Big Hat Half Marathon

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February 21, 2016

Come cowboy up at the inaugural running of the Big Hat Half Marathon. You will saddle up in historic downtown Clovis for your journey around this great city. The looped course is both scenic and flat so you will be able to kick your boots for a really fast finish time. And best of all, you will be helping raise funds for those little doggies at the Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center.

Race Features

  • One of a Kind Custom Technical Running Shirt
  • Fleece Blanket with Race Logo & Design
  • Running Hat (Must Sign Up Before January 1st to Receive this Jewel)
  • Event Mason Jar
  • Hot Breakfast
  • Top O’ The Morn Chocolate Milk
  • Great Finisher’s Medal

As you can see it is time to giddy up, sign up, run and collect your loot!

 


Course Information


Course Description


We are sure you will love the Big Hat Half Marathon that gives you a trot around the fine city of Clovis. You will begin your adventure in downtown Clovis at the corner of Clove Avenue and 4th Street. Along your journey you will get an eyes full of why they call "Clovis – A Way of Life". We are sure you will be hankering for a bite to eat so we will have your grub ready for you at the Finish Line located at Hughes and 4th Street (one block east of the start).


Aid Stations & Restrooms


There will be 6 aid stations and 5 restroom locations along the course.


Course Time Limit


The course opens to traffic at 10:30a.m. This allows for up to 4 hours to complete the half marathon if you take the "Early Start" option. You can sign up for the early start at Packet Pick Up and on Race Morning. This option is only intended for those who feel they would need the extra time to complete the course before 10:30a.m. Per our permit we must open the course to vehicle traffic at 10:30a.m. and can not have any runners running on the road beyond that time.


Course Map


Event Schedule


February 21st, 2016


5:30a.m.: Race Day Packet Pick Up & Registration Opens (If not sold out)


6:30a.m.-Early Race Option Starts


6:45a.m.-Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up Closes


7:00a.m.-Race Start


9:30a.m.-Awards Presentation


10:30a.m.-Course Closes and Reopens to Traffic


FAQ’s


CAN I GET A REFUND?


Sorry.  We do not offer refunds but we know things happen so we do allow race entry transfers up to 14 days before the race. Email [email protected] to get information on how to complete a bib transfer. Please note that shirt sizes can not be changed.


 


ARE THERE TIME LIMITS ON THE RACE?


Yes, the Half Marathon will be limited to 3.5 hours. Due to road closures for the race we must have roads reopened on a specific time table to comply with our race permit.



WILL YOU HAVE AN EARLY START OPTION?


We will have an early start (6:30a.m.) for those that might need an extra 30 minutes. If you choose this option you will not be eligible for overall or age group awards. You must adhere to all traffic laws until the course officially opens at 7:00am.



AWARDS


All finishers will receive a Finisher’s Medal. Awards for Top three male & female finishers and age group awards for top three in each (1st, 2nd & 3rd).



HOW CAN I REGISTER ONLINE?


Yes you can register on this website. You can also register at any Sole 2 Soul Sports location and avoid all processing fees.


 WHAT ARE THE START TIMES?


The Big Hat Half Marathon begins at 7:00a.m and the early start wave will be at 6:30a.m. (read details above).


 


WHERE DO I PICK UP MY RACE BIB AND SHIRT?


We recommend that you pick up your race packet during Packet Pick-Up. You will receive your race bib, timing chip, tech race shirt and other race information.


Sole 2 Soul Sports-Bakersfield (Market Place)
 Date: Thursday, February 18th
 Time: 12:00am to 7:00pm


Sole 2 Soul Sports-Visalia (Packwood Creek)
 Date: Friday, February 19th
 Time: 12:00pm to 7:00pm


Sole 2 Soul Sports-Fresno (River Park)
 Date: Saturday, February 20th
 Time: 12:00pm to 7:00pm


 


CAN I PICK UP SOMEONE ELSES RACE PACKET?
Yes, but we will need a copy of your friend’s ID.



CAN I PICK UP MY RACE BIB ON RACE MORNING?


Yes, there will be limited pickup available the morning of the race at the start area, between 5:45 a.m. and 6:45 a.m.



CAN I RUN WITH MY DOG?
Yes, but please have the dog on a short leash and start towards the back of the pack. Please remember, you are responsible for your dog’s behavior and any clean-up needed.


 


WHERE ARE RESULTS POSTED?


On our website! Check the website for results. We’ll try to have them up as soon as possible.


Helpful Info


Start and Finish Line


The Start Line is located at 4th Street & Clovis on 4th Street. The finish line is one block east of the start line and located at 4th Street & Hughes Avenue.


Parking


We will have ample parking located at Clovis Avenue & 5th Street. Please utilize this area. It is located one block from the start & finish. Parking will include the parking lots of Clark Intermediate School and the Clovis Rodeo Grounds.


Packet Pick Up


We recommend that you pick up your race packet during Packet Pick-Up. You will receive your race bib, timing chip, tech race shirt and other race information.


Sole 2 Soul Sports-Bakersfield (Market Place)
 Date: Thursday, February 18th
 Time: 12:00am to 7:00pm


Sole 2 Soul Sports-Visalia (Packwood Creek)
 Date: Friday, February 19th
 Time: 12:00pm to 7:00pm


Sole 2 Soul Sports-Fresno (River Park)
 Date: Saturday, February 20th
 Time: 12:00pm to 7:00pm


Race Photos


We will have photographers in numerous places along the course. Emails will be sent to all participants as soon as the images are uploaded for viewing.


Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center


Your support of this event helps ensure the continued success of the Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center.


At the Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center, new owners can select from a wide variety of available cats and dogs. Currently, hours for the Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center, located at 85 Temperance Avenue, are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.


All adoptable pets have been spayed or neutered, are current on their vaccinations, and micro-chipped. Adoption fees are $25 for dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies.


Soul Half Marathon Series


The Big Hat Half Marathon is the first race of the three races in the Soul Half Marathon Series. For completing all three races in year 2016 you will receive:



  • Soul Series Medal (Yes it is Mega Huge)

  • Soul Series Duffel Bag (Of course it is nice)

  • VIP Treatment at Judgment Day (can we say massages, food perks and more)

  • Name announced as a Series Finisher at Judgment Day

 

The next two races in the Soul Series are:

Hell of a Half Marathon
Saturday | August 13, 2016

Come meet the famous Rocky Hill in Exeter. Yes the course is challenging, the weather is hot, but then again what else would you expect at The Hell of Half Marathon? Oh and don’t worry there are a lot of other crazies who will join you during your 13.1 mile battle. This race sells out every year and continues to grow. You know what you are made of, so sign up now before you regret not getting in.

 

Judgment Day Half Marathon
Sunday | October 2, 2016

Are you ready to hit the streets of Bakersfield? The Judgment Day Half Marathon course is one we are sure you will enjoy. You will start above Bakersfield at Lake Ming and run along the bluffs of Bakersfield. The course will continue past Bakersfield College and then hit the flat streets of downtown and end at the Kern County Museum.


Sponsors


Put your brand in front of thousands of people participating, watching, enjoying the Big Hat Half Marathon and utilizing our website, social media and event marketing. A portion of the proceeds from this event support the Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center. For more information about how to become a Sponsor, please contact Scott Newton at [email protected].


You can also download the Sponsorship Brochure.

Clovis
The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]

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