Half Moon Half

Terre Haute, IN

Come run the Half Moon Half trail run in the dark through the brutal elements! Come test your strength and endurance in this fun 1/2 marathon, 1/4 marathon, and 5k trail run event and don't forget your headlamp!

New this year!
- Our 2 race series is now a 1 race paradise taking place on August 18th 2018!
- All 1/2 and 1/4 Marathon finishers will now receive a finisher medal
- Our new race distances are: 1/2 Marathon, 1/4 Marathon, 5k
- Our race venue has been moved to Griffin Bike Park (A Trail Runner's Dream Come True!)
- 1 lap course for the 5k
- 1 lap course for the 1/4 Marathon
- 2 lap course for the 1/2 Marathon


This is the 3rd year for the Half Moon Half which is a fun night trail race series taking place at the beautiful Griffin Bike Park. This race takes place on the the Saturday closest to when the Half Moon is highest in the sky.




Results will be posted here on itsyourrace.com


1st Race Series Results - 2016

- Winter December Race: http://cross-roads-events.com/results15/

- Summer June Race: http://cross-roads-events.com/results16/

2nd Race Series Results - 2017

- Winter December Race: http://cross-roads-events.com/results16/

- Summer June Race: http://cross-roads-events.com/results17/


Race Venue:
Griffin Bike Park
10700 Bono Road, Terre Haute, IN




All 1/2 & 1/4 Marathon finishers will receive a custom diecast 1/2 moon finisher medal!



All Age Group Award Winners in all races will receive Half Moon Half Age Group Awards



This race will not be canceled regardless of weather.



Half Moon Half Race Schedule:

Saturday:

7:00 - 8:45 p.m. - Packet pickup and race day registration at the Dogwood Shelter

                      (plenty of parking will be available in the parking lots next to the shelter)

8:50 p.m. - Pre-Race Meeting at the Start/Finish Arch

9:00 p.m. - Race Start - 1/2 Marathon

9:05 p.m. - Race Start - 1/4 Marathon

9:10 p.m. - Race Start - 5k

9:30 p.m. - Refreshments Served

10:00 p.m. - Awards Ceremony 5k

1/4 Marathon and 1/2 Marathon Finishers can pick up their awards after they finish so they do not have to wait around for an awards ceremony.



Be sure to sign up early to receive the best race prices!



Prices will increase by $5 on the following dates for the Winter Race so sign up early to reap the discounts!

- June 1st

- August 1st

- Race Day



Important Race Information

- These events will take place when the sun goes down so you will need a headlamp! Please remember to bring one.

- The entire race will take place on a single track dirt trail.

- The 1/4 and 1/2 Marathon will take place on a 1/4 Marathon loop. (1/4 Marathon will do 1 loop and the 1/2 Marathon will do 2 laps.)

- Need to buy a headlamp? Search Amazon.com for very reasonably priced headlamps!







1/2 Marathon competitors will receive

- Custom Bib#

- Disposable Timing Chip

- A sweet Half Moon Half shirt*

- Custom Diecast finisher medal

- 2 Timing split points

- Overall and Age Group Awards

- On course hydration/aid stations

- Post race food and refreshments!

(The 1/2 marathon will be limited to 150 competitors)



  1/4 Marathon competitors will receive

- Custom Bib#

- Disposable Timing Chip

- A sweet Half Moon Half shirt*

- Custom Diecast Finisher Medal

- Overall and Age Group Awards

- On course hydration/aid stations




5k competitors will receive

- Custom Bib#

- Disposable Timing Chip

- A sweet Half Moon Half shirt*

- Overall Accumulated time

- Overall and Age Group Awards

- On course hydration/aid stations

- Post race food and refreshments!


*The t-shirt cutoff is August 13th


(Please remember to bring your own headlamp since it will be dark when you are running and the race will take place on off-road trails within the park)



Proceeds from the Half Moon Half benefit the Wabash Valley Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Course Maps

5k route marked in red

1/4 marathon loop will run the 5k red route but will also run the add on loops shown in yellow which will leave the normal 5k loop and then join back up with it.




1/4 Marathon Loop Course Description
The 1/4 Marathon loop will begin in the Landing Zone Parking lot. Athletes will then take a right into the Basic Training area kids loop which is a flat smooth curving loop. After completing this section they will proceed out the Basic Training area and will proceed onto the next part of the route. (They will skip the wooded trail in the Basic Training area)

Athletes will then begin on the perimeter loop on the park which is a looping trail with a short climb towards the end of this section. They will then turn right onto the Blue Alpha loop as seen on the unmarked loop. This section is a very hilly up and down section of the course.

Athletes will then turn left onto the perimeter / lake trail to continue around the lake. 1/4 marathon athletes will then turn left off of the lake loop to continue on the perimeter loop. This section is most flat to small rolling sections with 1 decent steep climb. Athletes will then turn right back onto the Lake trail where they will begin a climb. After the climb the trail levels out for an easy slightly downhill climb for the most part.

Athletes then turn right to continue along the lake loop trail (they will no longer be turning left at the Mega Pumps) you will continue on this trail until you meet back up with the perimeter trail.

After athletes finish the perimeter trail they will then proceed through the finish line in the Landing Zone parking lot. (They will no longer be doing the dual solemn trail) 1/4 marathoners will end their race here and 1/2 marathoners will start a 2nd loop.


5k Course Description
The 5k will begin in the Landing Zone Parking lot. Athletes will begin on the perimeter loop (they will skip the Basic Training Area Loop) in the park which is a looping trail with a short climb towards the end of this section. Athletes will then turn left onto the perimeter / lake trail to continue around the lake. (They will skip the Blue Alpha Loop) 5k athletes will proceed around the Lake trail where they will begin a climb in approximately 1/4 mile. (They will skip the perimeter add on loop) After the climb the trail levels out for an easy slightly downhill climb for the most part.

Athletes then turn right to continue along the lake loop trail (they will no longer be turning left at the Mega Pumps) you will continue on this trail until you meet back up with the perimeter trail.


After athletes finish the perimeter trail they will finish with a short loop around the Landing Zone parking lot. (They will skip the dual solemn perimeter add on)




When & Where

Aug 18, 2018

Saturday

9:00 PM

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