area is likely full, so park along the sides of Weverton Road as far off of the roadway as possible.  Travel time from the start is approximately 25 minutes.  Do Not Park along MD Rt. 67. Parking can be a mess here. 

**See note at end of directions for breakfast option**

 

Stop #2 (Antietam Aqueduct) 27.1 mile point (~3839 Harpers Ferry Rd, Sharpsburg, MD)

 

Leave Weverton Cliffs area going back .2 of a mile.  Turn RIGHT (north) onto MD Rt. 67 and go 6.4 miles.  Turn LEFT (west) onto Trego Road and go 2.1 miles.  Turn LEFT (west) onto Porterstown Road and go 0.2 miles.  Turn LEFT (west) onto Burnside Bridge Road and go 2.2 miles.  Turn LEFT (south) onto Mills Road and go 1.8 miles.  Turn RIGHT (west) onto Harpers Ferry Road and go 1 mile.  Turn LEFT (west) onto Canal Road and go 0.2 miles to the Antietam Aqueduct Camping area.

Park in provided parking spaces adjacent to the towpath.  Approximate travel time (driving slowly down these back roads) from Weverton Cliffs is 25 minutes. 

 

Stop # 3 (Taylors Landing) 38.0 mile point (~17316 Taylors Landing Rd, Sharpsburg, MD)

 

Leave Antietam Aqueduct (LEFT from the camping area) and continue (north) on Canal Road and go 1.3 miles.  Turn RIGHT (east) onto Millers Sawmill Road and go 1.7 miles.  Turn LEFT (north) onto Harpers Ferry Road and go 0.9 miles into downtown Sharpsburg (Harpers Ferry Road will turn into South Mechanic Street as you come into Sharpsburg).  Turn RIGHT (east) onto Main Street and go 0.1 miles.  Turn LEFT (north) onto North Church Street (also MD Rt. 65 north) and go 3.2 miles.  Turn LEFT (west) onto Taylors Landing Road and go 1.2 miles to the Aid Station area, which is located at the wooden bridge across the canal.

Please park as far off the roadway as possible, but not on private property...park to the canal side of the road.  Approximate travel time from Antietam Aqueduct is 15 minutes.

 

Stop #4 (Downsville) 46.0 mile point (~8641 Downsville Pike, Downsville, MD)

 

Continue (north) on Taylors Landing Road and go 0.3 miles.  Turn RIGHT (east) onto Tommytown Road and go 1.6 miles.  Turn LEFT (north) onto Bakersville Road and go 2.1 miles.  Bear LEFT at the fork in the road onto Spielman Road and go 1.3 miles.  Turn RIGHT (north) on MD Rt. 632.

Park on shoulder or in church parking lot (about 100 meters up road on right).  Do Not Block Any Driveways!!!  Approximate travel time from Taylors Landing is 15 minutes. 

 

Stop #5 (Springfield Middle School) Finish Line (Springfield Middle School, Williamsport, MD)

 

Continue (north) on MD Rt. 632 and go 3.9 miles. Turn LEFT (west) onto Sterling Road and go 1.8 miles. Turn RIGHT onto Governors Lane Boulevard and go 0.2 miles. Turn LEFT (south) at traffic light onto US Hwy 11 and go 0.8 miles. Turn LEFT at the next light onto Clifton Drive and go 0.8 miles to Springfield Middle School Park. The School Parking Lot is on the right.

Do not drive or park on Sunset Avenue (the finish line stretch) at any time.  Approximate travel time from Downsville is 15 minutes.

 

Stop #6 (Boonsboro High School) Starting Line (0 Campus Avenue, Boonsboro, MD)

 

Turn around on Clifton Drive and go 0.8 miles.  Turn LEFT (south) on US Hwy 11 and go 0.5 miles.  Turn LEFT (east) on MD Rt. 68 and go 11.2 miles (drive carefully!).  Turn RIGHT (east) on US Hwy 40 and go 0.5 miles.  Turn LEFT (north) on Maple Ave. The school entrance is on your right.

 

*NOTE: Addresses provided are for your GPS. Many are approximate addresses for the aid station area.

 

Breakfast Note:  Pleasant Valley Ruritan has its Pancake Breakfast on the same day as JFK 50.

Race Day, from 6am 11am

 

Community Hall at the Brownsville Brethren Church

Rohrersville Rd. (Route 67 between Gapland and Weverton)

 

$6.00 all-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, home made sausage and sausage gravy. Juice and coffee included.

Get some to go for your runner!   

 

 

 

Please drive carefully.  It will take the participants much longer to travel to the next meeting point than it will for you to drive there, even driving at the most moderate of speeds.  Please be considerate of where you park and please abide by the requests of the National Park Service personnel along the route.