Third Annual Salisbury Marathon/Half-Marathon/5K is April 4th


OR GO ONLINE NEUTRAL CHOPPER DOT COM. ORDER NOW YOU KNOW WHAT MAKES YOU A RUNNER. YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED LEARN THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO RUN FAR. JUST ON A REGULAR BASIS TO BE A RUNNER EVEN IF YOU TAKE THE OCCASIONAL WALK BREAK DURING YOUR RUN YOU MY FRIEND ARE A RUNNER NOW HERE IN ABOUT SIX WEEKS HUNDREDS ARE RUNNERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY YOU’RE GONNA BE IN SALISBURY FOR THE SALISBURY MARATHON HALF MARATHON AND 5 K AND WITH US THIS AFTERNOON IS JASON CHANCE THE RACE DIRECTOR TO TELL MORE ABOUT IT. THANKS FOR JOINING US PERHAPS. SO THIS IS THE THIRD THIRD YEAR. YES BUT TO ME IT CHANGES THIS YEAR. THERE’S A FEW CHANGES PEOPLE ARE GOING TO NOTICE. THE PAST TWO YEARS WE’VE FINISHED ON THE DOWNTOWN PLAZA. THIS YEAR THAT DOWNTOWN PLAZA WILL BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION SO WE’RE GONNA BE THE NEXT STREET WE’RE GONNA BE OVER ON CAMDEN STREET. WE’RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THAT BECAUSE WHAT IT DOES IT CONCENTRATES OUR FINISH LINE PARTY IN THE LOWER SECTION OF LOT 1. SO YOU’RE GONNA BE ABLE TO BE THERE HAVE SOME FOOD BE WITH THE KIDS. POSSIBLY HAVE AN ADULT BEVERAGE OR TWO AND STILL BE ABLE TO SEE EVERYBODY COMING IN SO WE’RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE PARTY ATMOSPHERE THAT THAT’S GOING TO. IT’S GOING TO BRING. YEAH YOU JUST HAD THE REVEAL. WE DID YESTERDAY YES ABOUT IT. YEAH. SO WE’RE REALLY EXCITED. WE WERE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A PARTNER IN THE COMMUNITY TO TEAM UP WITH AND SO WE’VE WE’VE DESIGNATED THE SALISBURY ZOO. SO THIS YEAR THE MEDAL IS THE ENTRANCE. THE WEST ENTRANCE TO THE ZOO AND SUBSEQUENT YEARS FROM NOW WE PLAN ON USING DIFFERENT ANIMALS FROM WITHIN. SO NEXT YEAR WILL PROBABLY BE A FAMILY PORTRAIT OF SOME BEARS THAT ISN’T GREAT. THAT’S AWESOME THAT’S A WONDERFUL IDEA. SO THIS IS ALSO A QUALIFIER FOR THE BOSTON MARATHON. IT IS SO FULL AND HALF MARATHONS ARE WHAT WE CALL U.S. ATF CERTIFIED IT MEANS THAT THEIR PRECISELY THE RIGHT DISTANCE SO WHEN YOU GO AND RUN THE MARATHON YOU CAN USE THAT TIME AS LONG AS IT’S FAST ENOUGH TO QUALIFY FOR BOSTON MARATHON WHICH IS KIND OF A HOLY GRAIL HERE IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE GOOD THING I GUESS ABOUT THIS IS IT’S FLAT. YEAH. PEOPLE ASKED FOR THE ELEVATION PROFILE AND I SHOWED THEM THE SIDE OF THE SHEET OF PAPER AND SAY I PRINTED ON THERE. IT’S RIGHT THERE. YEAH. IT IS INCREDIBLY FLAT. SOME PEOPLE DON’T PARTICULARLY CARE FOR THAT BUT THE ONLY ELEVATION WE GET IS OVERPASSES AND TUNNEL UNDERNEATH THE ROUTE 13 WHY WOULD THEY NOT WANT IT TO BE FLAT. WELL I DON’T KNOW DATE THEY LIKED THAT CHANGE A LITTLE BIT. OKAY THIS IS JUST A GO. THIS IS PERFECT FOR IF YOU’RE TRYING TO PR GET A PERSONAL RECORD PERSONAL BEST THERE IS NO HOW AND BACKS EVERYTHING IN ONE BIG CONTIGUOUS LOOP THE MARATHON AND A HALF MARATHON SHARE THE FIRST TEN POINT EIGHT MILES SO YOU CAN BE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND THEN SPLIT. AT THAT POINT IN TIME SO IT’S REALLY IDEAL WE HAVE ALMOST A 10 PERCENT BOSTON QUALIFICATION RATE FOR OUR MARATHON AND THAT’S THAT’S GOOD. THAT’S REALLY GUYS GOOD. YEAH. SO WHAT IF YOU SEE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF RUNNERS. SURE. YEAH. SO THIS THIS EVENT EVEN THOUGH WE SAY BOSTON QUALIFIER WE DON’T WANT ANYBODY TO GET INTIMIDATED. RIGHT. WE HAVE A SEVEN HOUR CUT OFF ON THE MARATHON WHICH MEANS THAT YOU CAN WALK JOG CRAWL ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN AT A SIXTEEN MINUTE PER MILE PACE. AS LONG AS YOU CAN MAINTAIN THAT YOU’RE THERE YOU CAN MAKE THE ENTIRE EVENT ALL THE AID STATIONS ARE GOING TO STAY UP AND RUNNING AND THE PARTY’S STILL GOING TO BE GOING ON. WE’RE GONNA BE THERE AT THE FINISH LINE. IT’S NO DIFFERENT WHETHER YOU FINISH IN TWO HOURS OR SIX HOURS FIFTY NINE FIFTY NINE RIGHT. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE RACE BUT IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT THE RACE BECAUSE THERE ARE OTHER THINGS GOING ON? YEAH ABSOLUTELY SO WE TEAM UP WITH KIND SB Y. SO WE’RE ALWAYS PUSHING WE ACTUALLY GIVE OUT BRACELETS TO ALL OF THE PARTIES EVENTS AND THEY ARE TOLD I WANT YOU TO GIVE THIS TO A VOLUNTEER AND THAT’S TO SHOW THEM APPRECIATION AND THEN WE GIVE THAT VOLUNTEER WHO GETS THE MOST BRACELETS A NICE LITTLE GIFT AT THE END WE ALSO BRING IN COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THAT WORK THROUGHOUT THE AID STATIONS AND WE GIVE THEM A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION FOR THAT SO GIVE US THE WORDS IN THE WINS. YEAH SO IT’S GONNA BE SATURDAY APRIL 4TH THE RACE WILL START AT 7 A.M. THE MARATHON HALF MARATHON START FROM FRANCE CITY PARK ON SOUTH PARK DRIVE THE 5 K START FROM THE DOWNTOWN AREA AND IT GOES OUT AND BACK. SO THE FIRST SATURDAY IN APRIL THAT’S OUR HOME THAT’S WHERE WE LIVE. THERE YOU GO. YEAH OF COURSE ALL THE INFORMATION THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED IS GONNA BE ON LIFE NOT TOP RACE DIRECTOR JASON

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