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2017 XTERRA Big Elk Marathon and Half Marathon

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Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 7:00 AM

2017 XTERRA Big Elk Marathon and Half Marathon

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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Half Marathon - Early Registration 276 Registrations Apr 10, 2017 $45.00 $3.47
Marathon - Early Registration   more info 276 Registrations Apr 10, 2017 $65.00 $4.57
Half Marathon   more info 300 Registrations Not Started $55.00 $4.02
Marathon Registration   more info 300 Registrations Not Started $75.00 $5.12

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The lore of Foxcatcher Farms continues...

Throughout the decades, the hills and hollows of William duPont's storied estate have tested the limits of thoroughbreds. Barbaro trained for his Triple Crown; Olympic swimmers and wrestlers grappled for glory; and generations of duPonts out-foxed their furry foes. 

This year, as the sun rises on the summer solstice, you can follow in the footsteps of greatness.

Whether foal or filly, we invite you to trod the grounds of Fair Hill for the Big Elk Marathon & Half-MarathonYou're in for 26.2 miles of rollicking terrain, on which jockeys have ridden and stallions have stridden. Get the jump out of the gate if you must, but remember: It's a marathon, not a sprint.

And at the height of summer, this race has all the trappings of a sweat-stained steeplechase -- except instead of sipping a mint julep, you'll have competitors nipping at your heels.
Will you be in the hunt?

This event is part of the XTERRA Trail Run Atlantic Series.


Saturday June 10, 2017

7:00 AM

Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area Fair Grounds

4640 Telegraph Road
Elkton MD, 21921


To learn more about XTERRA and series points, please visit XTERRAplanet

Both half marathon and marathon finishers can earn points towards the series and nationals.


Course Description:

This off-road course has a little bit of everything!

Starting by the fairground rec center we'll run a little bit of a road prologue to thin out the crowd before we hit the trails. The course is a mixture of single track, double track, gravel road/DNR fire roads, bridge crossing, XC field crossings, and a creek crossing or two. The first third of the trail has a healthy amount of rock gardens to keep you alert and on your toes while the rest of the course has a fair amount of roots to keep you engaged.  

If we happen to run after or during rainy conditions the first half of the course does a great job at managing water but the second half does not meaning you will get muddy. 


The Marathon is a 13.1 x 2 loop course. 


Registration & Packet Pickup:

Race day registration will be available from 6:00-6:45am.


Participants who register on race day may not receive a t-shirt due to limited supply


Community Partner:

If you are interested in becoming a community partner please contact us.


In Cecil County, exit 100 off Interstate 95 North toward Rising Sun on Route 272 North. Take a right on Rt. 273 and follow to the intersection of Rt. 273 and 213, proceed through the traffic light - Fair Hill entrance to fairgrounds, race barns, Walls Hall and riding stables is 300 yards on the right.


Award Categories:

Top Three Male and Female over all
Top Three Place Age group awards for male and female

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Fair Hill Natural Resource Area
4644 Telegraph Rd
Elkton, MD 21921

Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 7:00 AM

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