Heart & Sole Half Marathon & 5K
In Support of The Shipley Cardiothoracic Center – Fort Myers
Sunday, October 17, 2021
1/2 Marathon 20 minute rolling start window times between 6:30 a.m and 8:10 a.m
5K 15 minute rolling start time window times between 8.00 a.m and 9:00 a.m
Half Marathon: $50 until 1/10, $65 until 2/13; $70 on race day
5K; $20 until 1/10; $25 until 2/13; $30 on race day
We have to make some modifications to allow our event to happen and to happen safely. Subject to change, here are some current plans/procedures.
*All COVID-19 “green” phase restrictions will be strictly followed.
*Up to 50 runners/walkers may start every 20 minutes. The race will be chip-timed, so your time does not begin until you cross the start line.
Runners will register for 20-minute “starting windows” and will be expected to start during that window.
There will be water bottles (no open cups) at the start of the race, and near 2.5, 4, 5.5, 7.5, 9, and 10.5 miles. You may drink and throw away the bottle or carry it to the next stop.
*The 50 runners in each group shall be staggered 6 feet apart from each other. Wait until the runner is 10-20 yards away from you before you start.
*Half-Marathon 20-minute start windows will run between 6:30 and 8:10 am.
*5K 5-minute start windows run between 8:00 and 8:30 am.
*The race will be chip-timed, so your individual time will not start until you cross the starting line.
*All participants will be expected to wear face coverings in the registration/start/finish areas and to maintain a 6-foot distance from all runners not in their household. It is up to you whether you wear one along the course.
*RESULTS will be posted online (no results kiosk available at the finish line). Age group and overall awards certificates will be e-mailed following the race.
Race Buff and Unique Finisher’s Medal
All participants will receive a Heart & Sole buff and a unique artist-designed finisher’s medal.
Bathrooms and Water Stations
will be available at the starting area.
Parking is available near the starting area in a few parking lots and along the street.
Packet pick up will be available 7 days before at The Hatchery, Babcock Ranch, or other designated area/office at Babcock Ranch.
There will be no packet pick the day of the race. No registrations will be taken on the day of the race
The events is to support: The Shipley Cardiothoracic Center, Lee Health.
100% of income over costs will go directly to the above mentioned organization
Awards for In-Person Race.
All awards are based off gun time from 1st wave only.
Age group awards are based off chip time.
There will be overall awards:
Actual Awards: 1st & 2nd Place Overall Awards – Male & Female.
Certificate awards will be emailed to the top three M/F in the following age groups:1st & 2nd Place Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Grand Masters. 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
Q: What will happen to my registration if the race is canceled due to another COVID-19 shutdown?
A: You will be given the option to defer to 2021 for free, run virtually, or receive a FULL REFUND refund of your registration fees (minus the minimal run signup fee).
Q: What if the race goes on but I decide I’m not comfortable going because of a COVID spike?
A: You will be given the option to defer to 2021 for free or run virtually!
Q: Is this a timed race?
A: Yes. The Half and 5K are both chip-timed.
Q: What is the course surface like?
A: BOth courses are a mixture of asphalt, hard packed shell, and mulch.
Q: Are dogs allowed on the course?
A: You may run with your dog, but you assume ALL responsibility for your dog. You must maintain proper social distancing and pick up after your pooch.
Q: Are strollers allowed on the course?
Q: Is the course good for spectators?
A: No. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are discouraging spectators.
RACE CONTACT INFO
If you have any questions about this race, please contact:
Michelle Churchill – Race Director
WHERE TO STAY